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.

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8.00 am

Registration and networking breakfast

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Introduction – Allan Wood, Head of Business Development, Jersey Finance

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8.30 am
8.35 am

Nigeria and Africa: Economic Update – Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist,  PwC, Nigeria

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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
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9.30 am
10.00 am

Event ends

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Speakers
Andrew S. Nevin, PhD

Andrew S. Nevin, PhD Partner and Chief Economist at PwC, Nigeria

Allan Wood › Global Head of Business Development
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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

Rufaro Mucheka Head of Strategy & Rest of Africa, Nedbank, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mike Jones

Mike Jones Director of Policy & Risk, Jersey Financial Services Commission

Tom Le Feuvre

Tom Le Feuvre Global Markets & International Agreements, Government of Jersey

Thomas Cowsill

Thomas Cowsill Head of Policy & Advisory, Standard Bank

Venue: Royal Yacht Hotel