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Managing Director and CEO - Barkat Ali

Barkat Ali

Mr Ali has over 35 years of Banking experience having worked in the Zambian banking industry for more than 30 years in various positions. He has attended various workshops and seminars both locally and internationally. Mr. Ali holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Karachi Pakistan, a Diploma in Banking from the Institute of Bankers in Pakistan and a Certicate in Accounting from London Chamber of Commerce.



Executive Director, Corporate , Retail Banking and Marketing - Helen Lunda

Helen Lunda

Helen brings to the "Pride" 28 years of extensive banking and financial industry experience which will be instrumental towards the re-development of our Corporate and Retail wealth management as well as the implementation of new marketing activities in our efforts to continuously improve as a financial institution of pride.

Helen holds a BSc Aifs Degree in Financial Services with the University of Manchester UK and an MBA specialism in Strategic Planning and MSc in Strategic Planning with Heriot Watt Edinburgh Business School Scotland.



Executive Director, Credit - Charity Shitumbanuma

Charity Shitumbanuma

Charity Shitumbanuma CIRM joined FBZ as a Trainee Officer in August 1988 and has held different positions in the Bank. She was promoted to Assistant Director and subsequently Director of Credit after having served as Senior Manager of Credit since 2005 and prior to that as Manager of Credit for Lusaka Main Branch since 1999.

She holds an MBA obtained from The Management College of Southern Africa and a BA Degree from the University of Zambia. Credit Management and Control knowledge and skills have been attained through various study programs, the major one of which was a World Bank Course in "Investment Evaluation and Long Term Finance" conducted in Zambia and passed with honors, followed by a course in "Competitive Environmental Advantage" in Milan, Italy by IFC. She is certificant member of the Institute of Risk Management. She has also attended many courses and workshops under Zambia Institute of Bankers and other institutions



Executive Director, Finance - Utembele Simwinga

Utembele Simwinga

Utembele Simwinga joined Finance Bank in December,2003. He has 22 years banking experience in International Banking, Treasury, Internal Audit and Finance. Before joining Finance Bank he worked for Standard Chartered Bank Zambia Limited, Meridien Biao Bank Zambia and Union Bank Zambia Ltd in several capacities.

Utembele holds an MBA obtained from Heriot Watt University ( Edinburgh Business School) in Scotland, further he has a certificate in Banking (UK), Diploma in Accountancy (ZDA) and is an Associate member of The Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Fellow Member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA).



Executive Director; Human Resource and Operations - Mutale Chilangwa Chisela

Mutale Chilangwa Chisela

Mutale brings to the "Pride" 22 years of extensive banking experience with a specialty in Operations and Human Resource Development which will be instrumental in the evolvement of a human resource base to support the attainment of the new overall strategic business plan of FBZ.

Mutale holds a Msc in global Human Resources, an MBA from University of Lincolnshire and Humberside UK. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with Bowling Green State University USA and is an associate member of the Zambia Institute of Human Resources.



Assistant Director - Human Resources, Training Capital Development and Facilities - Beatrice Nanyinza Mwila

Mwila Beatrice

Beatrice Nanyinza Mwila joined FBZ in March 2012 and brings to the "Pride" 30 years of working experience drawn from previous work experience with organization in private, financial and NGO sectors where she held various Senior Management positions.

Beatrice holds an MBA in Human Resource Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Management, and Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. She has extensive work experience in Human Resources, Finance and Administration with specialty in Organisation Development and Strategic Management which is instrumental towards the gradual development of human resource and facilities departments to support the new overall Strategic Business Plan of FBZ.



Assistant Legal Counsel, Legal Department - Sokwani Peter Chilembo, Esq

Sokwani Peter Chilembo

Sokwani joined the Bank in January, 2011 as Assistant Legal Counsel. Prior to joining the Bank, he practiced Law with a firm named and styled Messrs Robert & Partners in Kitwe spearheading Litigation, creation and perfecting of Securities, Conveyancing, Corporate & Retail Recoveries (both Secured & Unsecured), Security Reviews & Review of Documents, Enforcement of Securities, General Legal Consultancy, commercial transactions representing banks, mines, companies generally (both local and foreign) and individuals. He has also worked for Corpus Legal Practitioners a pre-eminent Corporate Law Firm, Ellis & Co, and T.S. Chilembo Chambers. He also enjoys tutoring University Law students in Zambia and rendering pro-bono legal services in his spare time as a way of giving back to society.

Sokwani is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the University of Zambia, Certified Legal Practitioner"s Qualifying Examination (LPQE) from the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE), an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia and member of the Law Association of Zambia with a valid practicing Certificate.



Director, Audit − Risk Management & Compliance - Sylvia Rashida Madawaki

Sylvia Rashida Madawaki

Sylvia has been with the Bank since 1993 and during her career, has held various Management portfolios in Branch Banking Operations mostly in Lusaka based branches. Her last appointment in Branch Banking was that of Senior Manager − Lusaka Corporate, and she later moved on a lateral basis as Senior Manager-Branch Operations. In November 2008 she was appointed as Assistant Director − Branch Operations

Sylvia holds an MBA with Heriot Watt University, Scotland. A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA). Has a BSC (Hons) in Applied Accounting with Oxford Brookes University. She is a Council Member of Zambia Centre For Accountancy Studies (ZCAS) Alumni and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA).



Director, Treasury and International Banking - Michael C Bwalya

Michael C Bwalya

Michael joined the Bank in 1992 from Zambia Import & Export Bank. He has held various senior management positions as Manager−Foreign Operations and Senior Manager−Treasury & International Banking Division. He holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (UNZA) besides having attended several training programmes both locally and internationally in Trade Finance, Credit and International Banking.

He was awarded a Dealing Certificate (ACI) in 2004. He is the past President of the Financial Markets Association of Zambia and member of the of the Boards of City of Lusaka Football Club and Board of Trustee of the In-House Pension Fund



Assistant Director, Retail Banking - John Machayi (CAMS)

John Machayi

John has been with the Bank since 1991 as a graduate trainee and during his career, has held various Management portfolios in Internal Audit, Branch Banking, Head Office Branch Operations, Risk and Compliance. He was principally Senior Manager, Risk and Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer until his appointment as Assistant Director Retail Banking. John has a diverse set of skills as well as an extensive distribution and people management expertise. He is responsible for leading the existing Retail Banking team of Branch Managers in the branch network and continuing to strategically grow the balance sheet and build on business momentum. He has exposure in managing the branch network, customer service, sales, product development and support, and projects around the distribution model and process re-engineering. He currently Chairs the Branch Opening, New Product and Tariff Committees.


John holds a BA ED from the University of Zambia, MBA from Esami and Maastricht School of Management. He is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Compliance Professional. He is currently a DBA student with Binary University of Malaysia in conjunction with UNZA.

John is a member of the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS- USA/SA), Institute of Internal Auditors (USA/Zambia Chapter). He is a Sustaining Member of PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers International Association) and Compliance Institute of South Africa.


John sat on the Financial Sector Development Plan in Corporate Governance, Financial Access and Banking Working Groups for four years and is currently a member of  the Technical Working Group of Financial Sector Code under Bankers Association of Zambia. John has resourced several presentations on Ethics, Money Laundering, Leadership, Internal Control, Risk Management and Compliance. He was a member of the 2012 Conference Task Force for the 2nd Annual AML/CFT and Financial Crimes Conference Africa

He has attended various in-house, local and international courses in general banking, credit, risk, compliance, internal audit, Leadership and governance.



Assistant Director, Security - Shadreck Chilumba

Shadreck Chilumba

Shadreck joined the Bank as Head of Security in May 1998 after several years of an Investigative career both in Government and at the Zambia Revenue Authority.

He has undergone various Professional courses both within and abroad which include a Government Audit Course, the Zambia Diploma in Accountancy, a Fraud Detection and Enforcement Course organized by the Crown Agents Training Services in the United Kingdom and a Post Graduate Senior Management Program at the Institute of Development Policy & Management of the Victoria University of Manchester.

Further, he has attended various Workshops and Symposiums both within and abroad which border on International Trade and Malpractices, Economic Crime and Combating Fraud in the Banking Sector.



Assistant Director, Marketing - Chawanda Doris Longwe

Chawanda Doris Longwe

Doris has been with the Bank since 1999 and during her career, has held various Management portfolios in Reconciliation, Marketing, Audit and Branch Banking Operations as Branch Manager. Her last appointment in Branch Banking was that of Senior Manager, Ndola.

In March 2009 she was appointed as Assistant Director , Retail Banking. Doris worked for Zanaco for fourteen and half years where she joined the bank as a graduate trainee and subsequently held various branch and head office management portfolios and ended up as Branch Manager for Ndola West. Doris holds a BA (Hons) Politics from the University of Hull.She has attended various in-house, local and international courses in banking..



Assistant Director, Credit - Jane Karima

Jane karima

Jane Karima Joined FBZ in Nov 2001 as an Officer in Head Office Credit Department and Rose to Assistant Manager in 2003, Manager 2007, Senior Manager in 2008.

She has managed long term loans to corporate customers, as well as managing Long-Term Funding Agreements with DBZ (previously under BOZ) and the European Investment Bank in addition to being Staff Loans and Consumer Loans Product Manager.

Jane has a Bachelor of Arts (ED) degree, with merit from UNZA and has attended intensive training in Credit Management by Loita Capital, Euromoney as well as Institute of Bankers. She previously worked for Stanchart (8yrs) and African Commercial Bank (5yrs) at management levels.



Assistant Director, International Banking - Grace Mwale

Grace Mwale

Grace Francisca B. Mwale brings 25 year all round banking experience. She worked for 6 years with Barclays Bank and has been with Finance Bank for the past 19 years. She has managed the following departments:- Cash, General Banking, Clearing, Branch Accounts and Reconciliation, Foreign at branch level having worked for Lusaka and Kamwala branches, and Operations, Reconciliation in Finance division, Treasury, International Banking and Trade Finance at Head office level, and has attended many courses, workshops training and forums, both local and International. She holds a BA Degree, with a Diploma in Business Management, and is currently pursuing an MBA at RKC , University of Cumbria in the UK.



Assistant Director, Corporate Banking - Bisalom Tembo

Bisalom Tembo

Mr. Bisalom Tembo is Assistant Director in charge of Northern Region which comprises; Copperbelt, Nort-Western, Luapula, Muchinga and Norther provinces.
Bisalom is an experienced banker who has been in the banking industry for over 23 years. He rose through the ranks from Clerk to position of Senior Manager. He was appointed to position of Assistant Director in 2010.
Bisalom is an Associate Banker with the Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services.