Delegate Profile

Mr Samson Lovemore Simwanda
Manager MFEZ
Zambia Development Agency
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Industry / Sector
Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Trade
Personal Profile
Mr. Samson Lovemore Simwanda serves as Acting Manager for Multi Facility Economic Zones (MFEZ) at the Zambia Development Agency. He started his career at MTN Zambia as a Network Operations Centre Technician in 2011. Thereafter, he went on to become the Credit Analyst for Genesis Finance Limited in 2012, a micro finance institution. He is a holder of an under graduate degree in Finance and Banking from the Copperbelt University, Zambia in 2010. Mr. Simwanda is currently pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Economics and Finance.
Company Profile
The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) was established in 2006 by an Act of Parliament and became operational in January 2007 after the amalgamation of five statutory bodies that hitherto operated independently to foster economic growth and development by promoting trade and investment through an efficient, effective and coordinated private sector led economic development strategy. These institutions were the Zambia Investment Centre (ZIC), Zambia Privatization Agency (ZPA), Export Board of Zambia (EBZ), Small Enterprise Development Board (SEDB) and Zambia Export Processing Zones Authority (ZEPZA). The Act gives powers to the ZDA in key areas of trade development, investment promotion, enterprise restructuring, development of green fields’ projects, small and enterprise development, trade and industry fund management, and contributing to skills training development. The amalgamated Agency is therefore a semi-autonomous institution with its Board of Directors appointed, by the Minister of Commerce Trade and Industry. The Board comprises members of the public and private sector as well as civil society organizations, while both the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson are appointed from the private sector.

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