As Africa changes according to recent megatrends, the economic and commercial landscape of the continent is being reshaped. With the fastest growing middle-class population in the world, Africa’s consumer spending power is increasing at a significant rate.
We do need to be realistic though; there are potholes on the road to success. It is no secret that Africa faces many challenges; three of which being trust, transparency and infrastructure. Doing business in Africa comes with its own set of unique challenges, which Jersey is well positioned to navigate.
With that in mind, Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC, Nigeria, will deliver a presentation, ‘Nigeria and Africa: Economic Update’, which will provide a comprehensive overview of the current and future African economic development position.
A panel session, entitled ‘Regulation, Reputation and the Road Ahead’, will also highlight Jersey’s evolving relationship with Africa and create some discussion around the risk factors associated with African business.
This event is essential for all members of the industry working with the African market, as well as those considering an expansion into new territories.
Registration and networking breakfast
Introduction – Allan Wood, Head of Business Development, Jersey Finance
Nigeria and Africa: Economic Update – Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist, PwC, Nigeria
Panel session – Regulation, Reputation and the Road Ahead
- Moderator – Rufaro Mucheka, Head of Strategy & Rest of Africa, Nedbank
- Mike Jones, Director of Policy & Risk, Jersey Financial Services Commission
- Tom Le Feuvre, Director – Global Markets & International Agreements, Government of Jersey
- Tom Cowsill, Head of Policy and Advisory, Standard Bank
Andrew S. Nevin, PhD Partner and Chief Economist at PwC, Nigeria
Dr. Andrew S. Nevin is one of PwC’s leading global thinkers, working at the complex intersection of economics, strategy, capital markets, and investment. He has more than 30 years of professional experience as a private equity investor, line manager, economist, strategy consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been based in Lagos, Nigeria since early 2012. In West Africa, Andrew now plays a role in creating a strong and vibrant economy and society in the world’s most dynamic continent. He also helps global companies in a range of industries look at their options for entering and expanding in Africa. More recently, he is leading PwC Nigeria’s work with Lagos State to improve the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
Allan joined Jersey Finance as Business Development Director following five years with Barclays International in Jersey. Born in Liverpool. Allan has over 25 years’ financial service experience in Jersey and the UK. Prior to Jersey Finance Allan was Vice President and leader of the Jersey International business within Barclays Wealth & Investment Management division based in Jersey. Previous to this he spent 20 years with Royal Bank of Scotland and has extensive experience managing business units, teams and clients within the international arena. Professionally, he is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).
Rufaro Mucheka Head of Strategy & Rest of Africa, Nedbank, Sub-Saharan Africa
A PhD candidate (thesis submitted) in Business Strategy in emerging markets, analytic UCT MBA graduate, a member of the Financial Planning Institute with CFP® serving on several management committees within Nedbank has mastered the art of leading companies to successfully expand their businesses across Africa and adapt the strategies to suit local markets. These insights inspire companies with ambitions to contribute towards the growth and sustainability of the continent.
Mike Jones Director of Policy & Risk, Jersey Financial Services Commission
As Director of Policy & Risk Mike is responsible for developing, implementing and reviewing the Commission’s regulatory policy to ensure that Jersey remains recognised as a well regulated and cooperative jurisdiction. This entails working closely with domestic and international policy makers, developing new and enhancing existing domestic laws, regulations, codes and guidance.
Tom Le Feuvre Global Markets & International Agreements, Government of Jersey
Tom serves as Director – Global Markets and International Agreements for the Government of Jersey. In this role Tom is primarily responsible for building Jersey’s relations with high-growth, priority Global Markets outside of the EU – delivering a programme of engagement that is a vital part of the Island’s response to Brexit.He leads Jersey’s negotiation of international agreements, including Double Taxation Agreements, Bilateral Investment Treaties, Memoranda of Understanding, and Asset Recovery Agreements.
Thomas Cowsill Head of Policy & Advisory, Standard Bank
Tom joined Standard Bank in 2017 as Head of Policy & Advisory. He is responsible for ensuring Compliance policies and procedures for the offshore group adhere to evolving regulatory standards and for providing advice and training to the business on regulatory change and ad hoc matters. Tom qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Advisor within Ernst & Young's Financial Services Office. Although specialising in corporate tax, Tom's client portfolio covered a range of corporate and personal clients from both the UK and Jersey.