Driving sustainable investment in African Mining

Semih Ozkan

Executive Director - EMEA Energy, Power, Renewables JP Morgan

Semih has 20 years of experience in treasury services and trade solutions for corporate, public sector and financial institutions in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Most recently, Semih was structured & trade finance sales head at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. In his role he was responsible for marketing structured export finance and structured commodity finance solutions in the Middle East & Africa region. Previously, Semih was corporate trade finance and cash management sales director at Deutsche Bank in the Middle East. At the same time, Semih also worked as a short term consultant at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)’s Mongolia mission to support developing financial infrastructure. Prior to that Semih was at Standard Chartered Bank for FI trade finance and cash management sales in the region.

Semih was also the chairperson of the Middle East regional committee for the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA). Additionally, he is Honorary Treasurer and Board Member of Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (DOSC) in the UAE.

Semih holds Master of Science degree in Financial Management from Robert Gordon University in the UK and Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Istanbul University in Turkiye.
 


2024 Agenda Sessions

Aligning the planets to tackle the African funding shortfall

  • What does Africa’s finance gap currently look like? How can this be bridged?
  • Why should investors prepare themselves to take longer positions within the market?
  • Assessing Africa’s central role in the energy transition – where does the money need to flow to develop its critical minerals sector?
  • Private concessioning – How can government incentives promote external financing into local junior & exploratory sectors?
  • Are targets of funding transparent enough for investors to part with their cash?

Tuesday 06 February 12:20 - 13:00 Pioneers Stage

Investment Series

Add to calendar 02/06/2024 12:20 02/06/2024 13:00 Aligning the planets to tackle the African funding shortfall
  • What does Africa’s finance gap currently look like? How can this be bridged?
  • Why should investors prepare themselves to take longer positions within the market?
  • Assessing Africa’s central role in the energy transition – where does the money need to flow to develop its critical minerals sector?
  • Private concessioning – How can government incentives promote external financing into local junior & exploratory sectors?
  • Are targets of funding transparent enough for investors to part with their cash?
Pioneers Stage Africa/Johannesburg