The 5th Annual Africa Pension Funds & Retirement Summit

In today’s fast-paced world, the pensions and retirement funds industry faces a critical challenge – ensuring a secure and sustainable retirement for all its members. Recent research shows that returns are falling short of expectations, leaving many individuals in uncertainty. To keep pension funds thriving and provide a brighter future, we must embrace innovation and redefine our investment strategies.

Join us as we embark on a transformative journey, arming you with the tools and insights to streamline your investment strategies. It’s about reducing time-to-market for innovative investments, embracing technological advancements for a competitive edge, and bolstering your data management capabilities for smarter decision-making. We’re here to boost operational efficiency and elevate performance to new heights.

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Our Conference destination:

Zanzibar is a Tanzanian archipelago off the coast of East Africa. On its main island, Unguja, familiarly called Zanzibar, is Stone Town, a historic trade center with Swahili and Islamic influences. Its winding lanes present minarets, carved doorways and 19th-century landmarks such as the House of Wonders, a former sultan’s palace. The northern villages Nungwi and Kendwa have wide beaches lined with hotels.

Hotel Verde Zanzibar - Azam Luxury Resort & Spa

Around 50km off the coast of mainland Tanzania, the cluster of islands that make up the Zanzibar archipelago are best known for spices, coral reefs and their fringes of dreamlike beaches steeped with culture and activities in historic Stone Town.

As the island’s greenest hotel, it is one of a kind. Set just outside historic Stone Town and only a mere 15 minute drive from the airport, it is the ideal location for all travel purposes; family holidays, special events, adventure or business travel. Each room offers luxury accommodation with a private balcony and ocean-facing views of the coast or the mangrove forest.

Our Speaker Line-Up

Oguche Agudah
Pension Funds Operators Association of Nigeria (PENOP)

Oguche is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp). possessing a degree in Banking and finance from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He leads the efforts of the pension industry in Nigeria in engaging the regulators, the media, the financial markets and other stakeholders in order to ensure that the interests of the pension industry and pension operators are protected and promoted and also in ensuring that the pension industry has a positive effect on National Development

Jerry Moriarty is CEO of the IAPF which represents pension savers in Ireland. Its members are responsible for some €128bn in retirement savings and aims to ensure people in Ireland can have pensions that are secure, fair and simple. Jerry is currently Chairman on the board of PensionsEurope and chairs its Future of Pensions Working Group. Since 2018 he has been a member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority’s Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group.

Jerry Moriarty

Salum Awadh
SSC Capital

Salum Awadh is a corporate advisor, Investment banker, Public speaker, Author, VC Enthusiast, and Entrepreneur. He holds an MBA in Finance, Chartered Global Investmemt Analyst (CGIA), USA, and certification in Islamic finance and banking with Charted Institute of Management of Accountant -UK, CIMA (Islamic Capital Markets), Professional Certificate In Capital Investment Techniques with Metropolitan School of Business and Management UK, Securing investment returns in the long run by University of Geneva, and Innovation Finance from University of Cape Town. He was recently appointed by the President of United Republic of Tanzania as the Chairman of Cereals and Other Produce Board in Tanzania and is the CEO of SSC Capital, a corporate advisory, investment banking and financial services firm.

Kim Robinson, Consultant, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, assists pension funds and asset managers to recover when there is loss due to alleged fraud.  She is a Harvard educated attorney, Fulbright Scholar, commercial mediator accredited in South Africa and the United Kingdom, and a Certified Ethics Officer with the Ethics Institute of South Africa.  She is also CEO of Renaissance Strategic Solutions, a Johannesburg based consulting firm.

While an Associate at Morgan Lewis (then McCutchen Doyle), she second chaired and successfully represented the plaintiff in The Utility Consumers’ Action Network v. Pacific Bell where the court awarded $24 million in damages.

Ms. Robinson’s experience in South Africa dates from 1991 when she was a Human Rights Intern at the law firm of Smith, Tabata, Inc. 

Kim Robinson
Renaissance Strategic Solutions

Dr. Marcel Jeuken
SustFin B.V.

Aakash Misra
Insurance & Pensions – Authorisation & Supervision

Adv. Thuleleni Mbhansa
Momentum Corporate (Legal Services)

Tiaan Bazuin
Namibian Stock Exchange

Sundeep Raichura
Zamara Group

Amanda Khoza
Institute of Retirement Funds Africa

Geraldine Fowler
Institute of Retirement Funds Africa

Wayne Hiller Van Rensburg
Pension Matters

Prof. Dana Muir
University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Issaka Ibrahim
Metropolitan Pension Trust Ghana

Tunji Andrews

Tunji is a highly skilled economist, entrepreneur, and committed financial inclusion advocate on a mission to create dedicated financial offerings for Africa’s underserved informal sector.  As an economist, he has over 15 years of experience in public and private sector roles across West Africa to include being senior special assistant to the statistician general of Nigeria and Consultant to the European Union under the EU SUFEGOR Project. He is currently CEO of AWABAH, a digital Pension Platform for Africa’s workforce

Nancy is the Head of Legal for DSY EB & Invest. She is responsible for the legal & compliance and tax have extremely good work relationship with SARS, FSCA&NT and she is actively involved with the regulators when it comes to aligning the law and pension and tax practices. She was twice the past President of the Pension Lawyers Association of South Africa. She a member of the IRFA Legal and Tax Committee and the Chairperson of the Tax committee. She served as a trustee and the PO on a number of boards with her past employees.

Nancy Andrews
Discovery Invest & Discovery Employee Benefits

Semoli Mokhanoi
Mergence Investment Managers

Semoli started his career with Momentum Actuaries and Consultants in 2001 as a fund accountant, later promoted to investment consultant. In 2006 he joined Metropolitan Asset Management as a business development manager. In 2008 he joined SYm|mETRY Multi Managers (now Old Mutual Multi Managers) as a business development executive. His successes include setting up Old Mutual Life Assurance company of South Africa (OMLACSA) in Lesotho, introducing a partnership between Old Mutual Kenya and the government of Uganda and designing an administration strategy for the Government of Malawi through Old Mutual Malawi. Semoli serves on several boards as a non-executive director and continues to apply his entrepreneurial skills to penetrate the African market as Regional Investments Strategist for Mergence.