Copenhagen: Business Breakfast on South Africa

Breakfast meeting

Rådhuspladsen 4, 1550 København, Denmark


Please join NABA, DLA Piper Law firm and IHS Markit for a post-election briefing on South Africa. What trajectories lies a head for South Africa – and how will it affect Nordic investors? You will also get an update from Mr. Mads Qvist Frederiksen from the Confederation of Danish Industry – and learn how they are currently working with the National Business Initiative in South Africa.

Request your interest by emailing – and please note limited number of seats, with priority given to companies/investors currently operating in South Africa. Breakfast will be served from 08:15 and programme starts 08:30.


Natznet Tesfay
Executive Director, Africa Analysis, Economics and Country Risk

Ms. Natznet Tesfay is executive director of research and analysis on country risk at IHS Markit, focused on Africa.
Her areas of specialization include analysis of political developments affecting the offshore energy sector in West Africa, particularly Nigeria; commercial developments, especially in mining, energy, and infrastructure in East Africa; and piracy risks in the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Guinea. Ms. Tesfay leads development of the Africa 'All Source' Open Source (OSINT) inputs and risk indicator and horizon scanning infrastructure, drawing on a range of indicators and analytics methodologies, such as geospatial analysis and scenario modeling techniques. She works closely with clients on tailored country entry and risk management projects in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Previously, while working at Exclusive Analysis, she had advised on the development of free trade zones, foreign policy and the mining sector in the Horn of Africa. Ms. Tesfay's degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Government and African Studies from Harvard University in the United States, and a Master of Science in Urbanization and Development from the London School of Economics (LSE), United Kingdom.

Mads Qvist Frederiksen

Mr. Mads Qvist Frederiksen is a consultant at the Confederation of Danish Industry where he works with development projects and Africa and the Middle East.

He is working with projects around Africa and is currently the project manager on three projects in cooperation with the South African organization National Business Initiative. One project is about promoting the benefits of Public Private Partnership within the water sector, another is about to improve the level of Technical and Vocational Training in the green skills sector and finally a project of how South African companies can use the SDGs strategically. Mr. Frederiksen has been a part of trade delegations to South Africa with Danish companies focusing on utilities. He holds a BA Journalism and Contemporary History degree from City University and Queen Mary University of London and a MA in Middle East Studies from University of Southern Denmark.


Request interest by emailing (Please note: limited number of seats. Priority given to companies/investors present in South Africa.)

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Event contact

Eivind Fjeldstad