2010 Forum speakers include:

 

 2010 Highlights

 2010 Agenda

 

 

Christine Lagarde
Ministre de l’Économie, de l’industrie et de l’emploi, France 

Diplômée de la Holton Arms School à Bethesda (États-Unis) et détentrice d’un Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées (DESS) de droit social de l’université Paris X-Nanterre et de l’Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Paris, Christine Lagarde a débuté sa carrière comme Avocate à la cour d’appel de Paris.
Avocate associée gérante (1991) puis membre du comité exécutif (1995) du Cabinet Baker & McKenzie à Chicago (États-Unis), elle y a ensuite exercé les fonctions de présidente du comité exécutif, de 1999 à 2004 et du comité stratégique mondial à partir de 2004.
Elle a été Ministre déléguée au Commerce extérieur de 2005 à 2007, Ministre de l’Agriculture et de la pêche de mai à juin 2007, Ministre de l’Économie, des finances et de l’emploi, de juin 2007 à mars 2008. Elle est la Ministre de l’Économie, de l’industrie et de l’emploi depuis mars 2008.

 

 

 

Richard Boucher, Deputy Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

 

 

 

Mishal Husain,
Journalist and Broadcaster

Mishal Husain presents the main weekend news on BBC 1 and is a regular anchor on BBC World. She has been a BBC World presenter since 2000, when she made her debut on the channel’s business news and World Business Report.
Since then she has become a familiar face around the world – fronting the main news bulletins, reporting on location, and interviewing for the arts programme HARDtalk Extra.
Mishal’s family is originally from Pakistan, but she was born in the UK in 1973 and grew up in the Middle East. She was educated at Cambridge University, where she read law, and went on to complete a Masters in Law at the European University Institute in Florence.

 

Mario Pezzini
Acting Director, OECD Development Centre

Mr Mario Pezzini has been appointed as Director ad interim of the OECD Development Centre on 1 April 2010. Mr. Pezzini, an Italian national, joined the OECD in 1995 as Principal Administrator in charge of the work on Distressed Urban Areas. From 1996 to 1999 he was the Head of the OECD Rural Development Programme. From 1999 to 2006, he was Head of the Regional Competitiveness and Governance Division in the Public Governance and Territorial Directorate, promoting regional development, regional policy effectiveness and multilevel governance. Since February 2007, he has been Deputy Director of the Public Governace and Territorial Directorate.
Before joining the Organisation, Mr. Pezzini was Professor in Industrial Economics at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris as well as in US and Italian Universities. On several occasions, Mr. Pezzini has been economic advisor for international organisations and think tanks (such as ILO, UNIDO, European Commission and Nomisma in Italy) in the field of economic development, industrial organisation and regional economics, with a particular focus on policies for clusters and networks of small and medium sized firms as well as on policies to valorise natural and cultural resources. At the beginning of his career he was manager in the Regional Government of the Emilia-Romagna Region.

Charles Koffi Diby
Mnistre de L’Économie et des finances, Côte d’Ivoire

Diplômé du Cycle Supérieur de l’École Nationale d’Administration (option: Trésor) et de l’Institut International d’Administration Publique (IIAP) de Paris (France), Charles Koffi Diby est détenteur d’une Maîtrise et Licence en Science Sociale. Depuis le 28 décembre 2005, il est Ministre Délégué auprès du Premier Ministre chargé de l’Économie et des Finances. Il a débuté sa carrière à l’Inspection Générale du Trésor et l’Agence Comptable Centrale des Dépenses Publiques avant de devenir Agent Comptable auprès de l’Institut National de la Jeunesse et des Sports de Mai 1985 Juin 1990 puis auprès de l’Institut National de la Formation Technique et Professionnelle jusqu’en Mai 1991. De Mai 1991 à août 1993 il est Fondé de Pouvoirs à l’Agence Comptable Centrale des Dépenses Publiques et Enseignant vacataire à l’Ecole Nationale d’Administration.
Il devient ensuite Trésorier Départemental de Bondoukou et Receveur Municipal de Bondoukou-Nassian (Août 1993 à Août 1994) puis Trésorier Départemental de Daoukro et Receveur Municipal de Daoukro-Ouéllé jusqu’en août 1997. Payeur Général du Trésor de 1998 à 2000, il est nommé Directeur Général Adjoint de la Comptabilité Publique et du Trésor puis Conseiller technique du Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances avant de devenir en 2001 Directeur Général du Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique et membre de Conseils d’Administration de plusieurs structures étatiques, ainsi que Président du Conseil d’Administration de la Société Nouvelle Air Ivoire.

 

Abdoulaye Diop
Ministre d’État, Ministre de l’Économie et des finances de la République du Sénégal

M. Abdoulaye Diop est entré au gouvernement du Sénégal le 25 mai 2000, comme Ministre Délégué chargé du Budget. Il a nommé Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances du Sénégal le 18 mai 2001. En 2005, il a été élevé au rang de Ministre d’État, Ministre de l’Économie et des Finances. Diplômé de l’École Nationale d’Administration et de Magistrature en 1980, après une Maîtrise de Droit Privé des Affaires de l’Université de Dakar, M. Diop est Inspecteur principal du Trésor, 1ère classe, 2ème échelon.
Avant ses fonctions ministérielles, il a été membre de l’Observatoire des Finances Locales des pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et travaillé au Sénégal comme membre de la Commission de réforme des textes de la Décentralisation et Président du Comité Technique chargé de la Réforme de la fiscalité locale. Il a aussi acquis une expérience pédagogique en tant que formateur à l’École Nationale d’Administration et de Magistrature.
À travers ses fonctions ministérielles (2001-10), il a représenté le Sénégal en tant que Gouverneur au niveau de plusieurs institutions internationales comme la Banque Mondiale, le Fonds Monétaire Internationale, la Banque Africaine de Développement, la Banque Islamique de Développement, la Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement, la Banque Centrale des États de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Porte parole du Groupe Afrique au FMI, il a assuré aussi la Présidence du Conseil des Gouverneurs de la Banque Islamique de Développement (2006-07) et la Présidence du Conseil des Gouverneurs de la Banque Africaine de Développement (2006-07).
À la tête du département de l’Économie et des Finances, il a mis en oeuvre, de 2002 à 2008, quarante cinq réformes budgétaires, financières, fiscales, douanières, etc. Maîtrisant parfaitement le français, langue officielle du Sénégal, M. Diop s’exprime en anglais et en arabe. Il a été nommé Chevalierdans l’Ordre National du Lion de la République du Sénégal en mars 1996.

 

Nizar Baraka
Ministre délégué auprès du Premier ministre, chargé des affaires économiques et générales, Maroc

Détenteur d’une licence en Économie à l’Université Mohammed V, Agdal (1985), d’un Diplôme des Études Approfondies (DEA) en Économie à l’Université d’Aix Marseille III (1986) et d’un Doctorat en Sciences Économiques délivré par la même université (1992), M. Nizar Baraka est Professeur à la Faculté des Sciences Juridiques, Économiques et Sociales de l’Université Mohammed V, Agdal.
Chef de Service de l’Actualité Économique à la Direction des Etudes et des Prévisions Financières au Ministère des Finances (1996) puis Chef de la Division de la Politique Économique et Chef de la Division des Synthèses Macro-Économiques en 1998, il devient ensuite Directeur Adjoint à la Direction des Études et des Prévisions Financières au Ministère des Finances et de la Privatisation en juin 2006. Le 15 Oct. 2007, il est nommé par Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI, Ministre Délégué auprès du Premier Ministre, Chargé des Affaires Économiques et Générales.
Il est membre du Conseil National du Parti de l’Istiqlal (PI) (1989) et membre du Comité Central en 1998 et du Comité exécutif du PI depuis 2003. En 2005, il est élu Vice-Président de la branche Africaine de l’Internationale Démocratique du Centre (IDC) puis réélu en 2007 pour un deuxième mandat. Nommé en 2004, Membre du Conseil d’Administration du Conseil Déontologique des Valeurs Mobilières (CDVM), puis en 2006, Membre de l’Observatoire National pour le Développement Humain Membre Fondateur de l’Alliance Professionnelle de Réflexion et d’Orientation, il est également membre du Conseil d’Administration de l’Association Marocaine des Sciences Économiques.

 

Lamido Sanusi
Governor and Chairman of the Board, Central Bank of Nigeria

Mr. Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi started his western education at St. Anne Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna (1967-1972). He had his West African School Certificate at the prestigious King’s College, Lagos in 1977. Mr. Sanusi obtained his first and Master’s degrees in Economics at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1981 and 1983 respectively. He also has a first class degree in Sharia and Islamic Studies from the African International University, Khartoun, Sudan in 1997.
Mr. Sanusi commenced his working career in 1983, as a lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he taught Economics. He has traversed the banking industry, beginning in 1985 at Icon Limited (Merchant Bankers), a subsidiary of Morgan Guaranty Trust Bank of New York, and Baring Brothers of London, through United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) as General Manager, to the Group Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria PLC in January 2009. As an accomplished carrier banker, he is reputed to have championed the development of enterprise-wide risk management control mechanisms. Mr Sanusi has presented paper at Local and International fora bordering on banking, politics, religion and society. Many of his papers have been published in academic journals, books and newspapers around the world. He is married and blessed with children. Mr Sanusi was appointed the 10th Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in June 2009.

 

 

Hendrik du Toit
Chief Executive Officer, Investec Asset Management

Hendrik joined the Investec Group in 1991 as a Portfolio Manager and founding member of Investec Asset Management. In 1992 he was appointed Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. Under his stewardship, Investec Asset Management grew from a small South African start-up, to an international specialist fund management firm entrusted with in excess of GBP40 billion of client assets as at 31 December 2009.
Hendrik holds a Master of Philosophy in Economics and Politics of Development from Cambridge University, as well as a Master of Commerce in Economics and International Finance (Cum Laude), Bachelor of Commerce in Economics honours degree (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Law) from Stellenbosch University.
He previously served a full term as a Non-Executive Director of the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (the premier state owned development agency) and was Founding Deputy Chairman of the Investment Management Association of South Africa. In 2008 Global Investor (a Euromoney publication) named him Asset Management CEO of the Year.
In 2009 Hendrik was elected to the board of the UK based Investment Management Association, an industry association representing investment management firms which collectively manage assets of USD5 trillion.

 

Razia Khan
Head of Macro-Economics & Regional Head of Research, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank

Razia Khan is ’s London-based Head of Macro-Economics and Regional Head of Research, Africa. Razia currently works both in the African Regional Office, advising the Executive Committee on matters relating to Africa, and at the Wholesale Bank, where she provides in-depth analysis on African Économies to the Bank’s clients.
Standard Chartered Bank provides regular monthly and ad-hoc themebased publications on African Économies and markets, and has received recognition for providing the best research on Africa. In 2006 and 2007, the Bank won Banker Magazine’s ‘Best Bank in Africa’ award.
During her time with Standard Chartered Bank, Razia has been acknowledged as the leading analyst on African Économies. As well as advising key multinational corporations and funds with African interests in Europe, the US, Asia, and the Middle East, she is a frequent visitor to Africa, sharing her insights on African Économies with clients and policy makers. Razia is frequently called on to provide analysis of African markets on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, CNBC, and the BBC World Service. Reflecting the Bank’s unparalleled market knowledge of African Économies, Razia also provides regular African updates to institutions such as the US Treasury, the African Development Bank, and a range of African central banks and multilateral institutions with an interest in Africa. She started her career with Standard Chartered Bank in 1997, initially working with Global Markets in Botswana. Shortly thereafter, she joined the London Dealing Room, spearheading the development of Treasury research in African foreign exchange and money markets. Following the merger between the Group’s market and internal research functions, she was promoted to the post of Regional Head of Research for Africa. Razia is a graduate of the London School of Economics with a BSc Hons degree in Economics and an MSc (Econ) in Development, including Monetary Economics and International Trade Law.

 

Rotimi Nihinlola
Group Head Alliances and Corporate, Ecobank International

Rotimi Nihinlola is the Group Head, Alliances & Corporate Office in Corporate Bank of Ecobank Transnational Inc (ETI). ETI is the parent company of Ecobank Group, the leading independent banking group in Africa, presently operating in 30 African countries. He is based in Ecobank Representative Office in South Africa. Before his current role, Rotimi was Group Head, Corporate Development working on strategic initiatives for the bank. He was also responsible for implementing Ecobank microfinance program in Africa and managing Ecobank’s relationship with Multilaterals, Bi-laterals, Development Finance Institutions, International Non-Governmental Organisations, foreign Foundations and embassies across Africa.
Rotimi’s banking career spanned over 15 years. He completed his first degree in Accounting as a scholar of Totalfinaelf. He is a chartered accountant, a holder of MSc degree in Economics from The University of Sheffield, England and also an alumnus of Harvard Business School’s strategic microfinance leadership program. He was a senior lecturer and researcher at the Lagos Business School and has participated actively in various international fora as paper presenter and facilitator

  

 

Christian Chavagneux
Rédacteur en chef adjoint, Alternatives Économiques

Christian Chavagneux est docteur en économie et titulaire d’un Master d’économie politique internationale de la London School of Economics. Il a travaillé pour l’Agence française de développement, pour une grande banque internationale et comme chargé de mission à l’ex Commissariat général du Plan, un think tank rattaché au Premier ministre.
Il est aujourd’hui rédacteur en chef adjoint du magazine Alternatives Economiques et rédacteur en chef de la revue L’Économie politique.
Son dernier livre, co écrit avec Ronen Palan et Richard Murphy, Tax Havens : How Globalization Really Works, Cornell University Press, est sorti en janvier 2010.

  

 

Cristina Duarte
Minister of Finance of Cape Verde

Prior to being appointed Minister of Finance in 2006, Mrs. Duarte was the Head of the World Bank’s Privatization Program in Cape Verde. Before joining the World Bank, Minister Duarte had worked extensively at managerial positions in several African countries for Citibank N.A. She was Vice-President and Head of Global Corporate & Investment Banking for Citibank in Angola.In her professional career, Minister Duarte has worked for several international organizations (World Bank, African Development Bank, UNDP, UNCTAD and the FAO ) on issues related to private sector development. Minister Duarte holds a Master of International Management (MBA International) from Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management, Arizona, USA. She also obtained an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from The Economics Institute, University of Colorado, USA.
Minister Duarte has also served as lecturer in Public Administration, Local and National Planning Systems and Private Management in Public Affairs in Cape Verde.

  

 

Ifueko Omoigui Okauru
Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)


Ms. Ifueko Omoigui Okauru is currently the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and Chairman of the Joint Tax Board, a position she assumed with effect from 3 May 2004. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria, a Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and a member of the United Nations Committee of Tax Experts on International Cooperation.
Since her appointment, Ifueko has championed tax reform at both Federal and State level in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Omoigui Okauru was Chief Responsibility (Executive) Officer of ReStraL Ltd., a leadership and management services company, which she founded in 1996. Before that, she was a partner in the erstwhile firm of Arthur Andersen and Co., now split into KPMG Professional Services and Accenture.

 

 

 

Kampeta Sayinzoga
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda

At the time of her appointment as Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury she was the Government Chief Economist in the same ministry from September 2009 to December 2009. She designed and implemented macroeconomic policies; coordinated external financing mobiliszation and coordinated all economic policies initiated by other government entities.
Prior to this Mrs Kampeta Pitchette Sayizonga worked as Director of a Macro-Economic Policy Unit. She improved the theoretical knowledge of the real sector, formulated laws, and coordinated formulation of tax policy and monitoring its implementation. She promoted and mainstreamed regional and international economic integration, and formulated reforms and policies in the financial sector. Additional responsibilities included developing the unit’s strategic and annual plans, coordinating action plan for export promotion strategies, and providing oversight over the Capital Markets Authority and the Financial Sector Secretariat.
She is also the chair of the Development Partners Consultative Group which gathers all development partners involved in Rwanda and high level government official to ensure coordination of aid financed development activities. She chairs several Board of Directors among which: Rwanda Revenue Authority, Fina Bank Etc.

  

 

Tom Albanese
Chief Executive, Rio Tinto

Tom Albanese was appointed chief executive of Rio Tinto on 1 May 2007. He was previously director, Group Resources from July 2006 with responsibility for Exploration, Operational and Technical Excellence, Human Resources, External Affairs and Global Business Services. He joined Rio Tinto in 1993. Tom was appointed to the Rio Tinto Board in March 2006 when he was chief executive, Copper & Exploration. Before joining Rio Tinto, Tom was chief operating officer of Nerco, a US mining company acquired by Kennecott Utah Copper in 1993. His Rio Tinto career began at the Greens Creek Mine in Alaska, where he was general manager. This was followed by spells as Group Exploration executive in London from 1995 and as vice president, engineering and technical services at Kennecott Utah Copper in the US from 1998.
Tom was appointed managing director of North Limited following its acquisition by Rio Tinto in 2000 and oversaw the integration of the new business before returning to London to take up the role of chief executive, Industrial Minerals, a position he held from 2001 to 2004. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mineral Economics and a Master’s in Mining Engineering. In 2009 he joined the Board of Visitors for Duke University Fuqua School of Business in North Carolina. Tom is married to Mary and they have two daughters.

 

 

 

Adeniyi Obe
Directeur général West and central Africa Cluster, Deloitte

Adeniyi Obe is the Managing Partner/Cluster Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte West & Central Africa, (Akintola Williams Deloitte). With about 32 years with the firm and its predecessors, he has garnered a considerable amount of experience servicing Financial Institutions, Manufacturing Industry, Construction, Oil and Gas, Fraud, Special Investigations and Insolvency Practice. Before his current appointment, he was the Finance Partner, Financial Institutions’ Team Leader and Quality Partner of Akintola Williams Deloitte and had served in various other capacities. He is a specialist in Banking and other Financial Institutions and served for a number of years as Senior Partner responsible for professional services to various banks and the Central Bank of Nigeria and his clients have included many of the biggest companies in Nigeria and he is well respected throughout the Nigerian market place. Adeniyi is a graduate of the University of Lagos (B. Sc. Accounting) and also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Adeniyi enjoys reading and playing golf.

  

 

John Christensen
Directeur, Réseau mondial pour la justice fiscale

John Christensen is co-founder of the Tax Justice Network and director of its London-based International Secretariat. Trained as both an auditor and a development economist, he has worked in a variety of the world's poorer countries. Interestingly, he has also worked as a company and trust administrator in Jersey, British Channel Islands (a prominent European tax haven) and from 1987 to 1998 served as economic adviser to the States of Jersey (the island's government). In 1999/2000 he advised British NGO Oxfam on the preparation of their influential report: Tax Havens: Releasing the Hidden Billions for Development (June 2000). Other recent publications on current faults in the global financial system, including tax us if you can (2005), Closing the Floodgates (2007), and A Game As Old As Empire (2007). John Christensen holds an honours degree in applied economics and an M.Phil in economics and law. He has also done post-graduate studies at Templeton College, Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. John has published many academic articles on the impact of fiscal policies on development processes, and regularly comments on these issues on radio programmes and in the international press. His work is sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, and he is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

  

 

Stefano Manservisi
Director General for Development, European Commission, Italy

Stefano Manservisi has held the position of Director General for Development at the European Commission since 2004.
Prior to this posting, he held several positions within the European Commission, which he joined in 1983, including Head of Cabinet to President R. Prodi and Head of Unit in the Commission’s Development Directorate.
Mr. Manservisi obtained a Law Degree from the University of Bologna, a Study Certificate in European Organisations from the University of Strasbourg and a DESS from the Sorbonne in International Administration, before completing a preparatory course for diplomats at the University of Florence in 1981.
Before joining the European Commission, Mr. Manservisi was an official at the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade in Rome and worked for a period as a lawyer in Bologna.