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PI AFRICA assembled the advisory board

Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa (PiAfrica) convened the Advisory Board on the 3rd February in London for AME Trade, the fastest growing independent business-to-business event organizer for Africa. The advisory board consists of market experts from Africa who will provide ongoing strategic advice to the Pension Funds and Alternative Investments African’s executives.

The advisory board consists of Mr. Karthi Pillay, Specialist: Retirement Scheme Governance, Telkom Retirement Fund South Africa. Karthi Pillay is an established and well respected professional in the pension fund industry in Southern Africa, with particular expertise in the new frontier practice of responsible investing and corporate governance and serves as a Specialist in Retirement Fund Governance: He is responsible for Compliance, Stakeholder Management and Transformation for the Telkom Retirement Fund. He also serves on Advisory Boards on behalf of the Telkom Retirement Fund.

Edna Dambe, Managing Director, Money Matters, established Money Matters as a pioneer and positioned it as a market leader in the provision of independent retirement and personal financial services industry education and pioneered the establishment of the Botswana Pensions Society (BPS) Secretariat.

Dr. Farouk Aminu, Head, Research & Strategy management Department, Pencom – Nigeria, He has been the Head of Research & Strategy Management Department of the National Pension Commission from 2005 to date and had written and spoken extensively on the Nigerian pension reforms and the Contributory Pension Scheme.

Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Director Financial Services, Africa Finance Corporation Sanjeev Gupta is Africa Finance Corporation’s (“AFC”) Executive Director for Financial Services. He is responsible for Treasury, Trade Finance & Syndication and Corporate Advisory lines of business within AFC. Mr. Gupta has over 25 years’ experience in Investment Management, Private Equity and Corporate Advisory Services. Sanjeev’s forte has been to blend together global and indigenous corporates, financial investors, and governments to develop commercially viable business and development models that leave a sustainable impact on emerging market economies.

Veenay Rambarassah, Director Investment and Asset Management, National Pension Fund, Mauritius is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and holds a postgraduate degree in Finance and Investment. He is currently acting as Fund Manager and Fund Accountant of the National Pension Fund and National Savings Fund. He has previously been working in the Government Audit Office. He has wide experience in audit and finance fields.

This is one of the key steps to achieve AME Trades ambition to position Pension Funds and Alternative Investments Africa (PiAfrica) Mauritius as the leading alternative investment pension fund event through gaining first class industry professional expertise for the events growth strategy.

AME Trade could not be more pleased with the outcomes of the meeting. With key milestones achieved for the 2020 edition. The content developed for this year’s edition is a direct link to the valuable input from the advisory board.