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Ms. Rolake Akinkugbe - moderator

VP & Head, Energy and Natural Resources

FBN Capital

Moderator of The Future of Finance Conference

Rolake is the Vice President and Head of Energy & Natural Resources at FBN Capital since 2014. She is focused on delivering the full resources of the bank across equity, debt and other financial products to assist clients. Alongside this, she provides strategic and expert insight and advice on the energy industry both internally and externally and manages FBN Capital’s key sector relationships. Prior to FBN Capital, Rolake was the head of the energy research team at Pan-African Ecobank, based in their London office for more than 3 years. She managed the team’s research output and provided advisory support to the Corporate and Investment Banking arm with its energy strategy across 33 countries. In 2012, her research team won the Africa Investor Index Series Awards for Best Africa Research House.

Rolake is the founder of InaTide, a social impact initiative aimed at helping off-grid and renewable energy entrepreneurs build capacity and improve energy access, through funding and technical partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In May 2015, Rolake was named Africa’s Best Oil and Gas Analyst by US organization Energy & Corporate Africa. She has been a regular reviewer of global newspaper headlines and commentator on global and African energy and natural resources on BBC World News TV since 2012. She holds a BSc in Government and an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Watch Rolake discuss opportunities for the oil and gas sector in Sub Saharan Africa here.

Mr. Nanno Kleiterp

Chief Executive Officer

FMO

As the CEO of one of the largest bilateral development banks in the world and co-author of the book “Banking for a better world”, which will be launched on the second day of the Conference, Nanno will show us the case for banks to go beyond their original mandates and to become more than a bank.

Nanno Kleiterp is CEO of FMO and Chairman of the Management Board since October 2008. FMO is one of the largest bilateral development banks and member of the Association of European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI). Before he was appointed as CEO, he was responsible for FMO’s risk-bearing profile as Chief Investment Officer from 2000. From 1987–2000, he held a number of positions within FMO, including Chief Finance Office, Regional Manager Latin America and Manager Small Enterprises Fund.

Prior to FMO Nanno worked almost 10 years in Latin America. From 1983 to 1987 he worked for the Nicaraguan Development Bank (FNI) as special advisor for investment policies. Earlier in his career he worked in rural development and credit programs for small rural producers in Mexico and Peru.

Nanno studied sociological economics at the University of Groningen and graduated in 1979. Nanno joined the board of IUCN NL as chairman in April 2013 and he chairs the board of the Natural Capital Coalition. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, the Advisory Board of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO), and the Advisory Board of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS). Since May 2015 Nanno is chairman of the European Development Finance Institutions.

Watch Nanno discuss the opportunities that investments in solar energy present to banks here.

Ms. Jalak Jobanputra

‎Founding Partner

‎Future\Perfect Ventures

As a technology veteran with over 20 years of experience in digital media, enterprise software, broadband infrastructure, healthcare IT, edtech, fintech, and mobile, Jalak will inspire us to start thinking about how technological innovations in finance can make a positive impact on the way we all live our lives in the future.

Jalak is founding partner of Future\Perfect Ventures, an early stage venture capital fund based in New York City. She has invested in over 80 early stage companies over the past 15 years, among which a range of blockchain-based startups, including Blockstream, BitPesa and Case Wallet. 

Previously, Jalak was a director at Omidyar Network, managing mobile investments in emerging markets, and senior vice president at the New York City Investment Fund, where she launched a seed tech fund and the Fintech Innovation Lab. She was also at Intel Capital in Silicon Valley from 1999 to 2003, on the founding team of a web startup in 1997, and a tech/media/telecom investment banker at Lehman Brothers in NYC and London.

Jalak has served on multiple advisory boards for the White House, the New York City Mayor’s Office, and the US State Department and serves on the  Board of Directors for the Center for an Urban Future. She is a frequent contributor to CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Business Insider, Quartz and Fox Business News.

Jalak holds a BSE in Finance and a BA in Commerce from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

Watch Jalak discuss trends and opportunities in the FinTech space here.

Dr. Patrick Njoroge

Governor

Central Bank Kenya

As the head of the main regulating body of financial institutions of Kenya, the country known for being the market leader in mobile banking, Patrick will share his perspectives on how regulators and traditional banks can respond to and play a role in shaping the future of mobile banking.

Dr. Patrick Njoroge was appointed to be the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya with effect from June 19, 2015. In his capacity, he is the CEO of the Central Bank and the chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee (MCP).

Dr. Njoroge joined the Central Bank from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he worked for 20 years. Prior to his appointment as Governor, he was Advisor to the IMF Deputy Managing Director from December 2012, where his responsibilities included assisting in overseeing the IMF’s engagement with a large swath of IMF members. He also served as Deputy Division Chief in the IMF’s Finance Department (2006-2012), IMF’s Mission Chief for the Commonwealth of Dominica (2005-2006) and in other capacities. Prior to joining the IMF, Patrick worked as an economist at Kenya’s Ministry of Finance and as a Planning Officer at Kenya’s Ministry of Planning.

Patrick holds a PhD in Economics from Yale University, and an MA and BA in Economics from the University of Nairobi.

Watch Patrick discuss challenges and opportunities that the banking sector poses on the Central Bank of Kenya, at the World Economic Forum here.

Ms. Carolina Trivelli

General Manager and former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion of Peru

Pagos Digitales Peruanos (Peruvian Digital Payments)

Carolina, who is heading the implementation of Modelo Perú, one of the biggest and most innovative digital payment systems in the world, will share with us how financial technology can be used to facilitate mass financial inclusion processes.

Carolina is former Minister of Development and Social Inclusion in Peru (2011-2013) and former General Director of the Institute for Peruvian Studies (IEP). She currently works as the Managing Director of Pagos Digitales Peruanos (Peruvian Digital Payments), the company implementing Modelo Perú, which uses mobile money to bring people into the financial system. She is also Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos (Institute of Peruvian Studies), President of the Board of Administration of Backus Foundation and a member of the board of several international organisations (CGAP, Global Innovation Fund). Carolina has a weekly column in Perú21, a national newspaper.

Carolina is an economist with an MA in Agricultural Economics from Pennsylvania State University and a BA in Social Sciences from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Ms. Ineke Bussemaker

Chief Executive Officer

NMB Bank Tanzania

Ineke Bussemaker is the CEO for NMB  Plc (National Microfinance Bank) in Tanzania since May 2015.

Contrary to what the name suggests, NMB is the largest retail bank in Tanzania, with over 175 branches, 2 million customers and total assets of more than USD 2 bln. The bank offers the full scope of banking services to consumers, farmers, micro enterprises, SME’s , corporates and the Government in Tanzania.

Ineke has been an international banker for over 30 years and started her career in banking after her MBA degree with a focus on business computing. Her experience covers corporate banking, country management, transaction banking and e-business. Prior to joining NMB, she has worked for Rabobank, Citi and ABN AMRO bank across four European countries: the Netherlands (home country), UK, Ireland and Denmark.

Her focus on banking has always been innovation and especially how modern technology can support the development of customer friendly new products and services. Financial inclusion is of particular importance in African countries and mobile banking and payments will make the difference.

Ms. Nicole van der Tuin

Chief Executive Officer

FirstAccess

On a mission to turn data into financial opportunity for everyone, Nicole Van Der Tuin has experience across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Nicole is a thought leader in financial inclusion and is the only fintech entrepreneur ranked as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company in 2016. First Access has been selected as one of Entrepreneur’s Brilliant 100 Companies and for MIT’s Zambezi Prize, PopTech's Social Innovation Fellowship, StartingBloc's Social Innovation Fellowship, and the winner of the Pipeline Competition and William James Foundation Sustainable Business Competition, among other awards and accolades. Nicole and First Access have been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times, American Banker, Bloomberg Business, and in over fifty industry publications and events.

Prior to First Access, Nicole worked with the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) to create a policy and advocacy strategy, and conducted the largest survey to date on talent and compensation practices among impact investors and technical assistance providers worldwide. She also helped Positive Planet design and launch MicroWorld, a French social enterprise that offers corporate matching and P2P lending to micro-enterprises in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia through local microfinance institutions. She has contributed strategic research on private equity and venture capital trends in emerging markets to Endeavor Global in NYC, on Chinese microfinance policy to PlaNet Finance China, and on the expansion of pilot community healthcare programs in Tibet to Surmang Foundation, which has provided free healthcare to over 150,000 Tibetans.

Nicole is a regular guest lecturer on fintech and entrepreneurship at Columbia University and First Access has been featured in events and coursework across a dozen major research universities in the United States, including in MIT’s FinTech Certificate Course, Future Commerce. Nicole holds an MPA in Development Economics from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She has a self-designed BA in Writing about Culture from Kenyon College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, and with Highest Honors. She has also studied at Tsinghua University in Beijing and the School for International Training in Fortaleza, Brazil. Nicole speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish, Mandarin and is making baby steps on Swahili.

Ms. Linda Broekhuizen

Chief Investment Officer

FMO

As FMO’s gender champion and the driving force behind FMO’s role of anchor investor in the Women Entrepreneur Debt Fund, Linda will show us the business case that is behind financing female entrepreneurs.

Linda was appointed Chief Investment Officer of FMO in 2014. She started her career at Fortis Bank in the Financial Institutions team for Latin America. In 2000 she started working at FMO as an Investment Officer and after that she worked in a variety of management positions, including Financial Institutions, Agribusiness and Sustainability.

Linda has a Master Degree in International Relations and in Business Administration. In 2010 she finalized a postgraduate program on Corporate Social Responsibility Management. She is member of the Supervisory Board of the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion (NCH).

Mr. Gavin Wilson

Chief Executive Officer

IFC Asset Management Company (AMC)

As the pioneering force behind the Women Entrepreneur Debt Fund, Gavin will provide us with insights on how commercial banks can effectively target female entrepreneurs.

Gavin Wilson has been the CEO of IFC Asset Management Company (AMC) since its founding in 2009. A wholly-owned subsidiary of IFC, AMC raises and manages third-party capital, investing in IFC transactions in developing countries. It currently manages $8.7 billion across 11 funds, including one fund of funds.

Previously, Gavin was a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 1996. He co-headed Goldman’s EMEA Industrials Group and was previously head of the firm’s New Markets investment banking execution team, focused on the emerging markets of EMEA. He has worked on assignments in more than 60 countries.

Gavin began his career at McKinsey London, after which he joined the World Bank Group as a Young Professional in 1988. He subsequently served as a Special Advisor at the Bank of England before joining Goldman Sachs.

Gavin holds a BA from the University of Oxford and an MBA from Stanford University.

Watch Gavin discuss current opportunities for institutional investors in Sub-Saharan Africa here.

Ms. Maggie Moore - moderator Gender Finance dialogue

Vice President

Goldman Sachs

Moderator of the Gender Finance dialogue

Maggie Moore is a Vice President in the Urban Investment Group (UIG) where she focuses on capital raising and investor relations for the GS Social Impact Fund, a first of its kind impact investing vehicle providing GS clients access to UIG, and the Women’s Entrepreneur Opportunity Facility, the first ever global finance facility for women-owned small and medium enterprises created through a partnership between GS 10,000 Women and the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation.

Previously, Maggie worked in Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) in New York, where she coordinated Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) & Responsible Investment strategy and activities across the business, including working with clients and internal teams to develop approaches to integrating ESG considerations into investment portfolios.  Prior to that she was based in London, where she worked with institutional investors in the UK and Nordic markets, and led the GSAM process to become a signatory to the UN-backed Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI). She joined GS in New York in 2006, where she supported the GSAM Quantitative Investment Strategies business and completed a short term assignment in Bangalore, India. Maggie earned a BA in Economics from Providence College in 2006. 

Ms. Amy Herman

The Art of Perception

Since astute observation is critical to professional success, Amy will make us reconsider how we perceive the world around us and help us renew the critical nexus between the eye and the mind.

Amy E. Herman designed, developed and conducts sessions on the Art of Perception, using the analysis of works of art to improve perception and communication skills. Originally designed in 2000 to help medical students improve their observation and communication skills with patients, the program  was subsequently adapted for leaders in industry, law, education, the intelligence community, and finance. The program has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, among others. Her book, Visual Intelligence, was published in May 2016.

Amy holds an AB in International Affairs, a Juris Doctor, and an MA in Art History.

Listen to Amy explaining how art can help professionals to better analyse and communicate here.

Please read more about Amy Herman's latest book here.

Mr. Berry Marttin

Executive Board Member

Rabobank

As head of the Rural and Retail division of Rabobank, one of the world’s leading banks in agricultural financing, Berry will provide us with valuable insights into how banks can effectively rural smallholders and entrepreneurs.

As a member of the Executive Board, Berry is responsible for the Rural & Retail International Division, as well as for the Sustainability domain of Rabobank. He has extensive experience as an international banker in both wholesale and retail banking. His career has taken him to managerial positions in Curacao, Hong Kong and Indonesia and he has served as Deputy General Manager of Rural Banking in Australia and New Zealand. Before joining the Executive Board of Rabobank Nederland in 2009, he was Chairman of the Board of Rabobank Amsterdam.

He joined Rabobank in 1990 as a management trainee after completing his degree in Business Administration in Brazil.

Watch Berry discuss the topic of investment and development in global food markets here.

Ms. Jeroo Billimoria

CEO

Child & Youth Finance International

As a leading social entrepreneur, the founder of several award-winning NGOs and the current managing director of one of the most well-known Financial Inclusion NGOs in the world, Jeroo will inspire us to start thinking about innovative approaches to financial inclusion.

Jeroo is the Founder and Executive Director of Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI). Jeroo is considered among the world’s leading social entrepreneurs and is now working on her ninth entrepreneurial venture. Among her organizations are Childline India and ChildHelpline International, which have facilitated a global movement for protection of children and youth and are active in more than 181 countries – having responded to over 160 million calls. Her previous organization, Aflatoun, has been recognized among the world’s top 50 NGOs. In a space of three years, Aflatoun succeeded in working with global partners to provide social and financial education to over 1 million children in 84 countries. Jeroo is currently leading CYFI and the Child & Youth Finance Movement to ensure financial inclusion and Economic Citizenship Education for young people worldwide.

Jeroo holds a BA of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, an MA in Social Work from India’s Tate Institute of Social Sciences and an MSc in Non-Profit Management from the New School for Social Research University in New York. She has been a professor at the Tate Institute of Social Sciences.

Watch Jeroo discuss how CYFI is helping to reshape the future of finance here.
 

Mr. Archil Bakuradze

Executive Chairman

JSC MFO Crystal

Mr. Archil Bakuradze is a financier and technology entrepreneur. He is a founding Executive Chairman of JSC MFO Crystal, internationally funded microfinance lender to Georgia’s MSMEs. He has co-founded Kerketi, a mobile-based platform for payments and remittances. Archil served as a Chairman of the Georgian Microfinance Association and continues to hold non-executive positions in Business and Economic Centre in the Parliament of Georgia, Crystal Fund, Charity Humanitarian Center “Abkhazeti” and Queen Ketevan Foundation.

Archil holds a BA in Economics from the Georgian Institute of Sub-tropic Agriculture and MBA degree from Lancaster University. For his contribution to the Internally Displaced People, in 2003, he received the international award from Dutch Refugee Foundation. Archil is UK FCO Chevening scholar and a fellow of the John Smith Trust.

Mr. Jürgen Rigterink

Chief Risk & Financial Officer

FMO

Jurgen Rigterink joined FMO’s Management Board as Chief Investment Officer in 2008. He was appointed to Chief Risk & Finance Officer in 2014. He started his career at Bank Brussels Lambert working in  Brussels, Chicago and New York before joining ABN AMRO in 1997. He has since served in a variety of senior positions including Sector Head for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 2005, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board and Country Executive at ABN AMRO Bank Kazakhstan. Jurgen has a Masters degree in Economics from Rijks Universiteit Groningen, the Netherlands, and is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).

Mr. André Kuipers

Dutch Astronaut & Ambassador of Earth

European Space Agency

Astronaut André Kuipers will offer us a unique look behind the scenes of international human spaceflight, sharing stories about the mission and his exceptional view of our planet in relation to the topics of technology and innovation, sustainability, motivation and inspiration, energy and the future.

Andre is the first Dutchman with two space missions to his name. After years of training in Houston, Moscow, Cologne, Montreal and Tokyo, on December 21st 2011, Andre was launched on his second space flight for a stay of 193 days – the longest European space mission in history. On board he was not only a medical doctor, scientist and flight engineer, but also handyman and ambassador for several charities.

André received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Amsterdam in 1987. Before starting his career as an astronaut, he worked as a medical doctor and researcher in the Royal Dutch Airforce, focusing on spatial disorientation of fighter pilots and space sickness of astronauts. He is an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau.