Thursday, 27 March 2014
Room: Hall 1A
10:30 - 12:30
  Political Opening
Vivian ALBERTS, University of Johannesburg/ PTip (Pty) Ltd, SOUTH AFRICA

Presenter:  Innocent SIZIBA, Development Bank of Southern Africa, SOUTH AFRICA

Presenter's biography:
Innocent Siziba isthe Portfolio Manager for the Green Fund at the Development Bank of Southern Africa. In this position, he is responsible for investment strategy, investment processes and the investment portfolio. Innocent has worked for organisations including Deloitte, the Innovation Fund, (now Technology Innovation Agency) and Grindrod in various roles dealing with investment finance, strategy, innovation and technology commercialization. He has been involved in the assessment and investment decision making on a number of innovative green technology and renewable energy projects. Key experience includes: Structuring and negotiating local and international deals on behalf of investors with complex risk/return objective functions; Developing approaches to the valuation of illiquid investmentswhere informational asymmetries and ambiguities hinder standard corporate finance techniques and methodologies; Developing and implementing Investment Strategies and Policies; Developing analytical frameworks and guidelines for assessing the commercial potential of highly risky technology/IP commercialisation opportunities. Innocent is a CFA charterholder.

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