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?

Mr. Martin Roberts, Deputy Head of Africa from IHS Markit will give us an update following the recent general election – and what we can expect going forward. 

You will also hear from 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.


Martin Roberts
Deputy Head of Africa, Country Risk

Martin Roberts joined IHS Markit in 2011 and is responsible for the political, security and business environment of several West African countries, focusing primarily on Nigeria, as well as calibrating the risk outlook across the key economies in sub-Saharan Africa.

He has carried out extensive work, including consulting projects, for multinational companies looking at country entry, sectoral dynamics, and the impact of political and security developments on their businesses. He has travelled in and conducted research across 16 African countries.

Martin has carried out a number of research trips to West Africa and holds an MSc in International Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London (SOAS), where he specialised in African politics. Martin also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Cardiff University and a BA in Economics from Cambridge University, and prior to joining IHS Markit he was a journalist working at the BBC World Service and several national newspapers. Martin speaks French.

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.


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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