The Zambia South Africa Business Forum has appointed a new Board of Non-Executive Members following the end of tenure of office for the out-going board members.
The new board, which will run for two years, will be presided over by Dr. Chiara Chiumya, a former Assistant Director at Bank of Zambia and an accomplished international financial consultant.
Other new members of the board include Laurence Chibwe, Managing Director and Principal Architect of Afritects based in South Africa and Dr. Maboreng Managka Agnes Maharaswa a renowned Strategic Management and Policy Development expert while Lewis Mosho the Managing Partner at Lewis Nathan Advocates, a Zambian Law firm was also appointed board member.
Dr. Pule Mutati a Specialist Cardiologist and Head of Clinical and Intervention Cardiology together with Ms. Chiboni Evans, Chief Executive Officer at South African Electro-Technical Export Council made the list of the new board.
The list also includes Mr John Kayula, Mr Augustine Chisembele, Mr. Ferdinand Simanya, Mrs Beauty Mtonga and Mr Dirk Hanecome.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba unveiled the new board at a ceremony held at the Zambian Chancery in Pretoria.
Mr. Mwamba urged the board members to work towards promoting trade partnerships between the two countries adding that there was need to strike trade balance in which both countries had a win-win situation.
He observed that Zambia’s exports of goods and services to South Africa were less as it was that country that dominated the trade between the two countries.
Mr. Mwamba further appealed to the new board to ensure that the establishment of the proposed export zone on the Copperbelt province by the Gauteng province of South Africa was actualised as it would reduce on costs of doing business.
He thanked the out-going board for their dedication and commitment to the promotion of trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press and Public Relations.
Zambia’s High Commission, South Africa.
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