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SOLD OUT! Ambassador Briefing: Banking on a Better Future — Zambia’s Embrace of Enterprise and Equity

September 7 at 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

(404) 377-7710

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1180 W Peachtree St NW UNIT 2100
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States
(404) 962-6100
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Zambia, a landlocked, resource-rich country in southern Africa, is embracing entrepreneurship and encouraging enterprise as a way to change the fortunes of its economy and build a more equitable future, and it’s looking to partner with both the diaspora and the broader business community in the United States.

 Join Global Atlanta and Zambians Promoting Leadership in America to learn more about investment and trade opportunities from some of its top government and private-sector leaders as they visit Atlanta for the three-day Shifting Mindsets Diaspora Conference.

During a luncheon at Miller & Martin sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines, we’ll explore how Atlanta can continue to be a gateway for American engagement on the African Continent and how Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’s Year of the Youth can provide a connecting point for Zambia’s plans to implement inclusive growth plans.

Opening remarks from:

  • Chibamba Kanyama, Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States

Fireside chat with:

  • Venus Hampinda, Finance Director/Regional Head Strategic Tax Solutions, Absa Bank Zambia
  • Ceaser Siwale, CEO, Pangaea Securities

Moderated by: Trevor Williams, Global Atlanta

About the speakers: 

Chibamba Kanyama, Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States
Chibamba Kanyama

Chibamba Kanyama is a Zambian business leader and writer, specializing in communication strategy and economics. Mr. Kanyama studied at the University of Zambia from 1985 to 1989, where he received a BA in Mass communication (with economics). Kanyama later received a MSc Development Finance from the University of Reading in 2001 on a Chevening Scholarship. In 2014, Mr. Kanyama took up an appointment by the International Monetary Fund as communications advisor, where he worked until 2016. After returning to Zambia, he worked at Bridges Limited where is a Founder Shareholder. On 10th March, 2023, Chibamba Kanyama was appointed Ambassador-Designate to the United States of América by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Customer Management, Fellow of the Institute of Directors – Zambia and Trainer of Trainers in Corporate Governance, Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Public Relations and Communication.

Venus Hampinda, Finance Director/Regional Head Strategic Tax Solutions, Absa Bank Zambia

Venus Hampinda is a seasoned Finance professional with experience spanning over 20 years. She is a captain of industry having worked in both the financial services sector and accounting practice.
Prior to her current role, Venus served as Executive Director Finance and Administration at Standard Chartered Bank Zambia PLC. Director Finance and Corporate Planning and Director Risk and Internal Audit at Zambia National Building Society. Prior to that she served as a Senior Relationship Manager at Zanaco PLC. Her career started off at PricewaterhouseCoopers (Pwc) where she held various roles in Zambia and United Kingdom.

Board Roles

Venus is also committed to corporate governance and driving organizational strategy as a Board member currently serving on Absa Bank Zambia, Absa Bank Zambia Pension Fund, Zambia Revenue Authority, CIDRZ Limited, ACCA Zambia Panel network and Ministry of Health Audit Committee.

She has previously served on Standard Chartered Bank Zambia PLC, ZESCO Limited Audit Committee.

Venus is a Fellow Certified Chartered Accountant. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Risk Management in Banking and Finance issued by KPMG/SIDA (Sweden) and a part of First cohort of the Standard Chartered Bank global CFO leadership academy offered by Duke University in Hong Kong. Recognized by the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) as one of the 27 Female Accountants in Zambia that have excelled resoundingly.

Recognized as one of the top 10 women to watch in Banking and Finance in Africa (Angaza Awards 2022)

Ceaser Siwale, CEO, Pangaea Securities

Ceaser Siwale has been with Pangaea since 2001 and in the leadership role since 2005. Under his leadership, Pangaea has spearheaded and successfully concluded many landmark transactions in Zambia and other African markets.

Ceaser has a BA in Economics and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. He is also a Zambian Business Rescue Practitioner.

Pangaea Securities Limited is an investment banking firm that engages in local and global investment banking, securities, investment management and other services.