Knight Silumesii

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.

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