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 Alexander Boadi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oliver Saasa is Professor of International Economic Relations and Managing Consultant/CEO of Premier Consult Limited in Lusaka. Before he joined the Consulting World in 2000 by setting up Premier Consult Limited, Prof. Saasa served for 12 years as the Director of the Institute of Economic and Social Research at the University of Zambia.
A Rhodes Scholar, Prof. Saasa obtained his doctorate in 1983 from Southampton University in the UK. His doctoral thesis was on The regulation of transnational corporation in developing countries: A Comparative Analysis of national policy-making towards international investment in Zambia and Tanzania.
Prof. Saasa serves on many boards at both national and international levels. These have included the PTA Bank, Stanbic Bank (Zambia); and Public Service Pensions Fund. He is also Chancellor of Mulungushi University, one of the three public universities in Zambia.
Prof. Saasa has published widely in the field of trade, investment and international economic relations, concentrating in earlier years on regional integration and trade and investment promotion in Southern Africa. In the past 15 years, he has released several books on the relations between developed and developing countries, focusing primarily on aid and investment flows and donor-recipient structures and systems for aid management. He has advised the Zambian Government as well as regional countries in Southern Africa on development finance (including aid) vis-à-vis broader national and regional development. He serves as a consultant for many multilateral and bilateral institutions at the national and Africa-wide level.
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.
Mr. Kasongola is Acting Chief Investments Officer at the Industrial Development Corporation (“IDC”) responsible for overseeing the Investments Directorate which includes the Treasury
function. He has been overseeing investments in real estate both as an investor and as a developer over the last decade. Prior to his current role, he was Head Treasury & Investments with the same Corporation. Before joining the IDC, he held various roles in Corporate Advisory and Asset Management as Partner with 3e Capital Advisors and Managing Director with Madison Asset Management, respectively. He also served as a Consultant with Deloitte where his last role was that of Senior Consultant at the Zambian Practice. He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (“CIMA”).
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.
Paul Bwanika Mukasa is a Senior Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the private sector investment entity of the World Bank Group. Paul is based in Johannesburg – South Africa where he oversees IFC’s Manufacturing and Services activities in Southern Africa. This includes IFC’s investments in construction materials, chemicals and fertilizers; vehicles, machinery and light industries; tourism, retail and property, health and education. The investments in private companies span equity, convertibles, mezzanine and
loans. Prior to relocating to South Africa, Paul covered the East African region based in Nairobi – Kenya working on origination, appraisal and portfolio management of IFC’s investments in Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services (including Tourism, Real Estate & Property, Health and Education). He also worked in Nigeria where he contributed to the growth of IFC’s investments in Agribusiness and Services in Nigeria. Before IFC, Paul was Head of Portfolio Management in the East African Development Bank (EADB) one of the leading development financial institutions in the East Africa region covering Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Paul is a graduate of the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) and MSM Netherlands with an MBA. He also has an MSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems Management from The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) – UK, as well as a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Makerere University – Uganda. For 2 years before MSc and after graduation from UMIST, Paul was an Assistance Lecturer in the Faculty of Technology, Makerere University, Kampala – Uganda.
Thorsten Deckler (B.Arch Wits, Jhb) spent part of his childhood in Namibia surrounded by nature and people who could make stuff. Working on a construction site after high school inspired him to study architecture, building his first house while still at university. He spent a year as an intern at OMA in the Netherlands working on projects in Europe and Asia before returning to South Africa to complete his studies. After graduating Thorsten worked as site architect on rural development projects for Peter Rich Architects, starting his own practice in 2001 and going on to found 26’10 with Anne Graupner in 2004. Thorsten fills the role of Chief Creative Officer, helping with developing concepts and communication strategies that appeal to popular and professional audiences and stakeholders. He is a respected speaker and workshop leader, pursuing a pragmatic and poetic approach to design. He edits blom, a quarterly magazine, published by 26’10 and writes the blom Blog in conjunction to organizing blom Sessions which are public events aimed at stimulating the debate on architecture and urban culture. He is highly skilled in design, using hand drawing and sketching to communicate ideas. He has been a finalist in two Rome Scholarship competitions and won the second prize in the Daimler Chrysler Competition for Best Young Architect in South Africa (2007).
Hezron Musonda is the Chief Financial Officer of Bank of China Zambia Limited – BOC(Z) responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction of the Bank. Hezron joined BOC(Z) from Atlas Mara and KPMG respectively. At ATMA, he served in various positions within the Finance Function and oversaw finance functions of a property management subsidiary of the Bank. At KPMG, he served as an auditor. He is a Certified Accountant by the ACCA and member of ZICA. He also holds an Accounting degree, Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Financial Services and is a graduate of the USB-ED Leadership Development Program.
Lunga W Dlamini is an Investment Manager at GRIT Real Estate Income group an LSE listed Pan African fund. He is involved Transaction structuring, Financing and Investment Management. He has experience with various African Regulatory Bodies, Central Banks and Commercial Banks. Lunga’s previous experience includes working as a Property Analyst at Stanlib, where he was involved in listing of funds on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Nairobi Stock Exchange, asset management, developments and liquidity management.
Lunga holds a BCom Honours Degree in Property Valuations and Investments, a BCom Finance Degree majoring in Finance, Investment Management and Property Valuation Management from the University of Johannesburg and a National Certificate in Financial Markets and Instruments.
Born in Tanzania, Heri graduated with a BSC Economics degree from Cardiff Business school at the University of Wales in the UK. Today, Heri co founded and leads the Pangani Group a highly diversified investment Group with interests in Investment Management, Property Development, Property Services, and Financial Services including private equity in Tanzania. Before establishing the new Group, he was CEO & Managing Director of KCB Tanzania, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kenya Commercial Bank which is East Africa’s biggest regional bank with assets in excess of USD2 billion and over 150 branches. Prior to KCB, Heri spent 11 years at British multinational bank, Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) lastly serving as Retail Director where he led the way in building a strong retail franchise that took the Tanzania market by storm with its innovative product range, modern distribution outlets, and superior service offering. Heri is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, and a member of the Aspen Global Network
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.
Harriet joined the firm as an intern in 2010 and was admitted to practice law in Zambia in 2012. She has during her time with the firm helped various clients on several mandates including real property related matters, mergers and acquisitions, competition, water rights and mining matters. Harriet has acted as Company Secretary for boards such as Barclays Life Zambia and Pick n Pay which has equipped her with substantial experience in corporate governance matters. This role has exposed her to board room experience which is well blended with her expert knowledge of company law legislation in Zambia.
Wayne leads hotel advisory at JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group in Sub-Saharan Africa. Wayne has spent the past 11 years in the hospitality real estate sector. Wayne has completed assignments across 35 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, specialising in feasibility studies, hotel management company and asset valuations, buy-side advisory for hotels and hospitality platforms, market entry strategies, operator selection and management contract negotiation.
Wayne completed an undergraduate degree in Tourism Development at the University of Johannesburg, before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (PDBA) at Wits Business School and an MSc Property Studies at the University of Cape Town
Matongo is an award winning Marketer having won both Marketing Personality of the year and President’s Marketing award. He is a past President of the Zambia Institute of Marketing and has served and chaired a number of Boards in various Industries. He is currently Acting Director General at Zambia Development Agency (ZDA). Matongo is a Chartered Marketer, Business Strategist and a Lecturer of Marketing, having pursued a multi dimension career encompassing corporate management, academic and private consultancy. He has industry experience spanning across FMCG, Tourism, Education and Training and Investment Promotion and Facilitation. He is a Doctorate student and a holder of an Msc in Marketing, MBA – General, BA in Economics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing. He is also a trained Diplomat. Matongo is a Fellow of both Zambia Institute of Marketing (ZIM) and Chartered Institute Marketing – UK (CIM).
Experienced Country Director with a demonstrated history of working in the commercial real estate industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Project Estimation, Feasibility Studies, Facility Management (FM), and Quantity Surveying. Strong community and social services professional with a Master of Business Administration
(MBA) focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch.
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.
Malekano Phiri is a highly motivated and results oriented Managing Director within the Real Estate Sector. Having a passionate and risk based approach he has a record of accomplishment of providing clients with a service as enshrined in the RICS Professional Code of Conduct.
Member – Surveyors Institute of Zambia (SIZ) Vice President – Zambia Institute of Estate Agents (Regulator of over 600 members and designated real estate regulator in the country of AML/CFT by the Financial Intelligence Centre). Malekano Phiri is the founder, Managing Director at Hunters Property Consultants Ltd. Under his leadership, Hunters Property Consultants Ltd, is growing to become competitive in the provision of real estate services ranging from leasing, brokerage, property management and property development consultancy services in both residential and commercial real estate.
Prior to founding Hunters Property Consultants Ltd, Malekano Phiri was Sales Manager at Lighthouse Investments Ltd from 2013 to 2015 a private property development company which during his time there, the company developed Serenity Estate (JV between Lighthouse and Themsen), Twin Palm Crest , Unicorn Villas and Waterfalls Housing Development. Malekano Phiri was Head of Sales (Northgate Gardens) at Pam Golding Properties from 2011 to 2013, under the leadership and mentorship of Mrs. Inutu Zaloumis – Kalumba who is the founder and Managing Director of Pam Golding Properties (Z) Ltd a franchise of Pam Golding Properties. Other notable real estate companies that Malekano Phiri worked are Knight Frank (Z) Ltd (2006 – 2008) as a property clerk responsible for Woodgate House, Anchor House and Valfax Plaza, he also worked for Upmarket Property Consultants and
Sherwood Greene Properties as a residential estate agent.
Doris Kofi is Senior Marketing Manager at Zambia Tourism Agency (ZTA) where she has served for more than 15 years. ZTA ‘s mandate is to promote Zambia as a tourist destination locally and abroad; and to regulate the tourism industry through licensing and grading. In addition to marketing, Doris is regularly involved in processes leading to formulation of policies; and advocacy on issues affecting the tourism sector some of which have led to policy victories for travel and travelers. Doris holds a Master of Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, Herriot Watt University,Diploma in Tourism and Travel from the Tourismus Schullen Salzburg and an Advanced Certificate – International Training Programme in Private Sector Growth (Sweden).
A consummate financial service professional – He is Chief Executive Officer of Zambian Home Loans Limited, an innovative mortgage finance business he has led from start-up. He is responsible for the overall direction and administration of ZHL.
He is a Seasoned Banker with over 14 years’ experience in insurance, risk management, new product development and general business development.
Prior to Zambian Home Loans, Twaambo is former Vice President & Head of Consumer Lending and Insurance at Barclays Bank Zambia Plc where he was responsible for overseeing the full product suite of retail lending and insurance products that included group schemes, unsecured loans, mortgage finance and credit card issuing.
Twaambo studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Zambia, Insurance studies at Zambia Insurance Business College and postgraduate studies in Actuarial Science at the University of Leicester (UK).
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.
With a Masters Degree in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Cape Town (1997), Simon has worked as a Town Planner and Development Facilitator for a number of multi-disciplinary companies throughout Sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria, Mozambique, DR Congo, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. Over the past 20 years he has developed niche expertise in coordinating multi-disciplinary Master Planning Teams on a variety of large-scale development projects and is a advocate for the private sector playing a bigger role in partnering with local governments to ensure holistic and sustainable urbanization.
Choongo has been part of the Roma Park project since 2014 and has served the Developer of Roma Park (CPD Properties Ltd) as Business Development Manager. He has been involved in various aspects of the project including general estate management, marketing and sales of Roma Park property, infrastructure development planning and execution.
Reviews investment research, regular monitoring of investments, implementation of investment strategy and
recommendations across the Zambian property portfolio and Mpile Property Fund, a Closed ended , Property
Collective Investment Scheme. Aflife are Zambia’s leading Private Pension Fund manager, managing pension fund
assets on behalf of clients cutting across all sectors and asset classes.
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.
Mrs. Inutu Zaloumis-Kalumba joined Centum in January 2018 as the MD of Two Rivers. Inutu responsible for the successful delivery of Two Rivers Development as a mixed- use development complimenting the city of Nairobi.
Under her mandate, she oversees Two Rivers Lifestyle Centre (Two Rivers Mall and Office Towers), Two Rivers Utility companies as well as the engagement with Joint Venture partners, third party developers to ensure a successful delivery of the vision of the Two Rivers City.
Prior to joining Centum, Madam Inutu was the Co- founder and Managing Director in Pam Golding Properties Zambia, a franchise of Pam Golding Properties Group. She has held this position since the establishment of Pam Golding Properties Zambia in 2008.
Under her leadership Pam Golding Properties has grown to become the leading real estate services company in Zambia. She has 17 years’ experience in the property market ranging from commercial, residential, retail property as well as consulting for and on behalf of property development companies. Inutu has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Copperbelt University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration at the African Leadership University.
She is a member of the Zambia Institute of Estate Agents, a founder member of the Zambia Green Building Council, a member of the Archdiocese of Lusaka, Finance Advisory Committee, part of the management Team of Leonard Cheshire Homes Society, a Mara mentor an initiative under the Atlas Mara Mentorship Programme, she is also a member and Working Group Member of The Africa List (the top 100 influential leaders in Africa), an initiative by the Commonwealth Development Programme.
This year, 2018, Inutu was named one of the Top 10 Influential Business Women in Zambia by Zambia’s Business Times publication and awarded by the Pam Golding Property Group for 10 years of Excellence in Leadership.
Neltah is a real estate professional with over 7 years experience in the Botswana industry. Her career started with RDC Properties under its property division, Property and Asset Management, where she was part of the project development team of the iconic Masa Centre. She later joined Knight Frank and Exponential Investments heading the management of prominent developments in the CBD before she founded her real estate company, Tempest Gold.
Neltah considers herself a ‘multi-potentialite’ with various passions centred around real estate. She is currently studying towards a Doctorate in Real Estate through the University of Witwatersrand. Currently, she sits on the board of the Real Estate Institute of Botswana as the Secretary General.
Her company, Tempest Gold, offers real estate services with a strong interest in proptech. The company’s listing app, had been selected as one of Demo Africa’s 2018 Top 30 start ups in Africa as well as being selected as one of 1250 African entrepreneurs for the prestigious Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneur Programme in the same year. Tempest Gold is about to launch its latest offering, ‘Mrs. P’, which is a property management toolbox, which gives landlords the tools to manage its properties from listing its properties to rental management and property maintenance on a digital platform.
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.
Paddy is a Zambian broadcaster, voice-over artist as well as a master of ceremonies. He has had been the MC for a number of events including Presidential Inauguration Ceremony (2016), State Banquet for Togolese President (2017), United Nations Day (2016), IDA 18 Opening Ceremony and Dinner (2018) for the World Bank, Africa Regional Conference (2012 & 2017) and the 19th Association of Power Utilities of Africa (APUA) General Congress & Exhibition (2017) amongst others. He has won a few awards including the 2017 Best Presenter (Radio) – Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) and 2016 Best Voice-Over Artist – Zambia Radio Awards. As a broadcaster he has been on both television and radio; and on various TV commercials and documentaries.