Webinar: The impact of corruption on FDIs and DFIs.
Topic: The impact of corruption on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Development Finance Institutions (DFI) and the role of DFI’s in tackling corruption.
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Meet our speakers
Her Excellency Ms. Astrid Emilie Helle Norwegian Ambassador to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar, as well as SADC.Her Excellency Ms. Astrid Emilie HelleNorwegian Ambassador to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Madagascar, as well as SADC.
Her Excellency, Dr Astrid Helle is currently serving as the Head of Mission (Ambassador Designate) for the Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa. Previously, HE Dr Helle served as the Permanent Representative of Norway to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. HE Dr Helle is an enthusiastic proponent for gender equality, and as such has held the position of Deputy Director General (Head of Section) for UN Policy and Gender Equality.
HE Dr Helle completed her PhD on Norway and European Intergration, d’Etudes Politiques, in Paris.
Mr. Deepak MalikCEO of Arise
Mr. Malik is currently the CEO of Arise has extensive experience and knowledge in the investment and financial services sector in Africa. He joined Norfund as an Investment Director in 2003, where he was instrumental in promoting Norwegian investments in Southern Africa and the region. He also served as the Head of Department – Financial Institutions and was a part of the Management team of Norfund. Prior to joining Norfund he fulfilled the role of CEO of DBZ (Development Bank of Zambia) and other senior executive positions in ZCCM (Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited).
Mr. Malik who serves on various local and international boards also holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Delhi, India and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Derek Hanekom Former South African Minister of Tourism, Chair of the Ahmed Kathdrada Foundation and SA Presidential Investment EnvoyMr. Derek HanekomFormer South African Minister of Tourism, Chair of the Ahmed Kathdrada Foundation and SA Presidential Investment Envoy
Mr. Eivind FjeldstadCEO of NABA (Norwegian African Business Association)
Mr. Eivind Fjelstad is the CEO of the Norwegian-African Business Association (NABA) since 2011. He has an MA in African Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, focusing on governance and politics in Africa, and a BA in African Studies with a specialization in Human Geography from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
In 2016/17 Mr. Fjeldstad served as President of the European Business Council for Africa and the Mediterranean (EBCAM) – an Brussels-based umbrella organisation with ten like minded associations across Europe, together gathering 4000 European investors/companies working in and with Africa.
Prior to establishing NABA, Mr. Fjeldstad worked for 15 months as an advisor on Pemba/Zanzibar, Tanzania, observing the political development on the isles. He spent six months interning at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Addis Ababa, mainly working with the embassy’s election portfolio and business promotion. Mr. Fjeldstad has also carried out different voluntary work: he was Head of Finance for ISFiT 2005 (the International Student Festival in Trondheim), thus responsible for the festival’s fundraising and CSR activities. He headed the ISFiT Dialogue Groups 2007, and has also worked as a project coordinator for Dialogue Africa’s Horn of Africa initiative.
Prof. Mthunzi Mdwaba Co-Founder, Board Member and Chairman of SANA, IOE Vice President to the ILO, Vice Chair of ILO, IOE Chair of Business Human Rights, Chair of ProductivitySA.Prof. Mthunzi MdwabaCo-Founder, Board Member and Chairman of SANA, IOE Vice President to the ILO, Vice Chair of ILO, IOE Chair of Business Human Rights, Chair of ProductivitySA.
Chairman, Board Member and co-founder of SANA. He is the IOE VP to the ILO, Vice-Chair of the ILO, IOE Chair of Business Human Rights, and Chair of productivity. Mr. Mdwaba is also the founder, President, and CEO of TZoro IBC that operates across 27 countries, dedicated to Computer Technical Training Solutions (the largest partner for Cisco and Microsoft). He has held the position of the Chairman of Employer Organisations, namely and for two terms as President of the ITA (Information Technology Association. He was a board member of the Business Women’s Association in South Africa, Vice President for Professionals that comprised members of the professional organizations of Business Unity South Africa, and Vice President of the Uni-sectoral Sector.
Mr. Mdwaba holds a Baccalaureus Artium (B.A.) degree and Baccalaureus Legum (LL.B.) degree from the University of the Witswatersrand (WITS) and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa.