Ban­ja has over 20 years of finan­cial Mar­kets and Invest­ment Man­age­ment expe­ri­ence in glob­al finan­cial insti­tu­tions with more than half in exec­u­tive lead­er­ship roles. Hav­ing left the bank­ing indus­try, Ban­ja found­ed the Sim­pact Foun­da­tion, in an effort to use alter­na­tive and sus­tain­able mar­ket-based approach­es to help address pover­ty in her coun­try and Africa at large. She is the first female Trea­sur­er in the Zam­bian bank­ing sec­tor and has been instru­men­tal in land­mark trans­ac­tions in excess of US$7bn includ­ing devel­op­ing dig­i­tal finan­cial ser­vices that has helped increase finan­cial inclu­sion. Her expe­ri­ence also includes bal­ance sheet man­age­ment of one of the largest finan­cial insti­tu­tions in the coun­try. Her vast finan­cial mar­kets expe­ri­ence has result­ed in her hold­ing var­i­ous board posi­tions includ­ing among oth­ers, Board chair­per­son and finance and Invest­ment com­mit­tee board chair­per­son of var­i­ous pen­sion funds. Oth­ers notable board appoint­ments include lead­ing the Fundrais­ing and Strat­e­gy Board Com­mit­tee for World Vision Zam­bia, Bay­port Finan­cial Ser­vice among oth­ers. Ban­ja is a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don, UK with an MSc Finance and Finan­cial Law. She also holds a Bach­e­lors of Law from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don and Bach­e­lors of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion from the Cop­per­belt Uni­ver­si­ty, Zam­bia.