Founder & Former CEO, Mwana Africa
Mr. Kalaa Katema Mpinga, BSc Agricultural Economics, MSc International Agr, International Agricultural Development served as the Chief Executive Officer of Mwana Africa PLC until June 10, 2015. Mr. Mpinga served as an Executive Vice President of Anglo American Corporation, where contributed to the development of their cross-border activities. Mr. Mpinga has a very broad experience in doing business throughout the African Continent. He has been involved in financial, legal and commercial negotiations with the World Bank, IFC, MIGA and African Development Bank and a number of bilateral financial institutions. He served at Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco. Mr. Mpinga served as the Chairman at Mwana Africa PLC. In 2001, he started Mwana Africa PLC. He joined LTA Limited (LTA) in 1991. He serves as the Chairman of SouthernEra Diamonds Inc. and has been its a Director since October 22, 2007. He has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Group Five Ltd. since July 2002. Mr. Mpinga serves as a Director of the Bindura Nickel Corporation and Guma Group. He has been an Executive Director of Anglo American Corporation of South Africa since1997. Mr. Mpinga served as an Executive Director of Mwana Africa PLC since October 26, 2005 to June 10, 2015. He served as an Independent Non Executive Director at Gijima Group Limited (Formerly Gijima Ast Group Ltd.) from June 9, 2005 to August 7, 2008. Mr. Mpinga served as a Director of LTA Limited. He served as an Executive Director of the African Business Round Table. Mr. Mpinga holds a BSc in Agricultural Economics from McGill University, Canada and a MSc in International Agricultural Development from university of California at Davis.