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Fellow takes over the helm at Zambian Breweries

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2013 Tutu Fellow Monica Musonda is taking over as Board Chair of Zambian Breweries. To avoid any real or perceived conflict of interest, Monica chose to leave ZamSugar prior to accepting the position at Zambian Breweries. ZamSugar supplies ingredients to some of Zambia's most popular beverages.

Monica took over the position from Valentine Chitalu, who has been the board chair for the past decade. In taking over the chair, she becomes the first female board chair of Zambian Breweries. Monica, who is the founder and CEO of Java Foods and a lawyer, is having a year in which her capability is being called upon by multiple organisations.  

She is one of only a few women currently involved in manufacturing and agro-processing and that experience saw her being appointed to a UN initiative to combat malnutrition globally.  And she was recently appointed as a member of the CAF Governance and Ethics committee after being nominated to that position by the Football Association of Zambia. Her election to the position came after the AF went through a leadership crisis due to a corruption scandal. She is also a chairperson of Airtel Networks Zambia Plc, and sits on the boards of Dangote Industries Ltd., ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd., and African Life Assurance Co. Ltd.  She also currently serves on the board of the Central Bank of Zambia.

Monica becomes the first female board chair of Zambian Breweries. She has promised to work with the rest of the board in delivering quality products and in meeting sustainability goals and initiatives. There's more on the appointment at Zambian Eye.

 

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