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2024 Conference

12:00–1:00 p.m.Keynote Address: Navigating Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
Keynote Speaker: Sam Darwish
Moderator: Karim Grira T’24
Location: Georgiopoulos (lunch provided)
3:00–3:50 p.m.Exploring the Fintech Landscape in Latin America
Panelists: Cristobal Perdomo, Manuel Godoy, Filiberto Castro
Moderator: Cristobal Perdomo
Location: Rosenwald
4:00–5:00 p.m.Cultivating EdTech Innovation in Latin America
Panelists: Christian Aparicio, Fábio Oliveira
Moderator: Catherine Miyazaki T’25
Location: Rosenwald
5:00–5:25 p.m.Break
5:30–6:20 p.m.Advancing Sustainable Practices in Food and Energy Production
Panelists:  André Valente, Túlio Landin T’12
Moderator: Chirag Kataruka T’24
Location: Rosenwald
6:30–8:00 p.m.Happy Hour at Sawtooth Kitchen

9:00–9:50 a.m.Advancing Healthcare Transformation in Asia
Panelists: Eric Yu T’09, Abhishek Poddar, Serene Cai
Moderator: Cindy Xiang T’24
Location: General Motors
10:00–10:50 a.m.Exploring the Fintech Landscape in Asia
Panelists: Pankaj Agarwal, Virender Bisht, Aleena Nadeem
Moderator: Apeksha Atal T’25
Location: General Motors
11:00–11:50 a.m.Driving the Future: Investment and Development of Electric Vehicle Ecosystems in Asia
Panelists: Luo Xiaomeng, Zhang Quan Ong
Moderator: Claire Kadeethum T’24
Location: General Motors
12:00–1:00 p.m.Regional Lunch and Learn
Locations: Frantz, Lubrano, and Danziger
1:00–1:50 p.m.Exploring the Fintech Landscape in Africa and Middle East
Panelists: Aaron Fu, Benjamin Fernandez, Lewam Kefela, Mohamed Fagiri
Moderator: Olakunle Alao T’24
Location: General Motors
2:00–2:50 p.m.Powering the Future: Clean energy in Africa and Middle East
Panelists: Gautam Bellur T’03, Maryam Hassani, Obi Nnann, Reine Metlej
Moderator: Matt Dodig T’25
Location: General Motors
3:00–3:50 p.m.Empowering Educational Futures: Strategies for Investing and Building EdTech in Africa
Panelists: Mike Mompi, Isaac Oladipupo, Onyekachi Ginger-Eke
Moderator: Claire Von Loesecke T’24
Location: General Motors
4:00–4:50 p.m.Closing Session and Keynote Address: Pioneering Entrepreneurship from Emerging to Developed Markets
Keynote Speaker: Andre Street
Moderator: Felipe Casimero T’24
Location: General Motors
5:00–5:30 p.m.TEMC Kahut Challenge and Closing Remarks for in-person participants


André Street

Founder of Stone Co and Teya UK

André Street is a brazilian serial entrepreneur who has created and sold a few technology companies in Latin America, such as Braspag. He is founder and Chairman of StoneCo (Nasdaq: STNE), the largest independent payment merchant acquirer in Brazil.

In recent years, he founded Teya UK (formerly known as SaltPay), another payment merchant acquirer operating in 5 European countries, with a focus on serving small merchants by providing them with POS software solutions and payment acceptance.

Andre invests in several technology companies worldwide and sponsors numerous social endeavors aimed at supporting gifted children in Brazil.

Sam Darwish

Chairman & CEO of IHS Towers

Sam Darwish has over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and co-founded IHS Towers in 2001. Under Sam’s leadership, IHS Towers has grown from a start-up infrastructure company in Nigeria to one of the leading emerging market communications infrastructure businesses.

Previously he served as the Deputy Managing Director of CELIA Motophone Ltd, Nigeria’s first Global System for Mobiles (GSM) operator. He was also the Vice Chairman and Director of Projects at Lintel, an international GSM operator, responsible for global project implementation in West Africa and the Middle East. Before that he was the Network Chief Engineer for Libancell (currently Touch), Lebanon’s first GSM network operator.



Gautam Bellur T’03
Portfolio Manager at Qatar Investment Authority

Mohamed Fagiri
Founder & CEO of uqudo

Benjamin Fernandes

Benjamin Fernandes
Founder & CEO of NALA

Aaron Fu
Partner at Digital Currency Group

Onyekachi Ginger-Eke
Chief Executive Officer/Co-Founder, EduTech Global

Maryam Ahmed Hassani
Co-Founder & CIO of Hydro Wind Energy

Lewam Kefela
Principal at Partech

Reine Metlej
Founder & CEO of BIOwayste

Mike Mompi
Managing Partner of Enza Capital

Obi Charles Nnanna
Founder & CEO of KALTANI

Isaac Oladipupo
Cofounder & CMO of Afrilearn


Pankaj Agarwal

Pankaj Agarwal
Prime Venture Partners

Virender Bisht
Cofounder & CTO of NIYO Solutions Inc

Serene Cai
Co-founder of Speedoc

Aleena Nadeem

Aleena Nadeem
Founder & CEO at EduFi

Zhang Quan Ong
Co-Founder of SLEEK EV

Abhishek Poddar
Co-Founder & CEO of Plum

Luo Xiaomeng
CleanTech Asia
Investor at K2VC

Mohit Yadav
Co-Founder of Bolt.Earth

Eric Yu
Partner & Head of Healthcare at Matrix Partners


J. Christian Aparicio
CEO at Innova Schools México

Filiberto Castro
Founder and Co-CEO at aviva

Manuel Godoy
Co-Founder and CEO at Félix

Túlio Landin T’12
CEO of Dengo Chocolates

Fabio Oliveira
COO of Grupo Salta Educação

Cristobal Perdomo
Co-Founder and General Partner at Wollef

André Valente
Global Head of Sustainability, Raízen

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