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. Tisa Chama, Acting – Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director
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. 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 Officer
Ms. Mkandawire is the Chief Legal Officer 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 sixteen (16) 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.
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 Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Commercial Law).
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.
Ms. Loisa Mbatha, Corporate Affairs Manager
Ms. Loisa Mbatha 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.
Ms. Loisa Mbatha 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.
Mrs. Betty Meleki, Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer
Mrs. Betty C. Meleki is a Human Resource expert with over Twenty years of experience in both the Private and Public sector. Most of her working career has been with large financial institutions in the Financial and Banking Sectors both locally and internationally as well as in the Pension Sector.
Prior to joining ZCCM-IH, she worked as Director Human Resource and Adminstration for the National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA); Senior HR Business Partner at Barclays Bank Zambia Plc and Project Manager for diversity and Inclusion at Barclays Bank Emerging Markets Regional Office, United Arab Emirates. She also did a short stint at Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) as HR Manager Employee Relations. She started her HR career at Zambia State Insurance Corporation (ZSIC).
She has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Management College of Southern Africa, a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Public Administration and a minor in Development Studies from the University of Zambia and a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies from the Management College of South Africa. She is a Certified Strategic Human Resource Professional (CSHRP) accredited by QUALIFI (UK). She is also a Chartered Pension Analyst Manager (CPAM) and a Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management (ZIHRM).
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).