Coordinator, Power Africa - U.S. Agency for International Development- USA
Deputy Managing Director, Loukil Group- Tunisia
Founder & CEO, Daku Group of Companies- South Africa
Chairman, Angola's Investment and Exports Promotion Agency (APIEX)- Angola
President at Aspire World Investments LLC- United Arab Emirates
Uganda's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the- United Nations
former Ghanaian Minister for Trade and Industry- Ghana
Minister of Transport- Ghana
Chairman, World Trade Center Antananarivo- Madagascar
President & CEO, Africa Global Chamber of Commerce- USA
CEO, Africa Key Partners- Morocco
President, IRichie Group Inc- USA
CEO & Managing Director, Sky and Space Global- United Kingdom
Deputy Senate President of- Nigeria
Global Commercial Director for fDi Intelligence, Financial Times Group- London, UK
Candidate for US Congress 2018, and Founder & Executive Chairman, US Doctors for Africa (USDFA)- Los Angeles
Director, Centum Investment- Kenya
Minister for Business Development- Ghana
Senior Chief of Staff, Consumer & Industrial Products Industry - Deloitte Africa- South Africa
Republic of Burundi, and Advisor to the President of the Republic of - Burundi
FCIArb, FCTI President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) - Nigeria
Deputy CEO, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (Office of the Presidency of Ghana)- Ghana
President & CEO, Initiative for Global Development- USA
Chief Futurist, African Union- Ghana
Minister of Budget, Republic of Guinea
Industrial Park Division Deputy Commissioner, Ethiopian Investment Commission -Ethiopia
Founding President, Devex -United States
Andrew M. Herscowitz has been the Coordinator of the Power Africa since 2013. Prior to this appointment, he served as USAID’s Mission Director in Ecuador from 2011 to 2013, and as Deputy Mission Director in Peru from 2009 to 2011. He is a Minister Counselor in the U.S. Foreign Service.
In 2008, Herscowitz served as USAID’s Supervisory Regional Legal Adviser for Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. From 2002 to 2007, he was Regional Legal Adviser for the Caribbean, providing services to Barbados, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti and Jamaica.
After joining USAID in 2001, Herscowitz served as the lawyer for USAID’s Office of Development Credit. He also worked with the USAID legal team that designed the original framework for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Following graduation from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Herscowitz spent a year as a Georgetown volunteer in Nicaragua. After earning a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, he worked for the law firms of Piper & Marbury (now DLA Piper) and Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in Washington, D.C.
In 2005, the Federal Bar Association recognized Herscowitz as one of the five most outstanding lawyers under the age of 35 in the U.S. Government.
Mr. Walid Loukil is Deputy Managing Director of Loukil Group, one of the largest diversified industrial groups in Tunisia. The Group has 5 pillars including Industry (Oil, Telecommunications, Environment, etc.); Agro-Industry & Construction; Automotive; Technologies and Trade & Services. The Group has 35 subsidiaries and employs more than 4500 employees. Since 1997, Mr. Loukil has evolved from Central Director to his current position of Group Deputy Managing Director. He has been actively involved, over the past years, in the diversification of the Group into many industries as well as for developing exports to many countries in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Loukil is a Certified Chartered Accountant from ISG ( Institut Supérieur de Gestion ) Business School, Tunisia.
Olivier Kamanzi is I nternational Financial Sector Development Consultant, Capital markets expert, and Philanthropist. Currently, he is President & CEO of Africa Global Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Chicago. He is Founder and CEO of Globrock Financial Group Inc., a global management Consulting and investment advisory firm established in 2010 with its headquarters in Chicago. Globrock Financial Group has its subsidiaries both in US and Africa. He is former Deputy CEO of Capital Market Authority of Rwanda, former Senior Investment Specialist of Citigroup and Executive employee at JPMorgan Chase. He is Founder and Chairman of The Olivier Kamanzi Foundation – a public charitable organization. Also, he is board member of various for profit and not for profit organizations including Saint Sabina Academy.
Mr. Kamanzi assisted in establishment the Rwandan capital markets industry – a national project completed successfully with the creation of the Rwanda Capital Market Authority and Rwanda Stock Exchange – the first in kind. He initiated different policies and program including East Africa (Kenya, Rw anda, Tanzania, Burundi, and Uganda) Regional Financial Market I nfrastructure Development (Capital Market, Payment, Pension, and I nsurance), Regional Capital Markets harmonization and integration policies, Rw anda Privatization and Tax Policies through Capital Markets. He w as Member of Financial Task Force that supervised the East Africa Financial Market Infrastructure development and implementation of the Payment System in East Africa.
Mr. Kamanzi is current Doctorate Candidate in Psychology Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship and holds MBA in Finance from Ashford University, the Forbes School of Business in Iow a and a bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of Fribourg in Sw itzerland. He fluently speaks 5 languages including English, French, Russian, Swahili, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, and basics in Germany.
Chris Knight is the Global Commercial Director for fDi Intelligence. Chris has been working in the field of foreign direct investment and advising governments for over 10 years. Chris is an expert in the benchmarking of locations, analysing and interpreting FDI trends worldwide and how best to market and promote your location. Chris has worked with over 80 economic development organisations worldwide in all aspects of foreign direct investment including: lead generation, event organisation and management, best practice, investment promotion and location benchmarking propositions. Chris has extensive experience working in global markets including Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Middle East. Previously Chris worked as a senior analyst for OCO Global in Belfast where he worked with many different projects including economic development strategy and lead generation, with many of the largest investment promotional agencies throughout the world. Over the past few years, Chris has started to run training workshops on best practice in FDI. These have been in Poland, Brazil, Johannesburg and UK.
Founder & Executive Chairman of US Doctors for Africa (USDFA). Member of the Business Advisory Council – U.S. National Congressional Committee. Strategic Investment Adviser to the Kingdom of Swaziland.
Founder of the African First Ladies Health Summit, Key Adviser and contributor to the formations of the African Union (AU) Foundation.
A recipient of the United Nations’s 2008 Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award. A recipient of the 2008 Columbia University’s The Harriet Tubman Freedom & Life Achievement Award. The 2008-NASDAQ Honoree, A recipient of the 2004 African Community – USA Award.
Currently serving in a business advisory role as Senior Chief of Staff for the African Consumer & Industrial Products Industry group of Deloitte. Dylan works through the value chain from manufacturers to retailers. He is responsible for global and local stakeholder engagement, go-to-market strategy, operations, & driving a Pan-African industry growth strategy. A qualified futurist (Cum Laude) Dylan provides scenario based, systemic thinking approaches to solutions in an uncertain, disruptive and exponential world. With over 12 years’ experience in strategy & business development, Dylan is skilled in creating value for senior local and global stakeholders.
He is Chairman of the Africa Ecommerce Forum – whose objective is the sustainable development of Ecommerce as a tool for private and public sector economic development in Africa – in this role he sits on the SA National Treasure ICT eCommerce committee and is at the forefront of the conversation of Digital (ecommerce), Africa, Industry 4.0 and Industrialisation. Dylan is part of the SADC/NBF Africa Industrialisation working committee where he was selected as a private sector delegate that presented the inaugural Esibayeni Declaration to the SADC (15 member state) Ministerial summit. As a Board member he leads the future growth strategy for iconic Arts NGO MIDm.
He has facilitated numerous executive panel discussions including on topics such as IoT, Agri, Ecommerce/Digital, Manufacturing, Export led growth and retail. In January 2017 he was a guest panellist & presenter at the Global Digital Leaders’ Summit in Luxembourg, and has presented in sessions with SAIIA (G20) and GEG Africa on leveraging Ecommerce & the Digital Economy for Africa’s economic development. In 2017 he has been invited as a judge of the SA Top Technology 100 companies (TT100) and the Creative Business Cup SA. He is a qualified Futurist currently completing his Master’s thesis in Future Studies, has a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship, a Bachelors degree majoring in Economics and Politics, Executive Certificates in Knowledge and Change Management, and Strategic Brand Management.
He has launched initiatives including the Inaugural SA Manufacturing Competiveness report ’13, the inaugural Africa Manufacturing Competitiveness survey and report ’17, is co-Author of the inaugural African Powers of Retail and African Powers of Consumer Products reports.
Dr. Rivers International platform focuses on establishing effective relationships, and ways to help people understand the value of honor and basic human rights. Dr. Rivers is known as the “World Peace Ambassador” Representative that teaches World Leaders about his “Golden Rule” movement, an Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative. Recognized by the United Nations in New York City, the North American Division, Dr. Clyde Rivers “Golden Rule Award” is now established in 120 Nations of the world, who are currently living by the Golden Rule daily. This unique award has been given to World Leaders, including the former President Of Ethiopia Mr. Girma Wolde and peace activist Ambassador Mussie Hailu. These men have embraced and promoted the “Golden Rule” Initiative globally.
Over the years, Dr. Clyde Rivers has won numerous impressive awards for his personal devotion to World Peace from world leaders such as former president of Mexico Vicente Fox and Dr. Alberto Santana of Peru, just to name a few.
Prince Kayode has served the Government of Nigeria as a Cabinet Minister in four different positions: Culture and Tourism; Labour, Employment and Productivity; Attorney General and Hon. Minister of Justice as well as Minister of Defence. As a dedicated Organized Private Sector (OPS) practitioner, he wishes to use his wealth of experience accumulated over the years to speak on Trade and Investment opportunities in Africa in general and Nigeria in particular.
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