Welcome to African Echoes

By 2020, the collective GDP of Africa will be $2.6 trillion, consumer spending would exceed $1.4 trillion. With its rich reserves of natural resources and good GDP growth rates for over a decade, Africa is too good an opportunity to let go. All it requires is the coming together of the thought leaders from Africa and across the globe to discuss and address critical issues and highlight the path to augment the growth and robustness of financial and capital markets in Africa through collaborative efforts.

Global Board of Trade (GBOT) endeavors to cater to the need of such a forum through its annual flagship summit titled "AFRICAN ECHOES" - ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT to be held on 16th October, 2010, 0900 hrs at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort, Balaclava Fort.

Guest of Honour
Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development of the Republic of Mauritius

Distinguished Speakers

  • Ali Mufuruki, Chairman, Infotech Investment Group Ltd Tanzania
  • Anver Versi, Editor in Chief, African Banker
  • Charles Okeahalam, Managing Director, Group AGH Ghana
  • Daisy Pillay, Director, Standard Bank
  • Dapo Olagunju, Head, Group Treasury, Treasury (Group Office)
  • Dikeledi Dijeng Bridgette Radebe, Executive Chairperson, Mmakau Mining
  • Fernando Fernandez, Professor, IE Spain
  • Fraser Howie, MD, CLSA-Asia-Pac
  • G. N.  Bajpai, Ex-Chairman, SEBI
  • Godfrey Mutizwa, Chief Editor, CNBC Africa
  • Guy Algeo, Director, Imara SP Reid
  • Jacques d’Unienville, CEO, Omnicane Management & Consultancy Limited
  • James Benoit, CEO, Afrasia Bank
  • Joseph Idiong, Director General, Association of Nigerian Exporters
  • Justin Chinyanta, Chairman, Loita South Africa
  • Katharine Pulvermacher, Africa Editor, CEMEA, The Economist Group
  • Ken Kwaku, Advisor to the Former President of Tanzania and Former Chief of MIGA, World Bank Group
  • Kenneth Orji, Chairman/CEO, Centennial Capital Limited, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Lamon Rutten, MD & CEO, MCX
  • Lionel Dosoo, Chairman, ECOBANK GHANA
  • Mahmood Manji, Chairman, Diamond Trust Bank
  • Milan J. N. Meetarbhan, Chief Executive, Financial Services Commission, Mauritius
  • Ndubisi Nwokoma, Chief of the Finance, Investment and Industry Section, UNECA
  • Nils Flaatten, CEO, WESGRO
  • Obadiah Mailafia, Director of Cabinet, Secretariat of the African, Caribbean & Pacific (ACP) Group of States
  • Peter K Mwangi, Chief Executive, Nairobi Stock Exchange
  • Prakash Maunthrooa, Managing Director, Board of Investments, Mauritius
  • Quentin Wray, Editor, Business Report
  • S.  Nagarajan, CEO, Standard Chartered, Mauritius
  • Samuel Kimani, Deputy CEO, Kenya Commercial Bank
  • Sandeep Khapre, CEO, BDO-East Africa
  • Suresh Kumar, Group Director, Emirates NBD Group
  • V.  Srinivasan, MD, SBI (M) Ltd
  • Venkat Chary, Chairman, GBOT
  • William Kalema, Director, DFCU Bank
  • Yandraduth Googoolye, First Dy. Governor, Bank of Mauritius
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