The ZCCM-IH Board of Directors continues to operate by enforcing good corporate governance practices and observing the separation of powers between the Directors and Management on one hand and the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer on the other.
ZCCM-IH is led by a Board of Directors whose membership comprises leading figures from private commerce and Government institutions, namely:
The current directors of ZCCM-IH are as follows:
Mr. Eric Silwamba, Chairman
Mr Silwamba is the Principal Partner at Messrs Eric Silwamba, Jalasi and Linyama Legal Practitioners. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Merit (LL.B) from the University of Zambia. Mr Silwamba is an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia enjoying the rank and dignity of State Counsel. He has over 30 years’ extensive experience in both private and public practice.
Mr Silwamba was elected Member of Parliament for Ndola Central Parliamentary Constituency in October 1991 and was re-elected in 1996 and 2001. He served in very senior positions in government including as former Deputy Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services, Deputy Minister (Special Duties) Office of the President, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Minister of Justice and Government Chief Whip.
Mr. Silwamba has had the opportunity of handling some of the most complex and high-profile litigation in Zambia that relate to mining, commercial law, tax, administrative, criminal and constitutional law. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of the United Kingdom and a qualified legal draftsperson.
Ms. Dolika E. S. Banda, Board Chairperson
Ms. Dolika E S Banda has extensive and deep experience in development finance, and is an Independent Consultant focused on accelerating impact-driven transformational economic development in emerging markets, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa integration.
Equipped with natural leadership talent and proven decisive business acumen, Ms Banda is a globally exposed and versatile C-suite executive, bringing over 30 years of emerging markets development finance experience with a global purview. She has had oversight for portfolios of several billion US-dollars across the globe, managed by diverse multi-cultural teams in multiple geographic locations.
With an over 36-year career, Ms Banda has held senior positions with Citibank Zambia, Barclays Bank Zambia, the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), the UK government’s development finance institution (CDC Group Plc) and the African Union’s African Risk Capacity Insurance Company (ARC Ltd). With a focus on banking and finance, her international experience combines operational investments as well as policy advice. She has worked across the globe, including Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, Central Asia and the United States of America.
Ms Banda has served in various capacities including being the CEO of the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company (ARC Ltd), and worked for the IFC for 16 years from 1996 to 2012, mainly based in Washington DC. Her current board directorship roles include; CARE International USA, CDC Group Plc and Harith General Partners in South Africa.
Ms Banda’s board skills include Business alliances, Financial leadership, Financial management, Organizational leadership, Policy optimization, Relationship management, Shareholder accountability and Strategic planning.
Mr. Tisa Chama, Acting – Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Chama is a Mining Engineer with over 25 years of working experience in the mining industry, having worked in various technical and operational roles. He has worked at operating mines in Zambia, Namibia, East Africa, and West Africa. He has worked for ZCCM, KCM, Rio Tinto, AGA, and Barrick as Planning Manager.
Prior to joining ZCCM-IH in November 2020, Mr. Chama worked as Senior Principal Mining Engineer at AGA, Africa Region based at the corporate office in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Chama has worked as a consultant on various projects from concept to feasibility levels of study covering various commodities. He has delivered on projects including Greenfield and Brownfield projects. He has a background of working in developing countries, having worked in different African countries providing project management and lead mining technical roles. His experience covers a range of commodities including copper, cobalt, uranium, and gold.
Eng. Chama is a Registered Engineer with the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) and is a member of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM). He holds a Bachelor of Mineral Sciences in Mining Engineering from the University of Zambia and an MBA from the Free State University (SA.)
Mr. Philippe Taussac, Board Member – Non-Executive Director
Mr Philippe G Taussac was appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the ZCCM-IH Board on 21 March 2014. He is representing the minority shareholders on the ZCCM-IH Board. He has been a ZCCM-IH Shareholder since early 2000. Mr Taussac brings to the Board many years of Business Management experience. He is currently Chief Executive Officer for ABC Informatique an IT Services Company based in France where he has worked from 1985. He also worked as Managing Director for ALTISOFT, a software engineering company for 10 years from 1994 to 2004 and is a Managing Director for 3 real Estate Companies.
He holds a Mechanical-Electrical Engineering Degree. He is a Fellow of the “Grande Ecole d’Ingénieurs” Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics de Paris.
Mr. Muyangwa Charles Muyangwa, Board Member – Non-Executive Director
Mr. Muyangwa currently holds the position of Director General at the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) with over thirty (30) years of experience in financial services, customs and revenue administration, and capacity building. He recently held a Senior Economist role at the International Monetary Fund and has further held other roles that include Commissioner for Value Added Tax and Customs Services at the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) where he contributed to domestic revenue mobilisation in Zambia. He has served in similar roles as the latter in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean where he helped improve domestic revenue mobilisation capacities through developing and implementing medium term revenue strategies and supporting reforms.
Mr. Muyangwa is a holder of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a Fiscal Management focus from Bath University in the United Kingdom. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration attained from the Copperbelt University (CBU) in Zambia.
Mr. Gregory C Kabwe, Board Member – Non-Executive Director
Mr Gregory Chomba Kabwe serves as Director – Investment and Debt Management (IDM) under the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. Under this position he is responsible for managing public debt and Government investments to ensure debt sustainability, returns on investment and meet the financing requirements. He holds a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy and a Bachelor of Laws Degree. He is also a Fellow of both the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. In his earlier studies, Mr Kabwe obtained a National Accounting Technician Certificate and a Science Laboratory Technician Advanced Certificate.
Mr Kabwe’s experience on Boards include serving as Non-Executive Director on Development Bank of Zambia and the Board of Zambia National Building Society. He has also sat on various Boards and Technical Committees of parastatal bodies
Mr. Moses S Nyirenda, Board Member – Non-Executive Director
Mr Moses Smart Nyirenda is the Director – Human Resource and Administration at the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development (MoMMD). He holds a Master of Sciences-Human Resource (HR) Management, a Bachelor of Sciences – Human Resource Management and a Diploma in Personnel Management. He is a member of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management. Mr Nyirenda has 33 years of civil service experience specialising in public administration. Mr Nyirenda has vast experience at senior management level. Prior to his appointment at Director level, he held positions of Assistant Director – HR and Administration and Administrative Officer, amongst others.
Mr Nyirenda has served in various capacities in other Ministries either on secondment or attachment on special duties which included the secondment to Medical Stores Ltd as a Government Liaison Officer to oversee the restructuring of medical stores to a management contract company from a government run parastatal. During his career, Mr Nyirenda has sat on various Ministerial Committees and Committees of parastatal companies such as ZAMTEL and Zambia Railways Ltd.
Bishop John H Mambo, Board Member – Non-Executive Director
Bishop John H Mambo is a multi-lingual, dynamic leader within Zambia and beyond. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Langwith College, University of York in England. His career includes pastoral, community and public service with corporate experience. He has more than twenty-five years devoted to spreading the word of God whilst being deeply involved in caring for vulnerable and orphaned children in the rural communities. He was also the regional overseer for the Church of God for a number of years, his last position being Suprintendent in charge of East, Central and Southern Africa.
Bishop Mambo has served in various capacities which include amongst others, Board Chairman for the Programme against Malnutrition, General Manager for Chekos Group (Zambia) and as Assistant Air Traffic controller for the Department of Civil Aviation. He has also served in various public appointments which include the Chairman of Foresight Investments in 2019, the Board of Mulele Mwana Old People’s village as well as Chairperson for Civic Society for Constitutional Agenda (CISCA) in 2017, amongst others.
Mr. Muchindu Kasongola, Board Member – Non-Executive Director
Mr. Muchindu Kasongola is a seasoned investments professional with nearly two (2) decades of experience in both private and public sectors. He currently holds the substantive role of Chief Investments Officer (“CIO”) at the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”) where he is responsible for the Investments and Treasury functions of the Corporation. He also represents the IDC on several other Boards of strategic subsidiaries and investee companies as a Non-Executive Director.
A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”), Mr. Kasongola has held several Senior Executive positions in Corporate Advisory and Investments Management corporations. He has vast experience in investments management, portfolio management, strategic planning, corporate valuations, risk management, and financial management.