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Executive Team

Board of Directors
D. Ashok
Chairman
Mwelwa Chibesakunda
Director
Ashwin Devineni
Resident Director
Yadika Mkandawire
Director
G. R. K. Prasad
Director
Ireen Musonda Habasimbi
Director
 
Senior Management Team
Rear Admiral Venkat Shankar(retd)
Chief Executive Officer
Ravi Ahuja
General Manager - Commercial
David Vijay Kumar
General Manager - Mining
P J Sudhir
Head – Corporate Affairs
Ghanshyam Purohit
General Manager-Finance
 
Management Team
Bwali J. Ndau
Manager HR & Administration
Yotham M. Phiri
SHEQ Manager
Henry Chaile
Sr.Security Manager
Scott Phiri
Manager - Mining
Mwape Kaira
Manager - Legal
Gloria M. Munkombwe
Manager - Internal Audit and Controls
Roopesh Nekkanti
Business Development Manager


An MBA from University of Wisconsin, USA with 30 years of top management experience in all facets of project management and manufacturing. Oversaw the growth of Nava Bharat Ventures Limited (NBV) into a multi-business house with operations in India, South East Asia and Africa.

Mr. Mwelwa Chibesakunda is a seasoned corporate and commercial lawyer in Zambia and managing partner of Chibesakunda and Company one of the leading corporate and commercial legal firms in Zambia. He has over twenty-nine (29) years of experience advising local and international clients in a wide range of commercial law matters including a wealth of knowledge and experience in banking, project finance and energy. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia, a Master of Laws from the University of Bristol (UK) and is an advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zambia respectively. He and his law firm were part of the legal team that provided advisory services during the privatization of MCL from Government of Zambia.

He has also served on a number of Boards including Afgri, Agriculture and Commercial Society of Zambia, Lusaka International Community School, Hybrid Poultry Limited, Verino Agro Industries Limited and Agrican Grey. He is currently a non-executive Board member of Lafarge Zambia Limited.

A graduate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, USA with senior management experience in business development in the power, mining, agriculture and enterprise software sectors. Played crucial roles in corporate acquisitions across North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Ms. Mkandawire is a A legal practitioner and advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court for Zambia with over ten (10) years of practicing experience, culminating in specialization in corporate law. She has worked as a State Advocate in the Attorney Generals Chambers and Senior Legal Officer at the Zambia Development Agency. She holds a Master’s degree (LLM) in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of London, a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Zambia and a Certificate in Legislative Drafting from the University of London. She is currently employed as General Counsel for ZCCM Investment Holdings Plc., which holds 35% shareholding in MCL.

A Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants and Institute of Company Secretaries of India with 31 years of experience in Finance and Accounts function in various capacities and organizations. An expert in Project Financing and M & A activities. He is the Executive Director of Nava Bharat Ventures Limited, the holding company of Nava Bharat (Singapore) Pte. Limited.

Mrs. Ireen Musonda Habasimbi is currently Director of Economic Management Department at the Ministry of Finance since 2017. She has over 15 years work experience in both public and private sectors in areas of economic modeling and analysis, financial analysis and management, strategic planning, budgeting and project management. She is a well-established Economist and has worked in the banking and brewing industry. She also sits on a number of boards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Zambia, Master’s Degree in Economic Policy Management from the United Nations Institute of Economic Development and Planning, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Finance from University of Lusaka. She also holds a number of professional certificates.

A Post Graduate in Business Management from Slovenia with nearly four decades of experience in strategic planning, administration, human resource management, financial control, CSR activities and interfacing with stakeholders.






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