Panel on 'What will be the impact of the South Africa situation?'
Ignacio de Calonje - Principal Investment Officer, Natural Resources - IFC
Humphrey Harrison - Managing Director, EEE Mediation

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    About Ignacio de Calonje

    Mr. de Calonje, based in London, is principal investment officer in IFC's Infrastructure and Natural Resources Department with responsibilities over IFC's Western European based clients in the oil, gas and mining sectors. Prior to his posting in London, Mr de Calonje was based in Istanbul and was responsible for IFC's oil, gas and mining business in Europe, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa. Mr. de Calonje has extensive experience in the field of international finance, having worked on numerous equity and debt investments in countries such as Egypt, Yemen, Russia, Ukraine, DRC, India, Tunisia, Brazil or Peru. Before joining IFC in 2004, he worked for Lehman Brothers' investment banking division in London and Madrid advising Spanish and UK corporate clients in mergers, acquisitions and debt capital market transactions. Mr. de Calonje has a Bsc in Business Administration from Universidad San Pablo-CEU (Madrid) and a masters degree from Columbia University (New York).

    About Humphrey Harrison

    Humphrey Harrison (Managing Director) is a South African lawyer and international investment advisor with particular experience of stakeholder engagement, cross-cultural communication and conflict avoidance and resolution strategies.

    He has worked extensively in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, advising investors, governments and others on diverse resource and economic development issues. His early career was as Director of Energy Research at several major City financial institutions. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment and a former member of the London and Johannesburg Stock Exhanges.