- Carl Aaron is a specialist in investment, trade and business
environment reform with a particular emphasis on institutional
strengthening. He has advised governments and corporations worldwide
including many in English- and French-speaking Africa whilst working in
investment banking, the World Bank and in private sector trade
consulting. He is currently Director of Economic Development and
Sustainability Initiatives at the East West Management Institute, and
holds a Ph.D. in International Relations and Political Economy from
Prem Coomar Beeharry is the Director of the Procurement Policy Office
in Mauritius, a body set up in November 2007 under the Public
Procurement Act to monitor compliance with the Act and its regulations,
and to advise government on the reform of the public procurement
system. In his capacity as Director of the Policy Office he also chairs
the PPP Committee set up under the PPP Act. Prior to his appointment as
Director of the PPO, he served as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry
of Finance and Economic Development for 9 years (1998-2007).
Monique Bolmin has 20 years of professional experience as
attorney-at-law and legal consultant advising on legal and
institutional aspects relating to project and structured finance
transactions (PPPs, Concession, and privatization) in connection with
major infrastructure projects and public utilities in emerging
countries. She worked for major industrial groups where she held
managerial positions, as well as for the African Development Bank as a
consultant where she was in charge of private sector projects. Ms
Bolmin graduated from Harvard Law School and from Sorbonne University
holding two post graduate degrees in International and European
William Dachs is Head of the PPP Unit at National Treasury, South
Africa and is one of the Unit’s founding members. Prior to joining
Treasury in 2000, he worked as a consulting civil engineer in transport
and water related projects in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape. He was
appointed Head in March 2005. Between 2007 and 2009 Mr Dachs worked
for the World Bank as a senior finance specialist focusing on
infrastructure finance in Central and East Asia. During this time he
was involved in the Bank’s new municipal Financial Intermediary Loan
programme and PPP programme advisory work. He is a civil engineer and
also has a degree in law.
Phiwayinkosi Elphas Ginindza is the Chief Executive Officer of the
Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority (SIPA). He has gained
extensive management experience in various government departments (e.g.
Ministry of Finance, Prime Minister’s Office) and has been in the
management and also cooperated with a number of national, sub-regional
and international institutions. In 2004 he was seconded to the ADB and
joined SIPA in June 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science
with majors in Economics and Statistics from the University of
Swaziland as well as a Masters of Arts Degree in Economics majoring in
Development Finance from the University of Manchester.
Divyash Keshav is a Chartered Accountant with 13 years experience in
financial management. Mr Keshav joined the Group Management Services
department of Netcare in 2004. Netcare Limited is an investment holding
company that operates through its subsidiaries the largest private
hospital networks in South Africa (SA) and the United Kingdom (UK) and
a strong proponent of Private Public Partnership (PPP) models. Mr
Keshav’s personal experience with PPPs includes project feasibilities,
financial management and analysis, project funding and financial
reporting for three hospitals and three clinics.
Johan Kruger has been working in the financial sector for the last 30
years. His educational background in civil engineering enables him to
understand and interpret both financial elements and technical aspects
in PPP implementation. He has worked in the Development Bank of
Southern Africa and in the Infrastructure Finance Corporation (Inca) on
specific risk allocation and pricing in project finance.
Phuti Malabie is the Managing Director of Shanduka Energy (Pty) Ltd, a
subsidiary company to Shanduka Group led by Cyril Ramaphosa. Shanduka
Energy is an investment company primarily focused on electricity, oil
and gas throughout the African continent. She joined Shanduka in 2004.
Previously, Ms Malabie was head of the Project Finance South Africa
unit at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and prior to that, Vice
President at Fieldstone, an international firm specialising in the
financing of infrastructure assets. Ms Malabie holds a BA in Economics
from Rutgers University and an MBA from De Montfort University in
Richard Martin has worked in Africa for more than 30 years, and has
undertaken many projects concerning infrastructure provision and the
role of the private sector. He assisted in the management of the recent
Infrastructure Consortium for Africa conference in Dakar on Financing
water for Growth in Africa which aimed to raise private sector
awareness of the potential for investment in water. He has undertaken
studies for the Public Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF)
in Ghana and Swaziland, and advised the NEPAD-Infrastructure Project
Preparation Advisory Facility on project management. He is currently,
together with Johan Kruger, advising the government of Swaziland on
establishing and implementing a PPP Policy.
Richard Mbaiwa is the Chief Executive Officer of Zimbabwe Investment Authority and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of COMESA RIA. He has over 22 years of service in the public, private and quasi-government sectors and has specialized in the area of trade and investment promotion. He joined the Zimbabwe Ministry of Industry and International Trade in 1986 as a trade negotiator and later joined the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries as an Economist. In 1994 he was part of the first group of people who established Zimbabwe’s first Investment Promotion Agency. Mr Mbaiwa holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree and a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Economics, both obtained from the University of Zimbabwe. In addition, he has a number of post graduate certificates.
Mohammed Omran is the Vice Chairman of the Egyptian Exchange and
Professor of Finance at the Arab Academy for Science and Technology.
Professor Omran served several years as an Economist at both the Arab
Monetary Fund in Abu Dhabi and the International Monetary Fund in
Washington D.C. He was an advisor to the Minister of Investment and an
Acting Executive Director of the Egyptian Institute of Directors. He is
recently appointed as non-executive International Board Member in the
Privatization Agency of Kosovo. Professor Omran specializes in
financial markets, corporate governance, corporate finance and
privatization concentrating on the MENA region and has published around
40 papers for international economics and finance journals.
Orono Otweyo has been involved in managing privatization transactions
for more than 15 years. In Uganda, he led teams on the privatization of
more than 30 public enterprises and spend five years in Botswana
assisting with the start of the privatization process. His expertise is
in preparing public enterprises for privatization, developing the
framework for outsourcing of public services and the development of a
PPP framework. Currently, Mr Otweyo is Technical Advisor at the
Privatization Unit and responsible for the development of the PPP
framework in Uganda.
Mohamed Tarek joined the PPP Central Unit at the Ministry of Finance of the Egyptian Government in 2007 in the capacity of Sector Officer / Utilities Sector. He has been engaged in two pilot PPP projects in Egypt in the education and wastewater sectors. Previously, he was part of the Holding Company for Water & Wastewater working in the Technical Office of the Chairman. Eng. Tarek has a B.Sc. of Civil Engineering and holds an M.Sc. Degree in Environmental Engineering.