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.
Ms. Mpume Zwane Divisional Finance Director at Unilever, Expert advisor to the Board of SANA and Chairperson at Business at Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry.Ms. Mpume ZwaneDivisional Finance Director at Unilever, Expert advisor to the Board of SANA and Chairperson at Business at Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
A business executive with over 20 years of experience in strategy, leadership, and portfolio management in the financial service industry, after having started her banking career through a Learnership Programme. She held the position of Regional Executive for Bidvest Bank KZN and is currently the Divisional Finance Director at Unilever. Mpume is the Chairperson of Women in Business at Durban Chamber of Commerce and industry, and former Regional Chairperson of Businesswomen`s Association of South Africa.
Mpume holds a number of qualifications in Finance, Marketing, and Executive Leadership from various universities in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
Prof. Mthunzi Mdwaba President and CEO of TZoro IBC, Chairman and co-Founding Board Member of SANA and nominated candidate for a position as DG at International Labour Organisation.Prof. Mthunzi MdwabaPresident and CEO of TZoro IBC, Chairman and co-Founding Board Member of SANA and nominated candidate for a position as DG at International Labour Organisation.
Professor Mthunzi Perry-Mason Mdwaba is a serial entrepreneur, businessman, executive and passionate advocate for business in all its diverse forms and across developing and developed nations. He is a fierce defender of skills development, the conditions required for sustainable enterprises, business human rights and responsible business conduct and FoW expert.
He is the founder, President and CEO of TZoro IBC, an investment and business consultancy, building on his career as an entrepreneur, deal-maker and negotiator. TZoro provides a very niched global strategic advisory service that involves brokering deals, human capital development coaching and mentoring interventions, leveraging the vast networking Mthunzi possesses spanning over 185 countries.
Mthunzi is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), and has recently been re-appointed by the Minister of Employment and Labour as the Chairman of Productivity SA Board.
Globally, he served as the first African since the ILO was formed in 1919, IOE VP to the ILO(187 Member States),Vice-Chairman of the ILO(Geneva, Switzerland)in 2017, Chairman of the IOE Business Human Rights & Responsible Business Conduct Policy Working Group until June 2021 when he did not renew his mandate to launch his campaign for the ILO DG in 2022. He is also a past Member of the Uber EMEA Advisory Group. He is the Chairman of the SANA(South African Norwegian Association)Board.