Speaker Group: Africa Market 2024

Mahmoud Bennani

Mahmoud is a Senior Associate at the newly launched Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund. He joined from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP), where he spent 5 years based both in Paris and Abidjan. He has 8+ years of global experience and 5+ years of experience in Africa. Mahmoud has experience across multiple sectors including Digital Infrastructure, Logistics,… Read more »

Guy Zibi

Guy Zibi is Managing Partner with Xalam Analytics, a boutique research and advisory firm focused on connectivity, cloud and digital infrastructure in emerging markets. Xalam provides the data and insights that support infrastructure, commercial and capital deployment in digital infrastructure across Africa, the Middle East, emerging Asia and Latin America. The firm’s investment reports on… Read more »

Mark Acton

As both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional with over 25 years of experience in the data centre sector Mark has been a specialist in the field of data centre operations and technical management for more than 2 decades. During this time he has focussed on the delivery of business critical services from highly… Read more »

Paul-Francois Cattier

As VP Economic Development, Paul-Francois Cattier focuses on off-grid energy, the water grid and data centers. In the past, he was Schneider Electric President of French speaking Africa & Islands, covering over 60 countries. Prior to Schneider Electric, he held different positions in sales and general management functions in companies like Alcatel, Philips, Digital Equipment… Read more »

Dr Ayotunde Coker

Dr Ayotunde Coker is one of the leading players in the development of the data centre industry in Africa and is the Chairperson of an influential industry group, the Africa Data Centres Association. Before joining OADC as Chief Executive Officer, Dr Coker led Rack Centre to becoming a household name in Nigeria and a leading… Read more »