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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
Jaco holds a BCom degree from the North West University, a BCompt (Honours) degree from the University of South Africa and he is a qualified Chartered Accountant. After completing his articles, he moved to Federal Airlines as Financial Manager and ultimately assumed responsibility of the full finance function of the South African and Mozambican operations.
In January 2012, he joined the exploration drilling division, Geosearch of the JSE-listed group, Sentula Mining, as the Financial Manager and developed into the CFO for the Geosearch group. Here his African experience expanded further into Mauritius, Botswana and Mozambique. Since joining Grit in February 2016, Jaco has assumed responsibility for the Group’s reporting and treasury function, effectively flowing funds within the Grit structure and maintaining debt facilities.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.