WEBINAR: COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Investing in Africa's capital markets during COVID-19 and beyond

Webinar 4 of 4 | COVID-19 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

We would like to invite you to join us for the final instalment of our four-part webinar series focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on institutional participants in Africa’s capital markets. Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Allan Gray, this series is a virtual edition of the ninth African Financial Markets Initiative/AfDB Annual Workshop.

The series will conclude with a discussion by the MasterCard Foundation and two speakers from the AfDB on COVID-19 and the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa. The panel discussion will be moderated by George Njuguna from Safaricom.

You can pre-submit your questions during registration or have them answered during the live Q&A.

Date: Thursday, 10 December 2020

Time: 12:30 – 14:00 (Abidjan)
          14:30 – 16:00 (Pretoria)
         15:30 – 17:00 (Nairobi)

To register for this session and submit your questions, please click on the button below. 



Tapologo Motshubi

Tapologo is the head of Allan Gray’s businesses outside South Africa and portfolio manager of Allan Gray Botswana. He is a graduate of the universities of Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal, a Chartered Accountant (SA) and a CFA® charterholder. Tapologo is also a Fellow Certified Public Accountant.

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George Njuguna

George is the CIO of Safaricom, responsible for Information Technology and Digital Engineering. Prior to joining Safaricom, he was COO of HF Group. In addition to his 17 years’ experience in IT, he spent 13 in financial services at Commercial Bank of Africa and Stanbic Bank. George holds a BSc and an MBA (Geneva College).

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Nathalie Gabala

Nathalie is the Mastercard Foundation regional head for Western, Central and Northern Africa. She has deep expertise in SME, microfinancing and fintech institutions across SSA. Nathalie has worked at Equator Capital Partners (partner/MD), Credit Lyonnais, Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank. She holds two Master’s degrees (Strategy, Accounting and Finance).

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Nicholas Williams

Nicholas heads ICT Operations at the AfDB and joined in 2013. He is responsible for funding ICT projects to governments and regional blocs. He also reviews the financing of private ICT. His experience includes the liberalisation of two Asian markets, Pacific regulation and Ericsson (Africa). At Vodafone, he was responsible for UK policy during the 2000 auction of 3G licences. He holds an MBA (London Business School).

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Sheila Okiro

Sheila is a CIO in the Financial Intermediation and Inclusion Division and coordinator of the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility at the AfDB. She has over 20 years’ experience covering roles at Co-operative Bank, Standard Chartered and NCBA in Kenya. As a digital financial services consultant, she has capacitated banks, fintechs and regulators. Sheila holds a BCom and an MBA (Strathmore Business School).

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