Sandeep Madan, Managing Director, Scanad

Sandeep is the Chief Executive Officer of J.Walter Thompson Sub Saharan Africa and the WPP Scangroup. In his current role, he has led culture change in the organisation and enhanced product offering. Due to the efforts, he helped to double the revenue in 4 years. His agency is also the most awarded agency network in Sub Saharan Africa, and the Marketing Society of Kenya. Sandeep himself has been given several awards from the most prestigious institutions including the Cannes, Loeries, Marketing Society Kenya and Abby.

Sandeep has over 19 years’ experience in marketing and has worked across some of the most distinguished marketing agencies in Africa and Asia such as Ogilvy Africa, Rediffusion Y&R, Publicis Indi. His day to day responsibility encompass the provision of  the most innovative advertising and marketing solutions to the biggest brands in Africa.

Sandeep’s clients include some of the biggest brands in Africa and Asia, these include, Safaricom, Kenyan Airways, Thailand Tourism, Hewlett Packard , Coca Cola and many more. He has worked with clients across industries including Telecom, Spirits, Insurance and technology

Mathias Katamba, Chief Executive Officer, DFCU Bank

Mr. Mathias Katamba is the Chief Executive of dfcu Bank. Prior to joining dfcu, he was the Managing Director of Housing Finance Bank for 5 years during which he led the bank through a major transformation in its digital offering, customer experience and turnaround in financial performance. Before that he was Co-founder and Managing Partner of Progression Capital Africa a Private Equity Fund based in Mauritius set up to provide capital and technical support to microfinance institutions in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Zambia.

 In a banking career spanning 2 decades, he previously held various positions at Orient Bank Limited, Post Bank Uganda, Barclays Africa, Pride Uganda, Finance Trust and Pride Microfinance Limited where he was instrumental in its transformation from an NGO into a Microfinance Deposit – Taking Institution

 He has previously served as the Chairman/National President of the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Uganda (AMFIU), Member of the Investment Committee of the Deutsche Bank Global Commercial Microfinance Consortium, Member of the Steering Committee for Client Protection (SMART Campaign) at the Center for Financial inclusion and Director at the Private Sector Foundation in Uganda.

 

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Lyn Mengich, Chairperson, Salaries and Remuneration Commission

Lyn Mengich is a HR professional and Business leader with over 25 years cross– industry experience in    Kenya, East Africa Region and Africa.  Her experience spans public, public traded and private sector organizations.  Highlights of her experience include; Chairperson Salaries and Remuneration commission, CEO Nuevo Consulting, HR Director Barclays Bank, HR Director Kenya Commercial Bank, Talent Manager Shell oil products Africa, Change Manager Shell Oil Products, Regional HR Manager Shell East Africa, HR Director for Smith Kline Beecham and Talent and Development Manager Unilever She has also held Board positions at Jamii Bora Bank, NSSF and Sovereign Group. She also  previously  served as the Vice Chair of  Kenya  Institute of  Bankers. Lyn is a fellow of the institute of Human Resource Management Kenya.

Edna Malavonek, Head Of Human Resources, Aggreko

Edna leads the People function for Aggreko in Africa - a world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control and energy services with over 900 people across 30 African countries. Edna enjoys the partnership with the business in delivering its long-term plans, through a successful People strategy.

Edna has an extensive career in HR, over 10 years working in the Oil& Gas Industry for BP in Africa (Angola) with over 1000 people and a massive offshore operation. Edna’s experience covers various areas within HR, from specialism such as Reward, Global Mobility to Senior Business Partner. Edna led a successful multi-year nationalization plan with significant growth of local talent.

Edna joined Aggreko in 2018 and its leading the People agenda focusing in developing African talent and improving its representation in the Region, as well as transforming the Leadership culture in Africa.

John Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Aggreko

John runs the African business for Aggreko. Over 900 people across 30 African countries providing power solutions to utilities, industrials and mines amongst others is what keeps john busy.  John’s career spans infrastructure business across the globe, from telecoms to power, and from Europe to Australia including organizations such as Cable & Wireless, Macquarie bank, MTN and now Aggreko. John joined Aggreko in 2018 and is leading the transformation of the African business, both in terms of its solutions to the market, but also focusing on developing African talent so that Aggreko reflects more the markets it serves.

 

Albert Jonkergouw, Managing Director, National Bank of Microfinance Tanzania

 

Albert is the acting Managing Director of National Microfinance Bank Tanzania. He is a transformational leader and a driver of new innovations and change. He likes to explore new initiatives and improve performance of organisations, teams and boards he is involved in. He has a proven track record in managing start up and change projects, building new alliances and ensuring that results are booked in a relatively short time frame. Albert is an expert in establishing new investment opportunities, interim management and setting up offices in Africa.

 

Albert is a result driven strategist who possesses a unique “crossover” profile. With his broad knowledge in banking, insurance and IT, he can breach boundaries and have a clear vision on how to establish an exceptional digital organisation. His assimilation of the latest thinking in global business best practices, digital transformation coupled with a broad and deep international cultural understanding - especially in Africa, enables him to hone the skills, behaviours and attitude necessary to effectuate strategic organizational change, lead and to conclude new investment opportunities.

Tinashe Muyambo, General Manager - Leadway Assurance

Tinashe is the General Manager and Head of Life at Leadway Assurance Company Limited. He is responsible for leading the senior management team in developing and executing growth strategies and overseeing the coordination of the Life business and actuarial activities of Leadway Assurance Company Limited in Nigeria.

 

Tinashe has over 18 years of experience in consulting and insurance. Prior to joining Leadway Assurance, he spent most of his career at Willis Tower Watson Global Operations rising to the Head of Africa Consulting at Willis Towers Watson, United Kingdom. In this role, he focused on delivering human capital solutions across the continent.

Ben Ngoye, Professor - Strathmore Business School

Ben is a professor at Strathmore Business School. His current teaching and research interests are focused on organization theory and behaviour, decision making, performance measurement and management.

 

 He was the founding director of the Institute for Healthcare Management at Strathmore University and has served on various government technical working groups.

 

He currently acts as an advisor to various government, non-government and academic initiatives. He has also led, managed and consulted with various institutions in East and Southern Africa.

Gibson Ateng, Head of Health and Benefits - Gras Savoye Kenya

Gibson is the Head Of Health and Benefits, Anglo Africa at Gras Savoye Kenya, a Willis Tower Watson Subsidiary and is based in Nigeria leading the Health and Benefits team.

 

Gibson has over 15 years’ experience in the insurance industry, specializing in Employee benefits in the later 10. He forms part of the WTW Africa consulting team that specializes in research, product development, compliance checks and placement of complex international employee benefits insurance and self-funded solutions.

 

His background as a Big Data Analyst, the statistician has been key in implementing Pan African programs for medical, risk, accident and retirement programs for various multinational organizations in Africa.

Over the course of his career, Gibson has built deep insight using analytics to model innovative bespoke solutions in medical and wellness initiatives for clients and insurance companies.

Oluwatoyin Subair, Executive Chairman - Digital Play

Toyin is an entrepreneur and the Executive Chairman of Digital Play Ltd.

 

In 1997, He set up Abraham & Co, Solicitors & Advocates, and represented companies like Microsoft, HP, and numerous local right owners including music groups, actors and film production companies. 

 

Responding to the lack of local business infrastructure to support the evolving film & music industry, he began his pioneering efforts in mainstream media, film and music through setting up several business entities, including HiTV Limited, Numetro West Africa, Integrated Leisure Property Company Ltd and Hi Buzz Dreamville Limited.

He is a co-founder & investor in the 3rd largest cinema in Africa and a leading adviser to 3 African countries on the Digital Switch Over. Toyin is a recipient of various awards, including This Day Awards Young Manager of the year and the City People Awards, Entrepreneur of the year.

Fabia Ogunmekan, Executive Secretary - WISCAR Nigeria

Fabia is a Lawyer and Corporate Executive with 19 years’ experience working in the fields of law and development across Corporate Organizations and Non-profits in the healthcare, gender and entrepreneurship sectors.

 

After a short stint in independent consulting, she joined WISCAR in March 2018 as Executive Secretary. In her role at WISCAR, she is responsible for strategy execution, programme development and oversight, brokering partnerships, fundraising and stakeholder management.

 

Finally, she is a facilitator at the Lagos Business School’s Nonprofit Leadership and Management Programme.

Habiba Balogun, Director and Principal Consultant - Habiba Balogun Consulting

Habiba is the Director and Principal Consultant at Habiba Balogun Consulting. She is an Organisation Effectiveness and HR Consultant with over 28 years’ of experience in Organisational Development and Human Resources.

 

Habiba is passionate about diversity and has experience running and designing Intercultural Awareness Programmes, Women’s Career Development Programmes, Bullying, Harassment &

Discrimination Training, in Africa, Europe and

the US.  Her clients include Oil & Gas Companies, Telecom Companies, Financial Institutions, Manufacturers,

Professional firms, International Development Partners and Business Associations across West Africa.

 

Habiba is a fellow of the Aspen Leadership Network and the Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa. She is also a social activist and serves as a director on several NGO and social entrepreneurship boards including Accion Microfinance Bank, Fate Foundation and Kudirat Initiative for Democracy (KIND).

Taiwo Judah-Ajayi, Senior HR Executive - Total Ascent

Taiwo currently leads people and growth at Total Ascent, a Talent Optimization Tech company that empowers Professionals, Corporate Organizations and Institutions with the skills, tools and insights required to achieve their goals.

 

Taiwo has over 15 years of experience supporting organizations in various sectors including Technology, Media, Banking, Financial Services and Consulting sectors.

 

She kicked off her career as an HR Officer at UBA Capital and then as a Consultant at Accenture. Afterwards, she moved to Capital Partners where became Head, Business & HR Advisory. She later joined Andela as the Deputy Director of Operations. Before being twice promoted to the role of the Director of People and then, Senior Director of People.

 

As the Senior Director of People, Taiwo had oversight over the Human Resources functions in Andela's Africa offices (Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda and Egypt) and was a member of the Global People Leadership Team.

Nick Zaranyika, CEO - Total Health Trust

Nick is the CEO of Total Health Trust Limited (THT), one of Nigeria’s leading Health Maintenance Organisations (HMOs).

 

Nick has been involved in health insurance since 2009 when he joined Liberty Health in South Africa. In 2010, Liberty Health seconded him to THT in Nigeria, as Regional Business Development Manager to spearhead the launch and distribution of their innovative pan African health insurance product. In 2013 he was appointed Deputy CEO of TH and was subsequently appointed CEO in June 2015. 

 

Nick has extensive working experience in executive roles where he has been responsible for strategic and operations leadership, sales and distribution and stakeholder management. Nick is a member of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria and a fellow of the Institute for Healthcare Finance and Management, Nigeria.

Olufunke Amobi, Country Head of Human Capital - Stanbic IBTC

Olufunke is the Country Head of Human Capital of Stanbic IBTC. She is responsible for leading, defining and managing the group’s Human Resources Strategy in Nigeria and oversees the delivery of HR services, policies and programs.

 

Olufunke has over 28 years of experience in various industries including finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and technology.  She specialises in Talent Management and Organization Development.

 

Olufunke is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) the United Kingdom, Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Nigeria and is a subject matter expert for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) the USA.

 

 She is a member of several  advisory boards including WISCAR, and the African Society for Talent and Development (ASTD) South Africa.

Musa Rabiu, Group Chief Human Resources Officer - Dangote Cement

Musa is the Group Chief Human Resources Officer of Dangote Cement; He is a strategic management professional with over 30 years’ experience acquired while working for several leading companies in the country including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). His specialities include Talent Management, Succession Planning Performance Management and Learning and Development.

 

Musa has previous experience working for Shell Petroleum Development Company, between 1990 and 2008, in various capacities and after that as the Registrar of the  Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM). He is a member of several leading professional bodies including the Nigerian Economic Society and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

Margarete Ciuk, Occupational Psychologist - Willis Tower Watson

Margarete is a Director at Willis Towers Watson’s Employee Insight Practice in London where she is striving to increase organisational effectiveness using strategic processes that focus on enhancing the Employee Experience and organisational performance.

 

Maragret has over 10 years’ experience in different HR practices and specialises in Talent Management, Leadership Development and Change Management.

 

 In current her role at Willis Tower Watson, Maragret is developing employee listening strategies and designing employee experience surveys and research projects for some of the world’s largest organisations. She also supports their leadership teams in the analysis of survey results and in the prioritisation of actions to improve their business performance through their people.

 

Margarete is an Occupational Psychologist and is an experienced speaker.

Jubril Saba, Human Resources and Organisational Development Director - IHS Towers

Jubril is the HR and Organisational Development Director at IHS Towers. He has over 19 years’ experience in the human resource function in the telecommunications industry and has previously worked for MTN Nigeria, Zain among others.

 

Jubril has experience in leading and managing change and supporting executives in instituting results of change initiatives. He is a certified KornFerry leadership architect and voices360 feedback coach.

 

Jubril is also passionate about evoking excellence in others and supporting individuals, teams and organizations in developing solutions to their challenges. He is a certified Integral Coach and a member of the International Coach Federation.