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Japan has always been a strong and loyal partner of Africa and a leader in many fields including that of agriculture. And Japan has remained steadfast in its support of the African cause, establishing the first TICAD in 1993 when virtually everybody else had turned their backs. Africa Japan trade sits at a modest $25bn but with Africa becoming an increasingly strategic continent in terms of energy and raw commodities, as well as a large consumer market it is a continent which has much to offer Japan, and vice versa.

Event introduction

Japan has always been a strong and loyal partner of Africa and a leader in many fields including that of agriculture. And Japan has remained steadfast in its support of the African cause, establishing the first TICAD in 1993 when virtually everybody else had turned their backs. Africa Japan trade sits at a modest $25bn but with Africa becoming an increasingly strategic continent in terms of energy and raw commodities, as well as a large consumer market it is a continent which has much to offer Japan, and vice versa. During his visit to Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire and Mozambique Prime Minister Abe reiterated that Japanese cooperation was one of equals and that Japanese aid was designed to create jobs and transfer technologies. It is with this in mind and to follow up on successful events in Tokyo that IC Publications and Nikkei Business will organise a Africa-Japan Business Investment Forum at the end of August of 2015.

Nikkei Business and African Business are the leading business publications in Japan and Africa respectively. Between them they have unrivalled networks in terms of the African and Japanese business community.

The objective of the Forum is to help strengthen ties between these two business networks as well as to share best practice and opportunities between these two constituencies.

The Investment Forum will bring together some key actors in the Japanese and African business circles as well as select ministerial interventions.

There will be a focus on key sectors including finance, agri-business, manufacturing, energy and technology.

The Forum will be a classic Business Forum, including a networking cocktail reception on the eve of the Forum and a one and half day event featuring panel discussion and parallel streams.

The discussion will be Davos style like panels as well as some case studies and interactive discussions. The Forum will create platforms for 1-1 interactions and networking opportunities.

Why attend?

Following last year’s visit by Prime Minister Abe, a clear statement of intent was made to drive investment into Africa. Japanese investments are rising on the continent. Japan is now the biggest importer of Nigerian liquefied natural gas, and has invested heavily in Mozambique’s off-shore gas. Japanese trading house Mitsui holds a 20% stake in the Mozambique gas field operated by Anadarko. Two of the country’s liquefied natural gas firms, LNG Japan and Itochi, are also investors in a huge natural-gas project with Nigeria’s state-owned energy company. Japanese banks are actively financing infrastructure projects throughout Africa. Automotive products, including those assembled in Africa by Japanese companies such as Toyota, Nissan and Mitsubishi, find a ready market with the emerging African middle-classes.

This Forum will highlight opportunity areas that trading companies such as Mitsui, Itochu, Toyota, Tsusho, Mitsubishi Corporation, Marubeni, Sojitz and Sumitomo, find relevant to their business.

The Forum will create unique a platform and unrivalled access to meet industry players from both Africa and Japan.


  • Hailemariam Desalegn
    Prime Minister of Ethiopia - Ethiopia

  • Bright Simons
    President - mPedigree Network

  • Hiroshi Kato
    Vice President - Japan International Cooperation Agency

  • Marcus Courage
    CEO - Africa Practice

  • Chris Cleverly
    CEO - Made in Africa Foundation

  • Tewolde Gebremariam
    CEO - Ethiopian Airlines

  • Melissa Cook
    Managing Director - Africa Sunrise Partners LLC

  • Yukiko Omura
    Board Member - GuarantCo

  • Chuma Ezedinma
    Head of Agribusiness - UNIDO

  • HE Mrs Fatima Acyl
    Commissioner for Trade and Industry - African Union Commission

  • Hailu Tessema
    Founder - Mama Fresh

  • Junko Ishii
    Director General - Industry and Business Development Support - JETRO

  • Susumu Tsubaki
    Chief Executive - Asia Africa Investment and Consulting

  • Carl-Heinrich Bruhn
    CEO - Amatheon Agri Holding

  • Emmanuel Nnadozie
    Executive Secretary - African Capacity Building Foundation

  • Gabriel Negatu
    Regional Director- East Africa - African Development Bank

  • Aida Opoku-Mensah
    Special Adviser - Post 2015 Development Agenda - UNECA

  • Yasushi Naito
    Executive Adviser to Director General, Africa - JICA

  • Tom Minney
    Chief Executive - African Growth Partners

  • Jef Vincent
    Chief Underwriting Officer - African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)

  • Nigel Drew
    Partner - DLA Piper UK LLP

  • Moriyuki Aida
    Executive Officer for Europe the Middle East & Africa - Japan Bank for International Cooperation

  • Katsumi Hirano
    Chief Senior Researcher - IDE-JETRO

  • Zemedeneh Negatu
    Managing Partner, Ethiopia and Head, Transaction Advisory Services - EY

  • Dr. Abdalla Hamdok
    Chief Economist and Deputy Executive Secretary - UNECA

  • AMB Suzuki
    Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary - Embassy of Japan

  • Helen Hai
    Goodwill Ambassador, UNIDO - CEO, Made in Africa Initiative

  • Jef Vincent
    Chief Underwriting Officer - African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)

  • Seif Rashid
    Minister of Health, Tanzania -

  • Alemayehu Tegenu
    Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia -

  • Yasushi Naito
    Executive Adviser to Director General, Africa - JICA



Day 1 – Monday 31st August                                                                                                     

14.00 – 19.00      Registration

18.00 – 18.30      Press Briefing

19.00 – 19.30      Keynote Address

  • Inaugural Address: HE Ato Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

19.30 – 21.00      Reception


Day 2 – Tuesday 1st September

8.00 – 9.00           Registration and Breakfast

09.00– 09.30       Opening Remarks

  • Omar Ben Yedder, Group Publisher and Managing Director, IC Publications
  • Dawano Kedir, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Kazuyuki Nakane, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • Keynote Address: Made in Africa- a case in Ethiopia

Hon. Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, Minister and Special Advisor to the Ethiopian Prime Minister

09.30-10.00         Special Dialogue: “Africa-Japan Partnership – Growth through collaboration”


  • HE Mrs Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission
  • Hiroshi Kato, Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • HE Kazuhiro Suzuki, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan


  • Omar Ben Yedder, Managing Director and Group Publisher, IC Publications

10.00 – 10.15      Keynote Address: Quality Infrastructure for Africa’s Structural Transformation

  • Abdalla Hamdok, Chief Economist and Deputy Executive Secretary, UNECA

10.15 – 11.15      Quality Infrastructure: partnership and investment opportunities

                                Panel Discussion:

  • Gabriel Negatu, Regional Director- East Africa, African Development Bank
  • Zemedeneh Negatu, Managing Partner, Ethiopia and Head, Transaction Advisory Services, EY
  • Katsumi Hirano, Chief Senior Researcher, IDE-JETRO
  • Chris Cleverly, CEO, Made in Africa Foundation/ Chairman, African Potash Plc


  • Anver Versi, Director of Communication and External Relations, ACET

11.15 – 11.45      Coffee Break – Sponsored by

11.15 – 11.45      Press Conference

11.45 – 13.00      Breakout Session 1

Financing for Growth

Keynote Address: Moriyuki Aida, Executive Officer for Europe, the Middle East & Africa, Japan Bank for International Cooperation


  • Melissa Cook, Managing Director, African Sunrise Partners LLC
  • Yukiko Omura, Board Member, GuarantCo, Amatheon Agri Holding NV & Assured Guaranty
  • Nigel Drew, Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP
  • Jef Vincent, Chief Underwriting Officer, African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)


  • Tom Minney, Chief Executive, African Growth Partners


Breakout Session 2

Creating a Knowledge Economy: Africa-Japan Partnerships


  • Hon Muhwezi Katugugu Jim, Minister of Information and National Guidance, Republic of Uganda
  • Bright Simons, President, mPedigree Network
  • Emmanuel Nnadozie, Executive Secretary, African Capacity Building Foundation
  • Yasushi Naito, Executive Adviser to Director General, Africa, JICA
  • Myriam Said, Director of Corporate Services, Kifiya


  • Aida Opoku-Mensah, Special Adviser- Post 2015 Development Agenda, UNECA


13.00 – 14.30      Lunch


14.30 – 14.40       Keynote Address:  

Helen Hai, Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation; Chief Executive Officer, Made in Africa Initiative

14.40 – 15.40      Plenary Session 2

Logistics & Ports: building and expanding Africa’s trade gateways


  • Admassu Tadesse, President and Chief Executive, PTA Bank
  • Tatsuo Harada, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan
  • Aboubaker Omar Hadi, Chairman, Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority
  • Tony Stenning, Managing Director- East and Southern Africa, Bollore/SDV
  • Girma Shiferaw, VP Corporate Strategy, Communication & Alliances, Ethiopian Airlines


  • Anver Versi, Director of Communication and External Relations, ACET

15.40 – 16.00      Coffee Break


16.00 – 17.00      Breakout Session 3

Energy: Creating Sustainable Solutions


  • Alemayehu Tegenu, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, Ethiopia
  • Shuntaro Yamazaki, Executive Specialist- Smart Energy Business Unit, NEC Corporation
  • Samuel Alemayehu, Managing Director, Cambridge Industries Ltd
  • Masanori Sakanashi, General Manager, East Africa, Marubeni Corporation, Japan
  • Luka Buljan, Investment Director, Berkeley Energy Fund


  • Ross Alexander, Director, Africa Matters Ltd


Breakout Session 4

Agriculture- led Growth:

Keynote Address: Carl Heinrich Bruhn, CEO, Amatheon Agri Holding NV


  • Osamu Hashiramoto, Director, International Cooperation Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan
  • Ramesh Damodaran Moochikal, Regional Head- South & East Africa, Olam International Ltd.
  • Yemi Akinbamijo, Director, FARA


  • Susumu Tsubaki, Chief Executive Officer, Asia Africa Investment and Consulting


17.00 – 17.20      One to One Discussion:  

  • HE Joaquim Chissano, Former President of Mozambique


  • Omar Ben Yedder, Managing Director and Group Publisher, African Business


17.20 – 18.30      Plenary Session 3

Africa -Japan Collaboration: Improving Industrial Policy and Enhancing Factory Efficiency


  • Kenichi Ohno, Professor of Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
  • Getahun Tadesse, Director General, Ethiopian Kaizen Industries



  • Jin Kimiaki, Chief Representative, JICA Ethiopia


Day 3 – Wednesday 2nd September

09.00 – 10.15      Investing in Healthcare: Prospects, Policies and Challenges

  • Innovative solutions to accelerate access to quality healthcare
  • Role of technology in improving the healthcare provisions in Africa
  • How to attract investment in the Healthcare and pharma sector?
  • Developing Africa’s capacity in medical manufacturing


  • Dr. Seif Seleman Rashid, Minister of Health, Tanzania
  • Allan Pamba, VP Pharmaceuticals East Africa and Government Affairs Africa, GSK
  • Andrew Wilson, Vice President, Abbott Fund, Tanzania
  • Lekh Raj Juneja, Executive Vice President and Chief Health Officer, Rohto Pharmaceutical


  • Khama Rogo, Lead Health Specialist Africa, IFC

10.15 – 11.15      Doing Business in Africa

  • What urgent reforms are needed to bring about real progress in Africa?
  • Role of the private sector in developing and implementing the reforms
  • Special focus on the Ethiopian Investment Climate Programme


  • Marcus Courage, CEO, Africa Practice
  • Mamo Esmelealem Mihretu, Program Manager Trade and Competitiveness, World Bank Group
  • Tadesse Lencho, Head of Corporate and Tax Practice, DLA Piper Africa
  • E Paulo Gomes, Chairman, Africa South East China Chamber of Commerce
  • Junko Ishii, Director-General- Industry and Business Development Support, JETRO


  • Tom Minney, Chief Executive, African Growth Partners

11.15- 11.45        Coffee Break

11.45 – 12.30      Economic Diversification

  • How can we maximize revenue and local content?
  • How can we develop Africa’s production capacity and quality?
  • How can we use the comparative advantage of Japan to industrialize Africa?


  • Kweku Ricketts-Hagan (MP), Deputy Minister, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ghana
  • Dennis Awori, Chairman, Toyota Tsusho East Africa Limited
  • Mayur Kothari, Founder and Chairman, Mohan Group of Companies
  • Francis Agbonlahor, Managing Director, Meta Abo Brewery Share Company- Diageo


  • Anver Versi, Director of Communication and External Relations, ACET

12.30 – 12.45      Concluding Remarks

  • HE Mr. Tadesse Haile, State Minister, Ministry of Trade, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Nobuyuki Tanaka, Managing Director, Nikkei BP


12.45 – 14.00      Lunch
14.00 – 17.00      Site Visits




Bronze Sponsor

From its origins as a port equipment engineering specialist in 1988, Portek is now an operator of medium-sized ports and a one-stop provider of port equipment engineering solutions to ports around the world.

Headquartered in Singapore, Portek has offices in over 10 countries throughout Africa, Europe and Asia, with staff strength of more than 2000 employees. Portek is a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. of Japan, which is a veritable household name with more than 130 years of history. Leveraging on Mitsui’s established global network, Portek is able to deliver enhanced knowledge and solutions in port business, as we combine Portek’s niche capabilities and “can-do” spirit with Mitsui’s resources.

Portek’s unique combination of port engineering, port management and port information technology expertise has enabled Portek to quickly gear up the capacity of a terminal, establish its operational infrastructure and build up port throughput within a short time.  Through our operations in emerging markets, we strive to contribute towards the sustainable development of economies; thus our ethos of Maximising Throughput and Accelerating Growth for our clients, partners and communities around the world.


DLA Piper Africa combines the resource and expertise of DLA Piper’s global practice together with leading business law firms across the African continent to provide an unrivalled pan-Africa service.

DLA Piper’s commitment to Africa is longstanding and we have built a strong and comprehensive presence across the African continent. We operate as an integrated team combining leading national practitioners with DLA Piper specialist lawyers experienced in Africa.

We have extensive experience of projects and transactions in the most important business sectors for Africa, including oil and gas, financial services, power and water, infrastructure, telecoms, commodities and mining. We also have wide experience of litigation and international arbitration in and relating to the continent.


Ethiopian Airlines, official partner of Africa – Japan Business Investment Forum, Economy and Business airplane tickets booked from ET’s website: https://www.ethiopianairlines.com/AA/EN

Delegates are invited to make travel arrangements by contacting Ethiopian Airlines local sales offices.
To find out ET office in your nearest area, please email your departure city to: conventions@ethiopianairlines.com or ahmeda@ethiopianairlines.com

Kindly take note of the following sales and travel restrictions:

  1. Delegates may purchase their flight ticket until Monday, August 31, 2015.
  2. Delegates are expected/allowed to travel to Addis Ababa from Wednesday August 19 up to September 02, 2015.
  3. Delegates are allowed to return to their destination from Monday, August 31 – September 14, 2015.

During the past seven decades of sustainable operation, Ethiopian Airlines has become Africa’s largest and leading airline, turning profits for almost all the years of its existence. Operating at the forefront of technology, the airline has also become one of Ethiopia’s major industries and a veritable institution in Africa. It commands a lion’s share of the pan African network including the daily and double daily east-west flight across the continent. Currently, Ethiopian is serving more than 90 international destinations across 5 continents where 52 are in Africa and 20 domestic points with over 200 daily flights using the latest technology aircraft such as the B777s and B787s.


Bronze Sponsor

The Amatheon Agri Group comprises sustainable farming, trading and food processing operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Alongside these three business pillars, Amatheon Agri aims to be a long term key player in the region as well as a continuous contributor to African food security.

The Group is headquartered in Germany’s capital Berlin with business operations in Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. A multinational management team with more than 10 nationalities combines extensive agricultural and food expertise with international business know-how and deep knowledge of the African continent.

Amatheon Agri successfully gains competitive advantages through its holistic and sustainable business approach, focusing on each step of the value chain with regards to vertical integration and horizontal replication. As a result, the Group recently acquired major meat companies and successfully established a Joint Venture with the Toyota Tsusho Corporation, both in Zambia.












Past Attendees

  • Ambassador Mohau Pheko – Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Japan
  • Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, Chief Executive Officer, New Partnership for Africa’s Development
  • Florence A. Chenoweth, Minister for Agriculture, Liberia
  • Davis Chirchir, Cabinet Secretary, Kenya Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Kenya
  • Robert Kaponda SICHINGA M.P., Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry, Zambia
  • Jean Paul Nemoyato Bagebole, Minister of the Economy and Commerce, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  • Valentine Sendanyoye Rugwabiza, Chief Executive Officer, Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Rwanda
  • Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, Executive Chairperson of Kalagadi Manganese (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
  • Oba Otudeko, Chairman, Honeywell Group; FBN Holdings Plc, Nigeria
  • Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopia
  • Zodwa Dlamini, LHWC Chief Delegate, Lesotho Highlands Water Commissioner (LHWC) RSA’s Permanent Delegate, Maseru Lesotho
  • Remmy Makumbe, Director, Infrastructure and Services, Southern African Development
  • Community (SADC), Botswana
  • Helmut Reiner Bahrs, Global Head, Financial Institutions, Investec Limited, South Africa
  • Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Chief Executive Officer of eleni LLC, Ethiopia
  • Nkosi’ Mcineka, Co-founder and CEO, Amaphisi Farmers, South Africaアマフィシ・ファーマーズ CEO (南アフリカ)
  • Chris van der Merwe, Chief Executive Officer, PamodziAgri, South Africa パモジ・インベストメント・ホールディングズ CEO (南アフリカ)
  • Oladapo Walker, Coordinator Inter-Country Support Team for West Africa, World Health Organization (WHO), Burkina Faso 世界保健機関 (WHO) IST/西アフリカ・コーディネーター(ブルキナファソ)
  • Paul Mwaniki, Vice Chairman, Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF), Kenya ケニアヘルスケア連盟 副会長
  • James Kuria, Head of Africa Business Development, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting Co.,Ltd. デロイト トーマツ コンサルティング アフリカビジネス開発リーダー
  • Rendani Neluvhalani, Partner, EY South Africa, International Tax Services – Pan-African Tax Desk, Asia Pacific Tax Centre EY 南アフリカ 国際税務サービス 汎アフリカタックスデスク アジア・パシフィックタックス センター パートナー (南アフリカ)
  • Nathaniel O. Agola, Associate Professor, International Economics & Finance, Doshisha University – Graduate School of Global Studies, Kyoto, Japan 同志社大学大学院グローバル・スタディーズ研究科准教授
  • Ken Poonoosamy, Managing Director, Board of Investment (BOI), Mauritius モーリシャス投資委員会 委員長
  • Mr Lies Kerrar, CEO HUMILIS FINANCE, Algeria ウミリスファイナンス CEO (アルジェリア)
  • Ebenezer N. ESSOKA, Vice Chairman, Africa Region, Standard Chartered Bank, South Africa スタンダードチャータード銀行 アフリカ地域担当副会長 (南アフリカ)
  • Karim Hajji, CEO, Casablanca Stock Exchange, Morocco カサブランカ証券取引所 CEO (モロッコ)
  • Joseph Ogutu, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Safaricom, Kenya サファリコム 戦略イノベーション局長 (ケニア)
  • Minoush Abdel-Meguid, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CO-FOUNDER of Union Capital Partners, Egypt ユニオンキャピタルパートナー代表 (エジプト)
  • Amadou Hott, CEO of the sovereign wealth fund of Senegal for strategic investments, Senegal セネガル国家戦略投資ファンド CEO
  • Yaw Owusu, Founder and Managing Director, Gateway Innovations, Ghana ゲートウェイ・イノベーション 社長(ガーナ)
  • Professor Bruno G. POLLET, Director, Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) HySA 社長(南アフリカ)
  • Darryl Naidoo, PhD Student Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) National Laser Centre, South Africa 科学工業研究会議(南アフリカ)
  • Adam Kendall, Partner, McKinsey & Company’s sub-Saharan Office, Johannesburg マッキンゼー・サブサハラ・オフィス パートナー(南アフリカ)
  • PETER MUNGA, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Equity Bank Ltd & CEO of Equatorial Nut Processors, Kenya Equity Bank 理事会議長等 (ケニア)
  • Kiprono Kittony, CEO of Capital Realtime Ltd & National Chairman of Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI), Kenya キャピタル・リアルタイム CEO ケニア商工会議所会長
  • Dennis Awori, Managing Chairman and Acting Managing Director, TOYOTA KENYA LTD. Kenya トヨタケニア会長 (ケニア)
  • SAMUEL MAJWEGA MUSOKE, Director of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce (UNCCI) & Chairman MK Group MK グループ会長、ウガンダ商工会議所会長
  • Chris Bale, CEO Power, Oil & Gas, Honeywell Group ハニーウェル・グループ・電力・石油・ガス CEO (ナイジェリア)
  • Mehdi Bendimerad, Founder and CEO of SPS (Système Panneaux Sandwichs), Algeria SPS, CSO (アルジェリア)
  • Adama OUEDRAOGO, CEO of SATEL SARL, Burkina Faso SATEL SARL 社 CEO (ブルキナファソ)
  • Cyr Namoulniara DIATTO, DIRECTEUR GENERAL, SOCIETE DE DISTRIBUTION DE FIBRE OPTIQUE (SODISFO), Burkina Faso 光ファイバー回線事業会社会長 (ブルキナファソ)
  • Zamo Gwala, CEO of Trade and Investment KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa クヴァズルーナタル地方貿易・投資 CEO (南アフリカ)
  • Khalid Ibrahim Khalifa Alsleas, Representative of DP World Djibouti DP World ジブチ代表
  • Jason Reynard, REGIONAL CEO, Bolloré Africa Logistics in East Africa ボロレアフリカロジスティクス 東アフリカ CEO
  • Tshepo Makhene, Managing Director of Afrolink Enterprises (Pty) Ltd., South Africa Afrolink 社 社長(南アフリカ)
  • Vincent Mabulu, Executive chairman of Kianga Capital Limited and President of Archi-M Studios, South Africa-Hong Kong Kianga Capital 社 会長(南アフリカ・香港)
  • Themba MADI, Chief Financial Officer of Kianga Capital Limited, South Africa-Hong Kong Kianga Capital 社 CFO(南アフリカ・香港)
  • Kauna Ndilula, Managing Director, Business Financial Solutions, Namibia ビジネス・ファイナンシャル・ソリューション 社長 (ナミビア)
  • Aliou FAYE, CEO BENET Co., Senegal ベネット社 CEO (セネガル)
  • Nicolas DJIBO, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Côte d’Ivoire コートジボワール商工会議所会長
  • Lassane ZIBA, Président de la section Térritoriale du Centre Ouest de la Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Burkina Faso ブルキナファソ商工会議所中西部会長
  • Franck TAPSOBA, Director General of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso ブルキナファソ商工会議所事務局長
  • Evariste KY, Chargé d’Etudes, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Burkina Faso ブルキナファソ商工会会議所 ビジネスプロモーション部マネージャー
  • Jean-Baptiste SATCHIVI, President of Benin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIBENIN), Benin ベナン商工会議所会長
  • Raymond ADJAKPA ABILE, Assignment Manager of the President of Benin Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIBENIN), Benin ベナン商工会議所マネージャー
  • Said Mahamoud DEIL, 1st Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce of Djibouti & CEO of Halt Group, Republic of Djibouti ジブチ商工会議所第一書記 ハルトグループ CEO
  • Dennis Karera, Managing Director of Kigali Heights & Chairperson of Rwanda Hotels and Restaurants Association & Board Member of East African Business Council (EABC), Rwanda 東アフリカビジネス協議会役員 (ルワンダ) キガリハイツ社長 ルワンダホテルレストラン協会会長
  • Jim Kabeho, Director of Madhvani Group, Uganda & East African Business Council (EABC), Uganda 東アフリカビジネス協議会役員 (ウガンダ)
  • Avninder Singh Dhariwal, Managing Director of AVCO INVESTMENTS LIMITED, Tanzania & Board Member of East African Business Council (EABC), Tanzania 東アフリカビジネス評議会役員・AVOC 社長 (タンザニア)
  • Econie Nijimbere, President of Burundi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture & Handicrafts, CCIB & Chairman of East African Business Council (EABC), Burundi 東アフリカビジネス協議会役員、ブルンジ商工会議所会長
  • SIMON-SOMONE MIBRATHU, Secretary General, Ministry of Budget, Republic of Djibouti ジブチ予算省事務総長
  • LOURENÇO SEBASTÃO SAMBO, Director of Centro de Promocao de Investimentos (CPI) Mozambique モザンビーク投資促進センター局長
  • David Nuyoma, CEO of Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF), Namibia ナミビア年金基金 CEO
  • Eric Robson ANDRIAMIHAJA, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Economic Development Board of Madagascar (EDBM) マダガスカル経済開発局 副 CEO
  • Florence Mumba, Acting Director General of Zambia Development Agency (ZDA), Zambia ザンビア開発機構 局長代理
  • ABOUBAKER OMAR HADI, Chairman of the Djibouti Ports and Free Zones Authority ジブチ経済特区議長
  • HANA FARAH ASSOWEH, Director General of the National Fund of Social Security (CNSS), Ministry of Labor, Djibouti 労働省国家社会保障局長(ジブチ)
  • ALI MOHAMED DIMBIO, Press Adviser to the President of the Republic of Djibouti ジブチ大統領プレスアドバイザー
  • Mahmoud Ahmed Ahmed ElMahgoub, Investor Relations Manager – Asia Region, General Authority for Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), Egypt エジプト投資自由貿易庁マネージャー
  • Ali Zaki, Business Development Associate – Americas & Asia, Moroccan Investment Development Agency (AMDI), Morocco モロッコ投資・開発庁 アジア・米州担当
  • Wilbard Nashandi, Deputy Director of Projects & Incentives Namibia Investment Centre – Ministry of Trade and Industry, Namibia ナミビア貿易産業省 投資センター部長補佐
  • Ndeye Diago DIEYE, Investment Officer of the Sovereign wealth fund for Strategic Investments of Senegal (FONSIS) セネガル国家政府系戦略投資ファンド
  • Tadesse Dadi SEGNI, Adviser in Ethiopia, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) TOKYO, Ethiopia UNIDO 投資技術振興アドバイザー(エチオピア)
  • Nandio DURAO, Advisor of Investment and Technology Promotion in Mozambique, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo UNIDO モザンビーク投資テクノロジー促進アドバイザー
  • Robert Hersov, Founder and CEO – Invest Africa, and African Capital Investments, UK インベストメント・アフリカ、アフリカキャピタルインベストメント創始者/議長 (英国)
  • Clive Tasker, CEO of Standard Advisory (China) Limited, Bejing, China スタンダードアドバイサリー CEO(中国)
  • Michael Marshall, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Atago Pacific Partners, Japan アタゴ・パシフィック・パートナーズ共同創設者、代表 (米国)
  • S. Kuppuswamy, Chairman, CII Africa Subcommittee on Finance & Banking; ADVISOR, GROUP FINANCE AND SPECIAL PROJECTS of SHAPOORJI PALLONJI & CO. LTD., India インド工業連盟 アフリカ金融銀行小委員会 委員長 シャプールジ・パロンジ 顧問
  • Janaki Chaudhry, Member, CII Africa Committee; Head of Strategy & Business Development at Tata International, India インド工業連盟アフリカ委員会 委員 インド タタ International 戦略・ビジネス開発部長
  • Japanese Panelists and Moderators
  • Tatsuo YAMASAKI, Director-General, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Japan 財務省国際局長
  • Ambassador OKAMURA Yoshifumi, Director-General for African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for Africa 外務省アフリカ部長
  • Hiromichi Matsushima, Director-General for International Affairs, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) 農林水産省 大臣官房総括審議官(国際)
  • Shinji FUJINO, Executive Director, Member of the Board, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) 石油天然ガス・金属鉱物資源機構(JOGMEC)理事
  • Hiroshi Kato, Vice President, JICA 国際協力機構(JICA)理事
  • Tomiyasu Nakamura, Executive Vice President, JETRO 日本貿易振興機構(JETRO)理事
  • Shigeki Kimura, Managing Executive Officer, JBIC 国際協力銀行(JBIC)執行役員
  • Yutaka Kase, Joint Chairman, Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa; Chairman of the Board, Sojitz 経団連サブ・サハラ委員会委員長 双日会長
  • Mamoru Sekiyama, Chairman of Committee on Africa-Japan Relations, Keizai Doyukai; Senior Executive Vice President, Marubeni 経済同友会アフリカ委員会委員長 丸紅副会長
  • Hiroyuki Hino, Senior Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic of Kenya ケニア大統領府アドバイザー
  • Susumu Tsubaki, Director of Asia Africa Investment and Consulting Pte.LTD., Japan アジア・アフリカ・インベストメント&コンサルティング
  • George HARA, Ambassador and Chairman, Alliance Forum Foundation Taketo Hara, Special Advisor to the Cabinet Office of the Prime Minister of Japan 国連経済社会理事会非政府諮問機関アライアンス・フォーラム財団 代表理事
  • Yasushi Yoshikai, Managing Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Energy Business Unit Ⅱ, MITSUI & CO., LTD 三井物産 執行役員 エネルギー第二本部長
  • Eiji Hijikata, Senior Operating Officer /Power Project and Infrastructure Division, Marubeni Corporation 丸紅 電力・インフラ部門 部門長補佐
  • Takahiko Goan, Advisor, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. ヤマハ発動機 顧問
  • Toshihiko Kita, Managing Executive Officer, President of Machinery Division, Sojitz 双日 常務執行役員 機械部門長
  • Yukiko Omura, Advisory Board member of Amatheon Agri Holding N.V. & Former Vice President and COO of International Fund For Agricultural Development (IFAD), Executive Vice President of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), World Bank Group アマテオン・アグリ・ホールディング顧問 前 MIGA 長官
  • Takaaki Abe, President, Granpa Co. Ltd. グランパ 社長
  • Yasushi Shingai, Executive Deputy President, JT 日本たばこ(JT) 副社長
  • Yasuhiko Toride, Group Executive Professional, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. 味の素 研究開発企画部 専任部長
  • Yukishige Sanada, TERUMO Europe General Manager, TERUMO Corporation テルモ テルモヨーロッパ経営企画部ゼネラルマネージャー
  • Mina Arai-Ito, Middle East and Afrcia Group Representative, Baker & Mckenzie, Attonery at Foreign Law ベーカー&マッケンジー法律事務所 中東アフリカグループ代表
  • Yasumitsu Himeno, Representative in Tokyo, World Bank Group MIGA 世銀グループ多国間保証機関(MIGA)東京事務所長
  • Muneo Kurauchi, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Tokyo UFJ 三菱東京 UFJ 銀行 専務執行役員
  • Hideto Nakahara, Senior Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Business Development, Mitsubishi Corporation 三菱商事 代表取締役副社長執行役員
  • Hattori Takashi, Managing Director, Toyota Tsusho Corporation 豊田通商 常務取締役
  • African Ambassadors to Japan
  • E. Ambassador ESTIFANOS Afeworki Haile, Embassy of Eritrea & Dean of the African Diplomatic Corps (ADC) エスティファノス・アフォルキ・ハイレ エリトリア大使・在京アフリカ外交団 団長
  • AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY Dr. MOHAU PHEKO, Embassy of the Republic of South Africa & Chairperson of the Japan-Africa Business Forum 2014 モハウ・ペコ 南アフリカ大使・フォーラム議長
  • Ambassador Sid Ali KETRANDJI, Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria シド・アリ・ケトランジ アルジェリア民主人民共和国大使
  • Ambassador João Miguel VAHEKENI, Embassy of the Republic of Angola ジョアン・ミゲル・ヴァイケニ アンゴラ共和国大使
  • Ambassador ZOMAHOUN, Embassy of Benin ルフィン・ゾマホン ベナン共和国大使
  • Ambassador His Excellency Mr. Jacob Dickie NKATE, Embassy of the Republic of Botswana ジェーコブ・ディッキー・ンカテ ボツワナ共和国大使
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Francois OUBIDA, Embassy of Burkina Faso フランソワ・ウビダ ブルキナファソ大使
  • Ambassador Pierre NDZENGUE, Embassy of the Republic of Cameroon ピエール・ンジェンゲ カメルーン共和国大使
  • Chargé d’Affaires a.i. MWENDA BAMBINGANILA Raphaël, Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo ラファエル・ムウェンダ・バンビンガニラ コンゴ民主共和国臨時代理大使
  • Ambassador Boniface LEZONA, Embassy of the Republic of the Congo
  • ボニファス・レゾナ コンゴ共和国臨時代理大使
  • Ambassador Jérôme Klôh WEYA, Embassy of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire ジェローム・クロー・ウェア コートジボワール共和国大使
  • Ambassador Ahmed Araita Ali, Embassy of Djibouti アホメド・アライタ・アリ ジブチ共和国大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Hisham El-Zimaity, Embassy of Egypt ヒシャーム・エルズィメーティ エジプト・アラブ共和国大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Mr. Markos Tekle Rike, Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia マルコス・タクレ・リケ エチオピア連邦民主共和国大使
  • Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mr. François PENDJET BOMBILA, Embassy of the Gabonese Republic (Gabon) フランソワ・ペンジェ・ボンビラ ガボン共和国臨時代理大使
  • E. Ambassador Edmond Kofi Agbenutse Deh, Embassy of the Republic of Ghana エドモンド・コフィ・アグベヌチェ・デー ガーナ共和国大使
  • E. Ambassador Senkoun SYLLA, Embassy of the Republic of Guinea サンクン・シラ ギニア共和国大使
  • E. Ambassador BENSON H. O. OGUTU; M.B.S, Embassy of the Republic of Kenya ベンソン・ヘンリー・オウマ・オグトゥ ケニア共和国大使
  • Ambassador Richard RAMOELETSI, Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho リチャド・ラモエレツィ レソト王国大使
  • Ambassador Youngor Sevelee TELEWODA, Embassy of the Republic of Liberia ヤンゴー・セベリー・テレウォダ リベリア共和国大使
  • Ambassador Ahmed A. S. OWN, Embassy of Libya アフマド・アブドルカリーム・サーレム・オウン リビア大使
  • Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Minister Plenipotentiary, Mr. Eugène Mahaonison, Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar マハオニソン・ユージェーヌ マダガスカル共和国臨時代理大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Reuben Ngwenya, Embassy of Malawi ルベン・ングウェニャ マラウイ共和国大使
  • Ambassador Mahamane Elhadji Bania TOURE, Embassy of the Republic of Mali モハマン・エルハッジ・バニア・トゥーレ マリ共和国大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Yahya NGAM, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania ヤヒヤ・ンガム モーリタニアイスラム共和国大使
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Dr. Samir ARROUR, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco サミール・アルール モロッコ王国大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Belmiro Jose MALATE, Embassy of the Republic of Mozambique ベルミロ・ジョゼ・マラテ モザンビーク共和国大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Sophia-Namupa Nangombe, Embassy of Namibia ソフィア=ナムパ・ナンコンベ ナミビア共和国大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Godwin Nsude AGBO, Embassy of Nigeria ゴッドウィン・ンスデ・アボ ナイジェリア連邦共和国大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Dr. Charles MURIGANDE, Embassy of Rwanda シャルル・ムリガンデ ルワンダ共和国大使
  • Ambassador H.E. Bouna Sémou DIOUF, Embassy of the Republic of Senegal ブーナ・セム・ジュフ セネガル共和国大使
  • Ambassador Abdelwahab Mohamed ELHIJAZI, Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan アブドゥルワッハーブ・ムハンマド・エルヒジャージ スーダン共和国大使
  • Ambassador Salome Thaddaus SIJAONA, Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in Japan サロメ・タダウス・シジャオナ タンザニア連合共和国大使
  • Ambassador BODJONA Alewabia Delali Aklesso, Embassy of the Republic of Togo ボジョナ・アレワビア・デラリ・アクレソ トーゴ共和国臨時代理大使
  • Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Farhad KHLIF, Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia ファルハト・クリフ チュニジア共和国大使
  • Ambassador Betty Grace Akech-Okullo, Embassy of Uganda ベティ・グレース・アケチーオクロ ウガンダ共和国大使
  • Ambassador Ng’ona Mwelwa CHIBESAKUNDA, Embassy of the Republic of Zambia ンゴナ・ムエル・チベサクンダ ザンビア共和国大使
  • Counsellor Mr. Lloyd P. SITHOLE, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe ロイド・シトーレ ジンバブエ共和国臨時代理大使
  • Raymond Zate Zoukpo, Director, Office of the First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (FVP & COO), African Development Bank アフリカ開発銀行 総合調整局長
  • Désiré Vencatachellum, Director, Resource Mobilization and External Finance (FRMB), African Development Bank アフリカ開発銀行 資金動員及び外部資金局長
  • Peter Ide, Chief Technical Assistance Officer, Private Sector Operations, African Development Bank アフリカ開発銀行 民間セクター局 チーフ TA オフィサー(EPSA, FAPA 担当)
  • ONIKE, NICOL-HOURA, Principal Business Development Officer, Private Sector Department (OPSM), African Development Bank アフリカ開発銀行 民間セクター局プリンシパルオフィサー(ビジネス開発・コミュニケーション)
  • Masayuki Tamagawa, Head, External Representation Office for Asia (ASRO), African Development Bank アフリカ開発銀行 アジア代表事務所所長