A panel discussion with
Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu
Vice Governor, National Bank of Angola
Republic of Angola

Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves
Executive Director, Board of Directors, Capital Markets Commission
Republic of Angola

Maureen Harrington
Head of the International
Development Group

Standard Bank

Moderated by
Brian C. McK. Henderson
Treasurer, Board of Directors
Atlantic Council

Welcome by
J. Peter Pham
Director, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Jeannine B. Scott
US-Angola Chamber of Commerce

Hamilton Costa
US Representative, National Private Investment Agency (ANIP)
Republic of Angola

Africa’s second-largest oil producer, Angola, has rebuilt rapidly since the end of the civil war in 2002. However, until fairly recently, investors seeking to penetrate one of the continent’s fastest growing economies have been frustrated by the lack of capital markets, a usual point of entry. Now the country is in the process of approving laws to regulate stock and debt markets, paving the way for the opening of a secondary debt market and, according to plans announced by the government, a stock exchange by 2016. Angola is also in the process of updating its legislation on financial institutions and companies. Angola’s economic development is of significant interest not only to Angolans, their neighbors, and investors, but to the international community in general, including the United States, which just hosted negotiations with an Angolan government delegation on the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement.

Join the Atlantic Council and the US-Angola Chamber of Commerce as we discuss the opportunities and risks involved in Angola’s critical financial reforms. With domestic and international forces set to bring new dynamism to the Angolan economy, this is an opportune time for business leaders, experts, and government policymakers to come together and assess this significant transition in Angola’s capital markets.