Patrick Pichette

Former Google CFO

Patrick Pichette is the former CFO at Google Inc. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the Universite du Quebec a Montreal and an MA in Philosophy Politics and Economics from Oxford University. Before joining Google, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Bell Canada. Patrick is also on the board of Twitter and the Trudeau Foundation.

Monica Brand Engel

Quona Capital

Monica Brand Engel is Chairperson of Zoona Transactions International Limited. She is the Partner and Co-Founder of Quona Capital, which is a Global Fintech fund that is focused on the unbanked and underbanked. She has an MBA in Public Management and Social Entrepreneurship from The Stanford University and a BA in Economics from Williams College. Her interest in financial inclusion has allowed her to be a Board Member at Zoona, Yoco, and Azimo.

Arjuna Costa

Omidyar Network

Arjuna Costa is a Partner at Omidyar Network where he leads financial inclusion investments across emerging markets. He holds an MBA from the Harvard School of business and a BA in Computer Science from Columbia University. His interests in financial inclusion have allowed him to be a board member at Zoona, eCurrency and MicroEnsure to name but a few.

Ceaser Siwale

Pangaea Securities

Ceaser Siwale is a leading Zambian investor and entrepreneur who brings a wealth of investment banking experience in Sub Saharan Africa with Zambia as his base for over 15 years. Mr. Siwale’s leadership in Pangaea has raised over US$2.0 billions of capital for various clients through DCM, ECM and M&As transactions. Key clients have been: Zambeef, Lafarge, SABMiller, Bharti Airtel, Zambian Ministry of Finance, MTN, BAT, FQM, Barrick, Gemfields, and Amatheon Agri. In 2013 he was nominated as a finalist in the “Young Southern African Business Leader” of 2013, by Forbes Magazine. He currently serves on the boards of Pangaea, Lusaka Stock Exchange, Fresh View Cinemas, Dagon and Microlink Technologies. He is also a Zoona board member.

Justin Stanford

4Di Group

Justin Stanford is the co-founder and MD of 4Di Group, a diversified investment management group and family office, and co-founding General Partner of early-stage technology venture capital firm 4Di Capital, as well as an active angel investor. In 2011, he was listed by the Mail & Guardian for the ‘Top 200 Young South Africans’, in 2013, listed by Forbes for ’30 Under 30: Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs’, and in 2014, 2015 and 2016, listed by the Institut Choiseul for the ‘Choiseul 100 Africa: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow’.

Henrik Blaeute


Henrik Blaeute is an Investment Officer at IFC and covers FinTech companies globally. He holds an MA in International Relations, International development and International Economics from The John Hopkins University (SAIS). He also holds a BBA in International Management, Finance from the International University in Germany.