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Olivier Vidal is the Francophone Programme Manager at the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa since October 2016. In this capacity, Olivier is responsible for overseeing the development of CAHF activities in Francophone Africa, through the support of the French Development Agency. Before joining CAHF, he worked for six years for the African Development Bank in the Financial Sector Development Department, lately as a Senior Research Officer inside the multi-donor partnership Making Finance Work For Africa. Before this he...

Kecia Rust is the Executive Director and founder of the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa. She is a housing policy specialist and has provided strategic support to government in South Africa for the past 20 years. Over the span of her career, she has focused on affordable housing finance, residential property assets and property markets, rental and social housing, and the creation of sustainable human settlements. She holds a Masters of Management degree from the University of the Witwatersrand and...

François Perrot is the Managing Director of 14Trees Ltd, a Joint-Venture company between LafargeHolcim, the world leader in building materials and CDC Group, the UK development finance institution. François has developed LafargeHolcim’s Affordable Housing initiative which addresses the needs of low income families in emerging countries, using innovative offers such as microfinancing and new construction materials. In 2017, the initiative, which is the largest private sector affordable housing program, contributed to build 100,000 housing units, impacting over 1 million people...

Current: President of the International Union for Housing Finance Past: Managing Director of the European Federation of Building Societies Chairman of the Executive Board and General Manager of the German Association of Private Bausparkassen Member of the Board of the Deposit Guarantee Fund for Bausparkassen Head of Division for European Affairs, German Association of Private Bausparkassen Executive Assistant to the Board, BHW Bausparkasse Lawyer in Frankfurt/Main, Germany Education: Graduated in Law from the University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany ...

Olu Olanrewaju is the Director of Altair Africa. Altair is one of the world's leading independent housing and finance consultancies specialising in the provision of affordable housing. Prior to Altair, Olu has held a number of Chief Executive and Executive Director roles in various Affordable housing companies in the UK. He is co-founder of the the African Housing company a UK registered affordable housing development company operating in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. He completed a Geography, urban and regional planning...

Ilona Roodt is a Financial Director at the TUHF, managing the entire financial process within the company. Financial reporting, Policy development and implementation, Treasury and Risk Management, Governance and regulatory compliance. She has held the position of financial manager at Standard Bank Property Finance & Advisory services, Portfolio Manager for Rand Merchant Bank, a Division of First Rand Bank Ltd, and Credit Manager and Corporate & International Credit at the Nedcor Bank. Ilona holds a B.Com (Accountancy, Auditing, Commercial Law),...

Mrs. Abdel Hamid is the Chairman of the Mortgage Finance Fund since September 2010, an affiliated entity to the Ministry of Investment mainly in charge of improving access to housing and finance to low income groups. Since 2016 she has also been appointed as the Executive Director of Social Housing Fund (SHF) affiliated of Ministry of Housing, Utilities and New Urban Communities. In August 2018 both funds were merged & she was appointed as the CEO of Social Housing &...

Paul is the CEO of TUHF, a specialist mortgage lender in South Africa, focussing on inner city residential rental property. He has been TUHF’s CEO since inception in 2003 and has been involved in development finance since 1987 when he joined the Development Bank of Southern Africa. In addition to various Executive Director roles in the TUHF Group, Paul is also a Director for Brickfields Housing Company, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance and Divercity. Paul holds a BSc (Hons) in...

Anne-Marie is CIO of FSD Africa Investments, the development capital investment arm of FSD Africa. A Zimbabwean, she is the former CEO of Financial Sector Deepening Mozambique, and Co-founder of a private equity fund manager, Alitheia IDF Managers, investing in women-led businesses. She also took over and led the exists of Pan African microfinance fund returning capital to shareholders. Anne-Marie has a wealth of experience in building African financial markets. Across her career, she has led a range of development...

Ahmed Attout (AA) is a Chief Capital Markets Officer at the Financial Sector Departments of the African Development Bank (“AfDB”) based in the AfDB Regional Office in Pretoria – South Africa. AA has been working with the AfDB since 2010 with more than 20 years of professional experience in MENA & Sub-Saharan Africa. He has extensive experience in conventional and innovative financing transactions to private and public sector clients through multilateral development banks and multinational commercial financial institutions. AA is leading,...