Hosted by Alea Global Group

November 2021

Our third Africa Family Office Investment Summit has been designed specifically for family offices in the region, and those who want to connect with them.

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The summit offers a mixture of informal networking and expert insight, with panels, interviews, round table discussions and strategic socialising opportunities.”

The aim of the summit is to help families connect and network, to learn from each other and to prepare for the future and the challenges to come.

Our programme reflects this aim, presenting a mixture of topics including Citizenship by Investment, the potential role of Dubai in the success of African business, and a look at why Mauritius can be considered the Switzerland of Africa.

We will also consider the roles of sport, tourism and manufacturing on the African economy, and the value of building business partnerships between African countries versus creating partnerships with nations outside the continent.

Previous Esteemed Speakers

Mohammad Al Duaij

CEO, Alea Global Group, Kuwait

Tarek Assaad

Managing Partner, Algebra Ventures, Egypt

Tafadzwa Makadzange-Chigumira

CEO, Tusani Group, Tanzania

Anesu Mhlanga

CEO, SFO, Zimbabwe

Slim Zeghal

CEO, Altea Packaging, Tunisia

Joel Tembo Vwira

Managing Director, Great Vision Business Holding, Democratic Republic of Congo

Paul Elvice Sokoudjou

President, Jeffersons Group, Cameroon

Tony Nkwaya

SFO, Next Gen, Burundi

Thandeka Nombanjinji

Managing Director, Nombanjinji Family Property, South Africa

Nike Anani

Managing Partner, Tejuosho Properties Development, Nigeria

Slim Habli

Chairman, Bellevue, UAE & Switzerland

Nikesh Patel

Co-Founder, Kivu Noir Coffee, Mauritius

Maher Kallel

Director, Poulina Group, Tunisia

David Grammig

Beyond, Global

Rania Halabi

Halabi Family Office, Lebanon & Africa

Michele Essam

CEO, Luxcierge, UK & Africa

Arindam Bose

Partner, AB Holding, UAE, Mauritius

Alex Schütz

Principal, Schütz Family Office, Austria, Africa

Ray Phiri

Chairman, Oftech, Malawi

Leah Zveglich

Founding Partner, The Aster Club, USA

Mamadou Tourre

CEO, Ubuntu Capital, Ivory Coast

Nicolas Goldstein

Co-Founder & CEO, Talenteum.africa, Mauritius

Geoff Goss

CEO/Founder, Matamba Anonaka, Technology Holdings, Zimbabwe

Marshall Comins

Founder & CEO, Volksstratege, USA

Nicole Mertens

Head of Africa & Middle East, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), South Africa

Makibinyane Mohapeloa

CEO, Nkibilo Capital, South Africa

Joy Ncomile Ruwodo

Public Affairs, The END Fund, South Africa

Simon Littlewood

CEO, Li Family Office, China

Cornell Thomas

Positivity Speaker, USA

Eugene Peters

CEO, SpidexMedia, Mauritius

H.E. Andry Raharinomena

CEO, EGsIDa Development Partners, Madagascar

Obinna Onunkwo

Co-Founding Partner, Purple Capital Partners, Nigeria

Jyoti Keshavan

Founder CEO, Xanara Investment Management - Mauritius, UAE, Cayman Islands

Martin Tideström

Business Development Director, ADGM, UAE

Abhishek Basu

Executive Trustee, Basu Foundation of the Arts, Mauritius

Chris McLean

CEO, Stonechair Capital, Canada & Africa

Steven M. Pepa

Managing Director, Saratoga Capital Partners, Cyprus

Gavin van der Burgh

COO, Afritex Ventures, Mauritius & Mozambique

Jonathan Nsibula Chirimwami

Founder & CEO, Nsibula Group, Democratic Republic of Congo

Previous summit agenda

17:00 Registration
 
Registration, networking and one-on-one meetings, with refreshments and delicacies.
 
17:30 Welcoming Remarks

Chairman welcome and opening remarks.
 
17:40 Citizenship By Investment Programs
 
– How do citizenship by investment programs work?
– Who benefits from CBI programs and how?
– The complete list of countries offering CBI programs.
– The differences in CBI programs between different countries.

Slim Habli, Chairman, Bellevue, UAE & Switzerland.
Steven M. Pepa, Managing Director, Saratoga Capital Partners, Cyprus.
 
18:00 Responsible Investment
 
Nicole Mertens, Head of Africa & Middle East, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), South Africa.
Joy Ncomile Ruwodo, Public Affairs, The END Fund, South Africa.
 
18:20 Abu Dhabi Global Market as a hub for investments and family business
 
– What makes UAE such a key place to expand business globally?
– How to use UAE’s unique position to reach worldwide markets.
– Key investment trends popular in UAE right now.

Martin Tideström, Business Development Director, ADGM, UAE.
 
18:40 Cultural Performance
 
Abhishek Basu, Executive Trustee, Basu Foundation of the Arts, Mauritius.
 
19:00 Special Networking Dinner
 
A chance to network in an informal setting and discuss the day’s events over dinner.
8:30 Registration
 
Registration, breakfast and networking.
 
9:30 Welcoming Remarks
 
Chairman welcome and opening remarks.
 
9:40 The Power Of Positivity – Controlling Where The Ball Bounces
 
Cornell Thomas, Positivity Speaker, USA.
 
10:00 Interview with the Founder & CEO of Xanara Investment Management
 
Jyoti Keshavan, Founder CEO, Xanara Investment Management, Mauritius, UAE, Cayman Islands.
 
10:15 Tourism In Africa
 
– The benefits of tourism to a national economy.
– Current tourism hotspots in Africa.
– Target markets for new visitors and how to break into them.

Michele Essam, CEO, Luxcierge, UK & Africa.
Simon Littlewood, CEO, Li Family Office, China.
Paul Elvice Sokoudjou, President, Jeffersons Group, Cameroon. 
   
10:35 African Sport On The Global Stage
 
– A look at Africa’s incredible international sporting history.
– Emerging sports to look out for in the region and their potential growth.
– How to invest in sport in Africa for maximum impact.

Marshall Comins, Founder & CEO, Volksstratege, USA.
 
10:50 Networking Break
 
A chance to meet and discuss the morning’s sessions.
 
11:10 Africa – Perception vs. Reality African Energy Investments through the eyes of a Canadian SFO
 
Chris McLean, CEO, Stonechair Capital, Canada & Africa.
 
11:30 Manufacturing in Africa
 
– The past, present and future of manufacturing around the region.
– Different governments’ approaches to the manufacturing industry.
– What’s driving the manufacturing surge?

Tafadzwa Makadzange-Chigumira, CEO, Tusani Group, Tanzania.
Nikesh Patel, Co-Founder, Kivu Noir Coffee, Mauritius.
Gavin van der Burgh, COO, Afritex Ventures, Mauritius & Mozambique.
 
12:00 Real Estate & Infrastructure
 
– How to make sure your business is doing what it can to combat climate change.
– Industries that can make the biggest difference with the smallest changes.
– Universal rules for business that have sustainability in mind.

Thandeka Nombanjinji, Managing Director, Nombanjinji Family Property, South Africa.
Nike Anani, Managing Partner, Tejuosho Properties Development, Nigeria.
Arindam Bose, Partner, AB Holding, UAE, Mauritius.
 
12:30 Networking Lunch
 
A chance to meet and discuss the morning’s sessions over lunch.
 
14:00 Roundtables
 
With peer learning and interaction in mind, these 60-minute breakout sessions are designed to promote the sharing of experiences and brainstorming of ideas in facilitated and balanced discussions.

Roundtable 1 – “Reaching new markets and new capital – entrepreneurship in Abu Dhabi” Hosted by Abu Dhabi Global Market.
Roundtable 2 – “European yielding real estate as an investment opportunity for family offices” Hosted by AB Holding, Dubai/Mauritius.
Roundtable 3 – “Sustainable Investment: Doing well while doing good” Hosted by Aster Impact.
Roundtable 4 – “The best practice for work-life balance at the highest levels of responsibility” Hosted by Alea Global Group.
 
15:00 National versus international partnerships for Africa’s development
 
– How African countries are forming closer bonds and why.
– The success stories emerging from closer national alignment.
– Pros and cons of prioritising national over international partnerships.

Anesu Mhlanga, CEO, SFO, Zimbabwe.
H.E. Andry Raharinomena, CEO, EGsIDa Development Partners, Madagascar.
Jonathan Nsibula Chirimwami, Founder & CEO, Nsibula Group, Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
15:20 African business gone global – UAE as the gateway to worldwide markets
 
– What makes UAE such a key place to expand business globally?
– How to use UAE’s unique position to reach worldwide markets.
– Key investment trends popular in UAE right now.

Martin Tideström, Business Development Director, ADGM, UAE.
Mohammad Al Duaij, CEO, Alea Global Group, Kuwait.
Leah Zveglich, Founding Partner, The Aster Club, USA.
 
15:40 Networking Break
 
Afternoon networking coffee break.
 
16:00 Beyond – an immersive growth experience for next-generation investors
 
David Grammig, Beyond, Global.
 
16:10 The Future of Packaging on the Continent
 
Slim Zeghal, CEO, Altea Packaging, Tunisia.
Joel Tembo Vwira, Managing Director, Great Vision Business Holding, Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
16:30 Start ups in Africa
 
Nicolas Goldstein, Co-Founder & CEO, Talenteum.africa, Mauritius.
Geoff Goss, CEO/Founder, Matamba Anonaka, Technology Holdings, Zimbabwe.
Obinna Onunkwo, Co-Founding Partner, Purple Capital Partners, Nigeria.
 
17:00 Closing remarks
 
Chairman closing remarks for Day 2.

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