Keynote Speakers


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MR. Vincent Le Guennou

Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Vincent Le Guennou is a Managing Director, Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ECP is a Pan-African private equity firm that has raised over US$2 billion through funds and co-investment vehicles for growth capital investing in Africa. In November 2018, ECP announced the final close of its fourth Pan-African fund, ECP Africa Fund IV, the largest private equity fund for African investment since September 2016.

As Co-CEO, Mr. Le Guennou implements ECP’s investment strategy and manages relationships with shareholders and portfolio companies. He serves on ECP’s Executive Committee and on the Funds’ investment committees.

Prior to joining ECP in 2000 as Director for West Africa and the Maghreb, Mr. Le Guennou worked six years for the International Department of the Saur Group, a former affiliate of the Bouygues Group, which specializes in water and electricity distribution and waste water treatment. While on secondment from Saur, Mr. Le Guennou served as Chief Financial Officer of Compagnie Ivoirienne d’Electricité in Côte d’Ivoire, one of the country’s largest companies listed on the regional stock exchange. Mr. Le Guennou has served on the boards of various African companies, including Charaf Corporation (Morocco), All Africa Airways (Mauritius), Air Ivoire (Côte d’Ivoire), Société Internationale de Plantations d’Hévéas (SIPH) (West Africa), Veolia Water Maroc (Morocco), Continental Reinsurance (Nigeria), Eranove (West Africa), Général Assurance Méditerranéenne (Algeria), Société d’Articles Hygiéniques (SAH) (Tunisia), Oragroup (West and Central Africa), and Maarifa Education (East Africa).

Mr. Le Guennou began his career in 1989 in Arthur Andersen’s Paris office, where he became Senior Auditor in the Banking and Capital Markets Division. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Université de Paris Dauphine. He is a graduate of l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris.


MR. Momar Nguer

President of Marketing & Services, Total S.A., and Member of the Total Executive Committee

Born in 1956, graduated from France’s ESSEC Business School, Momar Nguer began his career in 1982 in Hewlett Packard’s Finance Department.

He joined Total in 1984, serving in various downstream positions. After a period at Total Africa’s headquarters, he was named Vice President Marketing at Total Senegal in 1985. Returning to the Paris headquarters in 1991, he was appointed Vice President Retail Network & Consumers of Total Africa.

In 1995, Momar Nguer became Chief Executive Officer of Total’s Marketing subsidiary, Total Cameroun, and was subsequently named Chief Executive Officer of Total’s Marketing subsidiary, Total Kenya, in 1997. In 2000, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Total East Africa & Indian Ocean in Total’s Refining & Marketing Division.

In 2007, he became Vice President Aviation Fuel. In 2011, he was named Senior Vice President Africa/Middle East of Total Marketing & Services and a member of the Group Performance Management Committee.

In August 2015, he was appointed Chairman of the Diversity Council. In April 2016, Momar Nguer became President of Marketing & Services and member of the Total Executive Committee.



Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

John Macomber is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School. His work focuses on the private finance and delivery of developing country public infrastructure projects. These include transportation, renewable energy, water/sanitation, and real estate investments that speed economic development, reduce environmental impacts (notably air and water pollution) and facilitate individual opportunity. His teaching combines infrastructure finance (including public private partnerships), economic development, and urban planning as well as the impact of technologies like ubiquitous sensors, internet of things, mobile money, big data and analytics, improved filtration, and autonomous vehicles. Mr. Macomber is a member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Center for African Studies. Before joining the HBS faculty he was a principal in real estate and construction firms.



Dr. Agnes Binagwaho

Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity and former Minister of Health of the Republic of Rwanda

Professor Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD, is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity, an initiative of Partners In Health focused on changing the way health care is delivered around the world by training the next generation of global health professionals who strive to deliver more equitable, quality health services for all. She is a Rwandan pediatrician who completed her MD at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles and her MA in Pediatrics MA at the Universite de Bretagne Occidentale. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Dartmouth College and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics. She worked for 20 years in the public health sector in Rwanda. From 2002 to 2016, she served the Rwandan Health Sector in high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and then for five years as Minister of Health. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Global Health Equity. Professor Binagwaho serves as Senior Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization and, since 2016, she has been a member of the United States National Academy of Medicine and, since 2017, a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences. Professor Binagwaho has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles.