Fumu Mondoloka is a Mechanical Engineer, who graduated from the University of Zambia in 1988. He then worked on the Zambian Copper Mines as a Projects Engineer after which he joined BP Zambia. With the BP Group, he has held numerous positions, based in Lusaka, and the Copperbelt and he has undertaken two assignments with the BP Group in the Region working from Johannesburg in South Africa. In 2010, Fumu was appointed Managing Director for BP Zambia, an assignment that had him oversee the divestment of BP’s interest in BP Zambia through the sale of controlling equity to the Puma Energy Group in 2011. He carried on as the Managing Director for Puma Energy until January 2014 when he left to pursue other interests in the oil and gas sector and in management consulting.
In October 2018, Fumu was appointed Managing Director for Zambia Airports Corporation Limited with a core focus on leading the corporation’s transformation in repositioning Zambia as an Aviation Hub in the sub-continent. Fumu is a keen strategist with a passion for sustainable growth.
Zambia Airports Corporation Limited is mandated to provide airport and air navigation services in Zambia. With operations at the four designated airports that is, Kenneth Kaunda (KKIA), Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe (SMKIA), Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula (HMNIA) and Mfuwe (MIA) International Airports located at Lusaka, Ndola, Livingstone and Mfuwe respectively, ZACL has also been delegated to operate ten provincial and strategic aerodromes. The aerodromes are at Kasama, Chinsali, Mansa, Choma, Mongu, Chipata, Solwezi, Mbala, Kasaba Bay and South Downs (Kitwe).
Congruent with the Seventh National Development Plan, The Ministry of Transport and Communication’s Transport Masterplan and with ZACL’s Strategic Plan (2017-21), ZACL with the support of Government has been and is undertaking a massive capitalization of it’s infrastructure. A new terminal was completed at HMNIA, whilst works have substantially advanced at KKIA and works are progressing steadily at the Greenfield Copperbelt International Airport (CIA) that will replace SMKIA. The said policy and strategic stipulations principally direct the repositioning of Zambia as regional transport hub enabling enhanced intermodal transport connectivity for people and cargo, thereby contributing to national development by facilitating business, tourism and leisure travel.
Investments into infrastructure and equipment over ZACL’s strategy period will be excess of US1bn and revenue streams will need to be ramped up to sustain returns to shareholders. Plans afoot are targeted at growing passenger numbers by attracting airlines and assuring passengers of a global feel in the airports. Consequently ZACL will be undertaking a series of strategic projects that will grow airport cities around the airports and shall be soliciting passenger numbers and the development of services, facilities and infrastructure in and around the airports will require some calculated tactical planning and execution.