The Zambia Finance and Investment Conference

Carl Irwin

Joint Chief Executive Officer

Zambeef Products


Dr Carl Irwin is joint chief executive officer and a founding director and shareholder of Zambeef Products Plc, growing the company from a small butchery business into a multi-national conglomerate that is one of the largest and most successful companies listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchange, with a secondary listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. Zambeef Products Plc is one of the largest integrated agribusinesses in Zambia and the region. The group is principally involved in the production, processing, distribution and retailing of beef, chicken, pork, milk, dairy products, eggs, stock feed and flour. The group also has large row cropping operations (principally maize, soya beans and wheat), with approximately 15,700 hectares of row crops grown under irrigation and a further 8,000 hectares of rain-fed/dry-land crops planted each year producing 120,000 tons of grain annually. The group is also in the process of rolling out its West Africa expansion in Nigeria and Ghana, as well as developing a palm project in Zambia. It slaughters more than 60,000 beef cattle, 5.5 million chickens and 54,000 pigs per annum, while also processing 11 million litres of milk and producing 110,000 tons of stockfeed and 48 million eggs per year. The company has 138 retail outlets throughout Zambia and West Africa, along with four wholesale depots. Dr Irwin graduated with a bachelor of commence from the University of Cape Town and is a fellow of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of the Chartered Accountant of England and Wales. He is also a shareholder and director of a number of other companies covering tourism, agriculture, and aviation, including Zambia’s domestic scheduled airline Proflight Zambia.


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Wed 02 - Thu 03 Sep 2015

Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka