Africa Congress of Accountants 2021

24/11/2021 26/11/2021

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The Order of Accountants and Auditors of Mozambique (OCAM) under the auspices of PAFA (Pan African Federation of Accountants), will be hosting the 6th Africa Congress of Accountants (ACOA2021).
The Congress will be held both physically, at Joaquim Chissano International Convention Centre, Maputo – Mozambique, and, virtually, from 24 – 26 November 2021.
Themed “Embracing the 4th Industrial Revolution”, this is the first-ever hybrid ACOA conference and we are expecting 1500 delegates to attend. These delegates will join the evolving dialogue at ACOA 2021 on how accountancy and finance professionals can harness 4IR to increase the positive impact organizations have on people, planet, profitability and, ultimately, prosperity. Explosive inter-generational ideas will be shared on the impact of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud, Data Analytics, the Internet of Things, Cyber, etc as these key topics continue shaping human progress trajectory.




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  • 8:00
    to 14:30
  • 14:30
    to 18:30
  • 17:30
    to 18:00
    Dry-run: Accountants can save the planet
    Dry-run: Accountants can save the planet
  • 8:00
    to 13:50
  • 14:00
    to 17:45
  • 8:50
    to 17:55
    Setting the Scene
    Keynote: The Future of Work – The Pivotal Role of Entrepreneurship in Africa
    Fred Swaniker, Founder and Chief Curator at The Room

    Panel: Learning and Development is Lifelong
    Moderator: Simphiwe Zuma, Business Development Manager, International Speaker, 2021 JCI World Congress Director

              - Accountants and Auditors – Adapting to Become Essential Partners in the Business World
              Andrew Hunter, CEO, CPA Australia

              - Cultivating a Lifelong Learning Culture
              Kerryn Kohl, Co-Founder, 4th Talent

    Research: : Accounting Education for 4IR Accountants in Africa
    Prof. Olubukunola Ranti Uwuigbe

    Interview: Blueprint for the Future Accountant
    Onneile Maripe, Finance Performance Analyst, Debswana Diamond Company
    Jamie Lyon, Head of Business Management, ACCA
    Prof. Rashied Small, Executive, SAIPA
  • 12:45
    to 13:30
    Closing remarks from the Presidents of PAFA and OCAM


  • Filipe Jacinto Nyusi

    President of the Republic of Mozambique

  • Adriano Maleiane

    Minister of Finance of Mozambique

  • Eneas Comiche

    Municipality President of Maputo

  • Rogério Zandamela

    Governor @ Central Bank of Mozambique

  • Tomás Augusto Salomão

    Former SADC Secretary and Member of the Government of Mozambique

    He was born on 16th October 1954, in Inharrime district, in the southern province of Inhambane. His father João Salomão Cumbana worked as a nurse, accountant and teacher. His mother was a nurse and domestic worker. He did his primary education at Carneiro Araújo School, in Inhambane, between 1960 and 1965, and then followed technical and professional training, having concluded basic level at the Industrial and Commercial School of Inhambane, in 1969, and medium level at the Commercial Institute of Maputo, in 1972. He graduated as an Economist in 1977, Licentiate in 1988 and Master in 1992. Even before finishing his studies, he worked in the Studies Office at Caixa Económica Montepio from 1973 to 1974 and was a member of the Board of Directors of Montepio de Moçambique until 1976. His main position was Executive Secretary of SADC, which he held for two terms - from 2005 to 2013. An economist by profession, Salomão, 51, has made significant contributions to the development of his country and the region, holding senior national positions for 22 years. He was most recently the Minister of Transport and Communications from 2000-04, and also held international positions such as chairperson of the African Union committee of ministers in charge of ICT development in 2003-04 and chairperson of the SADC Transport and Communications Committee (SATCC) in 2000-02. He was Minister of Planning and Finance in 1994-99, during the period of reconstruction in Mozambique after the peace agreement. During the same period, he served as Governor for Mozambique with the African Development Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Bank. His career in government began as Secretary of State for National Defence in 1983-89. From this position, he moved up the ranks to become Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance in 1990-94. Prior to his SADC appointment, Salomão was a Member of Parliament in Mozambique following elections last December. In his bid for the post, Salomão pledged to "continue the implementation of the cornerstones of our organisations, namely the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP), the Strategic Indicative Plan for the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, and other key instruments, within the framework of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). During his tenure as Minister of Transport, Solomon led the successful restructuring of ports and railways, contributed to the modernisation of infrastructure, including ports, and spearheaded the successful telecommunications reform programme aimed at modernisation and competitiveness. Other achievements include strengthening the technical capacity of the national telecommunications regulatory body, passing a new telecommunications policy and law, and licensing a new mobile phone operator, which has strengthened the competitive environment as well as improved the quality of services provided. Salomão received his education in Mozambique, becoming a certified accountant in 1972. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1976, and in 1990 he obtained his Master's degree in Economics from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, where he also taught economics. He holds a PhD in economics from John Hopkins University in the USA. Tomaz Augusto Salomão is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics of Eduardo Mondlane University. He is a member of the Frelimo party, of which he is a member of the Central Committee. Married and father of two children, he speaks Bitonga, Citswa, Chopi, Portuguese and English. In his spare time he enjoys swimming, playing football, listening to music and reading.
  • Mário Vicente Sitoe

    President @ OCAM

    Professor Mário Vicente Sitoe is the President of Ordem dos Contabilistas  e Auditores de Moçambique (OCAM) and Chief Financial Officer of Petromoc, SA. He is also an assistant professor and lecturer at both Eduardo Mondlane University and Polytechnic University in Mozambique where he teaches graduate students in governance, public administration, taxation, and business ethics. Professor Sitoe holds a Doctorate in Strategic Management from the ISCTE in Lisbon. He is a Certified Accountant and a member of the Ordem dos Contabilistas e Auditores de Moçambique.
  • Alan Johnson

    President @ IFAC

    Title: IFAC President Country: United Kingdom Alan Johnson became IFAC President in November 2020, having previously served as Deputy President from 2018-2020 and as aboard member since November 2015. He was nominated to the IFAC board by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). On January 1st 2021, Mr. Johnson was appointed a Non Executive Director and member of the Audit and the Succession & Appointments Committees of Imperial Brands plc, a FTSE 100 company in the UK. He is a former Non-executive Director of Jerónimo Martins SGPS, S.A., a food retailer with operations in Portugal, Poland, and Colombia, having completed his board mandate in 2016. He is currently the independent Chairman of the company's Internal Control Committee. Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of Jerónimo Martins from 2012 to 2014. Between 2005 and 2011 he served as Chief Audit Executive for the Unilever Group. Mr. Johnson also served as Chief Financial Officer of Unilever's Global Foods businesses and worked for Unilever for 35 years in various finance positions in Africa, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Johnson was a member of the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee between 2011 and 2015, a member of the ACCA's Market Oversight Committee between 2006 and 2012 and chair of the Accountants for Business Global Forum until 2018. He was a member of the board of Gildat Strauss Israel between 2003 and 2004. Mr. Johnson is the chair of the board of governors of St. Julian’s School in Portugal and chairs its Finance & Bursaries Committees. In October 2016 he was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the International Valuation Standards Council and chairs its audit committee. Between July 2018 and September 2020 he was a non-executive director of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and chaired its Audit & Risk Assurance Committee.
  • Cosme Goundété

    President @ PAFA

  • Kirstin Gillon

    @ ICAEW

  • Nuala O’Brien

    Irish Ambassador @ Maputo

    Nuala O’Brien assumed duties as Ambassador of Ireland to Mozambique in August 2018. She is also accredited to the Kingdom of Eswatini and to Madagascar. Nuala initially joined Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 2002 and has served in Ethiopia, Zambia and Vietnam and well and Ireland’s global humanitarian programme. Prior to that she worked within the international humanitarian sector for a number of international NGOs. She is a seasoned diplomat with a background in social/political research and social policy development. International experience spans over a 25 year period with a number of long-term and short term assignments in Sub Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She has a diverse academic background with a Master’s of Science Degree in Social Research, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and a Fellowship (Honours Degree) in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Monica Singer


    She was the first CEO of South Africa’s Central Securities Depository (CSD), Strate (Pty) Ltd which she set up in 1998. She resigned in August 2017. In October 2017, Monica was appointed as South Africa Lead for Consensys being an international venture production studio using blockchain technology to build distributed applications on the Etherum world computer. In 2018, Monica was appointed as one of the Patrons of the Corporate Governance Framework (CGF) Research Institute in South Africa. In June 2018, Monica was appointed board member of the Global Legal Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) based in Switzerland. In May 2019 Monica was appointed Professor of Practice in the School of Accounting in the University of Johannesburg South Africa. Monica previously worked at the World Bank in Washington DC in 1995/96. Monica was the Technical Director of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) from 1990 to 1996. Monica has been recognised over the last 20 years with many awards, the most notable being the first winner of the Conscious Company award in 2017.
  • Noah Baalessanvu


    Blockchain Enthusiast, ICO/STO Advisory, Crypto-Economics Advisory(for Cryptocurrencies, Security Tokens, Utility Tokens, and Stablecoins) Crypto Asset Development, Blockchain Architecture Design, Blockchain Audit, Crypto Regulation Cyber Security Advisory, Cyber Defense, Digital Forensics, ISO 27000, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Cyber Risk Assessment, Policy, Software Assurance, and Strategy Advisory, Specialties: Blockchain Advisory, Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, Cyber Risk Management, Cyber Insurance, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Business Strategy, Competitive analysis, financing, franchising, mergers and acquisition, real estate, Fund management, Currency Trading, Equity Investing (Venture Capital).
  • Paula Franco

    President @ OCC

  • Andrew Hunter

    Associate member @ CPA Australia

    Andrew Hunter was appointed Chief Executive Officer of CPA Australia in April 2018. He has extensive experience in senior executive roles both internationally and in Australia. Prior to joining CPA Australia, Mr. Hunter was Managing Director and CEO of the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation (Efic), Australia's export credit agency, for four years, where he developed and implemented a new strategy that refocused the organization on its core purpose and dramatically improved relationships with all stakeholders. Mr. Hunter previously held senior positions with Macquarie Group for 22 years, including Head of Macquarie Capital's Advisory business Europe, Middle East and Africa. He has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University (Australia) and completed the Securities Institute of Australia course in 1991. Mr. Hunter is also an Associate member of CPA Australia.

  • Fred Swaniker

    Founder and Chief Curator @ The Room

  • Kerryn Kohl

    Managing Director @ Life Online

    My focus is on the intersection of Wellbeing, People, and Technology, with a keen interest in understanding the interface between human behaviour and the digital organisation. Solid theoretical knowledge gained through the fields of Psychology (Psychology - Hons.) and Education, (M.Ed) and practical experience gained through the span of my career, from counselling to consulting (Accenture) and through the development of AI-driven and web-based platforms (4thTalent and Life-Online), supports my keen interest and enables a strong vision for changing the way we approach People Practices within organisations. Having spent more than 20 years honing my skills, I share my knowledge as an author (Accelerated learning for breakthrough results, Thriving in digital Workspaces) and speaker. I continue to use my expertise to bring to market solutions that place people at the heart of their design and solve the complexities faced in an advancing technologically driven world.

  • Mark Koziel


  • Rose Mwaura

    CEO and Principal Consultant @ Rockville Consulting Limited and Past President, ICPAK

  • Vickson Ncube

    Managing Director @ Magasolo Consulting

  • Deon Rossouw

    CEO @ The Ethics Institute of South Africa

    Dr Deon Rossouw is the CEO of The Ethics Institute and Extraordinary Professor in Philosophy at the University of Stellenbosch. Prior to joining The Ethics Institute, Deon headed the philosophy departments of Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg and the University of Pretoria, and also spent a year as Program Executive for Business Ethics at the Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland. Deon is an internationally recognized expert in Business Ethics and the Ethics of Corporate Governance. He wrote several books on business ethics and published in leading international journals. In 2018 he wrote the second edition of the Social and Ethics Committee Handbook: A Guidebook for South African Companies. He was the Founding President of the Business Ethics Network of Africa (BEN-Africa) and served as President of the International Society of Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE). He served as a member of the Research Team for the Second King Report on Corporate Governance, and was a member of the Sustainability Committee of the Third King Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa. He currently serves on the King Committee for Corporate Governance in South Africa. He has been recognized as a Chartered Director by the Institute of Directors of South Africa. Deon has extensive training and consulting experience in the private, public and professional sectors in South Africa, but also in other African countries, the Middle-East and in Europe. He serves in both executive and non-executive capacity as director on several boards.

  • Drissa Kone

    Board Member @ PAFA

  • Sanjay Rughani


  • Theo Vermaak

    @ PKF



  • Aniket Kulkarni


  • Assietou Diouf

    @ GAVI

  • Emma Theofelus


    Honourable Emma Inamutila Theofelus is a young, 24-year-old Namibian born in Windhoek, Namibia and is currently a Member of Parliament and the Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology in the Republic of Namibia. Before her appointment, Honourable Emma was always policy adjacent and was a Youth Activist around issues of gender, children’s rights, sustainable development and youth unemployment. She served as the Deputy Speaker of the Youth Parliament of the Republic of Namibia and the Junior Mayor of the City of Windhoek amongst other roles. Emma holds an LLB Honours Degree from the University of Namibia, a diploma in Business Management from Amity University and a diploma in Afrikan Feminism and Gender Studies from the University of South Africa. In her new role, Emma plans to better communicate the activities and programs of the Government of the Republic of Namibia and assist in preparing the Namibian nation for the 4th Industrial Revolution.

    @ World Bank

  • Rukaiya El Rufai

    @ PWC NG

  • João Ricardo Vasconselos


    João Ricardo Vasconcelos is a Senior Governance Specialist in the Governance Global Practice - Public Administration and Institutional Reforms unit of the World Bank, supporting the development of the GovTech Global work. His areas of expertise include: governance of digital government; service design and delivery; digital-by-design; data-driven public sector; digital identity, emerging technologies; digital democracy and citizen engagement. Before joining the World Bank, João was a digital government policy analyst at the Open and Innovative Government Division, Public Governance Directorate of the OECD, being the lead coordinator of several cross-cutting activities in the Digital Government team. Previously to the OECD, João led the Innovation and International Relations Unit of AMA - Agency for the Administrative Modernization, Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Portugal, coordinating projects such as the EGOV Innovation Hub, the Common Knowledge Network or

  • Gersia Sequeira

    President @ Ampetic

    Gércia Sequeira – Co-fundadora do ITIS (; Presidente da Associação de TIC em Moçambique (AMPETIC), Vice-Presidente do Pelouro da Política das TICs, Inovação e Educação do CTA e Master Trainer de prestadores de serviços de desenvolvimento de negócios, com destaque para área de TIC em processos de Gestão. No ITIS, tem orientado o desenvolvimento e implementação de produtos Inovadores de base tecnológica com grande impacto nacional. Lançou em 2017 a primeira certificação suportada tecnologia que permite simulação processos de gestão e finanças, através de vários protocolos públicos com varias entidades nomeadamente Bolsa de Valores de Moçambique, Instituto para a Promoção de Pequenas Empresas, Banco Comercial de Investimentos, Autoridade Tributaria etc. Presidente da Primeira Associação de Empresas e Profissionais de Informática (AMPETIC), que vem advogando interesses do profissionais e empresas do sector das TIC que se identifiquem com “fazer parte da solução”. Lançou em 2016 a plataforma genérica e gratuita de estágios online que permite que empresas Moçambicanas possam encontrar uma base de dados de pessoas que buscam oportunidades de estagio e emprego. Vencedora do premio PME inovação em 2014, tendo se tornado em 2015 a primeira PME Moçambicana parceira do projecto 100melhores PMEs. Docente Universitária desde 2008

  • Jorge Sequeira

    CEO @ Team Building

    Jorge Sequeira is recognised as one of the most influential national Keynote Speakers. Over the last 20 years, he has delivered more than a thousand motivational speeches, mainly in the business context. As a lecturer in Higher Education, he has collaborated with dozens of Universities, Institutes and Business Schools, teaching subjects such as Leadership, Team Management and Strategic Behaviour. As a researcher, he was awarded a grant by the Science and Technology Foundation. With a Master's in Psychology, he also has a PhD in Mental Training and Personal Overcoming. In high performance sports, he works in professional football with some of the best Portuguese coaches and is also a lecturer in FPF and UEFA courses. He has collaborated with various social institutions and NGOs. Without a political party, he was a candidate to the Presidency of the Republic. He is a regular television commentator and still cherishes the dream of getting to know every nation in the world, having already visited 130 countries. Translated with (free version)
  • Jose Farinha

    @ Viseeon

  • Jamisse Taimo


    He holds Bachelor Degree in Theology from the Methodist University of São Paulo (1980), a Masters in Education: History, Politics, Society from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (1984) and a Ph.D. in Education from the Methodist University of Piracicaba (2010). He is currently a professor of education policy in the Doctorate program at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique. He was a professor in the discipline on higher education at Eduardo Mondlane University in the Master’s program. He is a Research Fellow of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Inclusion in Higher Education (UnB) in Brazil, professor of the Master’s programme at the Polytechnic University of Mozambique, president of the installation commission of the United Methodist University of Mozambique, he was President of National Electoral Commission (CNE/NEC), VC of Higher Instituto of International Relations, director of the Higher Studies and Business School (ESAEN) of Polytechnic University of Mozambique, Inspector General of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Higher Education and Professional Technician of Mozambique; He is non-executive director of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Governance, Peace and Leadership (IGPL). He is Executive Director of LEaDHub (GBHEM) of the Portuguese Speaking Countries in Africa. He is Board Member of Africa University. He has experience in Education and Administration of Educational Units, working mainly in the following subjects: higher education, quality of education and access to scientific knowledge.

  • Olwyn Connolly

    @ Inflowsoftware

  • Simphiwe Zuma

    @ Caseware Africa

  • Tariro Mutizwa

    @ CIMA


    Portfolio Head - Business Mgt @

    Jamie Lyon leads ACCA’s cutting-edge insights programme that explores the implications and opportunities around the future of work and the future of the profession. By working with employers, governments, and regulators across the world, he and his team produce cutting edge, practical and accessible advice and insight on the most pressing issues impacting the business environment. His previous career was spent in industry with several leading FTSE 100 businesses including Royal and Sun Alliance and Marks and Spencer. Jamie is a chartered certified accountant with a degree in Economics from Sheffield University.

  • Aili Nevonga




  • Dario Camal


  • Fred Swaniker


  • Grace Khoza


  • Idesio Coelho

    @ Ernst & Young


    ATIs @ OCAMS





  • Yinka Moses


    Olayinka (Yinka) Moses teaches Accounting, Management Accounting and Accounting Information Systems in the School of Accounting and Commercial Law, Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Yinka’s research interest intersects management accounting and financial reporting. His research among others considers how accountability is implicated in management accounting and sustainability reporting and has been published in several journals. He serves as a section Editor for Accounting, Corporate Governance & Business Ethics for Cogent Business & Management Journal; the Associate Editor for Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management; and African Accounting and Finance Journal (AAFJ); among others. Yinka plays a prominent role in deepening accounting and finance research in Africa. He is a member of the Implementation and Review Committee (IRC) for Africa Call for Accounting and Finance Research Initiative (ACAFRI). ACAFRI is a World Bank supported initiative through the Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA) and the African Accounting and Finance Association (AAFA) to develop the research capacity of African academics. Yinka is also an Executive Member of the AAFA and its Secretary since September 2021.
  • Aminetou Bilal

    Conseillère Technique Chargée de la Communication au Ministère de l'Action Sociale, de l'Enfance et de la Famille, Mauritania


    @ KPMG NG

  • Annick Alberte Félicie




  • Lydene Kombo Packou

    Head of Internal Audit and Forensic Services @ MTN Congo Brazzaville

  • Olubukunola Ranti Uwuigbe





  • Theuns Holtshousen

    @ Caseware Africa Adaptit

  • Yvonne Mwaka Chapuswike

    Business Analyst @ MTN Zambia Limited

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  • ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants


  • BDO

  • PwC Mozambique

  • CFM - Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique

  • ICAEW - The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Ernst & Young

  • Caseware Africa, Adapt IT

  • CIMA - The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Africa

  • Mazars

  • Moza Banco

  • Merec Industries, SA

  • MCNet - Mozambique Community Network, S.A

  • SAIPA - South African Institute of Professional Accountants

  • BKSC Nexia

  • ICAN - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria

  • Emeritus

  • FNB - First National Bank

  • BCI - Banco Comercial de Investimentos



  • Primavera

  • PHC

  • TEI - The Ethics Institute

  • Vumba

  • ProdioLearning

  • OCAM - Ordem dos Contabilistas e Auditores de Moçambique

  • PAFA - Pan African Federation of Accountants


  • ITIS - Instituto de Tecnologias de Informação e Serviços

  • Ethiopian Airlines