Mizinga Melu

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Mizinga Melu
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Born (1968-03-17) March 17, 1968 (age 53)
NationalityZambian
CitizenshipZambia
Alma materUniversity of Zambia
(Bachelor of Arts)
Henley Management College
(Master of Business Administration)
OccupationSenior Business Executive
Years active1994 — present
Known forBusiness, Management
TitleChief Executive Officer
Barclays Africa Regional Management[1]
Spouse(s)Chipepo Melu

Mizinga Melu is a Zambian businesswoman, accountant, and bank executive. She is the current Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Africa Management, responsible for overseeing the "development of stakeholder relationships with governments, regulators, the Boards and customers" in the subsidiaries on the African Continent, outside of South Africa. She took office effective 1 October 2014.[2] Prior to that, she was the Managing Director and CEO of National Bank of Commerce (Tanzania). She was appointed to that position in March 2013, and assumed office on 20 May 2013. Prior to that, she served as the Managing Director and CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Zambia, from January 2008 until May 2013.[3]

Overview

Mrs. Melu is the first Zambian and the first woman to hold the position of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Standard Chartered Bank Zambia and during her tenure, was the only female Chief Executive Officer in the thirteen African countries where Standard Chartered Bank maintains subsidiaries.[4]

History

She was born on 17 March, in Mazabuka, Mazabuka District, in Zambia's Southern Province. She worked at Zambia National Commercial Bank in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In 1993, she joined Standard Chartered Bank and over the years worked at the bank's subsidiaries in different countries, including the following: Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Prior to becoming Managing Director and CEO at Standard Chartered Zambia, she served as Global Head of Development Organizations at the bank's International headquarters in London, UK.[5]

Education

She attended Roma Girls Secondary School, graduating in 1985. After obtaining her first degree from the University of Zambia (UNZA), she obtained the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College, of the University of Reading, in the United Kingdom.

Other responsibilities

Mizinga Melu is married to Chipepo Melu, an economist and real estate developer. Together they are the parents on one daughter, Ruthmary and one son, Matthew. Mrs. Melu also serves as Chairperson of the Zambia Daily Mail.[6]

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