Management team

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Lloyd Banda

ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Lloyd Banda is the Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for the Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation (MAIIC.) He holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from ESAMI, a BSc (Hons.) in Financial Markets & Management from University of Manchester, UK and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers UK (ACIB). He has over 17 years’ working experience in banking having joined First Capital Bank (then FMB in 2002). He later worked for National Bank of Malawi and FDH Bank Limited where he rose to the Position of Senior Manager. His areas of expertise are in Credit, Risk and Compliance and Treasury.

Pius Mulekano

CHIEF PROJECTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Pius Mulekano is the Chief Projects Development Officer for the Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation (MAIIC.) He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting obtained from The Polytechnic, University of Malawi. He also is a member of the Malawi Accountants Board and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Malawi. He has 10 years’ working experience in Accounting and Auditing and skilled in Financial Modelling and Business Valuations. He has worked for Deloitte and Ernst & Young where he rose to the Position of Senior Manager.

Thomson Kumwenda

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Thomson Kumwenda joined MAIIC on 1st June 2022 as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining MAIIC, Thomson was the Chief Financial Officer for MyBucks Banking Corporation in Malawi, which is a combination of acquisition of Nedbank Malawi, New Finance Bank, Pride Malawi and GetBucks Malawi. Previously he worked as Chief Financial Officer for Getbucks Financial Services, Blue Financial Services and Greenwing Capital Limited. Thomson is a seasoned Chartered Accountant, Economist, and a public certified Accountant with over 15 years of working experience in finance, auditing, and administration. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Malawi, is a Chartered Accountant with an ACCA qualification and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Malawi. Thomson also possesses a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of Malawi, and he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi, Malawi Accountants Board, and the Africa Econometric Society in South Africa. Over the past 14 years he has managed, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A’s), Initial Public Offerings (IPO’s), Listing of Bonds on the Stock Exchange, Raising all type of debts instruments, both Tier II Capital, Senior and Subordinated debt instruments, Acquisition of selected balance sheet assets. He has managed key stakeholders in highly regulated financial services industry such as Central Banks, Stock Exchanges, Revenue Authorities and key account customers such as Mutual and Insurance Funds.

Natasha Alio Namisengo

COMPANY SECRETARY

Natasha Alio Namisengo is the current Company Secretary and In-House Legal Counsel at Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation plc. As a Company Secretary, Natasha is responsible for providing on-going advice to board members and the Executive Committee on all legal matters as well as corporate governance issues. Before assuming her role as In-House Legal Counsel and Company Secretary at MAIIC, Natasha worked for Sacranie, Gow & Company, a corporate law firm, as a Legal Associate and Compliance Officer as well as Racane Associates and John Tennyson and Associates as a Legal Associate. Through Sacranie, Gow Corporate services, Natasha held the position of board member and company secretary to various entities and therefore has vast expertise in general corporate governance issues. She served as a Candidate Attorney at Antony & Nogaga Attorneys in Johannesburg South Africa, where she completed her Articles of Clerkship after successfully completing the South African Board Examination. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and is currently pursuing an Executive Master of Business and Administration with the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute. Natasha holds a certificate for Contract Law from Harvard University as well as an Arbitration Certificate from the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. She is a member of the Malawi Law Society and served as the Executive Secretary of Malawi Women Lawyers Association between 2012 and 2018. Natasha is currently serving as a member of the board of the Story Workshop Educational Trust, a Media NGO which focuses on supporting Malawians to improve their lives by addressing issues of HIV/AIDS, food Security, Gender and Human Rights Natasha is also serving as a Grants Committee member of the World Bank Digital Skills Programme.

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An enabler of development

MAIIC has a specific development focus. It is mandated to support commercially viable investments in the public and private sectors of the economy to consolidate and promote growth.
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