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Robyn O'Brien

Co-founder of rePlant Capital

Vanessa Adams

VP Strategic Partnerships, and COP Partnership for Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa at AGRA

Stephen Awuah

Senior Manager for Ghana at Farrelly & Mitchell

Malachy Mitchell

Co-founder and Managing Director at Farrelly & Mitchell

Richard Ofori-Mante

Division Manager - Agriculture and Rural Finance at AfDB

Nate Halverson

Journalist, Reporter and Producer at Reveal

Uche Olukoju

VP - Business Operations at AirSmat

Tsitsi Musasike

Energy, Environment & ICT Manager at the Development Bank of Southern Africa

Nuradin Osman

President and CEO of Grosso Foods

Deji Adebusoye

Principal at Sahel Capital


Ambassador at the Embassy of Ethiopia in South Africa

Roger Frank

Managing Director at Innovare Advisors

Pavel Bordioug

CEO of NXT Farms

Thaven Naidoo

Southern Africa Regional Coordinator at PFAN

Michelle Adelman

CEO of Accite Holdings

Custodio Mucavele

Country Programme Officer for IFAD Mozambique

Gerhard Visagie

CEO of AgVentures

Johannes Buschmeier

Managing Director & CEO at Agriculture and Finance Consultants (AFC)

Wojtek Boniaszczuk

Regional Agribusiness Head at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Luis Rua

Market Access and Intelligence Manager at the Brazilian Association of Animal Protein (ABPA)


Agricultural Investment Directorate Director at the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture

Simone Sala

Senior Technical Specialist, ICT for Development at IFAD

Sarah El Ouadili

Senior Investment Officer - Agriculture Finance at the African Development Bank Group

Quentin Rukingama

Managing Partner at JBQ Africa

Thulasizwe Mkhabela

Group Executive - Agricultural Economics at the Agricultural Research Council

Noor Ullah

Agribusiness Investment Specialist at the Asian Development Bank

Jari Matero

Associate Director at Finnfund

Mezuo Nwuneli

Managing Partner at Sahel Capital

Bruno Carvalho Arruda

Economic affairs, Agriculture, BRICS and IBSA Manager at the Embassy of Brazil in South Africa

Volodymyr Slavinskyi

Deputy General Director of Trade at Nibulon

Moses Abukari

Regional Programme Manager at IFAD

Sabdiyo Dido

Head of Gender and Inclusiveness at AGRA

Kornelia Iipinge

SADC Renewable Energy Entrepreneurship Support Facility Coordinator at SACREEE

Gaetan Herinckx

Manager – SME/Corporate Funding Solution at BIO

Gijs Langeveld

International Food Waste Expert & Co-founder of Beyond Food Waste

Wynand Espach

COO at Agricolleges International

Nikolay Gorbachov

President of the Ukrainian Grain Association

Aliyu Abdulhameed

Managing Director at NIRSAL

Roux Wildenboer

Head of Agriculture at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking

Anna Sophia Rainer

Africa Manager at the German Agribusiness Alliance

Anne Keppler

Regional Director for Southern Africa at DEG Invest

Brian Kapotwe

Country Programme Officer at IFAD Zambia

Cobus Visagie

Group CEO at African Merchant Capital

Cherrie Atilano

President and CEO of AGREA Agricultural System International

Rémi Burdairon

Principal at Atria Trade Investments

Michael Sudarkasa

CEO of Africa Business Group

Sebastian Lesch

Head of the Agriculture Department at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Jan Willem Van Casteren

Director at eProd Solutions

Najeeb ALHumaid

Saudi Arabia Regional Manager at Farrelly & Mitchell

Julia Barton-Hill

CEO of Bellcrescent Partners

Gilles Mettetal

Member of the Supervisory Board at Nibulon

Ben Leyka

CEO of the African Agri Council

Gert Botes

Content Director at the African Agri Council

Subhadeep Sanyal

Partner at Omnivore

Tapfuma Musewe

Founder of Afrifursa

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