EXPERIENCE THAT MATTERS
Zambian national, Mr. Hantuba, is the non-executive chairman of the board of directors of Chilanga Cement PLC. He was elected to the board in 2003. He holds an MBA from the Stirling University Management School, Scotland and a BA Econ from the University of Zambia. Mr. Hantuba is currently the Group CEO of African Life Holdings Ltd. He has more than 31 years’ experience in the financial services sector. He began his career with Meridien Bank Zambia Ltd in 1986, then joined the Anglo-American Corporation Zambia as head of Corporate Services. In 2000, Mr. Hantuba joined African Life Financial Services Zambia Ltd CEO until December 2015.Mr Hantuba is a past chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission, Zambia (SEC)and a previous President of the Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ). He is a director of various subsidiaries of the African Life Holdings Group, and a member of the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI). He serves on other corporate boards, including REIZ PLC; CEC PLC; Southern Sun Ridgeway, Lusaka; Sanlam Life Insurance Zambia Ltd; and Anglo Exploration (Zambia)Limited.
Chief Executive Officer
Chinese national, Mr. Chai, was elected to the board in 2021, and has been the CEO of Chilanga Cement PLC since December 2021. Mr. Chai holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Inorganic Non-metallic Materials and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, and a Master’s Degree, Industrial Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His career with Huaxin spans more than 31 years, his previous roles within the group have included roles in manufacturing up to plant manager, Senior Leadership roles in operations and staff functions: Cement, aggregates, concrete, ECO(Geo-cycle) and Group Human Resources and Administration. Before coming to Zambia Mr. Chai was General Manager for New Building Materials
Non-executive board member
Zambian national, Mr O’Donnell is a non-executive member of the board of directors, chairman of the audit and risk committee of the board of Chilanga Cement PLC. He was elected to the board in 2008.He is the Managing Director of Union Gold Group as well as a member of the Institute of Directors. He was Chairman of the Tourism Council of Zambia in 2013. He has held the position of Managing Director of ERZ Holdings, one of Zambia’s largest companies with interests in engineering, manufacturing and spare parts. In 1996 he started his own company, O’Donnell Holdings, with Investments in tourism, manufacturing and trading. The Company was later merged into Union Gold Zambia Limited. Mr O’Donnell has served on several boards including Madison Life, Care for Business, Zambia Animal Wildlife Association, the Lusaka Stock Exchange (LuSE) and the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS)
Non-executive board member
DR FRANK MUNTHALI
Zambian national, Dr Munthali is a non-executive member of the board of directors of Chilanga Cement PLC and was elected to the board in 2019. Dr Munthali is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Administrator who has attained numerous qualifications; he is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants(ZICA), Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (now Governance Institute) and he holds a Masters of Business Administration Degree and a Doctorate in Business Administration-Finance from Binary University of Malaysia. He is currently the CEO and consultant at FM Consulting Services Limited responsible for corporate governance, Risk Management, Strategic Management and Finance. He has 23 years post qualification experience in Finance, Accounting, Auditing (both internal and external), Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Strategic Management. He has worked for various organisations which include Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accountants, Mulungushi Investments Ltd (ZCCM), Moores Rowland Chartered Accountants, Koppa Mining Services and Supplies Limited, The Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) and Zambia Cooperative Federation (ZCF). He has served on many boards including: Health Professions Council of Zambia, Examination Council of Zambia, Mukuba Hotel Ltd, Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and Zambia Open University and is currently serving on the boards of Premium Medical Services Ltd, Human Rights Commission and The Zambia Institute of Mass Communication (ZAMCOM).
Non-executive board member
Zambian national, Mr. Chibesakunda is a non-executive member of the board of directors of Chilanga Cement PLC and was elected to the Board in 2008. Mr. Chibesakunda is a lawyer and an advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zambia. He holds an LLM, Masters of Law Degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Bristol; a Bachelors of Laws Degree from the University of Zambia and a Legal Practitioner’s License from the Law Practice Institute. Mr Chibesakunda is currently the Managing Partner of Chibesakunda & Company, a DLA Piper Africa associated firm that he founded in 2006, that is recognised as a premier provider of legal services in Zambia, He has more than 31 years of law practice experience in Zambia. Mwelwa commenced his legal practice at the Ministry of Justice with the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General’s Chambers from the 1991 to 1996, mainly advising the Government and Government Agencies on international commercial transactions while in the International Law and Agreements Department, a department which the headed. From 1996 to 2006 he worked as a partner at Corpus Legal Practitioners, before leaving to establish Chibesakunda & Company in 2006. He has served on several boards including Afgri, Agricultural and Commercial Show Society of Zambia, Lusaka International Community School, Hybrid Poultry Ltd, Verino Agri Processing Industries Ltd, African Grey Insurance Ltd, Teal Zambia Ltd, Lubambe Mine Ltd and Maamba Collieries Ltd
our people and community
At Chilanga Cement, you will only be met with a wide range of innovative and quality solutions to your building needs. As our business is constantly evolving, we ensure that our customers and stakeholders always embark on a journey of development and growth with us.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. JIANPING CHAI
Chinese national, Mr. Chai is the Chief Executive Officer of Chilanga Cement Plc since December 2021 and was elected to the board in 2021. Mr. Chai holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Inorganic Non-metallic Materials, Wuhan University of Technology, and a Master’s Degree, In Industrial Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
His career with Huaxin spans over 35 years, his previous roles within the group have included roles in manufacturing up to plant manager, Senior leadership roles in operational and staff functions: Cement, aggregates, concrete, ECO (Geo-cycle), and Group Human Resources and Administration. Before coming to Zambia Mr. Chai was General Manager for New Building Materials.
Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. CHOOLWE NATALA LUNGU
Zambian national, Mrs. Lungu is the Chief Financial Officer of Chilanga Cement Plc since 2022. Mrs. Lungu is a fellow Chartered Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK (ACCA) and she is currently pursuing an MBA in finance. She has over 14 years of experience in the financial functions of manufacturing operations. Mrs. Lungu is a member of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) and the Forum for Zambia Women Accountants (FZWA).
Before she was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Chilanga Cement Plc, Mrs. Lungu held the position of Financial Controller of the company overseeing Mid and Short-term Planning, Budgeting, Reporting, Industrial Controlling, Credit Management, and Performance Management & Analysis. Before this, Mrs. Lungu held various roles in the finance function including Business Controller, Plant Controller, Treasury Accountant, Cost Accountant, and Accounts Receivable Accountant. She is currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Chilanga Cement Pension Fund.
Human Resources and Communications Director
Ms. THECRA MILAMBO
Zambian national, Ms. Milambo has been a member of the Executive Committee of Chilanga Cement Plc since 2014 and is responsible for Human Resources, Communications & Corporate Affairs. Ms. Milambo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Industrial Psychology from the University of Zambia.
She has held several positions in Multinational organizations like Unilever, Nestle, and Lafarge. She started her career with Unilever Zambia as Human Resources Assistant Manager and thereafter as Training Manager for Unilever Zimbabwe and later Head of Human Resources for Unilever Malawi until 2009. In 2010, Ms. Milambo joined Nestle Zambia in the position of Country Human Resources Business Partner and was promoted to the position of Cluster Human Resources Business Partner from 2013 to 2014.
Ms. Milambo is passionate about Talent development especially working with young professionals. Throughout her career, she has devoted time to ensuring young people are given a chance to get a good start to their careers. For the last 7 years, Ms. Milambo has led the development and implementation of the Human Resources Strategy for Chilanga Cement. After the merger of Lafarge and Holcim in 2015, as a member of the Regional HR round table, she worked with the Regional Human Resources Head to establish and develop regional policies.
General Counsel and Company Secretary
Mrs. CHIBUYE MBESUMA NGULUBE
Zambian National, Mrs. Ngulube is a member of the Executive Committee of Chilanga Cement Plc since December 2019. Mrs. Ngulube is a practicing Lawyer with over 12 years of experience in the legal fraternity. She started her career in 2010 when she worked for H.H Ndhlovu and Co under the guidance of Mr. Hlazo Ndhlovu (State Counsel). Mrs. Ngulube holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Zambia and was admitted to the Zambian Bar in 2012 and began her practice at Theotis Mataka and Sampa legal practitioner as an Associate Advocate.
In January 2014, Mrs. Ngulube was appointed as the Head of Litigation at Victoria Dean Advocates where she obtained vast knowledge on mergers and acquisition inter alia. In September 2019, she was appointed as Litigation Manager at Chilanga Cement Plc, and 8 months into the job, compliance was added to her role thereby making her the Litigation and Compliance Manager. She was promoted to the position of General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2019. In January 2020 an additional role of Area Compliance officer for the Indian Ocean, East, and South Africa was added to her Portfolio thereby making her in charge of overseeing the Compliance of 14 countries in the area.
Mr. CHOOYE HAMUSANKWA
Zambian National, Mr. Hamusankwa joined Chilanga Cement in July 2020 as Commercial Director. Before that, Mr. Hamusankwa was Head of Business for Innscor Zambia, leading the in-country commercial functions for Kellogg, Nestle, Tiger brands, and Johnson & Johnsons’ brands. Mr. Hamusankwa holds a Bachelors’ in Business Administration from the Copperbelt University and is an MBA finalist candidate with the University of South Wales.
Mr. Hamusankwa worked for British American Tobacco as Head of Trade, responsible for the BUs Commercial deliverables and Zambian Breweries, a subsidiary of ABInbev, where he held various roles within the commercial department before being appointed as District Manager. Mr. Hamusankwa has over 12 years of experience working in Multinational corporations and with expertise in route to market optimization, brand planning, pricing optimization, trade execution, new product launching, sales management, team mentoring, business planning, and negotiations.
Security, Health, Safety, and Environment Director
Mr. Victor Maambah
Zambian national – Mr. Maambah joined Lafarge Zambia in April 2014 as head of health and safety and in 2017 he was appointed as Head of Health, Safety, and Environment. Prior to that, Mr. Maambah began his career as a Mechanical Technician at Tanzania Zambia Railways (TAZARA) Limited in 2001. He then switched to Health and Safety when he worked as a Health, Safety and Environmental Officer at Anglo American Smelting and Refining business from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of Head of Health, Safety, and Environment for the Smelting and Refining business. In 2010, Victor worked as a Systems (HSE) Implementation Officer at Sterlite Industries in India. Later, he was promoted to the role of Corporate Head of Health and Safety for Konkola Copper Mines.
Mr. Maambah is currently pursuing further studies in Sustainable Health and Environmental Sciences. He holds a British International Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health. He also possesses an Advanced Certificate in the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS), Advanced Certificate in Heavy Equipment Repairs (HER).
Chilanga Plant Manager
Mr. JUN ZHAO
Chinese nation, Mr. Zhao, has been a member of the executive committees of Chilanga Cement Plc since January 2022. He holds a college degree on-the-job.
He began his career in 1992 and joined Huaxin in 2004. Since then he has worked as mechanist of Lichuan Cement Plant, mechanical supervisor, deputy secretary of Youth League Committee, deputy director of finishing workshop, deputy director of firing workshop of Lichuan Qingjiang Cement Plant; operator in the control room, shift supervisor of Enshi Company; deputy production manager, production manager, clinker operating manager, deputy general manager in the production of Hefeng Company; deputy general manager in the production of Fangxian Company, executive general manager of Jingzhou Company, assistant deputy director in process of Overseas BU.
Ndola Plant Manager
Mr. MAOSHENG XU
Chinese nation, Mr. Xu, has been a member of the executive committees of Chilanga Cement Plc since January 2022. He holds a bachelor’s degree on-the-job,
He began his career in 2007. Since then he has worked as an intern mechanic at Huangshi company; mechanical and equipment supervisor in the maintenance of Tibet Company; assistant to the head of a project department, assistant to the head of the technology department, assistant to the head of the maintenance department for Tibet Phase II 2000T/D Clinker Production Expansion Project; production management in East BU; assistant to HOD, deputy head and head of maintenance department of Yangxin Company.