About the event

The African Central Bank Conference hosts regulators and central bank officials from across the continent. The key themes focus on the broader monetary policy environment, on financial market development, and on strategic responses to shared challenges. The aim of the conference is to raise awareness of the pipeline of innovative solutions across different countries as it is key for African sovereigns to form partnerships with institutional investors as the controllers of the largest pool of assets available for long-term investing.

Day 1


15 March 2023

Opening and Positioning by Lerato Mbele

Programme Director


Welcome Address by Sim Tshabalala

Chief Executive Officer, Standard Bank Group


Opening Address by Lesetja Kganyago

Governor, South African Reserve Bank (SARB)


Africa’s Seat at the Table, Calibrating for a New World Order by Goolam Ballim

Chief Economist, Head of Research, Standard Bank Group


Keynote Address by The Right Honourable Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Prime Minister of Namibia


Session framer | Unlocking Development Finance 

Agnes Dasewicz, Chief Operating Officer, The Development Finance Corporation (DFC)


Panel One | Mobilising Institutional Investors for Development

Panel One | Meet the Panel

Moderated by Aymeric Saha. Panellists: Musa Mabesa, Rich Nuzum, Jenna Diallo
4 Panelists

Session framer | Financing Solutions 

Elizabeth Muchemi-Rintari, Head, Global Markets Client Structured Origination International, Standard Bank Group


Panel Two | African Solutions for an African Problem

Panel Two | Meet the Panel

Moderated by Sola Adegbesan. Panelists: Elizabeth Muchemi-Rintari, Leon Bezuidenhout, Nana Asare, Stefan Snyder, Richard Waite
6 Panelists

Session Framer | Trading as one continent – An update on AfCFTA

Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Panel Three | Beyond AfCFTA: Prerequisites to Intra-Africa Trade Growth

Panel Three | Meet the Panel

Moderated by Shaahien Mottiar. Panelists: Kevin Njiraini, Dr. Samson Oyebode Oyetunde, Richard de Roos
4 Panelists

Keynote Address by Goldwin Emefiele

Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria


Networking Cocktails by Lungisa Fuzile

Chief Executive Officer, South Africa , Standard Bank Group


16 March 2023

Day 2

Opening and Positioning by Lerato Mbele

Programme Director

Welcome Address by Yinka Sanni

Chief Executive Officer, Africa Regions, Standard Bank Group

Opening Address by Tito Mboweni

Former Minister of Finance and Governor of The South African Reserve Bank (SARB)

Keynote Address by Charles Russell

Head, Financials, SA Banks Analyst

Session Framer | REPO Markets Positioning

Angus Robertson, Head, Local Market Africa Trading and FX Derivatives Trading, Standard Bank

Panel One | Liquidity and Sustainability Facility

A United Nations Initiative to Support Reduced Cost of Funding and Liquidity for African Sovereigns

Panel One | Meet the Panel

Moderated by Richard Pott. Panellists: David Escoffier, Brian Ruane
3 Panelists

Keynote Address by Governor Dr. Ernest Kwamina Yedu Addison

The Central Bank of Ghana

Panel Two | Digital Transformation in Banking

Panel Two | Meet the Panel

Moderated by Mpumi Makhubu-Mukogo. Panellists: Ian Putter, Bunmi Akinyemiju, Alfred Mukudu, Brian Muthiora
5 Panelists

Keynote Address by Prof. P.L.O Lumumba

Former Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission