ROYD KAPESA – C.E.O
Royd brings 8 years of progressive strategic experience in various roles and industries. He began his career as a Business Development Executive and then Account Manager at Blackdot Media, a leading marketing firm in Lusaka. While at Blackdot, he was responsible for delivering value to the firm’s clients by developing effective marketing strategies to address business and consumer needs. Notably, he was part of the team tasked to rebrand ZANACO into a digital and agile bank. Following that, he ventured into independent consultancy. He has worked with leading organizations such as Nathan Associates (London), Zambia Agribusiness and Trade Project, Financial Sector Deepening Zambia, Prospero Limited and most recently the USAID Business Enabling Project in Zambia. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science from Monash University and is a Certified Associate in Project Management from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
TUMELO CHITINDI BWALYA – BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGERTumelo holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Zambia in Economics and Public Administration. She brings with her experience from both the public and private sectors. Tumelo has worked with government under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry as well as the Ministry’s Country Programs with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). She has also worked with the Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development with the aim of assisting the youth to take a leading role in the development of Zambia. In more recent times, she has with the private sector as Corporate Sales Manager of Topstar Communications Company Limited the only government authorized public signal distributor. Tumelo is an innovative team player that aims to use her skills to achieving the overall goals and objectives of the Chamber.
OSWARD M. NZIMAH – COMMUNICATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION ASSOCIATEOsward has had his footprint predominantly in the media industry working in Operations as well as content creation and management in the private sector. He has worked on various media content creation projects with large firms such as Engen, Marcopolo Tiles (Wonderful Group), Revin Zambia, Zambian Home Loans, Astria Digital Learning, among others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education from the University of Zambia. He also has certificates in Basic Information and Communication Technology, Project Planning and Management as well as Monitoring and Evaluation. Osward is a very creative and innovative team player with a wealth of experience that will benefit the Chamber in achieving its goals and objectives.
MIRRIAM LUNGU – POLICY RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY ASSOCIATEMirriam is a graduate from the University of Zambia where she pursued a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Development studies. She brings with her experience from a non-profit organization known as Amini Center for policy research. While here, she worked as a researcher in the International relations department. Mirriam is results oriented and aims at enhancing the position of the Chamber.
HANINGA MUCHELEMBA – GRADUATE INTERNHaninga Muchelemba is a recent graduate from the Copperbelt University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Project Management. With a passion for investment, business, management, and the corporate industry, Haninga has set his sights on a career that allows him to combine his interests and leverage his skills to make a difference. His strong academic background, coupled with his hands-on experience, has positioned Haninga as a competent and enthusiastic young professional. As a graduate intern at the American Chamber of Commerce in Zambia, Haninga is eager to learn and contribute his skills to the organization’s mission of promoting trade and investment between Zambia and the United States.