The Zambia Finance and Investment Conference

Chishimba Yumbe

Executive Director

Credit Rating Agency Limited (CRA)


Chishimba Yumbe is executive director at Credit Rating Agency Limited (CRA) in charge of strategy and business development. CRA is an independent credit rating agency operating in the Republic of Zambia, which commenced operations in September 2014 after being licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zambia. CRA’s vision is to play a pivotal role in quantifying credit risk in the Zambian business environment. This independent market information is expected to raise investor confidence, facilitate efficient allocation of capital resources and ultimately promote economic growth in Zambia. CRA has been well received in the Zambian financial market by key players and industry regulators. Before joining CRA as a co-founder, Chishimba served as finance director of the Bank of Zambia for 10 years. He previously worked in diverse financial roles at the United Nations headquarters in New York and the big four accounting firm, KPMG. Chishimba is a Harvard University graduate with a masters degree and Edward Mason Fellowship in public policy and management. Chishimba also has an MBA degree from Edinburgh Business School and is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA), under which he served as vice president from 2011 until 2014.


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Wed 02 - Thu 03 Sep 2015

Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka