The Zambia Finance and Investment Conference

Keynote

Hon Mr Alexander B. Chikwanda, MP,

Minister of Finance

Republic of Zambia


Hon Alexander Chikwanda, MP is the current Minister of Finance of Zambia. He is a veteran Zambian politician who started his political career at the time of Zambia’s independence in 1964

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Keynote

Hon Mr Christopher Mphanza Mvunga, MP

Deputy Minister of Finance

Republic of Zambia


As Deputy Minister, he is charged with the responsibility of providing policy direction to the Ministry and the entire government on matters relating to economic policy, financial management and accounting.

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Keynote

Dr Bwalya K. E. Ng’andu

Deputy Governor – Operations

Bank of Zambia


Dr Bwalya Ng’andu, the Bank of Zambia’s deputy governor (operations) and registrar of banks and financial institutions, has enjoyed a long career spanning over 30 years in banking, financial services, research and consulting in the private and public sectors and international organisations.

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Dolika Banda

Independent Consultant and Former Acting Managing Director and Regional Director, CDC Group Plc


Dolika Banda is a Zambian national with over 25 years of experience in international banking and financial management. Her experience spans the globe, including Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States of America.

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Bruce Dick

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Zanaco


Bruce Dick was appointed managing director and chief executive office of Zanaco in January 2014

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Fundanga Dr Caleb

Executive Director

The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI)


Caleb Fundanga has been the executive director of The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI) for Eastern and Southern Africa since July 2014.

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Christopher Garnett

Senior External Adviser

Euromoney Conferences


Christopher Garnett is senior external adviser to Euromoney Conferences. He worked in various roles at Euromoney Institutional Investor from 1988.

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Charlton Goredema

Vice President and Area Business Head, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands

MasterCard


Charlton Goredema is vice president and area business head, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands at MasterCard.

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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

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Chance Kabaghe

Executive Director

Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI)


Mr Chance Kabaghe is an agricultural economist by profession. He has lectured at the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Natural Resources Development College (NRDC) before becoming the first chief executive officer of the Zambia Food Reserve Agency

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Muchindu Kasongola

Managing Director

Madison Asset Management Company Limited (MAMCo)


Muchindu Kasongola is the managing director of Madison Asset Management Company Limited (MAMCo). He has approximately 11 years experience in financial services sector in Zambia of which the last seven have been spent in the capital markets

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Humphrey Katotoka

Senior Economist

Zambia National Farmers’ Union


Mr Humphrey Katotoka is currently employed as senior economist-trade and parliamentary liaison at the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) and has over 8 years of experience in trade policy analysis and advocacy.

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Hiroyasu Kirioka

Second Secretary, Economic Cooperation (Agriculture)

Embassy of Japan


Hiroyasu Kirioka is the second secretary in the economic cooperation section at the Embassy of Japan in Zambia.

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Nick Kochan

Africa Editor

Euromoney Conferences


Nick Kochan is a UK writer and journalist focusing on emerging economies, regulation and compliance.

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Chibamba Lopa

Investment Executive and Executive Director

GroFin Zambia Limited


Chibamba Lopa is a 23 year financial service veteran specialised in SME development.

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Christopher Marks

Senior Adviser

African Development Bank


Christopher Marks currently serves as senior adviser at the African Development Bank, based in Abidjan.

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Sean Melbourne

Acting High Commissioner

British High Commission


Sean Melbourne is the UK Deputy High Commissioner in Lusaka and has been acting High Commissioner since August 2015.

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Charles Mkokweza

Managing Partner

Corpus Legal Practitioners


Charles Mkokweza is currently managing partner of Corpus Legal Practitioners, the leading full service corporate commercial law firm in Zambia.

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Martin A. Mugambi

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Citibank Zambia Limited


A classically trained and goal oriented professional banker with extensive leadership and international corporate and investment banking (CIB) experience in pre-eminent financial service organisations...

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H Cris Munyati

Managing Director

Savannacom


H Cris Munyati is an entrepreneur in the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) space.

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Chisha Mwanakatwe

Senior Director – Supervisory Policy

Bank of Zambia


Chisha Mwanakatwe is a career banker with 30 years of experience, 11 spent in the commercial banking sector and 19 with the central bank.

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Dr Mupanga Mwanakatwe

Chief Executive Officer

Zamtel


Dr Mupanga Mwanakatwe has over 30 years of experience in the telecommunication industry in Zambia and Europe.

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Ignatius Mwanza

Director Corporate Banking

Zanaco


He joined Zanaco in October 2009. During his extensive career in the banking industry that has spanned over 30 years, Mr Mwanza has held senior positions at Bank of Zambia.

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Gideon Ndalama

Director of Mines Safety Department

Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development, Republic of Zambia


He has over fifteen years practical working experience in Zambia's mining industry and has held technical regulatory positions in the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development.

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Mouhamadou Niang

Managing Director Africa

Meridiam Infrastructure Africa


Mouhamadou Niang is managing director of Meridiam Infrastructure Africa, an infrastructure fund targeting developing and investing in infrastructure assets in Africa.

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Vuyo Ntoi

Regional Director – Southern and Central Africa

African Infrastructure Investment Managers (PTY) LTD


Vuyo Ntoi is the regional director for Southern and Central Africa, and assists in overseeing all of African Infrastructure Investment Manager’s (AIIM) activities in this region.

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Peter Rasmussen

Country Economist

African Development Bank


Peter Rasmussen is a macro economist with more than 18 years of professional experience of which 14 years working in the field of international development assistance spending much of his time posted in Africa.

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Tobias Rasmussen

Resident Representative

IMF


Tobias Rasmussen is the IMF’s resident representative in Zambia, a position he has held since the start of 2013.

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Konrad Reuss

Managing Director and Regional Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa

Standard & Poor’s


Konrad Reuss is a managing director at Standard & Poor's. He is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and he is the regional manager for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Prof Oliver S. Saasa

Professor of International Economic Relations and Chief Executive Officer

Premier Consult Limited


Oliver Saasa is professor of international economic relations and managing consultant/chief executive officer of Premier Consult Limited, a social, business and economic consulting firm based in Lusaka.

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Clergy Simatyaba

Managing Director

BancABC Zambia


Clergy Simatyaba is managing director for BancABC Zambia Limited. He has been in the banking industry since 1998 working in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania.

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Gift Simwaka

Regional Manager, Southern Africa

African Export Import Bank


Mr Gift Simwaka is the regional manager for Southern Africa at the African Export Import Bank, overseeing the Bank’s business activities which includes originating and structuring trade and development project finance transactions in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.

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Dr Ronald Simwinga

Permanent Secretary for Economic Management and Finance

Ministry of Finance


Dr Ronald Simwinga is the permanent secretary for economic management and finance at the Ministry of Finance.

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Willie Sweta

Executive Chairman

Zambezi Resources


Willie Sweta is a very well-known and respected person within the mining industry of Zambia as well as within the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

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Brian Tembo

Chief Executive Officer

Lusaka Stock Exchange Limited (LuSE)


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Theo van der Veen

Head of Business Development

UFF Asset Management


Theo van der Veen, head of business development at UFF Asset Management, is responsible for UFF’s market audit and control and for managing relationships with agricultural operators from their regional office in the Netherlands.

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Thomas Were

Senior Economic Development Adviser, Agriculture Sector Leader

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation


Thomas Were is an agriculture economist with an MBA in strategic management and a PhD in entrepreneurship finalist. Thomas started his career in the microfinance sector before moving into the agribusiness arena.

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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.

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Wed 02 - Thu 03 Sep 2015

Taj Pamodzi Hotel, Lusaka