The Zambia Finance and Investment Conference

Dr Mupanga Mwanakatwe

Chief Executive Officer


Dr Mupanga Mwanakatwe has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunication industry in Zambia and Europe. He holds a BSc hons degree in electronics from Middlesex Polytechnic, (UK), MSc in telecommunications systems from Essex University (UK) and PhD in satellite communications from Surrey University (UK). He is a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Zambia, a fellow of the UK Institute of Engineering and Technology and a UK chartered engineer. Dr Mwanakatwe was a Beit Trust Fellow during his doctoral studies which were in conjunction with the European Space Agency on the experimental Olympus Satellite Ka-band communications payload. He has published numerous technical articles in various international colloquia, conference proceedings and learned journals. Dr Mwanakatwe was intimately involved in the initial setup and operations of Celtel Zambia, Zambia’s first GSM mobile operator, where he served as technical director in its first seven years of operations. He has also worked for other companies including ZCCM (power division), European Space Agency, Multipoint Communications (UK) and Alcatel Telspace (France). Dr Mwanakatwe is currently chief executive officer of Zamtel, the state-owned telecommunication company, which is active in the mobile, fixed and ISP space.

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Wed 02 - Thu 03 Sep 2015

Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka