Patrick Willie Khembo
Appointed to the Board on 5/5/2016
Mr Khembo chaired the board’s Risk Committee until his election as Chairman. He is an Agronomist,
having graduated from the University of Malawi with a BSc in Agriculture. Until his retirement from
Chemicals & Marketing Company Ltd (CMCL) in 2015, Mr Khembo was the Managing Director and
principle shareholder of CMCL. He has previously served, and continues to serve, on several boards
in the private as well as public sectors
Chris A. Kapanga
Dip. Bus. Mgt., ACII, MBA, Chartered Insurer
Risk Committe Chairman
Appointed to the Board on 26/08/11.
Mr Kapanga is a Chartered Insurer with over thirty years international experience in the insurance industry. He has held senior positions in a number of insurance companies and is currently Group Managing Director of Old Mutual Malawi. He is currently a director on the boards of National Bank of Malawi Limited, MPICO Limited and Old Mutual Unit Trusts Limited, and he is Chairman of Old Mutual Asset Managers Limited.
Andrew G Barron,
Appointed to the Board 29/8/2000
Mr. Barron is a farmer and the Managing Director of Mbabzi Estates Limited and Lincoln Investments (Pvt) Limited, a position that he has held since 1989. He also has a number of other business interests and is a director at Malawi Property Investments Company Limited, New Capital Properties Limited, Capital Developments Limited, Auction Holdings Limited, Seed-Co Malawi Limited, Malawi Leaf Company Limited, Tobacco Investments Limited, Agricultural Trading Company Limited and Plantation House Investments Limited. He is an alternate Councillor at the Tobacco Association of Malawi.
Patrick D Mhango
B.Soc Sc, MBA
Appointed to the Board on 1/4/2014
Mr Mhango is the Chief Executive Officer of Press Trust. He joined the Trust in 2004 as Head of Operations and was promoted to his current position on 1st April, 2014. Prior to that, he worked as Operations Manager of Indefund Limited. He is an economist with extensive knowledge and experience in financial services and general operations. By virtue of his position with Press Trust, he sits on the boards of several companies in which the Trust has invested. In his own right, he is currently a member of the Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA) where he serves as Treasurer General. He is also a Rotarian, being a member of Rotary Club of Bwaila in Lilongwe.
Arthur Ben Chidyaonga
DipArch, BArch, MMIA, RIBA.
Appointed to the Board on 01/04/2016
Mr Ben Chidyaonga is a chartered architect and the Managing Partner of The ABC Design Architects , an architectural firm he established in 1996. Prior to setting up his practice, he worked in the civil service at the Ministry of Education where he served under the Projects Implementation Unit as Project Architect. Later he served as D Save eputy Project Manager responsible for overall management and implementation of building projects funded by the World Bank and the African Development Fund. Between 1988 and 1992, he worked in the United Kingdom with a London based firm called Integrated Design Architects as its Project Architect. Mr Chidyaonga served as a Trustee of Press Trust from 2002 to 2016. He is also a member of several professional bodies including The Royal Institute of British Architects, Malawi Institute of Architects, and Board of Architects and Quantity Surveyors in Malawi. Mr Chidyaonga also sits on various boards and currently chairs the board of the National Construction Industry Council of Malawi.
Estelle Wongani Nuka
MBA, FCCA, CPA(M), B.Com
Appointed to the Board on 27/05/16
Mrs Nuka is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in financial management and accounting. She is a life coach and founder of EWN Consulting & Training, a consulting and coaching firm that specializes in providing consulting, training and coaching services for corporations and individuals on financial management, leadership and principles of success and transformation. Prior to setting up EWN Consulting & Training, she worked as Head of Finance and Administration and Director of Finance for the following organizations: Christian Health Association of Malawi, Malawi Revenue Authority, National Seed Company of Malawi and PSI/Malawi. She also worked as an auditor with Price Waterhouse. She has over the years served on several boards including Mandala Limited, NBS Bank, Electricity Supply Corporation, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority and Pakachere Trust. She currently sits on the boards of United General Insurance (UGI), and Francis Pilau (Mtengowanthenga) Hospital.
Dr. George B. Partridge
B.Soc.Sc, (Econ), MSc (Finance), FCCA, CA(M), Ph.D
Group Chief Executive & Director
Dr. George B. Partridge was born on 22nd May 1963. He was appointed Group Chief Executive on 1st November 2016. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of National Bank of Malawi, a position he held from November 2006 to October 2016. Before that, he served as Head of Treasury and Finance, General Manager and Deputy Chief Executive Officer having joined the Bank in 1994. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked in various capacities at the Reserve Bank of Malawi for 11 years rising to the position of Director. Dr. Partridge was instrumental in the formation of the Institute of Bankers of Malawi, where he served as its first President. In his own right, Dr. Partridge has over the years served on a number of private and public sector boards and national economic advisory committees. Currently, he is Chairman of Malawi Airlines Board and he is a Council Member of The University of Malawi. In recognition of his achievements and service to society, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Leadership and Management in 2015 by the University of Malawi.
B.Soc Sc(Economics), Msc (Economics)
Group Operations Executive & Director
Mr John Biziwick was born on 13th June 1958. He joined the Group as Group Operations Executive-Designate on 5th October, 2015. Prior to this, he worked as Commissioner General of the Malawi Revenue Authority from June 2012 to July 2014. Before joining the MRA, Mr Biziwick worked for NBS Bank as the Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2012 and as Deputy General Manager (Operations) from 2000 to 2002. Mr Biziwick began his professional career in the Reserve Bank of Malawi which he joined in 1980 as an Economist. From 1980 to 2000 he worked in various departments including the Research and Statistics, Foreign Exchange, Exchange Control, and International Operations.