NABA members are welcome to the Annual General Meeting taking place at the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. We are very happy to announce that two excellent guest speakers will be joining us: Dr. Jakkie Cilliers, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ISS / Head of African Futures and Innovation at the Pretoria office of the Institute for Security Studies, as well as Ms. Joan M. Larrea, CEO of Convergence, the world’s first institution dedicated to increasing private sector investment in emerging markets by helping investors execute blended finance deals.
All members received the AGM documents by email 18th and 19th of May.
(Photo from a previous NABA AGM reception.)
Dr. Jakkie Cilliers is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ISS and head of African Futures and Innovation at the Pretoria office of the Institute for Security Studies. He is an Extraordinary Professor in the Centre of Human Rights and the Department of Political Sciences, Faculty Humanities at the University of Pretoria and a well-known author and analyst. Dr. Cilliers founded the ISS in 1991 and, until 2015, served as its executive director. The ISS is a regional think- and do-tank with offices in Dakar, Addis Ababa, Nairobi and Pretoria. Dr. Cilliers has presented numerous papers at conferences and seminars and published a number of books on matters relating to peace and security in Africa. He serves on the editorial boards of the African Security Review and the South African Journal of International Affairs. His current interests relate to issues around South Africa and Africa’s long-term future. His most recent book, published in July 2017 is Fate of the Nation – 3 scenarios for South Africa’s future.
As CEO of Convergence, Joan leads the world’s first institution dedicated to increasing private sector investment in emerging markets by helping investors execute blended finance deals. Joan is an expert in catalyzing investment in places that need it most. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in emerging markets, working with public, philanthropic, and private investors at OPIC, the Global Environment Fund, and IFC.