Under the High Patronage of
      Mr Emmanuel MACRON
       President of the French Republic


 

OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2019

139 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris

French Ministry for the Economy and Finance 

#AmbitionAfrica

@ambition_africa

PROGRAM

Program moderated by Arnaud Fleury, economic journalist 

Wednesday, October 30 - French Ministry for the Economy and Finance
 
8:00     Arrival of participants, coffee and greetings
 
9:00     Official opening speeches

Christophe LECOURTIER, Chief Executive Officer, BUSINESS FRANCE

Agnès PANNIER RUNACHER Secretary of State,  MINISTRY FOR THE ECONOMY AND FINANCE 

Jean-Baptiste LEMOYNE, Secretary of state, MINISTRY FOR EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Conducted by : Arnaud FLEURY, economic journalist 

 

9:30     Introductive ministerial round table – Africa’s place in the world in 2030

Christophe LECOURTIER, Chief Executive Officer, BUSINESS FRANCE

Sonia BEN CHEIKH, Ministry for Public Health, TUNISIA

Mariama CAMARA, Minister for Agriculture, GUINEA

Charles Mwaura HINGA, Permanent Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, KENYA

Robert AHOMKA-LINDSAY, Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry, GHANA 

Rémy RIOUX, Chief Executive Officer, AFD (French Development Agency)

Conducted by : Arnaud FLEURY, economic journalist 
 
10:20   It’s time for Africa!

Philippe HEIM, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of international retail banking, financial and insurance services, SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE

Luc RIGOUZZO, Managing Partner, AMETHIS

Dewunmi ALUGBIN, Head of Partnerships, THE TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION

Nayé BATHILY, Head Global Parliamentary Unit, WORLD BANK*

Ludovic SUBRAN, Chief Economist, ALLIANZ & EULER HERMES

Bruno METTLING, Chairman, ORANGE AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

Conducted by : Alain FOKA, Journalist, FRANCE MEDIA MONDE

 

11:10   Doing business in Africa

Robert AHOMKA-LINDSAY, Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry

Mossadeck BALLY, Founder and Chief Eexecutive Officer, AZALAÏ HOTELS

Jacky LECUIVRE, Chief Executive Officer, COPPERNIC

Olivier GRANET, Chief Executive Officer, KASADA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Tania HABIMANA, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, NONZēRO AFRICA

Ange Frédérick BALMA, Co-founder, LIFI-LED

Conducted by : Arnaud FLEURY, economic journalist 

 

12:00-12:10   Concluding remarks

Etienne GIROS, President, CIAN, (French Council of Investors in Africa)

 

12:20   Networking lunch break

 

13:30   How to develop urban mobility in Africa?

Charles Mwaura HINGA, Permanent Secretary for Housing and Urban Development, KENYA

Ibou DIOUF, Program manager for SSATP (Africa Transport Policy Program), WORLD BANK 

Teddy PELLERIN, Chief Executive Officer, HEETCH

Léonard KHATTARI, Regional Director for West & Central Africa, JC DECAUX

Conducted by : Maryline BAUMARD, Editor in chief, LE MONDE AFRIQUE
 
14:20   Choosing the right energy mix for the future of Africa

Kiala PIERRE, International Cooperation Director, MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND WATER OF ANGOLA

Samia ADEL, Head of Institutional Affairs and Chief of Staff , ENGIE AFRICA

Damien SIMON, D&I and Utilities Market Segment Director, NEXANS

Abdoulaye TOURE, Senior Project Manager, QUADRAN INTERNATIONAL

Conducted by : Emmanuelle BASTIDE, journalist, RFI

 

France Invest’s Africa Club Conference: Invest for growth in Africa

 

15:30    Introduction 

The complete program is available here 

 

15:35  Official opening by Bruno LE MAIRE & Tony ELUMELU 

16:05 Drivers of African economies and opportunities for investors

16:10  Round Table  – Africa: diversification opportunities for equity investors

17:00  Different views on financing the African market 

17:10  Round Table  – Private equity, a means of support for African and non-African companies

 

18:00   Water and waste management: two main issues for Africa

Abdoulaye SENE, Executive Secretary, WORLD WATER FORUM 2021 (Dakar, Senegal) 

Edem D’ALMEIDA, Founder and CEO, AFRICA GLOBAL RECYCLING

Paul BOURDILLON, Managing Director Africa & Middle East, SUEZ

Thierry BARBOTTE, Chief Executive Director, VERGNET HYDRO

Conducted by : Arnaud FLEURY, economic journalist 

 

19:00   Concluding remarks

Gabriel CUMENGE, Deputy Director Corporate International Financing, FRENCH TREASURY

Stéphanie RIVOAL, Ambassador Secretary-General, AFRICA – FRANCE SUMMIT 2020

 

19:10   Networking cocktail  

 

Thursday, October 31 - French Ministry for the Economy and Finance

 

9:00    The digital revolution in Africa

Marc PIEPERS, Chief Technical Officer, COPPERNIC

Pascal COLLANGE, Special Digital Advisor to the Head of the Africa Department, AFD

Malick DIOUF, Chief Executive Officer, LAFRICA MOBILE

Hela MKADMI, Chief Executive Officer, 3D WAVE

Yves EONNET, Chief Executive Officer, TAGPAY

Conducted by : Marie-France REVEILLARD, journalist, LA TRIBUNE AFRIQUE

 

10:00  Innovate for efficient and sustainable Healthcare systems 

Sonia BEN CHEIKH, Minister for Public Health, TUNISIA

Simone MECHICHE, Corporate Social Responsibility Director – Intercontinental (Africa, Middle-East, Eurasia, South Asia), SANOFI

Bola BARDET, Chief Executive Officer, SUSU CARES

Corine MAURICE OUATTARA, Chief Executive Officer, PASS SANTE

Richard NGATIA, Chairman of the KNCCI

Conducted by : Joëlle EDEDEGHE, journalist, CANAL + AFRICA

 

11:00  Transport infrastructures and multimodal logistics services: vital catalysts to trigger growth for the continent

Samba BATHILY, Chief Executive Officer, AFRICA DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS

François SPORRER, Commercial Counselor for West Africa, Embassy of France in Ivory Coast, FRENCH TREASURY

Marie-Laure MAZAUD, Chief Operating Officer , STOA INFRA & ENERGY

Tamer SHAFIK, Business Director Development, ORASCOM CONSTRUCTION

Conducted by: Arnaud FLEURY, economic journalist

 

12:00  Financing solutions for African companies

Cellou Dalein DIALLO, Former Prime Minister of Guinea, President of the UFDG

Cédric Achille MBENG MEZUI, Financial systems expert, INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVANT

Pedro NOVO, Executive Direcor (export), BPIFRANCE

Laurent GOUTARD, Area Manager for Africa, Mediterranean Region & Overseas departments, SOCIETE GENERALE

Djalal KHIMDJEE, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, PROPARCO

Conducted by: Arnaud FLEURY, economic journalist

 

12:55 Concluding remarks

Benoît CHERVALIER, Chairman & Cofounder, ONE2FIVE ADVISORY – Q&A  with Arnaud FLEURY, economic journalist 

 

13h00  Networking lunch break
 
14:00  Africa, the next agricultural and agri-food giant ?

Mariama CAMARA, Ministry for Agriculture, GUINEA

Sami AGLI, Chief Executive Officer, AGLI GROUP & President, FCE ALGERIA

Célestin TAWAMBA, President of the UNIPACE & Chief Executive Officer, CADYST INVEST

Mohamed KAGNASSY, Chief Executive Officer, WEST WIND

Marc DEBETS, Chief Executive Officer, APEXAGRI 

Axel-Emmanuel GBAOU, Chief Executive Officer, LE CHOCOLATIER IVOIRIEN

Conducted by : Rudy CASBI, journalist, FORBES AFRICA

 

15:00  Professional training and Talent Acquisition: a major strategy for Africa

Hugues TCHEUMENI, Minister for Labor, Employment, Social Protection & Professional Training, CENTRAL AFRICAN
REPUBLIC

Jean-Yves KOTTO, Chairman Sub-Saharan Africa, INTELCIA

Marjorie NGWENYA, Executive Director, THE AFRICAN LEADERSHIP SCHOOL OF INSURANCE

Patrick PLACKTOR, Associate, AFRICASEARCH CONSULTING

Benoït MARTIN, Co-Founder & Managing Director, TALENT2AFRICA

Conducted by : Malick DIAWARA, Editorial Manager, LE POINT AFRICA

 

16:00  Africa: the consumer market in the 21st century

Frédéric DEZERT, Magazines Manager, CANAL + INTERNATIONAL

Izar HYACINTHE, Area Manager Sub-Saharan Africa, YVES ROCHER

Dana MROUEH, Chief Executive Officer, MONCHOCO

Paul LANGLOIS-MEURINNE, Co-founder, OPTIMETRIKS

Joséphine ANDRIAMAMONJIARISON, Vice-President, CAP BUSINESS OCÉAN INDIEN

Conducted by: Léocadie EBAKISSE, Founder, TALENT’S AWAKE

 

17:00  African women: the next new leaders’ generation

Mazamesso ASSIH, Secretary of State in charge of Inclusive Finance and the informal sector, TOGO

Aude DE THUIN, Chief Executive Officer, WOMEN IN AFRICA 

Tania HABIMANA, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, NONZēRO AFRICA 

Cécile THIAKANE, Chief Marketing Officer, HUMANBET FOR AFRICA

Kadidjatou DIALLO, Chief Executive Officer, CIPREL

Conducted by : Delphine CHÊNE, CEO, LA TRIBUNE AFRIQUE

 

18:00  African diasporas to play a key role in the co-development of the continent

Juste MONDELE, Special advisor for the President of the Republic of Congo on diaspora issues

Grace CAMARA, Executive Director, REMITFUND

Fanta TRAORE, Chief Executive Officer, EMPOWER, TALENTS & CAREERS

Elie NKAMGUEU, President, CLUB EFFICIENCE

Conducted by : Seynabou DIA, Chief Executive Officer, GLOBAL MIND CONSULTING 

 

18:50  Conclusion
 
19:00  End of the event

 

This program is given for information and can be modified

B2B Meetings
Organized at the same time as the workshops

SPEAKERS

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30


Bruno LE MAIRE

Minister of Economy and Finance

Tony O. ELUMELU

Chairman
UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA 
Founder
THE TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION

Christophe LECOURTIER

Chief Executive Officer
BUSINESS FRANCE

Agnès PANNIER-RUNACHER

Secretary of State
 FRENCH MINISTRY FOR THE ECONOMY AND FINANCE
 

Jean-Baptiste LEMOYNE

Secretary of State
MINISTRY FOR EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Mossadeck BALLY

Founder and CEO
AZALAÏ HOTELS

Ibou DIOUF

Program manager for SSATP
WORLD BANK

Ludovic SUBRAN

Chief Economist
 ALLIANZ & EULER HERMES

Rémy RIOUX

CEO
AFD

Philippe HEIM

CEO in charge of international retail banking, financial and insurance services
SOCIETE GENERALE

Luc RIGOUZZO

Managing Partner
AMETHIS

 

Bruno METTLING

Président
ORANGE AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST

Teddy PELLERIN

CEO
HEETCH

Léonard KHATTARI

Regional Director for West & Central Africa
JC DECAUX 

Edem D’ALMEIDA

Founder & CEO
AFRICA GLOBAL RECYCLING 

Abdoulaye TOURE

Senior Project Manager
QUADRAN INTERNATIONAL

Abdoulaye SENE

Executive Secretary – WORLD WATER FORUM 2021
DAKAR – SENEGAL

Damien SIMON

D&I and Utilities Market Segment Director
NEXANS

 

Stéphanie RIVOAL

Secretary-General
AFRICA – FRANCE SUMMIT 2020

Olivier GRANET

CEO
KASADA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
 

Jacky LECUIVRE

CEO
COPPERNIC

Paul BOURDILLON

Managing Director Africa & Middle East
SUEZ AFRICA

Emmanuelle BASTIDE

Journalist
RFI

Sonia BEN CHEIKH

Minister of Public Health
TUNISIA
 

Arnaud FLEURY

ECONOMICS JOURNALIST
 

Tania HABIMANA

CEO
NONZēRO AFRICA

Ange Frédérick BALMA

Co-founder
LIFI-LED

Nayé BATHILY

Head Global Parliamentary Unit
WORLD BANK

Samia ADEL

Head of Institutional Affairs and Chief of Staff
ENGIE AFRICA

Thierry BARBOTTE

Chief Executive Director
VERGNET HYDRO

Maryline BAUMARD

Editor in chief
LE MONDE AFRIQUE
 
 

Etienne GIROS

President
CIAN 

Alain FOKA

Journalist
FRANCE MEDIA MONDE

João SARAIVA

Advisor to the Minister for Energy and Water
ANGOLA

Gabriel CUMENGE

Deputy Director Corporate International Financing
FRENCH TREASURY
 

Mariama CAMARA

Minister for Agriculture
GUINEA
 

Charles Mwaura HINGA

Permanent Secretary for Housing and Urban Development
KENYA

Robert AHOMKA-LINDSAY

Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry
GHANA

Dewunmi ALUGBIN

Head  of Partnerships
THE TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31


Benoît CHERVALIER

Chairman 
ONE2FIVE ADVISORY

Pedro NOVO

International Managing Director
BPIFRANCE
 

Bola BARDET

Founder & CEO
SUSU

Djalal KHIMDJEE

Deputy CEO
PROPARCO

Tania HABIMANA

CEO
NONZēRO AFRICA

Grace CAMARA

Founder of REMITFUND

Hugues TCHEMEUNI

Minister of Labor, Employment, Social Protection and Vocational Training – Central African Republic

Marjorie NGWENYA

Executive Director of Africa Leadership University’s School of Insurance

Seynabou DIA

CEO
GLOBAL MIND CONSULTING

Axel Emmanuel GBAOU

CEO
LE CHOCOLATIER IVOIRIEN

Dana MRHOUEH

CEO
MONCHOCO

Izar HYACINTHE

Area Manager Sub-saharan Africa
YVES ROCHER – ROCHER GROUP

Cédric Achille MBENG MEZUI

Financial Systems Expert
International Civil Servant
 

Marc PIEPERS

Chief Technical Officer
COPPERNIC
 

Marie-Laure MAZAUD

Deputy Chief Executive Officer
STOA INFRA & ENERGY
 

Fanta TRAORE

Chief Executive Officer
EMPOWER, TALENTS & CAREERS
 
 

Laurent GOUTARD

Head of International Retail Banking for Africa, the Mediterranean Basin & Overseas
SOCIETE GENERALE
 

Aude DE THUIN

Founder
WOMEN IN AFRICA
 

Tamer SHAFIK

Business Development Director
ORASCOM CONSTRUCTION
 

Yves EONNET

CEO
TAGPAY
 

Mariama CAMARA

Minister for Agriculture
GUINEA
 

Malick DIOUF

CEO
LAFRICA MOBILE
 

Frédéric DEZERT

Magazines Manager
CANAL + INTERNATIONAL
 

Marie-France REVEILLARD

Journalist
LA TRIBUNE AFRIQUE
 

Sami AGLI

CEO & President
AGLI GROUP – FCE ALGERIA
 

Paul LANGLOIS-MEURINNE

Founder and CEO
OPTIMETRIKS
 

Simone MECHICHE

Corporate Social Responsibility International Director
SANOFI AFRICA
 

Hela MKADMI

CEO
3D WAVE
 

Juste MONDELE

Special advisor for the President on diaspora issues
REPUBLIC OF CONGO
 

Corine MAURICE OUATTARA

CEO
PASS SANTE
 

François SPORRER

Head of Trade Commission
WEST AFRICA
 

Célestin TAWAMBA

President of the UNIPACE & Chief Executive Officer
CADYST INVEST
 

Cécile THIAKANE

Chief Marketing Officer
HUMANBET FOR AFRICA
 

Patrick PLACKTOR

Associate
AFRICSEARCH CONSULTING
 

Arnaud FLEURY

ECONOMICS JOURNALIST
 

Sonia BEN CHEIKH

Minister of Public Health
TUNISIA
 

Richard NGATIA

Chamber President
KNCCI
 

Malick DIAWARA

Editorial Manager
LE POINT AFRICA

Kadidjatou DIALLO

CEO
CIPREL
 

Marc DEBETS

CEO
APEXAGRI
 

Joëlle EDEDEGHE NDONG

Journalist
CANAL + AFRICA
 

Léocadie EBAKISSE

Founder
TALENT’S AWAKE
 

Delphine CHÊNE

CEO 
LA TRIBUNE AFRIQUE
 

Samba BATHILY

CEO 
AFRICA DEVELOPMENT SOLUTIONS
 

Elie NKAMGUEU

President
CLUB EFFICIENCE
 

Jean-Yves KOTTO

Chairman Sub-Saharan Africa
INTELCIA
 

Mazamesso ASSIH

Secretary of State in charge of Inclusive Finance and the informal sector
TOGO
 

Joséphine ANDRIAMAMONJIARISON

Vice-President
CAP BUSINESS OCEAN INDIEN
 

Rudy CASBI

Journalist
FORBES AFRIQUE
 

Benoît MARTIN

Co-Founder & Managing Partner
TALENT2AFRICA
 

Cellou Dalein DIALLO

Former Prime Minister of Guinea
President of the UFDG
 

Mohamed KAGNASSY

CEO
WEST WIND
 

Pascal COLLANGE

Special Digital Advisor to the Head of the Africa Department
AFD
 

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AMBITION AFRICA 2019

FRENCH MINISTRY FOR THE ECONOMY AND FINANCE

139 rue de Bercy, Paris 75012

Metro, lines 14 – 6 (Station Bercy)

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, October 30 – From 8.00 to 19.00

Thursday, October 31 – From 9.00 to 18.00

Please arrive with 30 min in advance. You will have to present your identity card.

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