Conference Speakers

H.E. Dr. Rania A. Al-Mashat

Minister of International Cooperation


Jingdong Hua

Vice President and Treasurer

The World Bank

H.E. Ruth Kagia

Deputy Chief of Staff

President of Kenya

Amb. Alan Wm. Wolff

Former Co-Director General,

the WTO

Dr. Martin Kimmig

Chief Risk Officer

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Professor Stephen Chan OBE

Chair in World Politics, SOAS University of London

Foundation Dean of Law & Social Sciences

(Photo credit: Adine Sagalyn)

Dr. Nkosana Moyo

Former Zambian Minister of Industry and International Trade

Former COO, the African Development Bank

Professor Tim Allen


Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, LSE

Philip Thigo

Senior Adviser,

Data, Innovation and Open Government,

Office of the Deputy President of Kenya

Professor David Luke


Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, LSE

Professor Kevin Urama

Senior Director

African Development Institute

African Development Bank Group

Siddharth Chatterjee

Resident Coordinator, China

The UN

Hannah Ryder


Development Reimagined

Professor Haifang Liu

Director of Centre for African Studies

Peking University

Professor Shirley Ze Yu


China-Africa Initiative, FLIA, LSE

Senior Practitioner Fellow,

Harvard Kennedy School

Blake Goud


RFI Foundation