KPMG’s Executive Forum on Africa 2014

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A Pan-African Dialogue for Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive Executives

June 24-25, 2014 | Johannesburg, South Africa

On the 24 – 26 June KPMG Africa, in conjunction with KPMG Global Industrial Manufacturing and Automotive and High Growth Markets leadership held a three-day conference at Melrose Arch Fire and Ice! Hotel. The conference was attended by over 50 C-level Executives who shared hands-on experience with the opportunities, challenges, and practicalities of operating successfully in the African markets.

The key note speakers at the conference were:

· Olakunle Alaka, COO of Dangote
· Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG Global Head of Corporate Citizenship
· Sello Hatang, Chief Executive of the Nelson Mandela Foundation
· Jay Ireland, President and CEO of General Electric Africa
· D. Herve Ludovic de Lys, Resident – Representative for South Africa UNICEF
· Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations
· Nhlanhla Nene, the Minister of Finance for South Africa
· Bronwyn Neilson, Senior Anchor of CNBC Africa
· Dr. Marvin Zonis, Professor Emeritus, Booth School of Business, The University of Chicago
· External Facilitator: Nick Jasprizza

Many of the attendees represented several KPMG global divisions, resulting in an exceptional networking environment. Notably, influential KPMG leaders included:

· H. Jeffrey Dobbs, Tax and Global Lead Partner and Sector Chair of KPMG’s Industrial Manufacturing Industry Sector
· Mark Barnes, US Head of High Growth Markets
· Eric Damotte, Head of KPMG’s Global Metals Segment
· Gerhard Dauner, KPMG Europe, Middle East and Africa Head of Industrial Manufacturing
· Josphat Mwaura, CEO of KPMG East Africa and a member of the firm’s Senior Africa Leadership Team.
· Jean Paul Thill, Member of KPMG International Global Executive Team, Coordinator for Francophone Africa and Chairman of EMA Management Team
· Joerg Strater, KPMG’s Global Head of Tax for Industrial Manufacturing
· Ken Seel, KPMG’s Global Head of Conglomerates
· Osama Matsushita, KPMG’s Head of Industrial Markets for Japan
· Chris Sterling, KPMG’s Global Sector Chairman for Life Sciences

Thank you to all the Partners who took part as panelists and for sharing their vast experience and knowledge

“The KPMG Africa Executive Forum on Africa has been an overwhelming success that exceeded our collective Africa and Global expectations. It drew together more than 50 CEO’s of multi-national companies as well as local companies, together with a number of senior Government officials and policy makers and our combined Africa and Global Industrial, Automotive, Life Sciences and Pharmaceuticals leadership,” Anthony Thunstrom, Chief Operating Officer, KPMG’s Global Africa Practice

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