Catherine Masangu Kangwa
                     Board Chairperson

Cather­ine has 30  years of mul­ti-sec­tor glob­al expe­ri­ence in the Pub­lic and Pri­vate Sec­tor, cov­er­ing var­i­ous dis­ci­plines includ­ing risk man­age­ment, inter­nal and exter­nal audit­ing, finan­cial man­age­ment and gov­er­nance. Her work­ing expe­ri­ence has includ­ed work­ing with inter­na­tion­al orga­ni­za­tions such Deloitte, KPMG, Bar­clays Bank Plc, Anglo-Amer­i­can Plc Group and most recent­ly in the inter­na­tion­al devel­op­ment sec­tor.

Her recent work includes work­ing with a mul­ti-lat­er­al orga­ni­za­tion, lead­ing glob­al efforts to man­age the risk man­age­ment and reg­u­la­to­ry gov­er­nance pil­lars. This has also includ­ed, work­ing  close­ly with the sec­ond and third lines of defense and spear­head­ing efforts for con­tin­u­ous efforts in the enhance­ment of inter­nal gov­er­nance, risk man­age­ment, ethics and com­pli­ance.

Catherine’s work expe­ri­ence has giv­en her the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pro­vide thought lead­er­ship and the abil­i­ty to influ­ence desired out­comes, demon­strat­ing deep exper­tise in all aspects of gov­er­nance and account­abil­i­ty. This has includ­ed the pro­vi­sion of tech­ni­cal and advi­so­ry sup­port to Gov­er­nance Boards, Senior Man­age­ment Teams and Coun­try Office Heads and to sup­port the achieve­ment of orga­ni­za­tion­al strate­gic and oper­a­tional objec­tives.

Cather­ine is a Char­tered and Cer­ti­fied Accoun­tant and is a cer­ti­fied ISO 31000 Senior Lead Risk Man­ag­er.


              Banja Mkwanazi Kayumba
         Founder and Executive Director

Ban­ja has over 20 years of finan­cial mar­kets expe­ri­ence in glob­al finan­cial insti­tu­tions in Zam­bia with more than half in exec­u­tive lead­er­ship roles span­ning across cor­po­rate and invest­ment Bank­ing. She was also the 1st female finan­cial mar­kets trea­sur­er in the Zam­bian Finan­cial mar­kets. As Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of Sim­pact Foun­da­tion she is pas­sion­ate about using her vast  finan­cial mar­kets expe­ri­ence to make finan­cial mar­kets more inclu­sive in order to achieve sus­tain­able social impact for chil­dren and women liv­ing in pover­ty.

Hav­ing worked for Bar­clays Bank Zam­bia and Citi Zam­bia, Banja’s notable achieve­ments has includ­ed tan­gi­ble strate­gic organ­i­sa­tion trans­for­ma­tion and was instru­men­tal in finan­cial mar­kets land­mark trans­ac­tions in excess of US$7bn in val­ue. Her con­tri­bu­tions to the Zam­bian finan­cial mar­kets has includ­ed land­mark dig­i­tal finan­cial inno­va­tions that con­tributed towards increased finan­cial inclu­sion espe­cial­ly for the most exclud­ed.

Ban­ja has also held var­i­ous board posi­tions which includes: World Vision Zam­bia board mem­ber and chair­per­son of the local resource mobil­i­sa­tion board com­mit­tee. She is cur­rent­ly chair­per­son of the CEC Pen­sion Trust Fund and mem­ber of the Board of Trustees of the Cen­tral bank defined con­tri­bu­tion pen­sion fund. She was also mem­ber of the Board of trustees of Bar­clays Bank Zam­bia Pen­sion fund and was Finance and Invest­ments com­mit­tee chair­per­son.  Ban­ja is a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don with a MSc Finance and Finan­cial Law. She also holds a Bach­e­lors of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion from the Cop­per­belt Uni­ver­si­ty and Bach­e­lors of Law degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don.


                              Brian Kalero
                            Board Member

Bri­an is a sea­soned cor­po­rate & invest­ment banker with 22years expe­ri­ence in the Finan­cial sec­tor in Cen­tral and East­ern Africa with Inter­na­tion­al Finan­cial  Insti­tu­tions. He is cur­rent­ly serv­ing as the Cor­po­rate Bank­ing Direc­tor for Absa Bank Zam­bia Plc.

Pri­or to his cur­rent role, he spent 2 years in Tan­za­nia as the Cor­po­rate Bank­ing Direc­tor for Absa Bank Tan­za­nia Lim­it­ed. Pre­vi­ous­ly to this role Bri­an held the posi­tion of Head of Glob­al Clients for 4 years under Bar­clays Bank Zam­bia Plc. Brian’s work expe­ri­ence also includes cor­po­rate cred­it and retail bank­ing

Bri­an has played an instru­men­tal role in the exe­cu­tion of key land­mark finan­cial trans­ac­tions in the var­i­ous  key eco­nom­ic sec­tors that has con­tributed towards finan­cial mar­kets devel­op­ment.

He is a Char­tered Cer­ti­fied Accoun­tant (ACCA) and holds an MBA from Her­riot Watt Uni­ver­si­ty Edin­burgh Busi­ness School, UK. He is also a fel­low mem­ber of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Char­tered Cer­ti­fied Accoun­tants (UK).


                      Risper Genga Ohaga
                           Board Member

Risper is a sea­soned finance, risk and audit pro­fes­sion­al with 22years expe­ri­ence in finan­cial ser­vices, man­u­fac­tur­ing and con­sul­tan­cy ser­vices.  She is cur­rent­ly serv­ing as the Group Chief Finance Offi­cer for East African Brew­eries Plc (EABL), a sub­sidiary of the glob­al drinks giant, Dia­geo. Risper is a Board mem­ber of EABL, a com­pa­ny list­ed on the Nairo­bi Stock Exchange.

Pri­or to her cur­rent role, she held var­i­ous senior roles in Bar­clays Africa Group (now Absa). She joined Bar­clays in 2008 as the Region­al Direc­tor for Inter­nal Audit (Bar­clays East and West Africa) based in Kenya before being pro­mot­ed to Man­ag­ing Direc­tor for Inter­nal Audit (Bar­clays Africa) based in Johan­nes­burg. In 2015, she joined Bar­clays Bank Zam­bia as Finance and Strat­e­gy Direc­tor, a role she held up to Jan­u­ary 2020 when she joined Dia­geo.

Her ear­ly career was spent in KPMG Kenya where she was involved in a wide vari­ety of finan­cial ser­vices audits, inter­nal audit and con­sul­tan­cy. Her work expe­ri­ence has seen her cov­er a num­ber of coun­tries in Africa exten­sive­ly while also being part of glob­al lead­er­ship teams.

She holds a Bcomm (Account­ing) from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Nairo­bi and is a mem­ber of ICPAK. She is also a Cer­ti­fied Inter­nal Audi­tor.


                 Theo Nsunge ACMA CGMA
                           Board Member

Theo Nsunge – Board Mem­ber

Theo has 19 years of Bank­ing expe­ri­ence, with expo­sure in Finan­cial and Man­age­ment Accounts, Bank oper­a­tions and Cor­po­rate and invest­ments Bank­ing. He is cur­rent­ly the Head of Trans­ac­tion­al Bank­ing for Absa Bank PLC and pre­vi­ous­ly held the role of Lead Data and Ana­lyt­ics for Cor­po­rate and Invest­ment Bank­ing rest of Africa exclud­ing South Africa at the Region­al office based in Johan­nes­burg.

Theo has con­tributed sig­nif­i­cant­ly to the automa­tion of Busi­ness Intel­li­gence and ana­lyt­ics with the automa­tion of key data points with his vast knowl­edge in big data method­olo­gies which has con­tin­ued to sup­port the Zam­bia and oth­er African busi­ness­es in the Absa fran­chise. His cur­rent con­tri­bu­tion is grow­ing the trans­ac­tion­al bank­ing busi­ness whilst dri­ving the dig­i­tal agen­da in ensur­ing col­lec­tion and pay­ments are done elec­tron­i­cal­ly, seam­less­ly and effi­cient­ly.

He is a Char­tered Account, a mem­ber of the Char­tered Insti­tute of Man­age­ment Accounts (CIMA) and holds the des­ig­na­tion of ACMA and CGMA. In addi­tion, he holds a Diplo­ma in Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion accred­it­ed to the Asso­ci­a­tion of Busi­ness Exec­u­tives (ABE) UK.