april 14, 2018

emerging markets summit

as global markets shift, so should the way you do business

africa - investinG
"the future drivers of growth iN africa"

African economies are expected to be the new frontiers of global growth. With their large human and natural resources, vast markets, and urgent demand for infrastructure across various industries, there is not a shortage of investment opportunities. Yet there are numerous impediments, such as macroeconomic instability and political uncertainty, that are limiting the much-vaunted windfall of investments needed to underpin Africa’s growth. What are the main drivers of African economic growth? How are private and public equity investors navigating the uncertainties of the African business terrain? How are governments promoting or impeding the participation of private enterprise in the pursuit of economic growth? This panel will engage in vibrant discussions that would explore the intricacies of Africa’s quest for rapid growth.


Chairman, KPMG Africa and National Senior Partner, KPMG Nigeria

  • Kunle Elebute is the Chairman, KPMG Africa and is the National Senior Partner (NSP), KPMG in Nigeria. He has over 35 years of professional experience advising clients in the private/public sectors in Nigeria, West and Sub-Sahara Africa. Prior to assuming the role of the NSP, Kunle served as Head of various sectors including the Financial Services Industry (FSI) and more recently Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH).
  • Kunle qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and has led various strategic and transformational projects for local & global clients. He was admitted as a Partner in 1996 and over the years led the Financial Services Audit Practice; Financial Advisory Services and was the Head of Advisory Services with responsibility for Deal Advisory, Management Consulting, Risk Consulting and Information Technology Advisory.
  • He is a member of the KPMG Global Board, as well as the KPMG Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMA) Board. He currently serves as an Executive Member of the KPMG Africa Global Infrastructure Group. Kunle serves on various not-for-profit Boards such as the Nigerian Economic Summit Group; Society for Family Health and American Business Council, amongst others.


Former Ambassador of Tanzania to the United States

  • Ambassador Mulamula served as the Ambassador of Tanzania to the United States of America and Mexico from 2013 -2015 and is currently the acting Director of the Institute for African Studies and a Visiting Scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. A career diplomat with 35 years of experience having served in various capacities at the Tanzania Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Diplomatic missions in New York (Permanent Mission to the UN), Canada and USA.
  • During her tenure in Washington as Tanzania Envoy to the USA, Amb. Mulamula participated actively in the preparations of the first ever US-Africa Summit on partnership for economic growth and strengthening cooperation in areas of investment and trade. She also actively worked with other African Ambassadors and other stakeholders for the extension of AGOA. She mobilized the Tanzania Diaspora as a socio-economic bridge between Tanzania and the US.
  • She actively worked on the implementation of various U.S funded programs including the Millennium Challenge Compact, the Power Africa initiative, the Feed the Future program, the Scaling Up Nutrition movement, the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the President’s Malaria Initiative, and maternal and child health care initiatives, among others.
  • Amb. Mulamula obtained an M.A in Government and Politics and a postgraduate diploma in International Law from St. John’s University, New York . She received her B.A(Hons.) in Political Science and International Relations from Dar-es Salaam University of Tanzania. She was adjunct lecturer on the “Art of Negotiations” at the Tanzania- Mozambique Center for Diplomatic Studies.
  • She is a member of the Board of Overseers- School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University ( New Jersey, USA); Member of the Advisory Board of Binghamton University Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention; Member of the Budapest Board of Trustees of the Foundation for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities; Member of the Women Mediation Network of the Great Lakes Region; and Member of the African Women Leaders Network; among others.
  • A recipient of the highest Order of the United Republic of Tanzania 2015 Award for Distinguished Public Service.


Partner & Chief Economist, PwC West Africa

  • Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, PhD is an Advisory Partner and Chief Economist at PwC West Africa. He is one of PwC’s leading global thinkers, working at the complex intersection of economics, strategy, and regulation. He has over 30 years of professional experience as an private equity investor, economist, strategy consultant, and entrepreneur and his professional career has spanned across Asia, North America, and Europe. He has been based in Lagos, Nigeria since early 2012.
  • In West Africa, Andrew plays a role in creating a strong and vibrant economy and society in the world's most dynamic continent. He also leads PwC Nigeria’s work with Lagos State to improve the Ease of Doing Business, a critical factor is Nigeria’s development. In 2010, he conceived and led the creation of Project Blue, PwC’s most comprehensive Financial Services intellectual Thought Leadership, which introduced PwC to thinking about the key global megatrends.
  • Andrew is also co-founder and Chief Economist for Binkabi, a blockchain-enabled trading platform trying to increase the incomes of the 500m farmers in developing countries (www.binkabi.io). He is also a frequent TV commentator on the Africa economy and contributor to the print media. His media appearances and writings can be seen on his economics website – www.nevinomics.com.
  • Before joining PwC, he spent 10 years living in China and was the President of United Family Hospitals (China’s pre-eminent international hospital chain) during the SARS crisis in 2003 through early 2005. Andrew started his career at McKinsey & Company, serving in the Toronto and Paris offices.
  • Andrew holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, an MA in Philosophy and Politics from Balliol College, Oxford University.


Lecturer in Law and Economics, Northwestern University

  • Dr. Karl T. Muth studied law in the Netherlands prior to earning graduate degrees in law and business in the United States, the latter from Chicago Booth. He went on to write his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics while affiliated with that institution’s Development Studies Institute. His fieldwork included work in Djibouti, DRC, South Sudan, Somalia, Somaliland, and Uganda. He teaches several courses, including The Economics of Developing Countries, at Northwestern University, where he has taught since 2012. His interests include economics, law, policy, methodology, and Nilotic linguistics.