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, General Counsel
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. Wilphred K Katoto, Chief Technical Officer
Mr. Katoto is the Chief Technical Officer at ZCCM-IH. He has over 30 years of experience working in the mining industry in various capacities. He first joined Roan Consolidated Copper Mines Limited (RCM) at Chibuluma division, and spent ten years in operations in various mineral processing and hydrometallurgical plants when ZCCM Limited was formed in 1982. He headed the metallurgical department under the Technical Directorate of ZCCM Limited, responsible for monitoring and advising on all metallurgical operations. He served as manager in the office of the Chairman of the GRZ/ZCCM Privatisation Team between 1997 and 2000, where he actively participated in the technical issues relating to the privatisation process. Mr Katoto was one of the founding officials responsible for technical matters when ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc was formed in 2000 and represented the company on a number of Boards including Mopani, KCM, Chambishi Metals, CEC, Mukuba Pension Scheme and Lumwana.
Mr Katoto is a member of the Engineering Institution of Zambia and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mineral Processing. He has also attended a number of local and overseas management and technical courses over the past 35 years.
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. Tapiwa Msusa, Business Development Manager, Acting Chief Investments Officer
Mr. Msusa joined ZCCM-IH in 2016 as a Portfolio Analyst. He has over 4 years’ experience in research, portfolio advisory, and corporate finance in Zambia. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce degree in Risk Management from the University of South Africa and has passed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) Level One with the CFA Institute. Prior to joining ZCCM-IH, Mr. Msusa was a Financial Analyst with Stockbrokers Zambia Limited after having spent two years lecturing in finance and mathematics related courses at BA ISAGO University in Botswana.
Mr. Ansley Syanziba, Acting Chief Risk and Internal Audit Officer
Mr. Syanziba joined ZCCM-IH in 2012 and is currently serving as an Internal Auditor. He was appointed as acting Chief Risk and Internal Audit Officer with effect from 3rd June 2019. He has over Thirteen (13) years of internal and external audit experience. Prior to joining ZCCM-IH, he was a Manager at Moores Rowland where he audited and managed numerous audit assignments in different sectors that include tourism, transport, manufacturing, real estate, consultancy and construction, among others.
Mr. Syanziba holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration specialised in Finance from Heriot-Watt University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Accounting (Honours) from Oxford Brookes University. He is a Fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (FZICA). Mr. Syanziba is also a qualified Internal Audit practitioner who is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. He possesses the prestigious and professional designation of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Mrs. Loisa Mbatha-Kakoma, Public Relations 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, Human Resources Manager
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).