Mulima Nyambe-Mubanga is a Research Fellow at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR) working on aspects relating to Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Environmental Sustainability. She is a seasoned Researcher and Policy Analyst with over 10 years of research and policy analysis experience. Mulima completed her Master of Science in International Trade Policy and Trade Law from Lund University, Sweden. She has co-authored publications: Working Paper on the ‘Economic implications of climate change in Zambia’; policy brief on ‘Climate change impacts on Zambia’s energy and agriculture sectors – an economy-wide analysis’ and a Journal article on ‘Bridging the divide? Integrating stakeholder values into energy system models’. Most recently Mulima co-authored a policy brief on ‘COVID-19 Recovery in Zambia: An opportunity for inclusive climate action’ presented at the COP26 Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) side-event.

She is currently Lead Researcher and Co-Investigator on two United Kingdom Research and Innovation (UKRI)/Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) funded projects namely: ‘COVID 19: Greening the Social and Economic Recovery in Ghana and Zambia’, and ‘Energy Democracy and the Politics of Energy Transition in African Countries’ respectively.

Prior to this role, Mulima worked for RuralNet Associates Ltd as a Lead Consultant/Team Leader Researcher – Rural Business Development and Afrobarometer project Round 7 National Investigator. She was also Senior Research Officer at the Zambia Law Development Commission (ZLDC) where she was Lead Researcher on the Review of the Prisons Act and allied legislation and Review of the legal policy framework governing Child Protection, Diversion and Age of Criminal Responsibility among others. At the Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM), she served as Policy Analysis.

Name: Brian N. Nalishuwa

Job title: Head of Investments – Industrial Development Corporation

Main responsibilities: Responsible for IDC investment and asset management functions including:

  • Investment opportunity sourcing,
  • Management of asset acquisitions and due diligence processes,
  • Partnership and financing transaction structuring,
  • Capital raising,
  • Partnership, financing, procurement and construction contract management; and
  • Asset performance monitoring and management.


Work experience: Over 15 years of senior management and board membership positions.  

  • HeadInvestments (IDC)
  • Head of Corporate Development (CIG Int. Mauritius),
  • Founding Partner and Non-Executive Director – InvestEcon Group of Companies
  • Country Director (Consolidated Power Projects Zambia)
  • Group Business Development Manager (CIG Int. Mauritius)
  • Group Strategy and Investment Analyst (Consolidated Power Projects RSA)
  • Investment Research and Data Analyst (UBS Bank)
  • Front Office Manager at Sun-International.


Qualifications: Qualified with three international post graduate degrees in Economics and Business Sciences.

  • Master of Business Administration
  • MCom Economics
  • BCom Honours Economics
  • BCom Economics
  • IPP Engineering, Technical Analysis and Structured Finance
  • Advanced Financial Modelling
  • Asset Valuation & Mergers and Acquisitions



Director-General, Swedish National Board of Trade

Mr. Anders Ahnlid is the Director-General of the Swedish National Board of Trade, appointed as of 2020. Prior to this role, Mr. Ahnlid, has served the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs in various capacities such as Swedish Ambassador to Finland, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the EU in Brussels, Ambassador to the OECD and to UNESCO in Paris as well as Head of the Trade and Economic Department at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC.

Within the MFA, Mr Ahnlid has also served as Director-General for Trade, Deputy Director-General and Head of Department for International Trade Policy, as well as Trade Policy Analyst at the National Board of Trade. Mr Ahnlid was a negotiator in the GATT Uruguay Round that led to the creation of the World Trade Organization.

Mr. Anders Ahnlid holds a university degree in Political Science and Economics from University of Lund.

Paweł Hansdorfer – Senior Director of International Business of the Asseco Data Systems S.A., CEO and Board Member of Asseco organizations in Africa

Mr. Hansdorfer, Asseco’s international manager for new and emerging markets, currently operates in 8 African countries . His vision is to support local IT developments and foster knowledge transfer in Africa for effective project implementation.

Mr. Hansdorfer is an expert in public and private sectors mission critical systems. With 25 years of experience in Information technology, he is dedicated to providing the most effective digital solutions to the requirements and needs of governments.

Asseco is the largest IT software company in Central and Eastern Europe and the 6th largest in Europe. With more than 27,000 employees in 60 countries, Asseco delivers software, and integration, trust and cybersecurity services, to support its customers critical business processes.

Mark Arne Horst Jude Lüring
Born in Lusaka Zambia October 1st
, 1973
Dual Citizenship: Zambian & German
Married with two Children
Academic Background
Primary School Education in Zambia and Germany
Studied Law in Mainz Germany and London UK with admonition to the Legal Bar in Germany
Executive Master of Business Administration: Mainz Germany, Dalian China, Austin Texas 2004 – 2006

Work Experience
Junior Lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions department at Linklaters, Oppenhoff & Rädler Frankfurt a. M. Germany 2000– 2002
Legal in-House Council General Motors Europe Rüsselsheim Germany 2003 – 2007 focus on Commercial Law
Senior Regional Manager Sales & Marketing General Motors Europe West Germany 2007 – 2009
Managing Director Drake & Gorham Zambia 2009 to date
Affiliations & Supervisory Roles
Association of Building & Civil Engineering Contractors Zambia (ABCEC) Member of the Executive Board and Head of
the ABCEC Negotiation Team for the JIC Collective Agreement and National Union of Building, Engineering & General
Workers. 2010 – 2016
Member of the Executive Committee Energy & Development at the Zambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ZACCI)
2014 – 2019
Member of the Executive Board of Directors Lusaka International Community School (LICS) 2015 to January 2022
Vice President of the Executive Board for the European Union – Zambia Business Club (EUZBC) from 8th February 2018
to February 2020
President of the Executive Board for the European Union – Zambia Business Club (EUZBC) from 8th February 2020 to
Member of the Board of Directors First National Bank Zambia (FNB) and Chairman of the Loans Review Committee
from 1st June 2018 to date

Jim started his career with Deloitte Zimbabwe working as a financial and information systems auditor before moving to Robson Rhodes London, and later with KPGM UK, to specialise in control and systems
assurance, risk management and forensic audit in the financial sector. Jim went on to co-found and take on the role of Financial Director of a London based advertising company.
Jim joined the European Investment Bank in 2008. His core role was the delivery of the Bank’s threeyear rolling operational plan, a key tool in communicating the Bank’s response to the Member States.
In 2014, Jim moved to the operational team at the EIB and assumed country responsibility for Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe working with a wide range of counterparts including CEOs, Ambassadors, Ministers, representatives from other DFIs and leaders in the private sector. He has appraised, structured and negotiated financing for investment projects, leading multidisciplinary teams and lending to sovereign and financial intermediary financing. Jim holds an Accounting Science degree, is a qualified member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (CISA) and a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England & Wales (ICAEW).

Mr Albert Halwampa is currently the Acting Director General for the Zambia Development Agency and a Chevening Scholar with vast experience in International Trade and Investment.

He has led teams in promotion and facilitation, investment and trade in regional and international markets. He has participated in Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Negotiations that include SADC, COMESA, COMESA-SADC-EAC TFTA, AGOA, EU, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Middle East and Chinese Market, Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr Halwampa has worked over the years to develop export strategies for both the public and private sector.

He sits on the Board of Zambia Export Development Fund, Investment Committee of the ZCCM–IH Board, and Market Transactions Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission Board. He has been instrumental in organising conferences for Afreximbank, International Trade Centre, World Bank, and Intra African Trade Fair under the African Union.

Mr Halwampa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Zambia and Master of Laws in (LLM) International Commercial and Business Law from Bangor University, United Kingdom.

CEO: Mr. Ignatius Mwanza



Mr. Ignatius Mwanza is a career banker with broad banking experience. He has been involved with ZICB from its project phase and was appointed as the first CEO of the Bank in January 2018.

He was previously Director of Corporate Banking at Zanaco where he had portfolio responsibility for Government, agriculture, corporates, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and Transactional Banking. Prior to joining Zanaco, Mr. Mwanza worked for Stanbic Bank Zambia as Head Wholesale Banking and subsequently set up the Investment Banking Unit.

He previously worked for Standard Chartered Bank Zambia in various roles including Head of Treasury and Head Sales Corporate Banking. He also worked for Standard Chartered Bank in London initially as Contingency Planning Manager for Africa and later as Senior Manager Corporate Banking. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, he worked at the Bank of Zambia and was Senior Manager in Foreign Operations in his last job.

He holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Business School and an Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB), both of the United Kingdom and a Diploma in Accountancy from Evelyn Hone College.