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EABD Conference 2013

These are the speakers to interact with at the forthcoming European African Business Development Conference:
Please note that more names will be added after confirmation.

Dr Sheriff Alabi

Dr. Sheriff Alabi

Consultant at African Development Bank
(United Kingdom)

Dr. Sheriff is an established EMEA marketing and business development specialist, operating out of the UK with frequent visits to the Americas, Africa and Southeast Asia.


Candide Bamezon-Leguede

Candide Leguede

Directrice ARCANDIA, Founding President of the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs and Businesswomen of the Economic Community of the States of West Africa (ECOWAS) (FEFA/CEDEAO)

Mrs Candide Bamezon-Leguede is a very dynamic and well renowned citizen of Togo and President of the Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Togo. She is an activist for women economic empowerment and is fighting for the free movement of people and goods within the ECOWAS community.


Chipo Mpungwana

Chipo Mapungwana

Founder and Editor in Chief at The CEO Magazine

Whenever she’s not conducting executive interviews and creating articles for the magazine, Ms Chipo Mapungwana is the consultant of your choice to deliver a holistic Brand PR , marketing communication and provides social media service to businesses and private clients.


Jean-Stephane Gourevitch

Jean-Stéphane Gourévitch

Director at Chappuis Halder
(United Kingdom)

With over 20 years of International, European and UK senior management experience in the Digital and Mobile Communications ecosystem, Mr Gourévitch advises clients on the strategic, business, regulatory and policy risks and opportunities resulting from the emerging Digital and Mobile Convergence Ecosystem such as Mobile Money, Mobile Payments, Mobile Wallets and more.

Ayo BisiriyuAyo Bisiriyu

Director – Silverstone Finance Ltd. & Executive Director/COO at Converged Dynamics Cap. Services Ltd.
(Nigeria, Ireland)

Awarded “100 Most Influential Africans in    Ireland” by PowerList Ireland, Mr Bisiriyu is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), Associate  member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and a Financial Expert with Master in Finance from National College of Ireland and a member of the Chartered  Institute of Stockbrokers.

Brigitte MugiranezaBrigitte Mugiraneza

Fund Manager at IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative & Founder & President United Wisdom of Africa Foundation
(Netherlands, Rwanda)

UWAF envisions an Africa where all children have equitable access to quality education and the development of capacity to deliver this in a sustainable and holistic approach that integrates both national and community level interests and aspirations.

Eckhard HeineEckhard Heine

Advisor for Development Cooperation, EZ-Scout on behalf of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Hannover Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

The Hannover Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) is involved with the Federal Ministry EZ Scout Program for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and advises companies on their commitment to developing and emerging countries.

Till AhnertTill Ahnert

Advisor for Development Cooperation, EZ-Scout on behalf of Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Reutlingen Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK)

The Industry and Commerce (IHK) are stakeholders and service providers in the regional economy. But as public corporations they also arrange for public tasks. Therefore, they are a competent partner in economic matters for ministries, courts and authorities.

Itia OtaborItia Otabor

CEO of Citia Associates – Strategic Management Consultants

Mr. Otabor is a Strategic Management Professional. A versatile, multi-competent, value loaded, thoroughbred professional with over eighteen years of varied exposures and experiences that spans Sales, Marketing, Media Relations, Advertising and Performance Management.


Diaby MohamedDiaby Mohamed

Social Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Director, Co-Founder Waleya Hub
(Ivory Coast)

Diaby Mohamed has been digging deep into Technology, Internet and social media since the very beginning. Driven by his passion for innovation and marketing communication, his entrepreneurship years and experience as a consultant, marketing director or manager leads him to always think out of the box with ideas and to impact the market.


Albert SuhAlbert Suh

Knowledge Director to the African Diaspora Policy Centre
(Netherlands, Cameroon)

Albert Che Suh-Njwi is a research-associate at the African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC) the Hague—a think tank that offers consultancy, advocacy, capacity-building, lobby, advocacy, policy-making and research on migration and development from the perspective of the African Diaspora.


Modi NtambweModi Ntambwe

Chair Lady of the Council for African Communities in Europe and the Flemish Community in Belgium and its Support Group for African Women
(Raad van de Afrikaanse Gemeenschappen in Europa/ Vlaanderen RVDAGE/vl vzw)
(Belgium, DR Congo)

Modi Ntambwe believes that “Education is essential to the progress of African Women” therefore as Secretary General and project manager of TRK asbl she ensures that projects implemented supports girls’ access to higher education and mainstream their empowerment.



Sunbeam 2030Danson Ligare

Executive Director of Sunbeam 2030

Danson Ligare has been involved in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency campaigns and advocacy for the past five years and is a member of the African Europe Energy Partnership Forum (AEEP), SE4ALL, Rio+20, and AFRETEP and appointed to assist in drafting the Bio Energy Policy for Africa during the African Union Conference of Energy Ministers of Africa (November 2012).


Marie JallohHonorable Marie Jalloh

Deputy Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) of Sierra Leone
(Sierra Leone)

Marie Jalloh was the second woman in history to become a Member of Parliament for Bombali district, Sierra Leone. She spent many years working for international aid organizations, including in Guinea, where she and her family fled during the war. She went into politics to see her people grow and change.


Pastor Elvis IruhPastor Elvis Iruh

Editor-In-Chief of The Voice Magazine

Pastor Iruh is the Publisher of the internationally acclaimed African magazine; The Voice magazine based in the Netherlands and former Missionary Pastor of Victory Outreach Kenya.


Ascanio GraziosiAscanio Graziosi

Owner, Banking & Microfinance Consultancy

Dr. Ascanio Graziosi accumulated an extensive field experience in four Continents, which provided him with in-depth knowledge of banking and microfinance industry along with project management & evaluation in the emerging and transitional economies.


Seray KakaySeray Kakay – Moderator

(Sierra Leone)

Seray Kakay migrated to the Netherlands as an asylum seeker and is now a mother and an entrepreneur, helping Africans integrate into the society by helping them with employment opportunities.





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