Financing Investment in Africa | ORADORES e INTERVENÇÕES






António Manuel Frade Saraiva
President of CIP – Confederation of Portuguese Business since January 2010 and Chairman of the Board of Metalúrgica Luso-Italiana.  He was born in 1953, has two children and four grandchildren.

Director of the Metalúrgica Luso-Italiana since 1989 and its Administrator since 1992, he bought the company from the Mello Group in 1996.
He was President of the Association of Metallurgical Industries until 2009, before being elected President of CIP. Currently, he is also member of the Board at COMPTA and member of the Board of Trustees at ISCTE-IUL.

Discurso de António Saraiva, Presidente da CIP



Marta Mariz
President of the Executive Board of SOFID
Marta Mariz is President of the Executive Board of SOFID – the Portuguese Development Finance Institution, since June 2018. Holding a degree in Economics from the Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra, and having attended the Senior Management Program at INSEAD, Marta Mariz has been served in several management positions at Novo Banco, Banco Internacional de Cabo Verde, and at many chambers of commerce and industry.



Kim Kreilgaard – intervenção
Head of Office of European Investment Bank – Lisbon
57, Danish, educated in Portuguese, Danish, English and German schools, with a MBA from University of Trier, Germany. After assignments with Commerzbank and GTZ Germany, Kim has been with EIB i.a. Head of Division Venture Capital (EIF), of Innovation Financing in Europe and of lending in Poland and Nordics and since mid 2016 Head of EIB Group Office for Portugal.



Richard Amor – intervenção
Head of Unit of Implementation in Global Partners Department | European Investment Bank
Is Head of the Institutional and Implementation team for the European Investment Bank’s operations in Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin America.

Since joining the EIB in 2007, Richard has worked on many landmark project finance and PPP transactions in Europe, Africa and the Middle East across the renewable energy, telecoms, infrastructure and industrial sectors. More recently, Richard was part of the task force within the EIB that was responsible for the creation and design of EFSI (the European Fund for Strategic Investments).



Paolo Munini – intervenção
Head of Division of Corporates in Africa, Caribbean, Pacific, Asia and Latin America in Global Partners | European Investment Bank
Paolo Munini is Head of Division for Corporates Lending in Asia, Latin America and Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) at the European Investment Bank.

Since joining the EIB Paolo has managed teams in various parts of Europe, dealing mainly with lending to Private Sector, Research and Development, and International Banks.



Brunno Maradei – intervenção
Investment Officer in Project Finance | European Investment Bank
Brunno Maradei is a Senior Investment Officer at the European Investment Bank’s division responsible for project finance transactions outside of the European Union. Brunno leads EIB’s transaction team for the African Energy Guarantee Facility (AEGF), a recently launched initiative to boost investment insurance availability for sustainable energy projects in Africa. Brunno also works on direct financing of infrastructure projects across a number of sectors including energy and transport. Prior to EIB, Brunno worked in IFC’s Climate Business Department executing blended finance investments in climate-friendly projects across Africa, including renewables, green housing and energy efficient equipment leasing. Brunno started his career in Morgan Stanley’s risk management function and spent a few years in JP Morgan’s derivatives business. He is passionate about responsible investment, having run a non-profit sustainability research outfit and subsequently expanding that work in emerging markets with IFC.


Jaime Reis Conde – intervenção



Xavier Michon – intervenção
Deputy Executive Secretary | United Nations Capital Development Fund
Xavier Michon was appointed Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNCDF in October 2014. UNCDF acts as the UN’s capital investment agency for the least developed countries. With the Executive Secretary, Mr. Michon plays a critical role in providing leadership and shaping the strategic vision and direction of the organization. He directly oversees technical assistance and investments, and plays an active role in the overall implementation of UNCDF’s capital development mandate.
A French national, Mr. Michon had a long career at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), previously serving in Burundi and Guatemala as Country Director, in Peru as Deputy Resident Representative, and in the New York headquarters with the Regional Bureaus for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, as Programme Advisor. Prior to joining UNDP, he served as Project Management Officer in the Africa and Environmental Programmes Divisions at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). He also worked as Financial Derivatives Broker at Crédit Lyonnais Securities/Iberagentes in Spain, and as Officer-in-charge of the French-Dominican Chamber of Commerce promoting business opportunities and investment in the Dominican Republic.
Xavier received a maîtrise in Business Administration from the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) in Paris, France, and a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in New York. He speaks French, English, Spanish, Italian, and some Portuguese.



Bernardo Ivo Cruz – intervenção
Member of the Executive Board | SOFID
Bernardo Ivo Cruz is Executive Director at SOFID – the Portuguese Development Finance Institution, since June 2018. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Bristol, is member of Liga dos Amigos do Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and editor at The London BREXIT Monthly Digest. Bernardo Ivo Cruz has lectured at universities in the United Kingdom, and Portugal, and has hold public office positions at the Portuguese Government and at AICEP – Trade and Investment Agency, among others. Bernardo Ivo Cruz has lived and worked in Brazil, Portugal, the United Kingdom and East-Timor, received decorations, and worked as well for the private sector, having founded the Global Managing Partner and the London-based True Bridge Consulting Group.




Francisco Mantero 
President of CIP’s Strategic Council for Cooperation and Development
Francisco Mantero was born in Lisbon, Portugal on the 25th December 1948, and is graduated from the University of Lisboa, Faculty of Law.

Currently, Francisco Mantero is the President of the Strategic Council for Cooperation and Development of CIP – Confederation of Portuguese Business, President of BUSINESSEUROPE Africa Network, member of the Board of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) – OECD Advisory Business Council and holds top positions on both the associative and private sectors.



Carlos Madeira – intervenção
Member of the Board of Directors | EDP International
Carlos Madeira serves in the Board of Directors of EDP Internacional, EDP Labelec, CNET R&D (Lisbon) and SCNET R&D (Shanghai).
A 58-year old native of Coimbra, he holds a pre-Bologna B.S. Civil Engineering degree from the Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa (1983), an MBA with a Master’s degree from the Faculdade de Economia, Univ. Nova de Lisboa (1991) and SEP from the Stanford Graduate Business School, Stanford University (1996).
Previously to (re) joining EDP, Carlos has worked for several years as a management consultant (The MAC Group Consultants, Cambridge) moving afterwards into line management serving in Boards of Directors of several prominent Portuguese companies: Alco/Nutrinveste (food business) EPAL, Aquapor and Luságua (water utilities) and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, Portway – Handling (airport sector).