ZamReal is privileged to host some of the foremost professionals working in the Zambian property industry. As the goal of our forum is to enrich the working experience of our delegates through relevant information, detail-orientated insights, we take great care in selecting a high calibre of speakers, who, in many respects, set the tone for the day. Furthermore, as a speaker you get the most visibility and the most significant corporate brand exposure. If you would like to get in touch with us about speaking at ZamReal, please contact Chad Angel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chibamba Kanyama is a corporate governance trainer, communications specialist, and published author and journalist. Chibamba was Corporate Affairs Director for Zambian Breweries Plc, a subsidiary of SABMiler Plc and Communications Advisor for the IMF, after heading the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation as Director General. He is currently a Managing Consultant at Bridges Limited. He holds a BA: Mass Communications and Economics and MSc: Development Finance, as well as memberships such as: Business and Economics Association, UNZA Christian Fellowship, UNZA Philosophical Society and completed his dissertation in “Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the Southern African Development Community – Risks and Opportunities”.
Mwabashike Nkulukusa is currently working as Director of Marketing for the Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) and is a fellow of the Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM). He was previously Head of Business Development at Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS), VP of the Zambia Institute of Marketing, Non-Executive Director at the Regional Tourism Organisation of South Africa (RETOSA). He holds an MBA (Global Business Strategies), a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from UK and a Baccalaureate in Business Administration from UK.
Honourable Ronald Chitotela has a Master’s degree in trade development and international relations, a Bachelor’s degree in production management from the Zambia Open University, a Diploma in business management and two certificates in purchasing and supply; and finance and accounting, respectively. He was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Labour by the late President Sata and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport by President Lungu, prior to being appointed as a full Cabinet Minister subsequent to the August 2016 General Elections.
Michael Kabungo is the Urban and Regional Planner for Kalumbila Town Development Corporation. His previous positions include Environmental Management Consultant for ArcPlan, Urban Planner for Riverine, the President of the Zambia Institute and Director of the Choma Municipal Council. With qualifications from the Swedish Insatiate UNITAR/CIFAL, Stuttgart University, SANTREN, NIPA and the Copperbelt University, he has insurmountable expertise and on the ground hands on experience.
Perry Mapani is currently the Director General of the Zambia Development Agency. He has +20 years’ experience. He spent seven years in consulting with the ‘Big Four’ audit and consulting firms. He previously worked in a large national investment entity, ZCCM Investment Holdings Plc, as the Chief Financial Officer. His last appointment prior to joining Zambia Development Agency was Country Manager, Afgri Zambia Limited. Mr Mapani holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Hons) in Accounting and Finance as well as an MBA.
Shaun Davy is CEO of CPD Properties. He grew up in Zimbabwe and was educated in the United Kingdom before going to the University of Cape Town to complete a B.Sc in Zoology. Shaun has gained plenty of experience working on property projects in Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa prior to moving to Zambia in 2008 where he started Roma Park, a mixed-use development in Lusaka.
Mukela Lubasi is an associate member of the Law Association of Zambia and the IoD Zambia. She has a B.A. and B.Law from the University of Zambia. Currently the interim MD and Board Secretary of the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone (LS-MFEZ) Limited. LS-MFEZ Limited was incorporated by the Government of Zambia to manage, operate and develop the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone. The LS-MFEZ was put in place to stimulate investments, research, innovation, new business formation, commercialization of research and development, promote medium, small and micro enterprises, incubate new tech-oriented business and promote the links between industry, government, research and universities.
Simone Kuhn is based at Radisson Hotel Group’s office in Cape Town, South Africa and is the Manager for Development in sub-Saharan Africa. Simone is part of the team responsible for growing the portfolio of hotels and brands. She previously held management positions at hotels in South Africa and the UK. In December 2008, Simone took up the challenge as an on-board F&B Manager for Etihad Airlines. In May 2011, she joined the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, the fastest growing hotel group in Africa, looking after 10 Anglophone countries, some of which include Botswana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Carl-Johan Collet is a property development, acquisitions and management specialist. He leads Urban Africa Real Estate Group which focuses on creating, transacting and managing investment grade real estate for institutional investors. Before UARE, Carl-Johan was responsible for the initiation, development and delivery of 18 000 homes and +150,000m2 of commercial space in Zambia as head of Kalumbila Town Development Corporation Ltd. Carl-Johan was Managing Partner at Crux Real Estate Investment Management where he completed deals valued at +$1bn in his 3 years there and worked on various African housing development projects. He holds a B.Sc.: Commerce and Finance and an MBA.
Michael Devereux leads Hiltons Southern Africa and Indian Ocean development. He is responsible for all aspects of the growth of all 14 distinct Hilton brands across Southern Africa and Indian Ocean. Within his 29 years of experience in the hotel industry, Michael held senior roles in hotel operations, project design, turnkey developments, consultancy, and corporate development strategy. Prior to Hilton, he was Director Acquisitions and Development: Sub-Saharan Africa for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International. Apart from consultancy roles, Michael held various Senior managerial positions in Southern Sun, Sun International and Legacy. Michael holds a N.Dip. Hospitality Management from Wits Hotel School.
Wayne Troughton is CEO of HTI Consulting. He has been in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industries for 22 years. He has held positions in 5-star hotels for 10 years in the UK and South Africa. He began consulting with Grant Thornton in South Africa, providing specialist consulting services. In 2003, Wayne left Grant Thornton as an Associate Director to start his own specialist tourism, hospitality and leisure consulting company, focusing on Africa and the Middle East. Wayne has worked on more than 200 assignments in 35 countries, mostly on the African continent. Wayne has consulted for IFC and World Bank on investment climate issues and tourism programs in Africa.
Bonna Kashinga is a seasoned economist, property developer and former banker with over 15 years’ work experience and exposure covering the property, financial markets and accountancy services sectors. His experience covers real estate development and management; business development, management, advisory and strategy; financial risk management; assurance services; financial system regulation and supervision, amongst others. He is a Partner at Urban Africa Property Group Limited (UAPG). Previously, he worked at Stanbic Bank Zambia, Bank of Zambia and Deloitte. He has a Master’s in Public Administration, Policy and Management from Harvard University. He also has an M.Sc. in Development Finance from Manchester University.
Pamela Nqini is currently Head of Market Development, Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa . Prior to that, she was Investment Analyst – Real Estate for Standard Bank, Financial Officer: CVM Reporting for Nedbank, Financial Controller for Fairheads Benefit Services (Pty) Ltd, Financial Administrator for Allan Gray (Pty) Ltd. She has a Master’s in International Development Management and is a ETDP SETA accredited training. Pamela has also completed two professional certificates in Introduction and Essential Commercial Property, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management and holds a B.Tech in Financial Information Systems.
Natasha Chiumya, together with her partner, established Zambia’s first niche practice law firm. The firm named Folotiya & Chiumya, specialises exclusively in corporate and commercial matters. She spearheads the Diaspora Connect Project which is aimed at revolutionizing the way Zambians abroad buy property back home. She is the chairwoman of AFB Zambia Limited, a subsidiary of the AFB Group, which pursues financial inclusion through innovation and technology in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Natasha holds her Honours in law from the University of Warwick, UK and has an MBA from the University of Cape Town.
Sydney Popota is CEO of Real Estate Investments Zambia Plc (“REIZ”). Sydney played an instrumental role in the growth of REIZ, formerly Farmers House Plc working as CFO and Company Secretary. He has over 15 years of experience in the property real estate sector. Sydney is a member of the Institute of Directors of Zambia, and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants as well as the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is an MBA Finance finalist and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the Copperbelt University.
Paul Zyambo is CEO of Urban Brands Asset Management Inc. and is a capital markets expert with +17 years’ experience. He gained experience at Morgan Stanley/Discover Financial Services where he participated in the set up of REITS and credit management products. He returned to Zambia and filled the role CEO, Aflife Properties Limited. Urban Brands is responsible for driving the growth of its branded real estate products in Zambia and the continent, including The Urban, Urban Express, Urban Lofts (corporate apartments) and Urban Office (co-working). Paul holds a B.Sc in Finance and United State Capital Markets certifications and licensing qualifications.
Nico De Beer is a seasoned Commercial Property Finance professional. He is currently Sales Head of Commercial Property Finance at FNB South Africa. With an extensive skill set, Nico has over 10 years of experience in business development, operations management, credit policies and specialised finance. Prior to joining FNB South Africa, he worked with bond originators and finance structural companies. He holds a B.Prim Ed and Honours from the University of Johannesburg as well as CPMD and CSCM courses.
Kelly Kalumba has over twenty years’ notable experience working with Louis Karol Architects in South Africa, where he is Senior Partner working and managing a large number of projects across most African and European countries. Currently, he is also the president of the Zambia Institute of Architects and Founder/CEO of Green Code Architects in Lusaka. He has degrees in architecture from Wits University as well as the Copperbelt University. His personal achievements include the South African Professional Services Awards top 3 finalists and the High Commissioners Award for recognition of outstanding performance and worldwide contribution to the architectural industry.
Mwiya Musokotwane is Co-Managing Partner and CEO of Thebe Investment Management, Zambia’s largest private investment firm, the developer of Nkwashi, the country’s largest real estate development, and among the largest in Southern Africa. Thebe is also a venture investor; it is focused on making socially impactful investments that seek to drive the advancement of African civilisation whilst remaining wholly commercial in their nature. Previously, he was an analyst at African Life Financial Services. He holds a Masters in International Business Management from the University of Surrey as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Finance from the American International University in London.
Stuart Slabbert is the Economic Development Manager at African Parks. Managing 14 parks across 10 countries, African Parks’ mission is to protect Africa’s wildlife, restore landscapes and promote sustainable livelihoods. Stuart is responsible for innovative solutions in achieving financial sustainability, to create a ‘conservation-led economy’. Stuart holds various qualifications in Fisheries Management, Master’s in Environmental Planning, and a degree in Landscape Architecture. He has extensive experience in designing, developing and project managing large scale projects across Southern Africa. He is an independent operator, effective in remote areas and well acquainted with Africa travel, cultures and customs.
Muchimba Muvombo Maambo is a Masters degree holder in Spatial Planning from the University of Zambia. With over 8 years of experience in Urban and Regional Planning, she is a researcher and co-author of an article highlighting the lack of urban planning capacity in the Global South in the CITISCOPE Reviews. Muchimba is passionate about participatory planning, community development, water and sanitation, urban transport and urban design. She is curently a Planning Officer at Lusaka City Council.
Estella Nakaluzwe Mbulo is currently the Environmental Planner in the City Planning Department at the Lusaka City Council. Her responsibilities include evaluation of environmental project briefs and statements, to advise on the transportation aspects of fares policy both for public transport services in General and each city service in particular, to deal with general environmental matters of issues which transcend the boundaries and role of development and forward planning sections, to evaluate public transport programmes and individual projects, environmental planning and management including pedestrian, cycling and environmental aspect of traffic management restraint generally including car and lorry controls.
Suhayl Dudhia holds an LL.B. (Hons) and an MBA (Finance). Suhayl is a Senior Advocate and represents top tier clients in litigations and advisory works in all aspects of civil law, including company law, capital markets, banking and securitisations, employment law, family law and securities. In addition, Suhayl has substantial corporate finance experience as an adept senior banker and turnaround specialist having worked as a corporate recovery manager and development consultant for Deloitte & Touche, and as Senior Corporate Banker at Barclays Bank and Citibank. He has also worked in financing structures and M&A for large commercial and residential real estate projects in Zambia and the sub-Saharan region.
Charles Haba studied law at the National University of Rwanda and has more than ten years of experience in housing and housing finance. Charles is currently the Managing Director of Century Real Estate, Rwanda. He is also the founding President of the Real Estate Association of Rwanda and a director of Fusion Capital. He also has several years of experience in the real estate market and is widely traveled and knowledgeable about property matters in the region and beyond.
Daniel Katongo is Finance and Property Management Director at Knight Frank Zambia. Daniel is involved in the management of various property developments throughout Zambia. He sits on the Knight Frank Zambia board, Zambia Property Owners Association and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants. Daniel is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountant), he has over twelve years’ experience in international auditing and business consultancy. He has worked in both public practice and private industries, and parastatal organisations. Daniel is specialized in auditing taxation corporate recovery, and other financial advisory services.
Tim Ware is MD and Head of Agency at Knight Frank Zambia and has been with Knight Frank Zambia since inception. Tim is involved in sales, leasing, acquisition, relocation, valuation, consultancy and management of residential, commercial and industrial property. He regularly advises international organisations and has been involved in major developments in Zambia. Tim is a Chartered Surveyor, a Fellow of The Surveyors Institute of Zambia, Registered Valuation Surveyor, member of The Zambia Institute of Estate Agents, he is Chairman of the British Chamber of Commerce in Zambia and Secretary of the Zambia Property Owners Association.
Kambeu Banda is currently the Senior Manager, Commercial Banking and Specialized Finance for First National Bank (FNB) Zambia Limited and is responsible for growing the company’s dynamic portfolio of Commercial Property Finance. Outside South Africa, FNB currently has Subsidiary Banks in operation and under development in 7 countries in Africa. With great mix of extensive skills and experience in the industry, Kambeu has served in various senior roles with over 8 years of experience in Business Development, Credit Policies and Specialised Finance.
Meembo Changula is currently Principal Planner (Forward Planning), Physical Planning and Housing Department, Ministry of Local Government, Zambia. She holds a B.Sc.: Urban and Regional Planning and an M.Sc.: Urban and Regional Planning (Economic Development, and Land Use and Environmental Planning). She has 15 years’ experience in urban policy, spatial planning legislation, and integrated development planning. She supervised preparation of Integrated Development Plans and Local Area Plans country-wide, and was instrumental in reviewing spatial planning legislation for the Urban and Regional Planning Act No. 3 of 2015; and is currently over-seeing preparation of Zambia’s first National Urbanisation Policy.