Johannesburg February 29th 2012 – The East Africa Business Summit announced today that Control Risks Eastern And Southern Africa Managing director will be a speaker at the upcoming East Africa Business Summit and Expo SA on July 20th 2012.
Registration is now open for the annual summit intended to bring together business men and women from the five East African countries and the SADC region to showcase what opportunities for investment exist in the respective countries and also give companies from East Africa an opportunity to grow business linkages with South African and other companies so as to be able to have access to various markets. The summit is set for the Hilton Sandton.
As well as being Control Risks’ Senior Representative in Southern and East Africa and Managing Director for the South Africa Office, Dave’s work involves developing a deep understanding of each client’s strategic operational risk profile and then working with the client and Control Risks specialists to develop strategies and implement solutions to mitigate risks inherent in challenging and complex environments. Dave has worked with a number of clients across a range of industry sectors including financial, oil and gas and telecoms.
Previous to this role, Dave was the Head of Global Client Services, EMEA. The Global Client Services team manages Control Risks’ strategic accounts and coordinates business development activity within the EMEA region with teams based in London, Copenhagen, Paris, Dubai, Berlin and Johannesburg.
Before joining Control Risks in 2004, Dave spent three years as a corporate development manager for an international bank focussing on strategic partnerships across a number of industry sectors. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a Royal Marines Officer during which he gained a wide range of experience around the world including South East Asia, Africa and the Balkans. A trained military helicopter pilot, Dave managed aviation assets in support of Commando operations in a number of countries. In addition, he has worked with the UN as an Observer in the Former Yugoslavia leading a team of multi-national officers during the negotiation and implementation of the Dayton Peace Accord.
On leaving the Royal Marines, Dave graduated with Distinction from the Warwick University full-time MBA course. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Astrophysics and a Masters Degree in Finance from London Business School.
This year’s summit will cover areas such as Transport and infrastructure in the region and its effect on doing business, governments and business, and implications of the global downturn on East Africa as a whole as it moves towards deepening integration of the five East African countries. A full detailed agenda is available on the event website www.eastafricebse.com.
About East Africa Summit:
The event is a platform intended to bring together business people both from the private and Government sectors in East Africa, South Africa and the SADC region as a whole. This will also serve as an opportunity for business men and women considering entering and investing in the East African region to gain valuable insight and knowledge of the workings of the trade in the region and also build valuable contacts. The East African Business Summit and Expo is focused at availing a strong platform to exhibit and bring to light opportunities and challenges for business men and women, companies, governments interested in investing and exploring investment opportunities that exist in the East African region. It aims at highlighting the largely untapped East African Market with a total population of over 100Million people. For additional information, please visit www.eastafricabse.com or follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/
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