08 febrero - 10 febrero 2023
Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya

Argus Fertilizer Africa Conference

Argus Fertilizer Africa Conference Advisory Board  

Argus is pleased to announce the Argus Fertilizer Africa Conference Advisory Board.  This board is made up of senior industry executives from across the African fertilizer supply chain who help shape our conference, consulting on:  
  • Format 
  • Speakers  
  • Content 
  • Attendees  

The Argus Advisory Board will allow us to work together with the industry to develop the Argus Fertilizer Africa Conference, to ensure we create the most valuable event possible, for the industry in our fast-moving world.  


Advisory board members

Morgan Ahenda
Global Logistics and Fertilizer Procurement Associate, One Acre Fund
Morgan is the Global Logistics and Fertilizer Procurement Associate at One Acre Fund with over five years of experience in logistics and supply chain management. Morgan is currently responsible for handling the procurement of fertilizer and co-ordination of logistics services across seven east and central African countries to ensure fertilizer is available at affordable pr...
Morgan is the Global Logistics and Fertilizer Procurement Associate at One Acre Fund with over five years of experience in logistics and supply chain management. Morgan is currently responsible for handling the procurement of fertilizer and co-ordination of logistics services across seven east and central African countries to ensure fertilizer is available at affordable prices to the 1.5mn farmers served by the One Acre Fund Program. Morgan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Actuarial Science and is currently finalising his MSc Degree in Finance at the University of Nairobi. Prior to joining OAF Morgan was the Senior Business Analyst for Turnkey Africa where he oversaw initiatives designed to advance continuous improvement and provide strategic and competitive advantage for attaining profitable growth and sustainability across multiple insurance companies in Africa.
Patrice Annequin
Senior Fertilizer Market Specialist, IFDC
Patrice, an agro-economist trained at AgroParisTech, has many years’ experience in developing Africa’s inputs and agricultural products markets, first in the private sector, then with international organisations. He has been a representative of the International Fertilizer Development Centre in Ivory Coast since 2016, and contributes to programmes supporting development of...
Patrice, an agro-economist trained at AgroParisTech, has many years’ experience in developing Africa’s inputs and agricultural products markets, first in the private sector, then with international organisations. He has been a representative of the International Fertilizer Development Centre in Ivory Coast since 2016, and contributes to programmes supporting development of the fertilizer sector and agricultural value chains in west Africa.
Seelan Gobalsamy
Group Chief Executive Officer, Omnia Holdings
Seelan is a highly accomplished and internationally experienced business leader. He has served in various senior and executive leadership roles across emerging markets for over 20 years, working at blue-chip companies including Old Mutual, Liberty Holdings and STANLIB. Seelan started at Omnia as a non-executive director in 2018 and became Group Financial Director in 2019. ...
Seelan is a highly accomplished and internationally experienced business leader. He has served in various senior and executive leadership roles across emerging markets for over 20 years, working at blue-chip companies including Old Mutual, Liberty Holdings and STANLIB. Seelan started at Omnia as a non-executive director in 2018 and became Group Financial Director in 2019. He was appointed Group CEO soon after. He currently also serves as a non-executive director at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings Limited and Momentum Metropolitan Life Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and an alumnus of Harvard Business School.
Munish Jindal
Chief Executive Officer, Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals
Munish is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Chief Executive of Indorama Eleme Fertilizers and Chemicals. He has been part of the Indorama group for over 24 years and has more than 28 years of experience in corporate finance, insurance, commercial and business development in a variety of manufacturing industries. He has an honour’s d...
Munish is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Chief Executive of Indorama Eleme Fertilizers and Chemicals. He has been part of the Indorama group for over 24 years and has more than 28 years of experience in corporate finance, insurance, commercial and business development in a variety of manufacturing industries. He has an honour’s degree in commerce from the Shri Ram College of Commerce and is a chartered accountant.
Douglas Kerr
Vice President, Business Development, IFDC
Douglas joined IFDC in December 2020. He has almost 20 years’ experience in business development and has worked on programme design for clients including USAID, the US Department of State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of Agriculture, and other bilateral donors, such as the UK’s Department for International Development (now the Foreign, Commonweal...
Douglas joined IFDC in December 2020. He has almost 20 years’ experience in business development and has worked on programme design for clients including USAID, the US Department of State, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the US Department of Agriculture, and other bilateral donors, such as the UK’s Department for International Development (now the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office), Global Affairs Canada, Germany’s GIZ and KfW, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the World Bank, African Development Bank and Asian Development Bank. Before joining IFDC, Kerr was Vice-President at US-based environmental consultant Ecodit, and before that he spearheaded business development at the National Cooperative Business Association, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance, University Research Corporation, Social Impact, Abt Associates, JSI and Constella Futures (now Palladium). Douglas has a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics from Warwick University in the UK, a master’s in political science from Acadia University, Nova Scotia, and a PhD (ABD) from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Gideon Negedu
Executive Secretary, Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN)
Gideon Negedu is the executive secretary Fepsan, the apex umbrella body for fertilizers in Nigeria. He has extensive experience working in the fertilizing industry both in the formulation and implementation of policies that shape the industry. Gideon has a degree in agriculture and a masters degree in business administration.
Gideon Negedu is the executive secretary Fepsan, the apex umbrella body for fertilizers in Nigeria. He has extensive experience working in the fertilizing industry both in the formulation and implementation of policies that shape the industry. Gideon has a degree in agriculture and a masters degree in business administration.
Henry Ogola
Managing Director, Chemagro
Henry Ogola has been involved in fertilizer for nearly 40 years after graduating with BSc and MSc degrees in Agriculture (Soil science) and Agricultural Economics. He has worked occupied senior positions in the Ministry of Agriculture Kenya, being in charge of fertilizer docket and private sector fertilizer companies involved in importation and marketing of fertilizer. M...
Henry Ogola has been involved in fertilizer for nearly 40 years after graduating with BSc and MSc degrees in Agriculture (Soil science) and Agricultural Economics. He has worked occupied senior positions in the Ministry of Agriculture Kenya, being in charge of fertilizer docket and private sector fertilizer companies involved in importation and marketing of fertilizer. Mr Ogola has an in-depth knowledge of the fertilizer market in East Africa and is a recognized consultant on various aspects of the fertilizer industry. He's also a long serving member of Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) - Fertilizer and Soil Conditioners Technical Committee.
Innocent Okuku
Vice President, West African Fertilizer Association
Innocent Okuku is the Vice-President and Coordinator for Partnerships of the West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA), an umbrella for all private sector players in the fertilizer industry operating within the ECOWAS region. Mr Okuku is also the Chief Executive Officer of Intrio Synergy Limited (ISL), an agro-allied company based in Nigeria and focused on helping smallhol...
Innocent Okuku is the Vice-President and Coordinator for Partnerships of the West Africa Fertilizer Association (WAFA), an umbrella for all private sector players in the fertilizer industry operating within the ECOWAS region. Mr Okuku is also the Chief Executive Officer of Intrio Synergy Limited (ISL), an agro-allied company based in Nigeria and focused on helping smallholder farmers achieve increased production and income through the adoption of improved farming practices and inputs, including balanced fertilizers. He has over 25 years experience in the agricultural industry spanning research, development and commercial positions in both public and private organizations, including over 8 years in the fertilizer industry in Nigeria where he served as Group Head of Commercial Services at Notore Chemical Industries PLC, West Africa’s premier Urea Manufacturer, where he was responsible for all the functions related to business Development, marketing and sales in all markets including locally in Nigeria and exports globally. Mr Okuku has great capacity and experience in developing and running Public-Private-Partnerships towards deploying appropriate farm inputs and technologies to help increase farm yields across Africa. Innocent is an alumnus of the prestigious London Business School and also holds a Doctorate degree in Crop Production.
Wouter Silverans
Managing Director, Fertagrica
Wouter has over 15 years of experience in sourcing and selling fertilizers in a global context, firstly for Yara and then as an independent consultant and niche trader. Wouter advises African importers on fertilizer purchases and global producers on sales to Africa. Wouter believes in solid business relationships based on knowledge and transparency.
Wouter has over 15 years of experience in sourcing and selling fertilizers in a global context, firstly for Yara and then as an independent consultant and niche trader. Wouter advises African importers on fertilizer purchases and global producers on sales to Africa. Wouter believes in solid business relationships based on knowledge and transparency.
Ashraf Talaat
Group Chief Commercial Officer & Board Member, Evergrow
Lilian Tu
Senior Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation