Mr. Taz Chaponda is the Managing Director for the Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation (MAIIC). Mr. Chaponda is a Development Economist with extensive experience across Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caribbean. He holds Economics Degrees from Harvard University and the University of Oxford and an MBA from INSEAD. Previously, Mr. Chaponda was a public Financial Management Specialist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. and a partner at Genesis Analytics – a South African economic advisory firm. Prior to Genesis, Mr. Chaponda was the Head of the South African Budget Office. He was also Head of infrastructure finance within the government’s central PPP Unit, where he led negotiations on several flagship projects in the transport and power sectors. This expertise took him to Kenya, Rwanda and Nigeria where he worked on public-private partnerships. In Malawi, Mr. Chaponda was previously the World Bank’s country office Economist working on private sector development, public expenditure management and poverty reduction strategies.
Fosters Sikwese is the Chief Enterprise Development Officer for the Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation (MAIIC.) Previously, she was the Country Manager for Business Partners International Malawi. She has held several other managerial positions as Relationship Manager at Standard Bank and Project Manager for Financial Services Volunteer Corps, a USAID funded project which was providing technical assistance to the Reserve Bank of Malawi in specified bank supervision projects, capital markets and Micro finance sections She is a current student of the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) program. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations and Development Studies from the University of East Anglia obtained in 2006, a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management with the Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA) obtained in 2012 and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College obtained in 1997.
David Loga is the Chief Financial Officer for the Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation (MAIIC.) David joined MAIIC on 23 September 2019 having served in various senior management roles in both the private and public sectors in Malawi. His career spans over a period of twenty years in industries such as consulting, taxation, banking, external audit, telecommunications, energy, and micro-finance. Prior to joining MAIIC, he was Managing Partner for Next Dimension Advisory, a local consulting firm serving a broad range of public, private, and non-governmental institutions in the areas of international development, public policy, management consulting, accounting, audit, and taxation. David has also previously worked as Director of Finance for the Malawi Revenue Authority, Finance Manager for Finance Bank Malawi Limited, Audit Senior for Graham Carr-Nexia International; and served in various capacities within the Electricity Supply Company of Malawi, the Malawi Union of Savings & Credit Cooperatives, and the erstwhile Malawi Posts and Telecommunications Corporation. David is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (FCCA), a Chartered Accountant (CA) in Malawi and has been a certified practicing accountant (CPA) in Australia. He also holds a Master of Public Administration specializing in Public Financial Management from the University of Melbourne, Australia and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Arts specializing in Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne. He further holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Malawi.
Kondaine Kaliwo is the Chief ICT Officer for Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation (MAIIC.) He has been working in the ICT sector since 2000 on enterprise financial platforms in areas of system integration, system administration, networking, software development, project management, innovation, and risk management. He worked for ICL (Malawi) Ltd between 2000 and 2002. Then worked for National Integrated Technologies Ltd (NITEL) formerly called Malawi Switch Centre (Malswitch) from 2002 to 2019. At NITEL he led the Applications & Projects Division, the Applications Development Division and then later the New Product Projects Division. He is waiting to submit a thesis at the University of Cape Town towards MSc Computer Science. He holds a Bsc Electrical Engineering from The Polytechnic, University of Malawi obtained in 1999.
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 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.