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Hon. Eng. Charles Milupi, MP. Minister – Ministry of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development is a Zambian politician and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering. Previously, he worked for Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM) where he held various top managerial positions, as well as for the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) were he also held top managerial positions until his retirement. He is a successful businessman. He served as Member of Parliament from 2001 to 2006 during which period he also held the position of Chairperson of the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee from 2001 to 2006. He is a husband, a father and his hobbies are golf, swimming and tennis.
Having obtained an LLB (Hons) from the University of Exeter in 2014, Mondo has amassed valuable experience in the property sector and in the legal field from working as an intern at Clifford Chance London as well as being employed as a Trainee Lawyer at Chibesakunda & Co., one of Zambia’s premier law Commercial Law firms. Since 2018 Mondo has served a role as Director and Chief Operating Officer for the AMDG Africa group of companies that includes AMDG Zambia Ltd and The Hills City Ltd. Incorporated in 2013, AMDG is a wholly Zambian-owned company with a strong track record in commercial real estate developments and ongoing retail, hospitality and mixed-use developments.
A Financial Markets expert, Victor is Head of Global Markets at Stanbic Bank Zambia leading an award-winning Global Markets team at Stanbic Bank Zambia with expertise in Multi-currencies, Forwards and Swaps, Structured Foreign Exchange Products and Structured interest rates. Victor holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from The Copperbelt University and a Master Of Science Degree in Finance (Economic Policy) from the University of London.
Kagiso, with background is in Construction Management and Real Estate, is a Green Star Accredited Professional for New Buildings, Existing Buildings and Net Zero Buildings. She is currently involved in facilitating Green Star design, construction, and certifications for Time Projects. Kagiso is an accredited EDGE Expert, with training in Solar PV and Renewable Energy Finance and Management and has experience in facilitating solar PV installations for commercial buildings. Kagiso’s journey with Time Projects started in 2009, where she was involved in Project Management and is now pursuing specialisation in Sustainable Buildings and Green Energy.
Mumba has combined over 10 years’ experience in the financial industry as a financial advisor at audit firm Grant Thornton, as an Investment analyst at Black thread Capital Botswana and Aflife where he is currently a Portfolio Manager. He is responsible for the property portfolio as well as research of local equities, macro-economic analysis and developing long term investment strategy across asset classes. Mumba has developed core skills in financial reporting, business advisory including financial modelling, valuation, report writing and economic research. He has been involved in executing trade instructions and general client portfolio administration, portfolio optimization and monitoring in line with client specific policy mandates and preparing financial accounts and business management reports.
Together with her partner, Natasha established Zambia’s first niche practice law firm, Folotiya & Chiumya, specialising exclusively in corporate and commercial matters. Having built a significant property development practice within the firm, she is spearheading the Diaspora Connect Project which is aimed at revolutionizing the way Zambians abroad buy property back home through the use of technology. She is the former deputy chairperson of the Lands Tribunal where she, together with her colleagues, resolved land disputes from across the country thereby gaining extensive insight into land issues in Zambia. She is the chairman of Afb Zambia Limited, a subsidiary of the Afb group which pursues financial inclusion through innovation and technology in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Natasha holds an honours degree in law from the University of Warwick, UK and as a former Beit fellow, has a Masters in Business
Administration (MBA) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Luyanga is an accomplished Financial Markets professional with extensive experience in Corporate & Investment Banking. He is currently responsible for the performance of First National Bank Zambia’s Markets Division. The Markets Cluster is organized around three pillars: Trading & Execution, Foreign Exchange Product House, and Invest. Luyanga has extensive experience in the following areas: Foreign Exchange Sales, Economic Analysis, Financial Risk Management, Client Relationship Management, Treasury Risk Management, and Corporate Credit Origination. He has over 15 years of banking experience, having previously worked at ABSA.
Inutu Zaloumis is the co-founder and Managing Director of Pam Golding Properties Zambia with over 20 years experience in real estate locally and regionally. Her experience major real estate developments totally valued in excess of US$1.5 billion, providing an in depth analysis of the property market regionally to enable developers and investors in real estate participate and deliver market-driven, market-relevant property projects. Inutu is a founding member of the Zambia Green Building Council; and member of the Institute of Directors (Zambia) and the Surveyors Institute of Zambia and a key contributor on Zambia for the African Property Investment Summit (API Summit) since 2019. She serves as a Non-Executive Director for Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia and serves as a member of the Investments Committee. She has recently been appointed SADC- Women in Business Chapter Head for Zambia. In addition to her role as Managing Director, Inutu served as a 2021 Judge for the Africa Business Heroes Project, a philanthropic effort of the Jack Ma Foundation targeting African Entrepreneurs and taking their businesses to the next level. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Copperbelt University, a Post Graduate Certificate in Mechanics of Real Estate Finance from Middlesex University.
Before Heinrich joined Time Projects Botswana in 2009 he worked with a few large construction companies in South Africa and were involved in numerous commercial and housing developments. Heinrich worked as a Senior Project Manager in Botswana and were involved with various commercial developments which included Barclays and Deloitte’s head offices amongst other office developments and a number of Shopping centres and Industrial developments. He was appointed as Country Director for Time Projects Zambia in 2016 and relocated with his family to Lusaka. Currently he is heading up Time Projects Zambia. He completed his Honours in Construction Management at University of Pretoria in 2008 and also did an MBA through University of Stellenbosch and graduated in 2014.
Andrew McLachlan is Hilton’s Managing Director for Development for sub-Saharan Africa. A respected dealmaker with more than 100 hotel deals across 35 countries in the Anglophone, Francophone and the Lusophone markets of Africa. With a career spanning over 30 years in African hospitality in various hotel operational and development roles, including 14 years at Radisson Hotel Group and 15 years at Protea Hotels, Andrew brings extensive experience in hotel development along with an instinctive knowledge of Africa, a region he has been developing hotels in for over 20 years. Andrew is based in Hilton’s Africa Development Office in Cape Town. He leads a team of experienced developers working across the continent executing a laser sharp brand development rollout so Hilton is the 1st choice hotel group to the traveller in Africa and 1st choice hotel partner to Owners/investors & stakeholders.
A financial services leader with 18 years of multi-geographical product, segment and operations experience spanning five different markets across Global multinationals. Passionate about development finance and innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges. Specialties: development finance, product management, project finance, international trade policy & practice, business management, business plans, change management, customer experience, general management, leadership, meeting facilitation, microsoft excel,microsoft powerpoint, microsoft word, presentation skills & process engineering.
Mr Alinani Simbule, Manager – Investor Services Operations, Stanbic Bank Zambia. With 10 years’ experience in Investor Services, Trade Finance and Retail banking. Been serving on the board of the Capital Markets Association of Zambia since 2018. Recently authored a research paper called “Blitzscaling SMEs, A Bottom Up approach to Scaling Private Enterprise, Mining and the urgent need for diversification.” A Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
Candace graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1997; followed by a National Diploma in Industrial Design in 1999 from the Technikon Witwatersrand. Subsequently she has completed her Prince2 Practitioner’s Course, the SAPOA Property Development Programme and embarked on a Masters in Project Management. Experience prior to joining Turner & Townsend included project management in the Retail Sector for JHI Project Management; as well as project / programme management in the Telecommunications Industry as a National Project Manager for TFMC (Pty) Ltd. In addition to project and programme management, Candace headed up a project management team specialising predominantly in large-scale “green field” developments and the Johannesburg Project Management Department, prior to being deployed to Barclays to manage the RFI process on a new retail delivery model, and subsequently the Retail Minor and Refresh programme. On her return to the office from Barclays, Candace re-focused on “greenfield” developments in the Health and Commercial sector, as well as high-end fit-outs Candace joined Turner & Townsend Project Management in June 2008 as a Senior Project Manager, and was made an Associate Director in November 2009. Candace was subsequently promoted to Director and heads up the Project Management Department in Johannesburg.
As Vice President in the Hotels & Hospitality team for Sub-Saharan Africa, Jan is primarily responsible for the execution of advisory assignments, including due diligence, feasibility, market assessments and investment analysis studies. Before joining JLL Jan worked as a Director and team lead in the advisory unit of Altus Group, a TSX listed real estate services firm with a well-established presence in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Jan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Town and Regional Planning and a Master’s degree in Development Finance.
Mr. Kishan Vaghela, CFA and BSc Business Mathematics & Statistics from the London School of Economics, is a finance professional, investment banker and entrepreneur with over 13 years of experience both in the United Kingdom and Zambia. Kishan has previously head the investment banking team of Focus Capital in Zambia where he has raised various forms of capital from private investors, institutional investors and the capital markets. He was part of the core team that raised the largest and first public issue of commercial bonds in Zambia in 2015. The Quorum represents Kishan’s vision of a sophisticated venue for business meetings and informal catch-ups. Kishan has experienced some of the World’s most iconic private members’ clubs and he wanted to bring a taste of that experience to Africa. He believes that membership at The Quorum is not only a privilege, but a “must-have” for any established or budding entrepreneur serious about doing business across the continent.
Lina Lungu is currently the Head of Business Development at the Lusaka Securities Exchange and has been in this position for the past 2.5 years. She has been part of the LuSE team for 4 years. In her role, she has represented the exchange on a continental level through the African Securities Exchanges Association and the Committee of SADC Stock Exchanges. On a national level she represents the exchange on the Sub-Committee for SME Inclusion under the Ministry of Finance. Lina has been part of major projects at the LuSE such as the LuSE Commodities Market, the LuSE GEM Portal for SME funding and the MyLuSE Mobile Application. Lina holds a Bachelor of Business, with a major in International Business. She has also completed the Investment and Stockbrokers Course offered by the Zambia College of Pension and Insurance Trust. Lina is also a part time facilitator for the Investment and Stockbrokers course and teaches the Roles & Functions of the Securities Exchange and Understanding the Exchange Trading Board. She enjoys reading African Literature, eating good food and helping people understand the Capital Markets one step at a time.
Jonathan Elliott is a founding partner of The Associates, and has almost three decades of experience covering digital marketing, content and brand development and consumer behaviour. With a long association with Pam Golding Properties in Zambia, Jonathan has worked on a large number of property marketing projects, as well as brand and engagement projects for dozens of leading brands. His work in consumer insight and segmenting Zambian consumers came from a frustration with business relying on metrics and frameworks that didn’t translate well to the Zambian environment, resulting in him developing a model of consumer segmentation that The Associates have used to guide brands, developers, manufacturers and retailers.
Lerato has a broad background in the built environment and is a registered Professional Engineering Technologist. Her experience spans through Engineering Design, Construction, Real Estate Investment Management, Sustainability, Research and Development, Standards Development, and Regulatory Compliance. She is currently an Executive Director at Novare Equity Partners and Novare Impact Investment Partners, part of Novare Holdings, a premier investment solutions provider. She joined Novare as part of the real estate development team, implementing and monitoring real estate investments in sub-Saharan Africa (ex. South Africa); Executing strategies to deliver and operate commercial structures of superior quality, delivering value to high-calibre institutional investors, as well as positively impacting the communities within which the organisation operates. Lerato is passionate about all dimensions of sustainability and making lasting positive impact. This is further demonstrated in her current role as the Head of ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) and Impact for the Novare Group.
Mr. Kasongola is Chief Investments Officer at the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”) responsible for overseeing the Investments Division which includes the Treasury function. He has been involved in investments in the real estate sector both as an investor and as a developer over the last one and a half decade. He is also current Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Zambezi Property Fund which is a vehicle that seeks to pull together all non-core real estate assets held by various members of the IDC Group. Mr. Kasongola has in the past held various executive management positions in Corporate Advisory and Asset Management firms. He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”).
Mr. Mulenga has been with the Commission since 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Hull University and BTEC National Diploma In Business and Finance from City College of Higher Education. He also holds CISI certificate in securities law and regulation in Zambia. His role at the Commission entails registration of securities, authorization of collective investment schemes and approval of takeover mergers affecting Zambian companies whose securities are registered with the Commission
Mulumba Lwatula is the Deputy Head of Investments in the Mining, Manufacturing, and Agribusiness practice at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in Lusaka, Zambia. A technologist at heart, he has over 20 years of experience in the development and delivery of technology-driven solutions, having worked in several markets including Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, the United States, and Zambia. In addition to being the cohost of Scale Up Africa, a podcast on building resilient African entrepreneurs and businesses, Mulumba provides mentorship and advice to startup founders and teams.
Mumeka M. Wright is a Zambian entrepreneur with a broad experience in the manufacturing sector obtained through running a family-owned business that produced leather goods for the local market for over a decade. In addition, she has worked in the agribusiness sector to grow and export high value crops for sale to regional and international markets through commercial and contract farming. More recently, she has diversified her portfolio and moved into the property development sector. She is the CEO Makeni Heights a joint venture between Zambian and Chinese nationals that provide affordable medium cost housing solutions in the capital city of Zambia, Lusaka. She is a member of the Zambian Property Owners Association. Mumeka is married with two children aged 27 and 22.
Dennis is Program Lead for IFC EDGE Green Building Market Transformation Program in Ghana and Nigeria. He is an Urban Development professional with experience in the built environment in Ghana. His expertise includes Sustainable Real Estate Development, Real Estate Marketing and Agency, Real Estate Management, Real Estate Valuation and Business Development. He has also undertaken socio-economic surveys for voluntary relocation and other resettlement packages. He holds an MSc in Urban Policy and Development and an Undergraduate degree in Land Economy in Ghana. He is also a member of the Ghana Institution of Surveyors.
With a career spanning over 18 years, Knight started off as Mechanical Engineer Management Trainee at Konkola Copper Mines PLC in Chingola, Zambia. While at Konkola Copper Mines, he was appointed Team Leader in a Project that was spearheaded by Mckinsey & Company, a global giant in consultancy with presence in over 50 countries in the world. He was later promoted to Commodity Controller and shortly after to Technical Assistant to the Chief Commercial Officer. After 5 years at Konkola Copper Mines plc, Knight moved to Dana Oil Corporation, the Castrol & BP Lubricants Distributor in Zambia where he worked as Business Development Manager. After 2 years, he was promoted to Business & Development Manager for Dana Holdings Group and later to Regional Business Manager for Dana Oil Corporation where he worked for 3 years spearheading sales and business development in northern Zambia and Congo DR. Knight joined Engen, a subsidiary of PETRONAS, as Lubricants Manager and was promoted to Country Retail Manager for Zambia after 2 months. It was while at Engen that he spearheaded the first roll out of VISA acceptance for fuel purchases in Zambia, which was a new initiative in the petroleum industry in Zambia. After for 3 years at Engen, he was head hunted to join Puma Energy as Country Retail Manager for Zambia. He spearheaded the introduction of VISA acceptance for fuel purchases in all Puma Energy retail stations countrywide and also spearheaded the development and roll out of the new Puma Premier Card, a premium fleet card which provides cutting edge optics to users in Zambia and beyond. Knight was appointed Managing Director for Puma Energy Zambia PLC in May 2021, the role he currently holds. He is currently spearheading the implementation of Puma Energy’s strategic and financial objectives delivering the best interest of customers and shareholders with integrity while safely and actively delivering Puma Energy’s agenda of being best in class in the industry.
Patrick is Account Director and SADC Hub Lead in the Occupier Services Division. The role entails ensuring that client’s business strategy is met / enhanced through optimization of real estate. This could be in the form of Consultancy, Strategic Advisory, Market Research, Transaction Management (acquisitions, disposals, consolidations, re-gears, etc…) Patrick Katabua is French and English speaking, and has over 10 years of Real Estate Experience covering African Markets. Prior to joining Broll, Patrick was an Account Director at Chushman and Wakefield Excellerate in the Africa Division, and also assumed the role of Lead for Francophone Territories. Patrick has provided value to key clients including Standard Chartered Bank, Unilever, Novartis, US Embassy, China Communications Construction Company, to name a few. He previously worked in the banking sector for 10 years, as Senior Deal Maker focusing on Africa Commercial Property Finance for various Banks in Africa (ABSA, Standard Bank, FNB).
Ranjeesh Kavil is currently the General Manager of Sarova Hotels Limited in Bengaluru, India. He was previously Food and Beverage Executive for The Manohar Hyderabad in India, the Duty Manager for Hot Wok Bistro in Zurich and Towers Supervisor for Grand Kakatiya Sheraton and Towers in India. He holds a Diploma in Hotel and Motel Administration and Management from the Asan Memorial Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, a PG in Hospitality Administration and Management from the César Ritz Colleges Switzerland and an MBA in Hospitality Administration and Management from NIBM.
Simone, based at Radisson Hotel Group’s Africa Development office in Cape Town, South Africa, forms part of the team responsible for growing the company’s dynamic portfolio of hotels and brands in Africa and Indian Ocean. Her remit includes looking after Mauritius and 10 Anglophone countries some of which include Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Simone has been making waves across Africa as a female leader in the Tourism Industry’s Business Development sector. In September 2017, Simone was recognised and awarded in the Top Hoteliers category at the AKWAABA African Travel Market’s African Travel 100 Women Awards, as part of the Women in Tourism Programme.
Paddy is a Zambian broadcaster, voice-over artist as well as a master of ceremonies. He has had been the MC for a number of events including Presidential Inauguration Ceremony (2016), State Banquet for Togolese President (2017), United Nations Day (2016), IDA 18 Opening Ceremony and Dinner (2018) for the World Bank, Africa Regional Conference (2012 & 2017) and the 19th Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) General Congress & Exhibition (2017) amongst others. He has won a few awards including the 2017 Best Presenter (Radio) – Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and 2016 Best Voice-Over Artist – Zambia Radio Awards. As a broadcaster he has been on both television and radio; and on various TV commercials and documentaries.
Shaun has been involved in Roma Park from the inception and has spent the last 9 years in Zambia involved in the project at various levels. Previously Shaun worked for Dubai World Africa on the V&A Waterfront, as well as greenfield mixed-use developments in Kigali, Rwanda and Dakar, Senegal.
Victor is a graduate in economics from the London School of Economics and a Chartered Financial Analyst. He started his career in the asset management industry in Zambia and subsequently moved to South Africa where he was an investment manager at one of the largest financial services company in Africa. Before joining Pylos, Victor was Development Manager Africa at the Eris Property Group where he was responsible for expanding their development business into new African countries.
Alfred M. Mwila is an economist, with over 20 years of professional and academic experience with a broad range of experience dealing with all aspects of economic analysis, econometrics, research and corporate administration. He is a graduate of economics from the following: University of Zambia; Colorado State University Economic Institute; and North Carolina A & T State University. He also has certification in PRINCE II, a tool for project management. Mr Mwila has professional experience spanning across academia; public and private sectors. He has significant experience in planning, organizing, directing and monitoring progress. Prior to joining the Energy Regulation (ERB) he was Assistant Director – Research and Policy at Zambia Revenue Authority. His employment history includes working as a full-time lecturer of Micro/Macroeconomics, price analysis, marketing and econometrics at the University of Zambia; worked at Zambia National Farmers’ Union as National Economist and later as Deputy Country representative for the USAID Famine Early System. He is an executive member of the Economics Association of Zambia.