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.
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.