Track #1: Overview and Market Insights Speakers

Louis Yaw Afful

Group Executive Director - Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement Policy Network

Experienced Trade practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the international trade and development industry. Skilled organizational innovations. Intercultural Communication, Revenue & Profit Growth, Public Speaking, Organizational Leadership, and Business Model Innovation. Strong community and social services professional graduated from the University of Ghana. 

He has established The African International Stakeholders forum a leading think Tank on Afcfta issues and organizes the Africa Globalized Investment summit. 

Talk title: The African continental free trade and boosting Intra-African trade

Sayed Attia

International Trade Expert

In the field of international trade, Sayed Attia Ph.D. has a work experience of 24 years at national, regional, and international levels in fields related to trading goods liberalization and economic integration. Sayed has a strong conviction that trade in goods plays a pivotal role in achieving economic growth and sustainable development; Furthermore, a firm conviction that both trade policy and competition policy foster each other, and that neither instrument is likely to be successful in the absence of the other. 




Talk title:  AfCFTA As a Cornerstone for Intra-Africa Trade Promotion

Emmanuel Mujuru

Chairperson of the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Associations (FAPMA)

Emmanuel Mujuru is the Chairperson of the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Associations (FAPMA) a federation that represents pharmaceutical manufacturers in Africa. FAPMA’s mission is to facilitate collaboration between regional pharmaceutical manufacturing associations to address the common challenges faced by the industry and enhance opportunities towards self-sufficiency. This will be achieved through advocacy and partnership with other stakeholders in promoting the production of quality, affordable medicines. Membership is made up of regional pharmaceutical manufacturers associations.

Talk title: FAPMA’s current initiatives to endorse objectives of the pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors associations across Africa. 

Joyce Williams

Managing Attorney at Armooh–Williams, PLLC and Chairperson of Women of Africa Network


Ms.Joyce Williams, Esq. is a multiple award-winning U.S. Supreme Court-admitted attorney. She is the owner of Armooh-Williams, PLLC an internationally-recognized Project Development and finance, International Trade and Commerce, Immigration Law, and Corporate & Business Law firm headquartered in the Washington, DC Metro area and the Co-Founder of Hazina EquityPartners, a global private equity firm positioned to be a catalyst in the major strategic shift in transforming investment from a functional focus to innovation for business and risk-adjusted returns.



Talk title: AfCFTA simplified and awareness session.  

Tetiana Miskova 

Director of the State Institution "Export Promotion Office of Ukraine" 

Tetiana Miskova worked as a project manager of the program “Ukraine: Consolidating the Export Potential of SMEs and Facilitating Access to External Markets” with the support of the EBRD under the EU EU4Business initiative. She has More than 5 years of experience in the government group on reforms, a former member of the Advisory Body of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Agriculture of Ukraine - "Export Promotion Office"; experience as a team leader in projects funded by the EU, USA, and Canada and More than 10 years of experience in international projects of commercial and non-profit organizations: Coca-Cola Beverage Ukraine Limited, Red Bull Ukraine, Raiffeisen Bank Aval, US Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, EURO 2012, OSCE SMMU.


Talk title: The export potential of Ukraine A 2 ways trade between Ukraine & Africa 

Skhumbuzo Ngozwana

Board Member “SAMED” the South African Medical Devices Industry Association

Dr Ngozwana is CEO of Kiara Health, a South African based Africa-focused healthcare company. He is an international expert on the African Pharmaceutical industry and has worked with both private and global public health organizations. He consulted with the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP). He co-authored the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plan for Africa. The plan was the output of the extensive research and analytical work he conducted on the African pharmaceutical industry. He co-authored the Ethiopian Pharmaceutical Sector Strategy and Action Plan and the pharmaceutical sector strategies of several countries. 

Talk title: A Post Covid-19 Mindset and Policy Reset in Africa – Ensuring Health Security and Self-Sufficiency in the Supply of Quality-Assured Essential Medicines

Ahmed Gaber

Chairperson of the Egyptian Chamber of Printing & Packaging industries

Owner of UMIPACK Companyfor Cardboard, printing & packaging, Chairman of Egyptian chamber of printing and packaging industries, Vice Chairman of Printing,packaging and paper Export Council, Member of Cooperation committee with African in FEI, Board member of Exporters’ general division in Federation of Egyptian chambers of commerce, Member of Egyptian-Sudanese business council




Talk title: Egypt’s packaging industry: How can Africa be served

Nazeem Mohamed

Vice Chair of FAPMA and Past Chair of FEAPM

Nazeem has over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical sector and currently advises different organizations as an International Pharmaceutical Consultant. Previously he served as the Head of the Pharmaceutical Sector for Industrial Promotion Services (IPS), the for-profit part of the Aga Khan Development Network, and was the CEO at Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries (KPI), located in Uganda. Among his various appointments, Nazeem is the past  Chairman of the Federation of East African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers (FEAPM) and the current Vice-Chair of the Federation of African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (FAPMA)

Talk title: Opportunities/challenges in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in the East African Region

Gertrude Mothibe

Dr. Gertrude Mothibe

Chairperson of “SAGMA” the South African Generic Medicines Association (Fapma Member)

Dr. Gertrude Mothibe is the Chairperson - SAGMA (Southern Africa Generic Medicines Association) since 2015 and the Treasurer of FAPMA (Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Associations) since 2014. She was also the CEO of LPC (Lesotho Pharmaceutical Corporation) responsible for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics for distribution to Lesotho, 2003 – Sept 2007, Botswana and Eswatini and the General Manager, NDSO (National Drug Service Organisation), 1995 – 2000: responsible for medicine and medical supply distribution in Lesotho. 



Talk title: Opportunities/challenges in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in the South African Region

Alicia Chang

Senior International Cooperation Manager,CCCMHPIE


Ms. Alicia Chang is the senior international cooperation manager of CCCMHPIE. She has over ten years of experiences in managing bilateral and regional healthcare cooperation mechanisms between China and the belt and road countries including Africa. Since 2015, she has been actively engaged in China-Africa pharmaceutical cooperation policy studies under relevant Chinese government bodies, and China-Africa pharma trade and investment mobilization programs with Gates foundation, UNAIDS, and some health ministries of African countries. She is one of the key members to draft China-Africa health initiative for the FOCAC Beijing Summit held in 2018. She also leads a number of key projects on the internationalization of Chinese pharmaceutical industry, including China’s PQ status analysis, China’s supplying capacity of reproductive health products, WHO PQ training program,etc. She holds a master’s degree on applied linguistics from the University of International Business and Economics and is now on the second master’s degree on public health at the Vanke School of Public Health of Tsinghua University.



Talk title: Improving access to essential medicines in Africa towards UHC from the China Perspective

Sébastien Markley

Statistician, Unit for Africa, Middle East and Europe, OECD Development Centre

Sébastien Markley has been part of the Africa Team at the OECD Development Centre since 2015. His research and writing has contributed to the team’s flagship publications: African Economic Outlook, Africa’s Development Dynamics, and Revenue Statistics in Africa. Prior to working at the OECD, he was a statistician for the Yukon Bureau of Statistics in Canada, and studied discrete choice models at the Institut BVA in Toulouse.

Talk title: Macro-economic trends in Africa before and after COVID-19