H.E. Chileshe Kapwepwe
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H.E. Chileshe Kapwepwe

H.E. Chileshe Kapwepwe
Secretary-General, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe is a Zambian accountant and corporate executive, who serves as the Secretary-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, effective 18 July 2018. She was elected at the 20th Heads of State COMESA summit in Lusaka, Zambia’s capital city.


During her career, she has served as Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director of the National Airports Corporation Limited, Deputy Minister of Finance, Member of Parliament and as an Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, representing 23 African countries. She has a proven track record in leadership, business and operations management with a strong financial and commercial background, and experience in economic development, policy formulation and implementation.


She has served and continues to serve as Director and Chairperson on numerous boards including the Zambia Revenue Authority, Bank of Zambia, Ecobank Zambia Limited, BP Zambia Limited, Zambia Privatization Trust Fund, Airports Council International, African Civil Aviation Commission and Nico Insurance.


She was listed in the second publication of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2020 by Avance Media.


Credits: Wikipedia