Dr. Ernest Addison to attend Africa Financial Industry Summit (AFIS) 2022

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Governor of Bank of Ghana, Dr Ernest Addison

The Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison is confirmed to join other Governors, Finance and Economy Ministers at the 2022 edition of the Africa Financial Industry Summit.

The Africa Financial Industry Summit (AFIS), a platform that promotes the emergence of an inclusive, innovative and modern pan-African financial services sector, will hold its annual summit on 28 and 29 November 2022 in Lomé, Togo.

As new technologies continue to revolutionise the world of finance, AFIS provides a space for the public and private sectors to debate on the ways in which the African financial industry can adapt to the current major economic disruptions and use the advent of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to further its transformation.

Over 20 Ministers of Economy and Finance (among them, Adama Coulibaly of Côte d’Ivoire, Sani Yaya of Togo, Nadia Fettah of Morocco, and Romuald Wadagni of Benin) and Governors (Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, BCEAO; Dr. Ernest Addison, Ghana; Godwin Emefiele, Nigeria; Kalyalyalya Denny H., Zambia; John Rwangombwa, Rwanda; and Harvesh Kumar Seegolam, Mauritius), have confirmed their participation to AFIS 2022.

The biggest financial groups and their leaders will also be in Lomé: Sérgio Pimenta, Vice President for Africa, IFC; Abenaa Kessewaa Brown, Chairperson of National Insurance Commission of Ghana; Ade Ayeyemi, Group CEO of Ecobank; Felix Edoh Kossi Amenounvé, CEO of BRVM; Amine Bouabid, Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Africa; Serge Ekué, President of BOAD; and Aïda Diarra, Senior Vice President and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa at Visa.

The others are Benedict Oramah, President of Afreximbank; James Mwangi, CEO of Equity Bank Group, Kenya; Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, CEO of M-PESA Africa; Mareme Mbaye Ndiaye, CEO of Société Générale Cameroon; Nagoum Yamassoum, President of Cosumaf; Kuseni Dlamini, Chairman of Massmart Holdings, South Africa; Ashok Shah, CEO of APA Insurance, Kenya; and many more industry leaders from Africa and the rest of the world.

Their participation highlights how the Africa Financial Industry Summit (AFIS) is contributing to transforming African finance by bringing together the most influential actors of the sector around structural topics of the financial industry.

Founded by Jeune Afrique Media Group in 2021, with the support of IFC (World Bank Group), AFIS is a sister organisation of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, the leading platform for the African private sector.

AFIS’ objective is to build a robust financial industry that serves the real economy and sustainable development. Bringing together the most influential figures and institutions in African finance, as well as regulators, AFIS works to improve financial inclusion and the emergence of a truly pan-African financial services industry.

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