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Bhartesh Shah
Chief Operations Officer, Equity Bank

Bhartesh holds an MBA from the University of Warwick and a Bachelor Of Science (Hons.) in Banking and Finance from Loughborough University. He has over 18 years of banking experience with multiple financial institutions in various capacities and in different locations. Bhartesh has in-depth experience in the financial services industry covering corporate finance, corporate banking, transaction banking, wealth management, bancassurance, product management and retail banking. He previously worked for Midland Bank (HSBC), UK; Standard Chartered Bank, Kenya, Botswana and Singapore; and Citibank, Africa. Bhartesh’s immediate former roles were Head of Retail Banking SCB Kenya and East Africa and Head Of Digital banking, Africa. Bhartesh joined Equity bank in 2015.

Temitope Akinwumi
Customer Value Management Head, Commercial Division, Etisalat

Temitope is a seasoned hands-on Data Analyst with strong technical, analytical & commercial expertise in extracting and modeling complex big/small data sets to provide accurate, actionable and Insightful information that facilitate 'FACT-BASED' decision making.

He is currently the Head, Customer Value Management within the Commercial division of Etisalat Nigeria and is responsible for leading the Consumer Insight & Analytics, Campaign Management and Loyalty teams to drive end to end customer value extraction and ultimately increase share of wallet. Read more

Samuel Adotey Allotey
Head of Insights, Vodafone Ghana

Samuel Allotey is the Head of Insights at Vodafone Ghana. With over 15 years in marketing research, starting at Research International, he has previously led research and insights teams in Cadbury and MTG – Viasat 1. At Vodafone where he has been since 2010, he leads his team to ensure the customer voice is taking on board at all levels of decision making within the organisation.

Adeolu Dairo
Director Consumer Segment Marketing, Etisalat

Adeolu is the Director, Consumer Segment Marketing within the Commercial division of Etisalat Nigeria. In this role, he leads the various consumer segments which include the youth, mass market and the high value segment. As part of his portfolio, he leads the mobile broadband and customer value management functions.

He has led and participated in advanced analytics and CRM with various technology companies across Europe and Africa. He is currently responsible for driving business revenue performance through proposition development and customer base management. Read more

Muzammil Ebrahim
Associate Director, Risk Advisory - Data Analytics, Deloitte

Over the last 12+ years Muzzi has built up core experience and capability in linking data and technology capabilities and solutions to business problems, predominantly in the risk and regulatory space within some of SA’s largest Financial Services providers (amongst other organisations). During his tenure at Deloitte, he has worked with many key clients to address a range of issues relating to the use of data and analytics to support and solve for regulatory compliance requirements. Muzzi has through this focused effort built core capability in and now leads the Regulatory Analytics agenda for Risk Advisory - Data Analytics which will support (and lead) the firms efforts around both current and future regulatory focus areas (such as Financial Crime, IFRS, Basel, PoPI, etc.).

Abhik Gupta
Managing Director, Nielsen East and West Africa Cluster

Abhik Gupta currently serves as the head of Nielsen’s commercial operations in East and West Africa leading the teams responsible for all client engagement, strategy and operational execution across the East, West and Central African markets. He is based out of Lagos, Nigeria. With more than 25 years’ industry experience and 15 years with Nielsen, he brings a deep understanding of emerging marketplace dynamics across the consumer goods and retail industries. Read more

Yomi Ibosiola
Associate Director, Deloitte West Africa

Yomi leads Data Analytics for Deloitte in West Africa. In this role, he is responsible for a team of practitioners who work with C-level executives, advising them on a range of topics including growth strategies, marketing, sales, distribution and digital strategies, behavioral economics and customer experience, risk management and analytics. Yomi’s experience spans telecommunications, financial services, insurance, and oil & gas. He has worked with clients in Africa, Europe and Americas. Read more

Henry Ideozu
Group Head, Research & Development Centre for Innovation, Heritage Bank

Henry C.Ideozu has twenty two years of experience in business segments which span from core information Technology, manufacturing and banking. Henry C.Ideozu attained his bachelor of science degree in computer science and information systems from Claflin university in Orangeburg, South Carolina USA and a Masters of Arts degree in information resource management from the prestigious Webster University USA. Read more

Elize Jensen
PBB RoA Customer Insights | Head Insights and Analytics, Standard Bank

Elize has a proven track record within the Information Technology, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Financial, Banking, Business Electronic Banking, Payroll and Human Resources industries.

Elize has been part of the Standard Bank Group for a combined period of 13 years across different Business Units where she has driven a number of strategic initiatives.

She is currently the Head of Insights and Analytics for Information Management and Customer Insights, a department in Personal and Business Banking (PBB) Rest of Africa (RoA) to drive the Insights and Analytics capability for Head Office and the 17 RoA countries.
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PJ (Riaan) de Jongh
Director of the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics® (BMI), North-West University

PJ (Riaan) de Jongh is the Director of the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics® (BMI) at North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. The Centre for BMI specialises in training students for professional degrees in Business Analytics / Data Science, Quantitative Risk Management, Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science. Riaan holds a PhD in Statistics from the University of Cape Town and is an author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed papers. He has been the recipient of a number of national and global awards.

Ato Micah
Country Director, Nielsen Ghana

Ato leads the Nigeria Retail and Ghana Nielsen business. His most recent role was Country Manager for Nielsen Ghana, and prior to that he was the Client Business Partner for Unilever and Pepsi for Sub-Sahara Africa. With 16 years work experience, Ato spent over a decade in brand management roles with Procter and Gamble and Sun Products and market research with Millward Brown and IPSOS - all in in the US. Ato attended Oberlin College in Ohio, USA and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Johann Myburgh
Senior Lecturer, Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics® (BMI), North-West University

JP (Johann) Myburgh is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Business Mathematics and Informatics® (BMI) at North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus in South Africa. His focus-area at BMI is the postgraduate programme in Business Analytics / Data Science. Johann holds an M.Sc BMI degree with specialization in Data Mining. Prior to joining the Centre for BMI, he worked at Absa Bank (now known as Barclays Africa Group Limited) in the fields of customer analytics and direct marketing.

Thula Ngonyama
PBB ROA HEAD: Information Management and Customer Insights, Standard Bank

Thula Ngonyama has been part of the Financial Services industry for a period of more than 10 years in different critical positions, whilst her experience in the corporate sector is short of 20 years. She has had a great exposure to the international markets, having been part of the team that worked on integrating IBTC and Stanbic in Nigeria for Standard Bank group, holding different positions across different business units. Read more

Jacqueline Nyanjom
Managing Director, Nielsen East Africa

Jacqueline Nyanjom currently serves as the head of Nielsen’s commercial operations in East Africa leading the team responsible for all client service, strategy and operational execution across 22 East and Central African markets. With more than 15 years’ experience, she brings a deep understanding of African marketplace dynamics across fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and retail industries. Read more.

Mark Odhiambo
Head of Marketing Insights & Business Performance, Telkom Kenya - Orange

Mark is working as Head of Marketing Insights & Business Performance at Telkom Kenya – Orange. He has over 10 years’ experience spanning over two industries at management levels within Commercial, operational and marketing functions. He has developed strong business intuition to offer excellent and strategic decision support to Business Leaders within these industries.

Mark has graduated from University of Nairobi.

Urvi Patel
Associate Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte East Africa

Urvi Patel is an Associate Director in the Risk Advisory team of Deloitte East Africa. She has over 9 years of experience in providing risk advisory services to various clients in the financial services industries around risk management and technology assurance services. She recently took up the role of overseeing the Data Analytics practice in East Africa. In this capacity she has worked with various financial institutions in the region to provide data analytics services touching on information management and insight driven decision making. Urvi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and Information Systems Management.

Helgard Raubenheimer
Associate Professor in the Centre for BMI, North-West University

Helgard Raubenheimer is an Associate Professor in the Centre for BMI, at the North-West University. He received a Ph.D. in Risk Analysis from the North-West University. His main research interest is in quantitative risk management and includes market and operational risk, credit risk, fixed income portfolio optimisation and model validation.

He lectures enterprise-wide risk management and practical risk management to post graduate students. He has also supervised several master degree students on their industry research projects, is involved in industry directed research projects and is an author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed papers. He has been the recipient of a number of national and global awards.

Dr. Joseph Sevilla, Ph.D.
Director @iLabAfrica, Strathmore University

Dr Joseph Sevilla is the Founder and Director of @iLabAfrica, a Research and Innovation Centre at Strathmore University (Nairobi, Kenya). He is also the Director of @iBizAfrica, a Business Incubator. He graduated as an Industrial Engineer (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain) and holds an MSc in Computer Science (University College London, UK) and a PhD in Bioinformatics (TECNUN, Universidad de Navarra, Spain). He has over 30 years of experience in the IT ecosystem of East Africa. Read more

Jonathan Sproule
Risk Modelling and Credit Analytics Manager, African Bank

Jonathan is a risk modelling and credit analytics manager at African Bank. He previously worked at Absa, Nedbank and Standard Bank Group covering various topics including Response Models, Propensity Models, Credit Risk Models in the Unsecured Lending space, Customer Segmentation and ad-hoc analysis. He has a wealth of experience working with Credit Bureau Data and Large Volumes of data. Currently he is working in an analytical role where he builds statistical models to aid the business in making informed decisions.

Jonathan holds an Honours degree in Mathematical Statistics from the University of the Witwatersrand and is currently studying part time towards a second Honours Degree in “Big Data” Analytics at the same University.

David Cosgrave
MEA Customer Intelligence Lead, SAS

David Cosgrave is the Middle East and Africa lead for Customer Intelligence at SAS with over 15 years experience in CRM and marketing automation. David brings a wealth of experience at banks, telecommunications providers, retailers and insurers across the region, and has helped some of the largest organizations on the continent with deploying a customer engagement strategy, powered by data and analytics.

Colin Hill
SSA Qualitative Risk Management Lead, SAS

As the Solution Manager for Qualitative Risk, Colin’s main objective is to support Risk Management related  Sales and Pre-Sales activities in the South Africa and Rest of Africa region.  He works closely with Sales, COE’s, Research & Development and Professional Services departments of SAS to support customer requirements, advocacy meetings and demonstrations to expand market influence in the area of credit scoring and risk analytics.

Colin is a Qualitative Risk Management professional with more than 25 years experience in one of the largest banks in South Africa focussing on Operational Risk Management, Internal Audit and Fraud risk. He worked for Absa Bank prior to moving to SAS. Read more

Yigit Karabag
MEA Analytics Lead, SAS

Yigit is SAS’ Information Management & Analytics Practice Manager since April 2014. He has 15 years of domain experience in information management and has been involved in large scale projects dealing with structured and unstructured data across the banking, telco and public sectors respectively.

Yigit is also a board member for various data management organizations and a regular speaker at data management & data governance events. He holds a degree in Computer technology and Programming from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

William Lawrence
SSA Fraud & Financial Crime Lead, SAS

William is responsible for the Fraud and Financial Crime (FFC) practice across the Sub-Sahara region for SAS. He provides fraud expertise to the sales, presales and subject matter expert teams across various industries including banking, insurance, healthcare, industrial, mining, telecommunications and government sectors.

William works closely with the international teams in driving SAS’ solutions around FFC thereby ensuring global best practice solutions adapted for local fraud challenges. Read more.

Charles Nyamuzinga
SSA Quantitative Risk Management Lead, SAS

As the Business Solutions Manager (Risk Practice – Quantitative Risk Solutions), the role provides Risk domain expertise and complete sales cycle support for SAS leading technology solutions.

Charles is a Risk Management professional with more than 10 years experience in managing a wide spectrum of risks including financial risks, operational risks and project risks. He has worked in the banking sector including central banking and commercial banking. Read more.

Anesh Ramaloo
Business Solutions Manager for Advanced Analytics, SAS

Anesh Ramaloo is a Business Solutions Manager for Advanced Analytics at SAS. He previously headed up the Analytics division at Genesis Analytics providing Analytical based consulting services across the consumer life cycle.

Prior to this, Anesh was based in Cape Town for about 8 years where he worked for Direct Axis as a Credit and Risk Specialist and was responsible for the management of Unsecured Portfolio’s within the organisation. His expertise extended to managing bad debt and profitability, reviewing credit appetite and risk strategy as well as developing and validation of credit scoring models.
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Dates and Locations:

23 August 2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

25 August 2016
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

20 September 2016
Accra, Ghana

22 September 2016
Lagos, Nigeria

27 September 2016
Nairobi, Kenya


Please contact SAS at
+27(0)11 713 3400

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