Fintech in focus:
Building a post-crisis future

SEPTEMBER 3-4, 2020 | 1 PM WAT / 8 AM EST

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The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the workings of the global economy. This has led to downturns and possible economic recession across the globe. It is conceivable that these negative effects will be felt most keenly on the African continent where large parts of the population remain in poverty and economic indices are not as strong.


Although the pandemic is still far from over, it is important to begin to think and plan for recovery. This provides hope for the future and a plan for how to get there. As leading players in the African tech ecosystem, we have the responsibility of continuing to develop the ecosystem, particularly in moments of uncertainty. Our goal is to facilitate conversations, insight, collaborations, and provide resources that will help the startup economy remain resilient through the crisis and emerge better in a post-COVID/ crisis economy.


This event is a digital dialogue to pull the collective insights, ideas, experiences, and aspirations of investors, corporates, and other stakeholders in the ecosystem to explore how we can accelerate recovery and build sustainable and profitable businesses using fintech as a vehicle.





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Event speakers


Aaron Fu

Head of Growth, Catalyst Fund

Ashley Lewis

Senior Investment Officer, Accion Venture Lab

Babayemi Olulana

Founder & CEO, Flex Finance

Badal Malik

Co-founder & CBO, KarmaLife

Bunmi Akinyemiju

Founder, Venture Garden Group and GreenHouse Capital

Djiba Diallo

Senior Fintech Advisor, Ecobank

Elsa Muzzolini

General Manager, Mobile Financial Services, MTN Nigeria

Evi Muco

Portfolio Manager, AHL Ventures

Ido Sum

Partner, TLcom Capital

John Oke

CEO, Wallets Africa

Peter Bunor

Global Growth Lead, Field Intelligence

Maelis Carraro

Managing Principal Consultant & Director, Catalyst Fund

Razaq Ahmed

Co-founder & CEO, Cowrywise

Smita Aggarwal

VC Investor and Board Director

Sofia Zab

Global Head, Commercial and Marketing, Transsnet Financial

Tomi Davies

Angel Investor, African Business Angel Network

Toyin Adeniji

Executive Director, Bank of Industry


(Time displayed in West Africa timezone)

Day 1 – Sep 3

Day 2 – Sep 4