Member breakfast meeting: What to expect – Africa in 2017


Norfund, Fridtjof Nansens Plass 4


Join us for our first breakfast meeting in the new year, exploring “What to expect – Africa in 2017” with Dr. Alex Vines, Research Director, Head of Africa Programme, Chatham House and Mr. Franck Alain Behiblo, Head of Corporate Development at Quantum Global on Tuesday 10th of January from 08:30 – 10:00 at Norfund, Fridtjof Nansens Plass 4, 6th floor.


08.30 – 08.35


08.35 – 09.00

“Africa 2017, What to expect”

Dr. Alex Vines, Research Director, Head of Africa Programme, Chatham House

09.00 – 09.20

“Africa Investment potentials in 2017”

Mr. Franck Alain Behiblo, Head of Corporate Development at Quantum Global

09.20 – 10.00

Q&A Session

Mr. Kjell Roland, Dr. Alex Vines, Mr. Franck Alain Behiblo and moderator Ms. Hanna Caroline Wirschke, NABA Board member


Mr. Franck Alain Behiblo
Head of Corporate Development at Quantum Global

As a Managing Director at Quantum Global, Franck heads the Group’s Corporate Development efforts targeting their inroads into Sub-Saharan Africa. Having started his career at UBS’s Fixed Income Department focusing on emerging markets, he subsequently joined UBS’s Economic Research team specializing in France, Italy and Spain.After Franck joined EGL where he worked with commodities research and later as a trader. In 2008, Franck returned to UBS to lead the bank’s overall effort and strategy towards Africa, instituting a number of initiatives which included the successful UBS Africa Forum and culminated with the establishment of UBS’s footprint in Nigeria, another of UBS’s major success stories.

Dr. Alex Vines
Research Director, Head of Africa Programme, Chatham House

Alex Vines has been head of the Africa programme at Chatham House since 2002 and in 2008 became director for Regional Studies and International Security. In 2012 Alex was appointed director for Area Studies and International Law.

He chaired the UN Panel of Experts on Côte d’Ivoire from 2005 to 2007, and was a member of the UN Panel of Experts on Liberia from 2001 to 2003. He has also been a UN election officer in Mozambique and Angola, and served as a consultant for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

He worked at Human Rights Watch as a senior researcher on business and human rights. He is also a senior lecturer at Coventry University. He was awarded an OBE in 2008 in recognition of his work including founding and developing Chatham House’s Africa programme.


Registration is now closed.

Price for attendance:
NABA members & FK participants – Free
Non-members – NOK 495,- (excl. VAT)

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Event contact

Daniella Woldemichael
+47 900 55 635