Agribusiness Africa Conference – Speakers

Session 1 

Who owns the value in the agriculture value chain?


Chris Potgieter 
– Speaker
Head of private client securities, Old Mutual Wealth


Prof Johann Kirsten
 – Panel moderator
Director, Bureau for Economic Research


Lucien Jansen
– Panellist
CEO, PPECB


Mokgethi Tshabalala – Panellist
GM, Thebe Agroprocessing

Session 2

The missing middle in agriculture


Dr Theo de Jager – Speaker & Panellist
President, World Farmers’ Organisation


Mandla Nkomo – Speaker & Panellist
Regional MD for Southern Africa, Solidaridad


Dr Mmatlou Kalaba – Panel moderator
Economist, UP


Dawie Maree – Panellist
Head of information &marketing, FNB Agriculture


Jolene Dawson 
– Panellist
Development Partnerships Global Agriculture Lead, Accenture

Session 3

Towards a fairer, freer and friendlier trading environment


Dessy Choumelova – 
Speaker & Panellist
Counsellor for agriculture, food safety & climate change, EU delegation to South Africa


Dr Shadrack Ralekeno Moephuli
 – Speaker & Panellist
President, ARC


Wandile Sihlobo
– Panel moderator
Head of Agribusiness Intelligence, Agbiz


François L Baird
– Panellist
Founder, FairPlay


Tatiana Mata
– Panellist
Agribusiness & Rural Development Specialist, Entrepreneur & Visionary, Mozambique

Session 4

Sustainable food systems: trading fairly, ethically and profitably


Doaa Abdel-Motaal
 – Speaker & Panellist
Executive Director, Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, Oxford Martin School


Michelle Adelman
 – Speaker & Panellist
Founder & MD, Accite Holdings


Denene Erasmus 
– Panel moderator
Editor, Farmer’s Weekly


Nic Bronkhorst – Panellist
MD, OBARO


Tshepo Maeko – Panellist
GM, new business development, Omnia

Speakers are subject to change

 

 

Speaker introductions


Ray van Rooyen
Head of AgriBusiness: Rest of Africa, Absa
Introducing Pieter Geldenhuys, Keynote speaker day 1


Koos Nel
Head of Agri Market, Old Mutual Retail Affluent
Introducing Prof Joann Kirsten in Session 1


Andries Mahlase
Manager Business Development, Santam
Introducing Prof Ruth Hall, Keynote speaker day 2


Nico Groenewald
Head of Agribusiness, Standard Bank SA
Introducing the Presidency, day 2


Neel Rust
CEO, Laeveld Agrochem
Introducing Dr Doaa Abdel-Motaal in Session 4


Nic Bronkhorst
MD, OBARO
Introducing Michelle Adelman in Session 4