Capitalizing on Investment Opportunities in Key African Markets

Date: 17th & 18th September 2015 Venue: Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire

Sponsors & Partners


Inoks Capital


INOKS Capital is a regulated asset management firm based in Geneva with core DNA and unrivaled competences in commodities value chains and emerging markets. INOKS Capital seeks to extract uncorrelated sustained financial performance through innovative and ethically respectful impact-enhancing investment solutions out of the commodities value chains and emerging markets universe. Its team of dedicated professionals delivers a unique set of in-house mastered know-hows and seasoned experiences. INOKS Capital prides itself in offering the qualified investment community the opportunity to have direct and long-lasting impacts on the emerging markets’ women and men’s capacity to generate local wealth and positive externalities as to sustainable development, poverty alleviation, food security, the environment and corporate governance. We believe that ethical investments must not only be compliant with ESG/SRI and Shariah-selective criteria but also seek to deliver positive impacts while being economically performing and efficient for all stakeholders involved. 

Sidra Capital


Licensed by the Saudi Capital Market Authority in 2009, Sidra Capital is a Shariah compliant financial services company located in Saudi Arabia. We concentrate our efforts on asset management, and corporate finance and advisory. We have been growing 40% each year and have achieved a net profit margin of 24% for the last two consecutive years. Sidra Capital currently manages assets worth approximately US$400 million which are all invested in alternative investments. Our strong international strategic relationships allow us to provide the highest level of expertise and market insight to our investors. We have a strong track record in creating innovative and award-winning products. Sidra Capital’s Ancile Global Structured Trade Finance Fund, for example, was the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia while in 2015, we received the IFN Most Innovative Deal of the Year award for our debt equity conversion product for OPES in Cote d’Ivoire.


Tamweel Africa Holding S.A


TAMWEEL AFRICA Holding Company (TAH) is a limited company with its head office located in Dakar. It was created in 2009 by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector. TAH has a portfolio of four banks in Guinea, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal. 

The mission is to promote Islamic finance in sub-Saharan Africa by building modern, dynamic and strong Shariah compliant banks as a key contributor to socioeconomic development in the countries in which it operates.

Tamweel Africa Holding’s core values are:

  • To promote Islamic finance in sub-Saharan Africa as a key contributor to socioeconomic development
  • To ensure full compliance with the principles and rules of Islamic finance 
  • To generate a significant value for shareholders, and
  • To offer to customers quality services and competitive products.

Banque Islamique de Guinee


Banque Islamique de Guinée (BIG) is the first private bank in Guinea. It was incorporated in 1983 by Dar Al-Maal Islami (DMI). Upon the exit of founder shareholder DMI, Tamweel Africa Holding, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, stepped in to replace DMI.


Our mission is to offer corporates, traders and other individuals modern and competitive banking services in total conformity with the prescriptions of the Islamic law.


Our development strategy will focus on two segments of the banking market, retail and corporate, to accompany our customers in their development and projects.


BIG offers a broad range of banking services. The main activities are credit allocation, offering payment methods, trade finance transactions, funding real estate property projects and international banking facilities.

Banque Islamique de Mauritanie


Banque Islamique de Mauritanie (BIM) was created in 2011 by Tamweel Africa Holding, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector.


To become the bank of first choice for our customers by offering a range of products and services that meets their needs.


  • To be a leader in the promotion and development of Islamic finance in Mauritania.
  • To offer our customers an innovative range of products that conforms to the principles of the Shariah.


Our development strategy is focused on two segments of the banking market: (1) corporate and SMEs and (2) retail.


BIM offers a range of Shariah compliant banking products and services like Murabahah, Ijarah, Mudarabah and also payment means, international transfers, letters of credit, letters of guarantees and advisory.

Banque Islamique du Niger


The Islamic Bank of Niger (BIN) is a limited company which was created in 1983. BIN replaced Massraf Faycal Al Islami Niger in 1990 and is an affiliate of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Tamweel Africa Holding, a holding company wholly owned by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector of the IDB Group.


Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of Niger through a range of financial products and services – modern, competitive banking services that are in total conformity with Islamic principles.


Our development strategy will focus on two segments of the banking market, retail and corporate, to accompany our customers in their development and projects.


BIN offers a broad range of banking services. The main activities are credit allocation, offering payment methods, trade finance transactions, funding real estate property projects and international banking facilities.

Banque Islamique du Senegal


The Islamic Bank of Senegal (BIS) is a banking institution created in March, 1982. It started its activities in September 1982 under the name of Massraf Faycçal Aal Islam (MFI). Following a restructuring intervened in February 1996,; it became the Islamic Bank of Senegal (BIS).


Our mission is to contribute to the economic and social development of Senegal through a range of financial products and services –, modern and competitive banking services that are in total conformity with the prescriptions of the Islamic law.


Our development strategy will focus on two segments of the banking market, "Rretails" and "Ccorporates", to accompany our customers in their development and their projects.


BIS offers a broad range of banking services. The main activities are credit allocation, offering payment methods, trade finance transactions, funding real estate property projects and international banking facilities.


Clifford Chance


Clifford Chance has been instrumental in the development of the Islamic finance economy. We have a best-in-class global Islamic finance practice, spanning five continents, which offers clients the highly renowned Clifford Chance quality with deep specialism and strength in Islamic finance.

Our team consists of leading experts who are the architects behind many of the world's pioneering and groundbreaking Islamic finance transactions. We have for many years been involved in Islamic financing techniques and Islamic product development and advise on a wide range of Islamic financial services and products including: Sukuk, project and infrastructure finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, private equity and real estate funds, financial regulation, structured products and derivatives, real estate finance and tax.

We have helped to establish Islamic finance benchmarks, standards, regulations and systems which are used throughout the world and have advised on several high-profile Islamically financed deals across the Middle East.

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Finance Accreditation Agency


The Finance Accreditation Agency (FAA) is responsible for raising the standards and quality of professional learning and development in the financial services industry. As an advocate for the highest quality in internationally benchmarked standards for learning programs, FAA aims to create highly skilled and internationally mobile professionals for the global financial services industry.

FAA is an independent quality assurance and accreditation body supported by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia) and Securities Commission Malaysia. The process of quality assurance practiced by FAA is underpinned by the FAA Technical Committee which comprises a world-class panel of experts and practitioners from the financial services industry and leading academics.

Fitch Ratings


Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence.

At Fitch, we have been providing independent and objective credit ratings to the Islamic finance market for over a decade. With a strong track record in Islamic finance, we rate more Islamic banks than any other global credit rating agency. We currently rate over 90 outstanding Islamic finance instruments worldwide and 30 Islamic finance-based issuers.

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services and is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions, Fitch Learning and BMI Research. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority-owned by Hearst.

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Societe Ivoirienne de Banque


One of the main actor in the banking sector and financial market in Côte d’Ivoire, the Company Société Ivoirienne de Banque is a global leading bank with more than 50 years of presence in the country. Since 2009, Société Ivoirienne de Banque is a subsidiary of the Attijariwafa bank group.

With a presence in 24 countries, 7.4 million customers and more than 3300 branches, Attijariwafa bank group is a leader in the African banking and financial sector.

Today Société Ivoirienne de Banque it is more than 600 employees and 49 Branches offices in Côte d’Ivoire.As of 31st December 2014, the bank has more than 200,000 customers.

The Company strength is based on the implication, the mobilization of its employees, on the values sharing and codes of conduct.

Société Ivoirienne de Banque strategic approach is structured around 5 fundamental pillars:

  • Ethics
  • Professionalism
  • Responsibility
  • Team mindedness
  • Customer Orientation

Key actor in the country, SIB is pursuing its development trough excellent commercial and financial performances.
The bank is rank number 4th in uses, and number 6th in resources with a market share of 7.9% and 9.3%.

Standard Chartered


Standard Chartered, under our Saadiq brand, offers a wide range of Islamic financial solutions catering to a broad spectrum of corporate, institutional and retail client needs.

As a major international bank with a long-standing heritage and a global network that covers much of the Muslim world, we bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Our dedicated Islamic banking team combines Shariah expertise with strong business acumen and offers clients comprehensive international banking services with a wide range of Shariah compliant financial products.

Standard Chartered Saadiq has won more than 200 industry awards in recognition of market leadership solutions centering around capital markets solutions, treasury risk management, project, export, structured and structured trade finance.

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Tawreeq Holdings


Tawreeq Holdings is a group of related corporate entities, based in the UAE and Luxembourg, specializing in comprehensive supply chain finance (SCF) solutions targeting SMEs and their corporate clients across the MENA region.

Tawreeq undertook a novel approach by introducing world-first Shariah compliant SCF solutions to provide SMEs in the region with the needed support to grow through partnering with their obligors and offering innovative short-term Shariah compliant financial investment solutions under SCF programs. 

Tawreeq Holdings provides an innovative approach to help service the trade flow in the MENA region, offering securitization, factoring, reverse factoring and ethical management of the entire SCF cycle in a Shariah compliant process.

The Tawreeq Holdings group offers its services with four separate functional arms, utilizing the flexibility to serve its clients. Our group includes Dar Al Tawreeq Forfaiting and Factoring Services, iSCF Capital, Tawreeq Investments and HMR Consulting.

Tawreeq Holdings through its subsidiaries offers:

  • Factoring
    An efficient alternative liquidity solution that provides suppliers/SMEs with immediate access to cash by selling their approved invoices ‘receivables’.
  • Reverse factoring
    Liquidity solutions tailored for large and mid-sized corporates to extend payment terms ‘payables finance’ with regional and international suppliers.
  • Comprehensive SCF solutions
    Tailored cash flow and working capital solutions to facilitate trading and financial terms between corporates and their suppliers’ network.
  • Alternative Shariah compliant investments
    Competitive alternative asset class investment that is short-term, Shariah compliant, focused on the real economy, and provides attractive yields.


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Oxford Business Group


Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.

OBG offers a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic and sectoral developments, including banking, capital markets, energy, infrastructure, industry and insurance.

The group’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while its online economic briefings provide an up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.


Islamic Finance news


Islamic Finance news is the industry's leading, capital markets focused, e-newsletter bringing you unrivalled editorial coverage every week on the global Islamic financial market.

This weekly newsletter provides insightful and intelligent editorial coverage from around the world helping you keep ahead. In addition to a comprehensive weekly review of all the stories from around the globe, interviews, forums, market statistics and data, key industry practitioners contribute via non-biased, educational and up-to-date country and sector reports, giving you a firsthand knowledge and understanding of the Islamic finance markets and instruments from an experts' point of view.

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VoxAfrica TV


VoxAfrica TV is the first bilingual and independent Pan-African TV channel. More than a TV, it is a multimedia network (TV, internet, mobile and social media) that connects Africans around the world. VoxAfrica TV is the best way for companies wishing to promote and develop their business in Africa and within the diaspora. VoxAfrica TV is broadcasted in English and French across Africa and in Europe.

Broadcast channel:

  • French Africa via Canal + Box /channel 33
  • English Africa via le Satellite Sirius 4 and via DSTV Box/Channel 191


African Development Magazine (ADM)

Website: Information to be updated soon.

African Development Magazine (ADM) is a monthly knowledge-driven media publication focused on the development of the continent. ADM is partnering with change agents across the continent to provide measured leadership to promote sustainability for the resources, environment and African people. We are primed to ensure that 21st century Africa will bring about equitable use of the vast resources for the good of the majority of the vulnerable in Africa. ADM in collaboration with developments experts will be helping to shape the views and direction of government to entrench probity, human capital development and ideas that drive good governance. ADM operates from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa and is efficiently circulated across the continent and the globe. Our website, is an interactive platform for proffering alternative directions to solve myriad of problems confronting the continent. We are in partnership with institutions for deployment of the new economic order.

An Nour


An Nour website is an Islamic platform which is about promoting Islam in Africa. The website is particular as it’s edited by young volunteers African people from various countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Chad, Niger and Senegal). The innovation brought by this website is the young oriented content with menu like “Muslim Fashion” “Confidence” and others. According to Google and Facebook insights has around 65% users between 18 and 45 years old with almost 10000 pages viewed per month. We highlight all muslim Events in Africa with the best structured online community.

Asia First


Asia First provides a complete solution for financial professionals and organizations to source, purchase and manage financial news and intelligence products that they need for their business. It is a front-end website featuring extensive free daily and weekly finance news and other resources for professionals, complemented by a corporate back-end procurement platform and marketplace for buying and managing financial publications, data, research and events.

We organize specialized events and provide branding and exposure via our extensive readership and database. A one-stop shop with the following:

  • Major publishers listed with over 350 publications
  • 3,000+ research papers and reports from over 80 organizations
  • 2,000+ events listed in our events calendar
  • 500+ news feeds, five million news stories (including from Asia First) and our weekly newsletter, and
  • Smart search functionality for news and research dedicated to the financial industry.

Awake Africa


The Awake Africa is an online and print pan-African magazine produced by The African Center for Peace Building (AFCOPB), a Ghana-based peace-building organization.

Its website,, is to provide up-to-date news, information and resources focusing on the development of Africa. The portal provides information on peace and security issues, programs and policies of development agents on Africa, grant opening, articles, business, education, health and political issues.

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BRIC Plus Magazine


BRIC Plus Magazine is an independent quarterly based in the heart of London, the cultural melting pot of the international business scene. Our unique analysis of both the emerging markets and the Western world means that we are the best tool to be able to understand international affairs and society as a whole. We instigate debate, challenge and provoke and do exclusive interviews with individuals who are nationally, internationally and globally successful

Capital Markets in Africa


Capital Markets in Africa is the leading one-stop platform dedicated to Africa’s fastest-growing financial and capital markets and asset management industry. Capital Markets in Africa aims to support local and international investors, senior decision-makers, institutions, policymakers or individuals interested in the African stock markets by providing a platform for analysis, research, features and outlooks, as well as key risks and opportunities available on the African continent.

Capital Markets in Africa excels at providing insightful analyses of the fundamental drivers of growth and investment in Africa’s financial and capital markets. With exclusive interviews and commentaries from movers and shakers (such CEOs, chief economists, central bank governors, etc) on the African continent, Capital Markets in Africa is essential reading and not to be missed.

Want access to African financial and capital markets and the ever-increasing growth story of Africa? Think Capital Markets in Africa!

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Funds Global Mena


Funds global MENA is a leading publication is directed at institutions, fund buyers, distributors and fund managers in the Middle East and Africa, with editorial focusing on industry developments such as sales trends, new asset classes, fund launches, economic outlook and regulatory changes. The magazine is circulated to a worldwide readership of over 14,000.

As well as in-depth editorial features, content includes regular C-suite executive interviews and profiles, ‘talking head’ viewpoints, academic contributions and industry roundtables for fund management and asset servicing.

Funds global MENA forms part of the funds global series of publications looking at the Asia-Pacific, Latin America and MENA regions. Reports are published by the owners of funds europe magazine, which has been reporting on the institutional and retail fund management markets in the UK and Europe since 2002. To request sample copies of funds global MENA and associated publications, please contact Michael Fennessy at

Islamic Finance Today


Islamic Finance Today, the exclusive Islamic Banking and Finance Magazine published by Pioneer Publications has commenced publication as a monthly in digital format.

It is now available for free downloading as a service to the industry and delivers a mix of exclusive articles by the leading scholars in the field, interviews with prominent personalities, industry trends, news, views and events.

The magazine reaches a large number of industry professionals with its reader-friendly format, rich and varied content and up-to-date, thought-provoking information for investment savvy readers looking for a fresh approach and new perspectives on the developments and growth potential of the industry.

Since its launch as an e-version in early 2015 a number of leading scholars have contributed papers or interviews, among them Rushdi Siddiqui, David Vicary, Joy Abdullah, Shakeeb Saqlain, Abdelilah Belatik Paul Mc.Namara, Sayd Farook, Shafiq Jakhura, Farrukh Habib, Riaz Ansary, Furqan Ahmed, Abbas Mirakhor, Umar Rafi, Valentino Cattelan, Abdul Haseeb Basit, Redha Al-Ansary, Junaid Wahaidna, Nida Khan, Sadia Karim, Shahida Shahimi and Rosie Kmeid.

OIC Today


OIC TODAY is a business and investment magazine that plays the role as information provider and communication link to members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC). Now it has come into existence to serve the Muslim Business community at large.

OIC Today was launched by Malaysia's former Prime Minister YAB Tun Haji Abdullah Ahmad Badawi whom indicates the importance of such a pan-Muslim publication for global reach and networking with member countries.

OIC Today is an exclusive magazine published by OIC International Business Centre Sdn Bhd in collaboration with Malaysia OIC Trade Chamber based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. It focuses on general economy and also acts as the mouthpiece for Muslim Nations seeking partners in progress and development of the Ummah worldwide.


Voices of Leaders


Voices of Leaders (VL) is a global business network for top executives and companies to Meet, Share and Grow locally, regionally and internationally.

The data-driven business profiles allow you to Meet top executives across a wide variety of industries, sectors and countries. Share your business needs among members looking for specific business opportunities and Grow your business network at a local and international level, while increasing the possibility of creating synergies, and finding partners and investors.

VL is committed to giving leaders from around the world a voice and in response to the demands of the digital age, VL produces interactive ebooks on the countries visited and the networking events it covers.