3rd Africa Business Forum – 17 Oct 2015 @Dubai World Trade Tower


Connect, network and meet the right people to make your business grow in Africa. Join AfricaBusinessForum.com at our bi-annual high profile Forum that aims to bring together Business professionals, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs, Govt officials, Exporters, Buyers and Sellers, to highlight the trade and investment potential of Africa. Connect with other business leaders, hear inspirational stories, and learn valuable tactics you can use to grow your business in Africa. You don’t want to miss out on this transformative meeting



 The UAE and in particular Dubai has a long standing history of trade and investment with Africa. The tradition of enterprise between Dubai and Africa has thrived in recent years. To highlight the business potential in Africa, the evening event aims to:

  • Highlight the African business opportunities that are opening up.
  • Connect African Businesses and UAE investors together.
  • Explore barriers to business and how to overcome them.
  • Celebrate the role of Dubai as the export gateway to African markets.
  • Highlight investment and bilateral trade opportunities.

Key Presenters:

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* Sara Carmody – Legal Director for Addleshaw Goddard (Middle East & Africa) LLP
* Darren Harris – Managing Associate for Addleshaw Goddard (Middle East & Africa) LLP

Leading international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard’s Africa Business Group will be presenting the ‘Investment Potential of Africa’ at the Africa Business Forum in Dubai on 17 Oct 2015. Addleshaw Goddard have for many years advised multinational companies such as Diageo, British American Tobacco and Britvic on their African requirements. They are part of the Sub-Saharan Africa Task Force, a business-led initiative chaired by the UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment and backed by UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, and are the only law firm among the UK businesses which comprise the Task Force.

Special Guests:

  • Mansoor Al Habbai – Head of International Alliances, Dubai Exports – Dubai, UAE Government.
  • Mohammed Rasheed Al Marzooqi – Senior Manager, Dubai Exports – Dubai, UAE Government.
  • Eissa Al Sheebani – Director, AFZA International, Ajman Freezone, Dubai, UAE.
  • Mahmoud Farouk Zein – Head of Business, Ajman Freezone Authority, Dubai, UAE Government.
  • H.E. Kedir Gethaun – Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia, UAE.
  • H.E Mr. Babatunde. T. Shonubi, Minister, Consulate General of Nigeria, UAE.
  • H.E. Ambassador Gcina Dlamini, Embassy of Swaziland, UAE.
  • Ton Van Doremalen – Tax Director, Ernst & Young Middle East.
  • Dahir Hussien – Regional Business Finance Director, Ericsson Telecommunications (Middle East & Africa).
  • M.J. Benny – Investment Promotion, Consulate General of Federal Republic of Ethiopia, UAE.
  • Counselor Mr. Donald Mazibuko, Embassy of Swaziland, UAE.
  • Florent Andre Bailly – Vice President, Crocs footwear Inc (Asia, Africa, Mid-east).
  • Abdulrahman Ahmed – CEO, Kenya – UK Investment Group.
  • Ian Antrobus – Regional Director ME&Africa, Fircroft Oil & Gas Recruitment.
  • AJ Karwa – Business Director, Fircroft Oil & Gas Recruitment.
  • Lauren Harrison – Legal Counsel, Fircroft Oil & Gas Recruitment.
  • Paulo Mauricio – Executive Chairman, Fircroft Oil & Gas Recruitment Angola.
  • Abdi Mohamed – Senior Account Manager, Royal Bank of Canada.
  • Geoffrey White – CEO, Agility Africa.
  • William Stenhouse – Vice President Africa, Agility.
  • Paul Okaru – CEO, Sub-Sahara Africa Ventures.
  • Abdisalam Ibrahim – Head of International Investments, Hanvard Africa.
  • Sanches Diamantino – CEO, Clear Global International for Angola.
  • Ian Gaitta – Partner, Africa Legal Network.
  • Mohammed Zakir Quraishi – Partner, Baker Tilly JFC consultancy.
  • Ebere Ihetu – Managing Director, ENA Consulting.
  • Haitham M. ALAINI – President, Griffin Group.
  • Sanjeev Verma – Director, Intelligent Partners.
  • Mohamoud Dualeh – Head of Banking Products, Alizz Islamic Bank.
  • Oyun-Erdene Byambadorj – Manager, Oriental Group.
  • Ashish Sachdeva – Managing Director, Svara Trading.
  • Joshy Ouseph – Commercial Manager, Essel Group ME.
  • Mohamed Ibrahim Yassin – CEO Daallo Airlines, National carrier of Republic of Djibouti.
  • Danil Bornventure – Managing Director, FittHPC.
  • Sylvia Youssef – Managing Consultant, How 2 UAE.
  • Daria Perlei – Director, Nature Theme.
  • Atif Warriach – Mashal Al Zarooni Chartered Accountants.
  • Eric Alexander – Consultant, Clear Global Consulting for Angola.
  • Rajiv Singh – CEO, Coco Veda Natural Products.
  • Ahmed Ali – Managing Director, World Wide Trading East Africa.
  • Abdallah Ali – Founder, Halal Strategy.
  • Pranav Nallat – Executive, Esc Al Sharafi Steel.
  • Altaf Rhemtulla – CEO, Computron Distribution.
  • Mr. B. P. Dalmia – Chairman, Resources and Commodities International.
  • Sapna Thakkar – Senior Manager, Venus Petrochemicals Middle East.
  • Mehul Goradia – Manager, Minerva Middle East.
  • Saby Dut Dutt – Managing Director, Seafood Middle East.
  • Abhijit Jayaswal – General Manager, Sea Port Technologies.
  • Marianna Camara – Managing Partner, Tandem International Network.
  • Sreejith Menon – Manager, Juno Enterprises.
  • Mohamed Salem – CEO, Sico Middle East.
  • Christina Scurville – Director, Chambers Business & Management Advisory.
  • Darrin Raniga – Director, The Valuator Group.
  • Pradeep Padmanabhan – Director, OBS Group.
  • Sam Malik – Managing Director, The PR Professionals.
  • Dawda Jawara – Head of Africa Practice, Clyde & Co.
  • Royal Luthra – Managing Director, Ashoka Paints.
  • Andrew Ward – Director, Affric Infrastructure Advisory.
  • Samer Solh – CFO, Enerwhere Solar.
  • Mahmoud Kasil – Senior Manager, Bayer (Germany) Pharmaceuticals.
  • Padmaja Nambiar – Managing Director, Juran Consultants.
  • Awaab Eltahir – MD Global Trading.
  • Kaltun Mohamed – Operations Director, TAHPI Pty Ltd.
  • Mustapha Handule – Operations Director, Hematrade.
  • Shukri Jamaludin – Operations Manager, Skylight Cargo Services.
  • Abdullahi Hassan – Business Manager, ADL Law.
  • Ayaana Farah – Consultant, McCone Properties.
  • Hatim Salih – Director, OGS Trading.
  • Selamawit Asefaw – Managing Director, Biseha.
  • Saifelyazal El Fadl – General Manager, OGS Trading.
  • Osama Abdalla Gahalla – CEO, OGS Trading.
  • Ayman Massoud – CEO, OBS Group.
  • Negash Yassin – MD, Nacha International.
  • M.F Imran – Assistant Manager – Griffin International
  • Zeyad Almajed – Chief Strategy, OBS Group
  • Deepak Tulsian – Trading Manager – MIDSTAR FZE

and many more…


  • Location: Dubai World Trade Tower, Dubai World Trade Club, Level 33, Sheikh Rashid Tower. Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE. See our website for location map.
  • Time: 6.30pm – 10pm.
  • ON-LINE REGISTRATION ONLY. Limited tickets available. No tickets available at the venue. Free valet parking. Food and beverage will be provided.
  • For speaker opportunities and sponsorship inquiries pleases email us at contact@africabusinessforum.com.






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