African Women Economic Summit (AWES): African Women Financing the Future

African Women Economic Summit (AWES): African Women Financing the Future

Venue: Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos Date: 12-14 July 2012

In partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) (, New Faces New Voices (NFNV) is hosting its second African Women Economic Summit (AWES). African government, regulators, research and academic institutions, non-governmental organisation, big business and civil society will come together to discuss topics around the development of women in finance.

A cross section of senior industry practitioners have confirmed their attendance. Speakers at the conference include: Dr. Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank; Mrs Graҫa Machel, Founder of New Faces New Voices, Ms Evelyn Oputu, Managing Director, Bank of Industry, Nigeria, Ms Nomsa Daniels, Executive Director, New Faces New Voices, Dr Nambura Koigi, Managing Director, Post Office Savings Bank, Kenya; Ms Audrey Mothupi, Director: Inclusive Banking, Standard Bank South Africa, Ms Ginette Yoman, Manager: Gender Division, African Development Bank and Ms Toyin Adeniji, Head: Women in Business Program, IFC

The keynote address will be delivered by the Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Panels focussed on understanding what regulators and business in Africa are doing to promote women will be hosted. Confirmed panellists include:

Increasing Women’s Access to Finance: Dr Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria , HE Charles Konan Banny, former Governor, Central Bank of West African States; Professor Njuguna Ndung’u, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya

CEO Roundtable: Ms Nomkhita Nqweni, CE, ABSA Wealth, South Africa, Mr Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, GMD Access Bank, Nigeria, Mr Alex Otti, GMD, Diamond Bank, Nigeria, Mr Jean Kacou Diagou, CEO, Group NSIA , Mrs Mizinga Melu, MD, Standard Chartered Bank, Zambia

You are invited to a media conference which will take place on July 13th at 10h30 at the Federal Palace Hotel: Lagos

Media Contact: Felix Njoku – +216 71 10 26 12 – Email:

Conference contact: AWES 2012 Media team,


Source: African Development Bank (AfDB)