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The Council

The Council

A Council of the Confederation is established by its constitution clause 9.1. It is responsible for directing the affairs of the Confederation, on behalf of the membership. The specific responsibility of the Council include the following:

  1. Determining the Confederation’s strategy to achieve its purposes;
  2. Guiding the implementation of that strategy by the Secretariat;
  3. Monitoring the overall performance of the Secretariat and ensuring that the Secretariat has the capacity to deliver the purpose and strategy of the Confederation; and
  4. Ensuring that procedures and practices are in place that protect and promote the Confederation’s reputation.

The Council shall be composed of a President, Deputy President, and 9(nine) other Councillors elected in accordance with this clause.

The following are Councillors serving the tenure 2022 to 2024.

Lekani Katandula

President

About

Mr. Katandula is a Chartered Accountant(Fellow of ACCA and member  of ICAM), a CFA Charter holder, a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), graduate of the University of Malawi (Bachelor of Accountancy) and graduated with an MBA from the University of Bradford (UK). He is currently the Managing Director of Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc having previously served as Financial Director and Human Resources Director at the same organization. He has 19 years experience working as an Assurance and Advisory Partner.

Mr katandula chairs the Private Partnership Commission and serves as a non-executive Director at First Capital Bank( where he chairs the Credit Committee), Ethanol Company Limited (where he chairs the Appointments and Remuneration Committee), and Telekom  Networks Malawi plc (where he chairs the Audit Committee). Mr Katandula has also previously served as President (for 2 years) of the Society of Accountants in Malawi, currently called Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) after a 2-year term as vice president.

Boyd K.V Luwe

Deputy President

About

Mr.Boyd Luwe is a Chartered Banker with a Master’s degree in Business Administration obtained from Bangor University in Wales, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from the University of Malawi. He is also a fellow of the Association  of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Mr.Luwe is currently Managing Director for SeedCo Malawi Limited. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lilongwe Golf club and a Chairman of Maziko  Investment Fund Limited .He is also a Counsellor at Malawi University of Science and Technology .He has 20 years experience at executive management level, having held executive positions at various companies in Botswana (having operations in South Africa,Zambia,Zimbabwe and Namibia) and Malawi such as PriceWaterHouse Coopers,Kwena Concrete Products,Golden Fruit,

Dhales Kuyokwa

Councillor, South

About

Mrs.Dharles Kuyokwa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business communication from the University of Malawi and an Advanced Diploma in Insurance obtained from  the Chartered Insurance Institute of the United Kingdom. She is currently the Principal Officer and Training Coordinator for the Insurance Institute of Malawi(IIM), a training institution that promotes professionalism for the Insurance Industry in Malawi and Executive Secretary of the Insurance Association of Malawi(IAM), an umbrella body for general insurance companies in Malawi. She currently serves as Board Member of Malawi Revenue Authority(where she chairs the Operations Committee). She is also the National Coordinator of National Bureau of Malawi which manages the COMESA Yellow card scheme covering third party motor vehicle insurance scheme in twelve member states

Wisely Phiri

Councillor, South

About

Mr. Wisely Phiri holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Malawi. He is an IBM Certified Systems Administrator ,an Oracle Certified Associate a NetApp Data Administrator and Engineer. He is also a SUN Certified Engineer and certified Server and Storage Architect. He is the founder and currently Managing Director of Sparc Systems Limited(Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda). He has served as President of ICT Association of Malawi from 2016 to 2018 and managed to raise membership from 20 to 1,000

Arnold Mbwana

Councillor, South

About

Mr. Arnold Mbwana is a Fellow Chartered Accountant(FCCA), a Certified Fraud Examiner(CFE) and a member of the International Executive Development Program(IEDP). He holds a Bachelor of  Accountancy Degree(with Credit) obtained from the University of Malawi. He is the Managing Director of Barttlet Consulting Group Africa. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer , Chief Finance Officer ,Chief Risk & Audit Officer. Head of Division, Internal Audit at TNM plc and Group Internal Auditor for NICO Holdings Plc

Jacob Nyirongo

Councillor, Central

About

Mr. Jacob Nyirongo possesses a Master of Science Degree in Soil Science (Agronomy) obtained from the University of Malawi,Bunda College of Agriculture ,now called Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from the University of Malawi, Bunda College of Agriculture . Mr. Nyirongo is currently Chief Executive Officer for Farmers Union of Malawi(FUM). He has over 18 years experience in Policy Advocacy, Organizational Strategy Development and Implementation, Financial Management, Organizational  Change Management and Human Resource Management. He chairs the Advisory Board for MwaPATA Institute and serves as Board Member for Centre for Agricultural Transformation, FUM Holdings Limited, Peacock Seeds Limited, Oilseeds Producers and Processors Association. He also serves as member of Project Steering Committee for World Bank Funded Agriculture Commercialization Project and World Bank Funded Shire Valley

Lusubilo Chakaniza

Councillor, Central

About

Mrs. Lusubilo Chakaniza is a holder of a Master of Science Degree in Renewable Energy and Architecture obtained from the University of Nottingham,UK and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics obtained from the University of Malawi. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Ethanol Company Limited (EthCo). She has 19 years distillery operational management experience , 12 years of which are in leadership positions. She has sat on the Boards of Puma Energy Malawi and Agricultural Trading Company and Kasasa Private Primary School. She currently sits on the Boards  of EthCo, Mzuzu University,Petroleum Importers Limited ,Carbon Dioxide and Allied Products Limited ,an associate Company of EthCo

Kingwell Liphuka

Councillor, Central

About

Mr Kingwell Liphuka possesses a Master of Business Administration Degree obtained from Share World Open University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Finance from Share World Open University. He also holds a Diploma in Accounting (PAEC) from the Malawi College of Accountancy. Mr. Liphuka is currently Managing Director for Kingwell Tyre Centre T/A Kwik-Fit (a Franchisee) He has over 10 years experience of Accounting, Financial Management and Business Management

P.Krishnadas Nair

Councillor, North

About

Mr.P. Krishnadas Nair is an expert in Wood Science and Technology. He is the holder of a Post Diploma in Mechanical Wood Industries Technology obtained from India . He also holds a Diploma in Wood Technology also obtained from this  University education in India. He is currently the Chief Executive of Raiply Malawi Limited. He is one of the Directors of Raiply (EPZ) Limited

Cecilia Mseteka

Councillor, North

About

Mrs. Cecilia Mseteka holds a Diploma in Bookkeeping obtained from Varsity College, Johannesburg, South Africa. She also holds a certificate in Poultry Production and Management obtained from DICLA Training Centre, Muldersdrift South Africa. She has worked as a Corporate Travel Consultant,a Personal Banker both in Zambia. She is the founder and Managing Director of Nyaluwangwa Farms Limited in Mzuzu. She is exposed to such disciplines as Client Relationship Management, Human Resources Management, Financial Management and Strategy Development and Management

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