Maxwell Pirikisi is the current President responsible for Group Stakeholder Engagement at Liberty Holdings Limited. Prior to that, Maxwell was the General Manager & Head of Group Reputation for Absa Group Ltd. & Barclays Africa Group Ltd., based in Johannesburg. He joined Liberty in 2013. A business journalist and economics writer by training, Maxwell, left mainstream journalism in 1997 to join the Corporate world.
Maxwell is an active member of the Boards of the SA-Nigeria Business Chamber, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) and is a founding member of the Institute for Stakeholder Relations Southern Africa. He has also served 3 terms on the Board of the African Leadership Academy’s Student Enterprise Programme and participates in forums of Business Leadership South Africa and Business Unity South Africa.
With an extensive background in Sales, Marketing and Advisory positions since 1980, Tammy is currently the head of Sales and Marketing Manager for Intertek Government and Trade Services South Africa. Intertek runs an export certification service for many countries around Africa and it is the appointed certification agent in South Africa for the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). Tammy is also a member of the Durban Exporters Club and several other Chambers of Commerce.
Dianna Games, the Chief Executive of business advisory Africa @ Work, is a leading commentator, analyst, writer and researcher on business issues, trends and developments across Africa and has travelled extensively around the continent. She is the author of many published reports on African business issues and has been a columnist on Africa for Business Day newspaper in South Africa since 2003. Dianna has been engaged with the Nigerian market since 1995.
Suresh Chaytoo is a Senior Corporate and Investment Banker, employed by Rand Merchant Bank as Sector Director and Global Head of Financial Institutions. He leads a team that provides Corporate and Investment coverage to Financial Institutions and multilateral organisations across the globe.
Rob Morris is the Group Executive at Nampak, responsible for the Glass Division and various operations in the Rest of Africa. He started his career at Unilever, working in SA and Europe. He joined Nampak in 1996 and has held various positions responsible for different divisions across the different packaging substratas.
Francis Osuyah is the CEO of Fros Capital, a capital-raising and corporate management company based out of South Africa. A chartered accountant with over 25 years of corporate management experience, Francis was a founder member of the SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce (now SA-NBC) and served as the second President of the Chamber in 2005. As an executive with Nigerian company Phillips Consulting in the late 1990s, he was actively involved in MTN’s entry into the Nigerian market and has acted in an advisory position to other South African and international firms expanding their operations into Africa.
Ibikunle Olatunji is the Divisional Director of the SA-Nigeria Business Chamber and Tax Lead, Africa, for an Australian company, Orica. He is an experienced international tax practitioner, having held senior positions at Deloitte, KPMG and PwC before joining ORICA in 2018.
Oyeronke Oyetunde is Head of Regulatory Affairs for the MTN Group, with over 15 years’ experience in the regulatory & legal environments. Having worked as a lawyer in private practice in Nigeria specializing in business advisory services and TMT, Oyeronke joined MTN Nigeria as a Regulatory Affairs Advisor in 2004. She rose through the ranks to become the General Manager of Regulatory Affairs of MTN in 2012. Since November 2017 she has been the Group Head of Regulatory Affairs for the MTN Group.
Sean McCoy, a branding expert with extensive experience across Africa, is a founding member of international branding agency HKLM and supplements extensive practice across a wide variety of industry sectors with ongoing academic research in the field. He has published in international journals and contributed extensively to thought leadership in the field, through active media and conference participation locally and abroad. Sean has worked extensively in Nigeria for the last 19 years
Tamsin Freemantle has extensive corporate experience in Africa in various capacities. She has 5 years of experience in retail banking, 10 years of experience in general management, 3 years of professional services experience and 10 years of experience in capital markets. She has worked for Nedbank (retail banking), British law firm Allen & Overy (LLP) in South Africa, as head of their business development and marketing, and she drove business development in the rest of Africa for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. She is the founder of Tamsin Collins CC, which offers training in capital markets development, as well as strategic advisory services.
Alan Howie was appointed Group Financial Director for Africa for international packaging firm, Nampak, in 2015. Previously, he was the company’s Acting Chief Financial officer. He is also on the board of directors of subsidiaries Hunyani Holdings Ltd in Zimbabwe and Nampak Nigeria Plc.
Sola Adegbesan has been Head of Global Markets Sales – Africa with the Standard Bank Group since 2014. From 2006 to 2014, he was Director, Global Markets West Africa with Stanbic IBTC Bank, the Nigerian subsidiary of Standard Bank. He has also worked at Standard Chartered Bank based in Dubai and Lagos and Citibank in Nigeria.
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