• Naledi Pandor

    South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

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  • Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus

    Director-General of the World Health Organization

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  • Donald Kaberuka

    Chairman of the Global Fund, African Union Special Envoy for Africa and Founder and Managing Partner of SouthBridge Group

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  • João Bosco Monte

    President of the Brazil Africa Institute

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  • José Graziano da Silva

    Former Director-General of FAO

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  • Hailemariam Dessalen

    Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia

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  • Gilbert Houngbo

    President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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  • Agnès Kalibata

    Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the 2021 Food Systems Summit

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  • Carlos Lopes

    Professor of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance of the University of Cape Town

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  • Josefa Sacko

    Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission (AUC)

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  • Otaviano Canuto

    Former Vice President and Executive Director at the World Bank

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  • Denis Mukwege

    2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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  • Frannie Léautier

    Senior Partner and CEO SouthBridge Investments

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  • Lionel Zinsou

    Founder and Managing Partner of SouthBridge

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  • Nísia Trindade

    President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation - Fiocruz

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  • Andrew Ali

    CEO & Partner of SouthBridge Group

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  • Kapil Kapoor

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Developex

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  • Michael Kremer

    Gates Professor of Developing Societies at Harvard University and 2019 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

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  • Jennifer Blanke

    Non-Executive Director at African Risk Capacity Insurance Company Ltd

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  • Ibrahim Assane Mayaki

    CEO of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)

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  • Cláudia Prates

    Director General at the American Regional Office of the New Development Bank (NDB)

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  • Jorge Chediek

    Special advisor of UNDP

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  • Roberto Rodrigues

    Former Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil

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  • Ibrahima Cheikh Diong

    Director-General of the African Risk Capacity Group (ARC Agency and ARC Ltd)

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  • Bineta Diop

    Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on Women, Peace and Security

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  • Roberto Barcelos

    Institutional Director of the Brazilian Association of Exporters of Fruits and Derivatives (ABRAFRUTAS)

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  • Miguel Azevedo

    Head of Investment Banking at Citigroup – Middle East and Africa

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  • Natália Dias

    CEO of Standard Bank Brazil

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  • Paulo Gomes

    Co-Founder of the New African Capital Partners

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  • Fatoumata Ba

    Founder and Executive Chair of Janngo and Managing Partner of Janngo Capital

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  • Kampeta Sayinzoga

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD)

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  • Sergio Gusmão Suchodolski

    President of the Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG) and of the Brazilian Development Association (ABDE)

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  • Patrick Dlamini

    Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA)

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  • Mossadeck Bally

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Azalaï Hotels Group

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  • Amit N. Thakker

    Chairman of the Africa Health Business

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  • Daniel Randon

    CEO of Randon

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  • Julie Makani

    Associate Professor in the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)

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  • Jean Pierre Senghor

    Executive Secretary of the National Council on Food Security of the Republic of Senegal

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  • Margaret Meagher

    Founder of Be the Change Inc

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  • Serge Ekue

    President of the West African Development Bank (BOAD)

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  • Robert Nyasimi

    Founder and CEO of RENTCO Africa Ltd.

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  • Denys Denya

    Executive Vice President of Finance, Administration and Banking Services of Afreximbank

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  • Romuald Wadagni

    Minister of the Economy and Finances of the Republic of Benin

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  • Adriana Abdenur

    Co-founder and Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ

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  • Abdoulaye Diop

    Chief of Staff of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission

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  • Marcos Brandalise

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brazafric Group of Companies (BGC)

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  • Martin Fregene

    Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry (AHAI) at the African Development Bank

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  • Amaury Fonseca Junior

    Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Vision Brazil Investments

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  • Samaila D. Zubairu

    President & Chief Executive Officer of the Africa Finance Corporation

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  • Pierre Guislain

    Former Vice-President of Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation at the African Development Bank

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  • Njack Kane

    CEO of Intervalle Geneve

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  • Simplice Anoh

    Founder and CEO of Digital Afrique Telecom (DAT)

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  • Miguel Stief

    Executive Board Member of Positivo BGH

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  • Roselyne Chambrier Chalobah

    Chairwoman & CEO of Arise Ivoire

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  • Mauro Bellini

    Chairman of the Board of Directors of Marcopolo

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  • Carlos Malet

    Co-founder of Sphera Global Health Care

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  • Alida Maria Fleury Bellandi

    President of Guarany

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  • Hamet Aguemon

    Partner of South Bridge Group

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  • Mamadou Biteye

    Vice President of Social Impact for the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) at Visa

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  • Jorge Arbache

    Vice President for Private Sector at the Development Bank of Latin America

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  • Mercy Karanja

    Senior Program officer in Agricultural Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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  • Fayçal Benameur

    Senior Vice President of OCP for East Africa

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  • Rogerio De Antoni

    Vice President of Hyva Global for the Americas and CEO of Hyva do Brasil

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  • Antonio Nunes

    CEO of Angola Cables

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  • Simeon Ehui

    Regional Director West and Central Africa at the World Bank Group

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  • Jiří Chotěborský

    Executive for Investment Banking, Telecoms and Media at Standard Bank

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  • Julie Gichuru

    Head of Public Affairs and Communications of MasterCard Foundation

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  • Eric Kacou

    Co-Founder & CEO of Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESP)

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  • Andres Schipani

    East and Central Africa Correspondent of the Financial Times

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  • Vinícius Assis

    Correspondent in Africa for GloboNews

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  • Nicholas Norbrook

    Managing Editor of The Africa Report

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  • Obi Emekekwue

    President and CEO of DelReeve Konsult Limited

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  • Fabrice DeClerck

    EAT Science Director

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  • Ntiokam Divine

    Founder and Managing Director of Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN)

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  • Claudia Martínez Zuleta

    Co-chair of the country programs of the Food and Land Use Economy- FOLU

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  • Eduardo Castro

    Journalist of Band News

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The Brazil Africa Forum 2020 was outstanding!

Held in an innovative virtual format, the two-days event carried out more than 14 hours of a livestreamed agenda in three languages (English, Portuguese and French). BAF 2020 gathered more than 70 speakers - global leaders, government and private sector representatives, academics and potential investors - to exchange experiences and discuss the current international scenario under the theme. The event was followed by more than 1.200 delegates from countries all over the world.


Hamilton Mourão

Vice President of Brazil

Akinwumi Adesina

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Bronwyn Nielsen

Executive Director at Africa Business News

José Ramos-Horta

Nobel Peace Prize laureate

Sarah Anyang

Commissioner of Human Resources, Science, and Technology of the African Union Comission

Gilbert F. Houngbo

President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (FIDA)

Nísia Trindade

President of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)

Fayçal Benameur

Senior Vice President for East Africa of the OCP Group

Alysson Paolinelli

Former Minister of Agriculture of Brazil

Livio Vanghetti

Vice President of Global Partnerships of Philip Morris International

Daniel Balaban

Director of UN/WFP Centre of Excellence Against Hunger

Yemi Akinbamijo

Executive Director of the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)




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