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The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber held its flagship event of the year on 24 June at the Sandton Convention Centre. Delegates heard analysts, business leaders and commentators talk about sub-Saharan Africa's two biggest markets -South Africa and Nigeria - sharing their experiences of and insights into doing business in Nigeria. The issue of future collaboration and how to move the relationship forward was also discussed.


  • Ibikunle Olatunji, Tax Head: Africa, Orica; President, SA-Nigeria Business
  • Sola Adegbesan, Head of Global Markets: Foreign Exchange & Money Market
    Sales, Standard Bank
  • Celeste Fauconnier, Africa Economist, Rand Merchant Bank (IBC)
  • Nick Ndirito, Analyst, Allan Gray
  • Margaret Dawes, Executive Director, Sanlam Pan Africa
  • Sifiso Nzimande, GM, Transnet International Holdings
  • Bode Adediji, Chairman/CEO, Bode Adediji Partnership (Nigeria)
  • Ebele Enunwa, CEO, Sundry Foods (Nigeria)
  • Kehinde Buraimoh, KB & Company Barristers and Solicitors (Nigeria)
  • Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-Nigeria Business Chamber, CEO, Africa @
  • Joel Chimhanda, CEO, JC Capital
  • Tamsin Freemantle, Founder, Tamsin Collins cc, Board Member, SA-Nigeria
    Business Chamber
  • Prof Mills Soko, Head of International Business & Strategy, Wits Business
  • Nonye Omotola, MD, Africa Communications Group
    Petrus de Kock, General Manager: Research, Brand South Africa
  • Ambassador Mokgethi Monaisa, Former SA Consul General to Nigeria
  • Richard Sanders, Managing Director, S Tax

Monday 24 June 2019
VENUE: Boardroom 1 8, 2, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg


08h00-09h00 REGISTRATION
09h00-09h30 Welcome and Introduction


  • Ibikunle Olatunji – President, South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber
  • Introduction: Nigerian High Commissioner to SA, Ambassador Kabiru Bala
  • Remarks: Alan Mukoki, CEO, SA Chamber of Commerce & Industry
09h30-10h00 OPENING ADDRESS: Nigeria: What to expect in Buhari’s new term


Dr Doyin Salami - Director, Nigerian Economic Summit Group; CEO Kainos Edge Consulting (Lagos)

10h00-10h45 PANEL 1: SA and Nigeria: Still the Economic Giants of Africa?


MODERATOR: Joel Chimhanda, CEO, JC Capital


  • Dr Doyin Salami - Nigerian Economic Summit Group
  • Sola Adegbesan – Head of Global Markets: Foreign Exchange & Money Market Sales, Standard Bank
  • Celeste Fauconnier – Economist, Sub-Saharan Africa, Rand Merchant Bank
10h45-11h30  PANEL 2: Investing in Nigeria: Where is the Money Going?


MODERATOR: Tamsin Freemantle, Member of the Board, SA-NBC


  • Nick Ndiritu – Portfolio Manager, Allan Gray Ex-SA Equity Fund & Ex-SA Bond Fund
  • Margaret Dawes - Executive Director: Sanlam Pan Africa
  • Omosalewa Adeyemi, Global Partnerships and Expansion, Flutterwave
11h45-12h10 Investing in Nigeria: What you need to know


Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary/CEO,Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Abuja

12h10-13h00 PANEL 4: Doing Business in Nigeria: Company Insights


MODERATOR: Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-NBC


  • Bode Adedeji – Executive Chairman, Bode Adediji Partnership, Lagos
  • Ebele Enunwa – Managing Director, Sundry Foods, Nigeria  
  • Sifiso Nzimande – Transnet Rail Freight
13h00-13h45 LUNCH
13h45-14h15 PANEL 5: Tax and Regulation: Issues and Trends




  • Tax Landscape – Ibikunle Olatunji, Tax Lead Africa, Orica
  • Regulatory Red Flags – Kehinde Buraimoh, Partner, KB & C, Nigeria
14h15-14h45 SA and Nigeria: Perspectives on a Complex Relationship


Sonny Iroche, CEO, Mutual Concepts Ltd (Nigeria)

14h45-15h35 PANEL 6: How to Forge a New Era in Collaboration


MODERATOR: Dianna Games, Executive Director, SA-NBC


  • Petrus de Kock, Brand South Africa
  • Sonny Iroche, CEO, Mutual Concepts Ltd
  • Prof Mills Soko, International and Business Strategy, Wits Business School
  • Nonye Omotola, MD, Africa Communications Media Group
15h35-15h40 Closing Remarks


Hon Godwin Adama, Consul General of Nigeria






sa nigeria invests sponsors


  • Total Health Trust (Liberty Group)

    Total Health Trust Ltd (THT) in Nigeria is part South African financial services provider, Liberty Holdings Ltd. THT, established in 1997, is a leading health insurance provider in Nigeria, providing healthcare services to a broad range of SMEs, over 500 corporates and other multinational institutions in Nigeria. It has offices in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Benin, Ibadan, Ilorin, Enugu, Kaduna and Yola, and is supported by a network of over 1 800 healthcare facilities.

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