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Abdelhaye El Kettani El Hamidi

Abdelhaye El Kettani El Hamidi photo Executive legal director | Attijariwafa Bank

Founded in 1904 and present in 24 countries today, Attijariwafa bank group is a pan-African multinational and the Maghreb’s largest banking and financial group with over seven million customers and nearly 17,000 employees. Having worked in the bank’s legal department since 2005 and currently occupying the position of executive legal director, Abdelhaye El Kettani El …

Adaobi Nwanze

Adaobi Nwanze photo General counsel | Landmark Africa

Real estate company Landmark Africa hired Adaobi Nwanze in 2008 to ensure the group’s compliance with local laws and regulations in Africa, as well as to maintain sound corporate governance practices. A highly competent lawyer with extensive expertise in all aspects of corporate and commercial law and deep knowledge of local regulation, Nwanze has been …

Adedoyin Olowe

Adedoyin Olowe photo Manager, legal services | Zenith Bank

Adedoyin Olowe has been the manager of legal services at Nigeria-based Zenith Bank, a multinational financial services provider that has 16 years of specialising in retail banking. Despite operating in a challenging economic environment that recently saw the Nigerian economy move into recession in mid-2016, Zenith Bank has resisted to remain one of the leading …

Adesegun Aki-Olugbade

Adesegun Aki-Olugbade photo Executive director (corporate services) and general counsels | Africa Finance Corporation

The executive director (corporate services), general counsel and chief operating officer at Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the pan-African development finance institution, Dr Adesegun Akin-Olugbade boasts over 30 years of experience in the legal profession and financial services sector. She has worked at both the technical and management levels in the public and private sector for …

Agnes Tibayeita Isharaza

Agnes Tibayeita Isharaza photo Head of legal | dfcu Bank

Agnes Tibayeita Isharaza leads the legal team as the head of legal and company secretary at the Development Finance Company of Uganda Bank (dfcu). She joined the dfcu group legal department in June 2001 as an assistant legal officer and was subsequently appointed as legal officer, first serving dfcu Bank and thereafter dfcu Leasing Company …

Ahmed Alaa Toumlilt

Ahmed Alaa Toumlilt photo Associate director - corporate legal and corporate banking | Banque Centrale Populaire

Banque Centrale Populaire is one of Morocco’s leading banking institutions, and from its headquarters in Casablanca offers a range of financial services to its customers and maintains a presence in several countries overseas with offices in Germany, England, Canada, Spain, France, Gibraltar, Netherlands and Belgium. Since November 2010, Ahmed Alaa Toumlilt has provided outstanding commercially-focused …

Ahmed Barakat

Ahmed Barakat photo General legal counsel (Middle East and Africa) | Lafarge Egypt

A construction materials legal specialist, having spent over a decade in the sector (prior to which he worked for retail company Al Bawardi Group in Dubai), Ahmed Barakat is now general legal counsel of LafargeHolcim for the Middle East and Africa. Prior to working with LafargeHolcim group companies, Barakat cut his teeth in the construction …

Amandine Decoux

Amandine Decoux photo General counsel | Nareva Holding

Described as a ‘high profile lawyer’ with ‘high analytical skills’, Amandine Decoux provides full support to a wide variety of energy projects at Nareva Holding, a Moroccan energy company and full subsidiary of Société Nationale d’Investissement (SNI). The company’s wind farm projects include units in Akhfennir, Haouma and Foum El Oued, each selling electricity directly …

Amany Elzayaty

Amany Elzayaty photo Head of legal for the Near East | Procter & Gamble

Working in the legal department for multinational FMCG business Procter & Gamble (P&G) – which was recognised in The Legal 500 GC Powerlist: Africa Teams in 2016 – for almost two decades, Amany Elzayaty is the current head of legal for the Middle East region at the company. With extremely strong leadership skills, Elzayaty has …

Amol Prabhu

Amol Prabhu photo Head of emerging markets legal, EMEA | Barclays

Amol Prabhu has a cross-product advisory role within Barclays’ emerging markets investment banking business across Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He works with a variety of stakeholders in defining and implementing the strategic direction of the bank, driving forward critical initiatives and provides legal, wider …

Anna Siakotos

Anna Siakotos photo Associate general counsel | Millicom

An international corporate lawyer with 20 years of experience at international law firms and multinational corporations, Anna Siakotos’ career has seen her work in London, Moscow and New York. Since April 2016 Siakotos has served as associate general counsel in the London offices of Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company that operates under its …

Antoinette Absaloms

Antoinette Absaloms photo Legal counsel, West Africa business unit | Coca-Cola Central East and West Africa

Widely commended by peers for her leadership, motivation and personal drive, Antoinette Absaloms has had an outstanding in-house career of 16 years, providing legal support to businesses in 31 countries across Africa. Employed as an operations counsel at Nairobi-based Coca-Cola Central East and West Africa since 2011, Absaloms has demonstrated a rare capacity in providing …

Aruna Radhakeesoon

Aruna Radhakeesoon photo Executive director, chief legal executive and company secretary | Rogers & Co

Based in Mauritius, Aruna Radhakeesoon is the executive director, chief legal executive and company secretary at Rogers & Co, a listed international services and investment company established in 1899. A transactional lawyer with over 15 years’ experience in the group and well-versed in mergers and acquisitions, Radhakeesoon was nominating during the research process in part …

Beatrice Njeru

Beatrice Njeru photo Senior legal counsel, investment banking - East Africa | Stanbic Bank

Beatrice Njeru began her career at Stanbic Bank in 2004, and joined the investment banking arm of the business in 2008 as senior legal counsel and is responsible for deal execution in the East African region in what she states has turned out to be ‘an exciting career full of many valuable experiences’. In her …

Bidemi Ademola

Bidemi Ademola photo Legal director and company secretary Ghana-Nigeria cluster | Unilever

A corporate lawyer with over 22 years of experience, Bidemi Ademola is a specialist in the practice of corporate and commercial law in Nigeria and the further West Africa region. Ademola first joined Unilever Nigeria in 1997 as a legal officer, before eventually rising to become legal director and company secretary West Africa in May …

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