Around 56.5% of Zambia’s population lives in a rural area with little access to basic needs and tools to thrive in their environment.
Mate is co-founder and chairperson of
the Bupilo foundation with over 20 years of experience in the agribusiness sector, specifically in the following areas; dairy processing, dairy management, and poultry management. In addition, she often engages with marginalized people by evangelizing and donates goods that enable them to live comfortably. Mate attained a BA in Business Administration from Preston University in the United States of America.
Mubiana is the co-founder and executive director of Bupilo Foundation. She has a background in entrepreneurship, more specifically in agribusiness and natural products. She holds a BA in International Trade from Zhejiang University in China and an MSc in Management & Finance from Sussex University in the United Kingdom.
Thokozile is the co-founder and project director of the Basizana Project under the Bupilo Foundation. Her background is in business analysis & finance with experience in investment management and consulting in both Zambia and Botswana. She attained an MSc in Business Analytics and Finance, from the University of Southampton and an MEng, BEng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Leeds, both in the United Kingdom.
Lubasi is the project director for the Kutulo Project, at the Bupilo Foundation and consults for various non profit organizations specifically in capacity building with over 17 years of experience in ICT & Risk Management. She holds an MBA in Strategy & Leadership and a BTech in ICT & Risk management from the Africa Research University and Zambian Centre for Accountancy Studies respectively, both in Zambia.
Mwiya holds years of experience in financial management and investment. In addition, he has a firm understanding of African asset management as well as a discerning understanding of strategy, marketing, and consumer behavior. He attained a BA in Finance from Richmond University in London and an MSc in International Business Management from the University of Surrey, both in the United Kingdom.
Alessandra is a chartered accountant with deep experience in risk management and governance in the public and non-profit sectors. She has worked with multiple UK based donor entities and delivered projects in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Alessandra holds a BA in International Relations from Richmond University in the UK and an MSc in Global Health and Public Policy from The University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Khalid is an internationally experienced banking professional with 20 years of operation, network management, and sales & business development. In addition, also has an in-depth knowledge of the buy and sell side of the post-trade securities service industry. Khalid attained a degree from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom.
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