Mohan Vivekanandan


Vivekanandan is the Group Executive: Origination and Client Coverage at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and a member of the DBSA’s Group Executive Committee. Vivekanandan is responsible for developing and maintaining new and current strategic relationships, as well as developing and originating new business that is aligned to the mandate of the DBSA. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Development Finance Resource Centre.

Chris Hlabisa


Hlabisa was appointed Deputy Director–General (DDG) Road Transport in April 2013. His key responsibilities include managing road engineering standards, road infrastructure and industry development, road regulation, driving license card entity, public entity oversight and strategic integrated projects.

Wendy Dent


Dent leads the Financial Services Research and Consulting Africa team, supporting the local South African market, as well as the rest of Africa. She is responsible for industry insights and driving relevant research studies.

Jay Isaac


Isaac holds a BEng in electrical engineering (Light Current) from the then University of Durban-Westville, as well as an MSc (Electronic Engineering) and an MBA from the then University of Nataland, institutions that have merged to form the University of KwaZulu-Natal

Stavros Nicolaou


Nicolaou is currently responsible for strategic trade at the Aspen Pharmacare Group. Aspen is Africa’s largest and the world’s ninth largest generic pharmaceutical company by revenue ranking. Nicolaou has been instrumental in introducing the first generic antiretroviral medicines in Africa. These were developed by Aspen and saved many lives in South Africa and Africa.