On November 28 and 29, 2022, the African Financial Industry Summit-AFIS will convene in Lomé, Togo, for its annual summit. This platform seeks to foster the development of a pan-African financial services industry that is accessible to all and at the forefront of innovation. In light of the ongoing technological revolution in the financial sector and the start of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), AFIS gives the public and private sectors a place to talk about how the African financial industry can deal with the major economic changes happening right now.
More than 20 heads of state and government have committed to attending AFIS 2022. This includes ministers of economy and finance like Adama Coulibaly of Côte d’Ivoire and Sani Yaya of Togo, as well as governors like Jean-Claude Kassi Brou of BCEAO, Dr. Ernest Addison of Ghana, Kalyalyalya Denny H. of Zambia, John Rwangombwa of Rwanda, and Harvesh Kumar Seegolam of Mauritius.
In addition, top executives from the world’s largest financial institutions will convene in Lomé. The President of Afreximbank, Benedict Oramah; the Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank, Ade Ayeyemi; the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Chair Centre Group, Ibukun Awosika; the Vice President for Africa of the International Finance Corporation, Sérgio Pimenta; the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kuda, Babs Ogundeyi; the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Emerging Africa Group, Toyin Sanni;
Their presence at the summit exemplifies the African Financial Industry Summit’s effort to transform African finance by bringing together the sector’s most powerful actors to discuss fundamental issues.
AFIS is a sister event of the AFRICA CEO FORUM, the preeminent platform for the African private sector, and was founded by Jeune Afrique Media Group with the help of the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in 2021. The goal of AFIS is to strengthen the financial sector so that it contributes to the real economy and long-term growth.
Financial inclusion and the development of a truly pan-African financial services industry are two of AFIS’s primary goals. The organization brings together the leading figures and institutions in African finance as well as regulators to achieve these goals.