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Argus Africa Fertilizer 2018

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Lazaro Kitandu, CEO, Tanzania Fertiliser Regulatory Authority (TFRA)
  • Henry Kargbo, Director of Crops, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Sierra Leone
  • Jason Scarpone, CEO, AFAP
  • Luis Alfredo Perez, SVP – Yara Crop Nutrition Africa, Yara
  • Khaled Al-Rowais, SVP, Ma’aden
  • Frances Wollmer, Principal, Fertilizer Consulting, Argus
  • Patrick Heffer, Senior Director, Agriculture Service, IFA
  • Henry Ogola, Managing Director, ChemAgro
  • Dr Shamie Zingore, Regional Director, sub-Saharan Africa, IPNI
  • Bowen Williams, Director of Business Development, Lori Systems
  • Julia Franklin, Global Sourcing Director, One Acre Fund
  • Achim Dobermann, Director & Chief Executive, Rothamsted Research
  • Dr Rebbie Harawa, Head of Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Systems, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
  • Daniel Gad, Managing Director, Omega Farms
  • James Mutonyi, Managing Director, AGMARK
  • Ndubuisi Ekekwe, Founder & Chairman, Zenvus
  • Job Kihara, Soil Fertility Expert, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture
  • Martin K. van Ittesum, Professor, Wageningen University
  • Kindie Tesfaye, Researcher, CIMMYT
  • Dawit Solomon, Regional Program Leader, CCAFS East Africa Office
  • Pieter Haumann, CEO, FERTASA
  • Balbir Singh, Head Business Development and Agronomy, Indorama
  • Nassirou Ba, Agricultural Economist, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Gideon Negedu, Executive Director, FEPSAN
  • Augustine Langyintuo, Senior Operations Officer - Agribusiness, International Finance Corporation (IFC) - World Bank Group 

For more information on the programme or speaking opportunities at Argus Africa Fertilizer 2018 conference, please contact Melissa Wong on:

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Daniel Gad, Owner, Omega Farms

Daniel Gad is an entrepreneur and commercial farmer from Ethiopia. Previously, he worked for a major corporation (AT&T) in the telecommunications industry in the United States where his last assignment was as Vice President and Client Partner in the company. In 2003 Mr. Gad decided to leave his post at AT&T and return home to Ethiopia. Since his return he has developed (and sold) a 28 hectare premium rose farm (MetroLux Flowers), playing a pivotal role in the success story of the Ethiopian floriculture industry, which over five years created 300,000 jobs. He now owns, manages and operates a high-value vegetable production farm (Omega Farms) exporting pre-packed vegetables to UK and EU supermarkets, playing a leading role in a nascent effort to replicate Ethiopia’s floriculture success in horticulture, with its potential for even larger impac
Daniel Gad, Owner, Omega Farms

Daniel Gad is an entrepreneur and commercial farmer from Ethiopia. Previously, he worked for a major corporation (AT&T) in the telecommunications industry in the United States where his last assignment was as Vice President and Client Partner in the company. In 2003 Mr. Gad decided to leave his post at AT&T and return home to Ethiopia. Since his return he has developed (and sold) a 28 hectare premium rose farm (MetroLux Flowers), playing a pivotal role in the success story of the Ethiopian floriculture industry, which over five years created 300,000 jobs. He now owns, manages and operates a high-value vegetable production farm (Omega Farms) exporting pre-packed vegetables to UK and EU supermarkets, playing a leading role in a nascent effort to replicate Ethiopia’s floriculture success in horticulture, with its potential for even larger impac

Kalim Shah,
 Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

Kalim M. Shah is Chief Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector investment entity of the World Bank Group.  He is responsible for the IFC’s investments in downstream oil and gas projects for sub-Saharan Africa. Kalim has over 25 years’ experience in corporate and commercial banking, project finance and financial analysis with an emphasis on the downstream, manufacturing, financial and agribusiness sectors. Kalim has been with the IFC for 17 years. He has country experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, south Asia, the Middle East and north Africa, Canada and the US.  Kalim holds an MBA and a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University, Canada.

Kalim Shah,
 Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

Kalim M. Shah is Chief Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector investment entity of the World Bank Group.  He is responsible for the IFC’s investments in downstream oil and gas projects for sub-Saharan Africa. Kalim has over 25 years’ experience in corporate and commercial banking, project finance and financial analysis with an emphasis on the downstream, manufacturing, financial and agribusiness sectors. Kalim has been with the IFC for 17 years. He has country experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, south Asia, the Middle East and north Africa, Canada and the US.  Kalim holds an MBA and a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University, Canada.

Kalim Shah,
 Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

Kalim M. Shah is Chief Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private-sector investment entity of the World Bank Group.  He is responsible for the IFC’s investments in downstream oil and gas projects for sub-Saharan Africa. Kalim has over 25 years’ experience in corporate and commercial banking, project finance and financial analysis with an emphasis on the downstream, manufacturing, financial and agribusiness sectors. Kalim has been with the IFC for 17 years. He has country experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, south Asia, the Middle East and north Africa, Canada and the US.  Kalim holds an MBA and a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University, Canada.
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Principal Sponsor

OCP Africa

Platinum Sponsor

Ma'aden

Gold Sponsor

Sirius Minerals

Silver Sponsor

Borealis

LAT Borealis

Bronze Sponsor

ETG Agri Inputs

Lunch Sponsor

Transcom

Associate Sponsor

Yara


Supporting Partners

IFA

IFDC

AfricaFertilizer.org

FertASA

Amofert

One Acre Fund

Official Magazine

Fertilizer Focus