NEW YORK, August 27, 2015 - Global Finance magazine has announced the Who’s Who in African Finance 2015. This exclusive resource recognizes the most influential, creative, and powerful people in the African business and financial communities. It will be published in the October 2015 issue as part of Global Finance’s annual African Supplement.

Decisions are made by Global Finance’s Editorial Review Board based on nominations, discussions with analysts and consultants and further independent research.

“Africa is among the fastest growing regions of the world, and many African countries have taken major steps toward improving their investment climate and conditions for doing business,” said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance. “In our Who’s Who in African Finance, we recognize the finance industry leaders and the leading finance officials at major non-financial corporations who are making their mark.”

The full list of the Who’s Who in African Finance 





African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina President Côte d'Ivoire
Atria Africa Grant Flanagan Managing Director and CIO Zimbabwe
Attacq Melt Hamman Financial Director South Africa
Attijariwafa Mohamed El Kettani President Morocco
Banco Único António Correia CEO Mozambique
Barclays Bank Mauritius Ravin Dajee Managing Director Mauritius
Barloworld Equipment Anushuya Gounden Executive Director: Finance South Africa
Beyonic Luke Kyohere CEO Uganda
BMCI BNP Paribas Laurent Dupuch Chairman and CEO Morocco
Capitec Bank Gerrie Fourie CEO South Africa
Citi Kevin Murray Managing Director for West and
Central Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Commerzbank Florian Witt Regional Head, Africa Nigeria
Deutsche Bank Peter Wharton-Hood CEO and Chief Country Officer of
Deutsche Bank in South Africa
South Africa
Ecobank Albert Essien Outgoing CEO Togo
EY Ethiopia Zemedeneh Negatu Managing Partner and Head of
Transaction Advisory
First Bank of Nigeria Stephen Olabisi Onasanya Group Managing Director/CEO Nigeria
IC Securities (Ghana) David Awuah-Darko Chairman and CEO Ghana
Jaiz Bank Muhammad Nurul Islam Managing Director/CEO Nigeria
Kestrel Capital (East Africa) Andre DeSimone Executive Director and CEO Kenya
Millenium bim
José Reino da Costa Vice Chariman and CE0 Mozambique
MTN Brett Goschen Group CFO South Africa
Nedbank Mike Brown Chief Executive South Africa
Nestlé Nigeria Syed Saiful Islam Head of Finance and Control Nigeria
NIC Bank John Gachora Group Managing Director Kenya
Nigerian Breweries Mark Rutten Finance Director Nigeria
Remgro Leon Crouse CFO South Africa
Société Générale de
Banques de Côte d'Ivoire
Hubert de Saint Jean Managing Director Côte d'Ivoire
Standard Bank Sim Tshabalala Joint CEO South Africa
Stanlib Seelan Gobalsamy CEO South Africa
United Bank for Africa Phillips Oduoza Group Managing Director/CEO Nigeria
Vetiva Capital Management Chuka Eseka Managing Director and CEO Nigeria

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