ZCCM-IH is run on a day-to-day basis by a dedicated multi-disciplinary management team. The most apparent attribute of the team is its heterogeneous composition and cohesive nature. Each member of the team brings varied but complimentary skills that range from mining and chemical engineering, economics, project management, corporate finance, banking to investment appraisal and management. In essence, the skills set reinforces and mirrors the Company’s commitment to fulfilling an important role in Zambia’s economy.
The following is the composition of the management team:
Mr. Mabvuto Chipata, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
Mr. Chipata joined the Company in July 2012. He has worked as Finance Director for Zambia Postal Services Corporation; Managing Director for Intermarket Securities Zambia Limited; and Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Treasury for Intermarket Banking Corporation Zambia Limited. He has also served as Finance Manager for Professional Insurance Corporation Zambia Limited and Chief Accountant for National Milling Company. He has over 15 years senior management experience in Accounting, Finance and Investment management in a cross section of industries.
Mr Chipata holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree and is a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA). He is also a trained Stockbroker and a Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Mr. Chabby Chabala, Company Secretary & Chief Corporate Services Officer
Mr. Chabala joined the Company in June 2006 as Corporate Services Officer, and was in April 2010 appointed the Company Secretary. He has expertise in corporate services, company secretarial and administrative support. He has worked in various other portfolios such as VAT Inspector, audit support and supplier monitoring of Zambia Revenue Authority prior to joining ZCCM Investments Holdings.
Mr Chabala holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Copperbelt University and has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) since 2004.
Ms. Yadika Mkandawire, Chief Legal Council
Ms. Mkandawire is a General Counsel of ZCCM-IH. She joined the Company in November 2011. She has worked as a State Advocate in the Attorney Generals Chambers and Senior Legal Officer at the Zambia Development Agency. An Advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court for Zambia, she has practiced law for thirteen (13) years, culminating in specialisation in corporate law.
Ms. Mkandawire holds a Master’s degree (LLM) in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London, a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Zambia, Post–Graduate Certificate, Legal Practitioners’ Qualifying Examinations (LPQE) from Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE), and a Certificate in Legislative Drafting from the University of London.
Mr. Tisa Chama, Chief Technical 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.)
Mrs. Chilandu Josephine Sakala, Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Sakala is a Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant (“FCCA”) and Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants. She has over 16 years work experience. Before joining ZCCM-IH in September 2018, Mrs. Sakala was Audit Senior Manager at KPMG, an international audit firm where she led teams on various assignments and projects since September 2003. She has vast experience in Accounting, Finance and Auditing. Her clients included organisations in a number of sectors including financial services, telecommunications, mining, energy and not-for-profit entities.
Mr. Brian Musonda, Chief Investments Officer
Brian has over seventeen years (17) years of working experience in both private and public sector, with particular proficiency in investments analysis, treasury management and Finance.
He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) and holds an MBA in Finance and Accounting.
Prior to joining ZCCM-IH on 5th October 2020, Brian served as Head Treasury and Investments for National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) (from 2016), the largest Pension Scheme in Zambia both by membership and asset base, were he structured a number of unique transactions across all sectors. Before joining NAPSA, Brian worked for the Workers Compensation Fund Control Board for over eight (8) years in the Investments Directorate as (served in various roles Including that of a Senior Investments Analyst and Revenue and Investments Accountant).
Mr. Shepherd Mwanza, Chief Internal Audit Officer
Shepherd is an Audit and Risk Management executive with over 14 years of both local and international experience. His experience has been gained through various leadership roles he has held in building and leading teams. He has competencies in Internal Audit, External Audit, Financial Reporting, Risk Management and Revenue Assurance.
He is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA). He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Certificate in Management Development and currently in his final year pursuing a Commercial Law Degree.
Prior to joining ZCCM-IH on 3 May 2021, Shepherd served as Chief Audit Executive in Banking for over 8 years where he held the roles of Head Internal Audit for First Capital Bank Zambia and also had responsibility for Treasury Audits across the Group and Country Head Internal Audit for Ecobank Zambia. He also served as Manager Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management at ZAMTEL, Audit Supervisor at KPMG Zambia and Senior Accountant at KPMG South Africa seconded from KPMG Zambia.
Mrs. Loisa Mbatha-Kakoma, Corporate Affairs Manager
Mrs. Mbatha-Kakoma is a communication and media professional with over twelve (12) years of experience in her field. She has a strong educational and academic background in journalism and communications, having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Zambia in 2007. She later got the prestigious Beit Trust Scholarship to study for her Master’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa in 2010.
Mrs. Mbatha-Kakoma has a wealth of experience working in Zambia’s mainstream broadcast media, having worked as an anchor, Television Producer and as Assistant Executive Producer at the national public broadcaster, the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) for seven years. She also worked as a Communications Specialist at the Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI) in 2015, before joining ZCCM-IH as a Public Relations Manager in 2016.
Mr. Patson Banda, A/Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer
Mr. Banda joined ZCCM-IH in March 2014. He started his career with the then Government Consultancy Service in 1992 as a consultant before joining the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management (ZAMIM) as consultant in May 1993. He has a wealth of experience in staff training and development. While at ZAMIM, he acted as a resource person on various short term training programmes in addition to undertaking consultancy assignments.
In June 2001, he joined the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) as Training Officer before rising to the position of Training and Development Manager in 2003. During his tenure at NAPSA he was in charge of employee training and development. Specifically, he identified employee training needs, formulated a Training Plan, implemented and evaluated training programmes. In 2005, Mr. Banda joined Bank of Zambia as Manager – Training & Development where he was in charge of employee training and development. He served as Secretary to the Training Committee of the Bank. In 2011, he was appointed as Manager – Staff Relations at Bank of Zambia until 2013 when they separated.
Mr. Banda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Zambia and is a Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Human Resources Management.
Mrs. Katongo D Kabwe, Procurement Manager
Mrs. Katongo Daka Kabwe joined ZCCM-IH in October 2003. Mrs. Kabwe has over 28 years of experience in procurement and supply chain operations. She served several portfolios in the Supply Department under Zambia Consolidated Copper Mine (ZCCM) Ltd with Power Division, and later moved to Luanshya Division as Assistant Head of Supply until privatisation. Mrs Kabwe also served as procurement specialist under the Copperbelt Environment Project (CEP) funded by the World Bank.
She holds a BA Degree in Public Administration from the University of Zambia, a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management (CIPS), and Certificates in Purchasing and Materials Management. She is also member of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS).