Keynote Speakers
 
Mr Daniel Mminele was appointed Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) on 01 July 2009. He is responsible for the Financial Markets, National Payments System and International Relations Departments of the Bank.

Mminele is a member of the Governors’ Executive Committee, the Monetary Policy Committee and the Financial Stability Committee of the SARB. He is the Chairperson of the Reserves Management Committee and serves as the Chairperson of the board of a subsidiary of the Bank, namely the Corporation for Public Deposits (CPD).
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Governor, between 2003 and 2009, Mminele held the positions of Head of Financial Markets Department and Executive General Manager.
His experience before joining the South African Reserve Bank covered various positions in the private banking sector in Germany, the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Mr Daniel Mminele : Deputy Governor, South African Reserve Bank
 
 
  Alan Mukoki has had many years’ experience working as a senior executive, board level executive and non-executive director for various major private and public entities in South Africa, including, amongst others, Khula Finance, Business Partners, Peoples Bank, Land and Agricultural Bank, Nedbank, Denel.
Alan is a founder member of Pacific Atlantic Capital and Hloma BCI Investments, both companies have been involved in the identification and acquisition of BEE opportunities in various sectors. Alan read banking, strategy, finance and the management of mega projects at the University of Oxford, where he graduated with both the Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy, as well as the Master of Science (MSc) in Mega Projects Management.
He is a Certified Associate CAIB (SA) and Fellow (FIBSA) of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa.
 Mr Alan Mukoki : Chief Executive Officer, South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
 
 
Ms Belinda Francis Scott is the MEC for Finance in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal in charge of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Treasury. Her ministerial portfolio also includes Gaming and Betting and Internal Audit. She has been a Member of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature since 1994. She was the Chairperson of the Finance Portfolio Committee, a position she served with distinction and deep commitment for 9 years. MEC Scott is widely known as a hard task master with an eye for detail and vocal intolerance for financial mismanagement and corruption.She was a member of the following committees:
Portfolio Committee on Economic Development and Tourism
Standing Committee on Public Accounts
Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs
 Ms Belinda Francis Scott : MEC for Finance in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal
 
  Professor Dr. Stefan Hüsig is holder of the chair for Innovation Research and Technology Management at the Technische Universitat Chemnitz, Germany. Before he had several positions in academia such as Interim Professor at the Chair of Innovation Research and Sustainable Resource Management at the TU Chemnitz, as an Associate Professor at the Department of Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Regensburg, Germany or as Deputy Director and founder of a new Institute for Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic).
He has been visiting positions at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado (USA), Aston Business School, Aston University in Birmingham (UK), the Clermont Graduate School of Management, Clermont-Ferrand (France) and the Fudan University in Shanghai (China). 
Prof. Dr. Stefan Hüsig : Chair for Innovation Research and Technology Management at the Technische Universitat Chemnitz
 
 
 Dr. Sebastian Liebold Research Associate at the Department of Political Science at Technische Universität Chemnitz .earned his Ph.D. in 2011 with a study in historical international relations, a comparison of works on democracy in France and dictatorship in Germany in the 1930s. In 2007, he completed studies in contemporary history and political science at Technische Universität Chemnitz with a book publication assessing Weimar Germany’s political instability. He is a 2005/2006 Fulbright scholar at Clark University (Worcester, USA).

He published widely on sustainability as a concept of efficient housekeeping, held two conference series on sustainability in 2015 in 2016, the latter in cooperation with the Chair of Innovation Research and Technology Management, Stefan Huesig, and he contributes to the yearbook of the Carlowitz Society for Sustainability. Sebastian Liebold holds a 2012 Chemnitz University award for his dissertation. A study on female entrepreneurs in the socialist economy was funded by Chemnitz University’s endowment fund for gender and diversity.
Dr. Sebastian Liebold : Research Associate at the Department of Political Science at Technische Universität Chemnitz