Management Team




Mr. Feston Kaupa, Chief Executive Officer –  PhD student, FCMA, FCCA, BACC.

Trained as a business and finance expert, Feston has over twenty years of professional experience in strategic finance and business management in both the private and public sectors.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy.  He is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). Currently Feston is reading for a PhD with the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Dr. Moses Chisale, Director Pharmaceutical Operations – BSc, Doct. Pharm, CU Pharmacology

He Graduated from the University of Malawi with a BSc in 1979. After a Certificate in Medical French in 1980 from the University of Clermont, France, he entered University of Dijon, France, and obtained a State Doctorate in Pharmacy in 1986. From 1987 he worked as Pharmacist and then Principle Pharmacist at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. He later entered the Faculty of Medicine Lariboisiere Saint Louis, University of Paris VII, where he obtained a University Certificate in Pharmacology in 1990.

He joined the WHO as a Temporary Advisor for the Essential Medicines Program in October 1991. In April 1993, he became the substantive Regional Advisor for Pharmaceuticals in the WHO African Region based in the Brazaville, Republic of Congo.  In this capacity and for a period of 19 years until April 2012 when he took early retirement, he has provided technical advice and direct technical support to countries in Africa for the formulation and implementation of national medicine policies with focus on regulatory and quality assurance systems, rational use, supply chain management and pharmaceutical sector governance.

He has co-authored various technical documents including guidelines for the formulation of national medicine policies, training manual on the management of drugs at health centre level, various newsletters, drug price indicators and guidelines for the prevention and clinical management of snakebite in Africa.

He is fluent in English and French and joined the Central Medical Store Trust on 22nd November 2012.

Mr. Washington Kaimvi, Director of Finance and Administration – FCCA, CPA (MW), BCom

Mr. Kaimvi is a consummate accounting and audit professional with over 25 years of work experience in management of finances, audits, grants, human resources and general administration at senior level in the private, public and not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations (NGO) sectors.

He has profound knowledge and practical experience in finance and accounting, external and internal audit, grants management including great exposure to coordination of multiple donor activities.

He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) of the United Kingdom, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Malawi and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy





Mr. Mtamandeni Kalilangwe, HR Manager  –  MBA, Pg. Dip (MSIS), BA(HRM)

Mtamandeni is a seasoned Human Resource practitioner with over thirty (30) years hands on experience.  He holds a Master In Business Administration with a bias towards Strategic Management; a postgraduate Diploma in Management Services and Information Systems and a Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management. He is people-centred and wants to get the best and most out of his team with minimal resources. He is a family man with wife Margaret and two grown up children

Mr. David Chima, IT Manager  –  MBA, BSc (Com & Stat)

Has 14 years experience it ICT, with lots of experience in System Administration, Network Administration, Routing, Security with ASA Firewalls, Scripting, programming, Databases (mysql), Wireless networks, ISP Management, PABXes and many more. He holds an Exceutive MBA with bias towards Marketing and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Statistics. Likes watching documentaries.

Mr. Alfred Edwin, Quality Assurance Manager  –  Msc (Applied Sciences), B.Tech (Applied Sciences)

Alfred has a total of 23 years of experience in Pharmaceutical business. He has worked with  International and local pharmaceutical manufacturing companies. He has also worked for a Drug Regulatory Board responsible for the control and regulation of medicines quality, safety and effectiveness, including auditing medicines manufacturers for compliance to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).

Alfred has extensive Quality Assurance systems development and implementation and audit skills and knowledge obtained locally and overseas.

Mr. Joseph Chembezi, Internal Audit Manager  –  B.Acc, FCCA, CPA (Mw), CIA

Joseph joined the Central Medical Stores Trust in February 2015 as the Internal Audit Manager.

Prior to this, he worked with the Roads Fund Administration as an Internal Auditor between 2008 and 2014. Before joining the Roads Fund Administration, Joseph worked as the college Finance Manager with the University of Malawi. He started his career with Deloitte in 2004.

As a professional and serving internal auditor, Joseph is a member of the Finance Committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors Malawi.

He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of Malawi. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK), Certified Public Accountant (Malawi), and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

VACANT, Procurement Manager


Mr. Vincent Chilinda, Finance Manager  –  B.Acc, ACMA, CPA (Mw) MBA

He joined Central Medical Stores Trust in December 2016 as the Finance Manager.


He has vast experience in financial analysis gained while undertaking various financial projects and reporting while with Press Corporation Limited as the Management Trainee after graduating from University of Malawi, The Polytechnic, Blantyre Newspapers Limited as the Chief Accountant and Central Region Water Board as the Finance Manager.


Professionally, he is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree from the University of Malawi, The Polytechnic. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and an MBA graduate from the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI).


Mr. Joe Khalani, Warehouse and Distriburion Manager  –  MSc. SCM, BPharm (Hons)

Mr. Khalani joined the Central Medical Stores Trust in July 2012 as a Pharmacist-In-Charge and was later promoted to the current position in September 2015.


He was initiated into his career at St. Luke’s Mission Hospital where he started off as Hospital Pharmacist.


He holds a Master of Science Degree in Supply Chain Management from University of Bolton as well as Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree (Honours) from the University of Malawi, College of Medicine.


Mr. David Kulemela, Branch Manager - Centre  –  B.Pharm (Hons)

Before his current portfolio, Mr. Kulemela joined CMST in October 2012 as a Pharmacist responsible for the Regional Medical Stores (RMS) South.

Prior to joining CMST, David worked with Galaxy Surgical and Pharmaceutical Limited as a Pharmacist Manager. He started his career as a Pharmacy Technician with Mulanje Mission Hospital where he worked for ten years.

He holds a Bachelor Pharmacy from University of Malawi - College of Medicine and is registered with Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board (PMPB) and the Pharmaceutical Society of Malawi (PHASOM).

Mr. Stewart Lichapa, Branch Manager - North  –  MSc SCM, BBA

Trained in business and supply chain management, Stewart has 18 years professional experience both in private and public sectors in areas of Office management, marketing, import-exports management, project management, supply chain management in developmental and emergency operations. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Supply Chain Management and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Innocent Issa, Branch Manager - South  – MBABBA

Trained business management expert, Innocent has over 15 years professional experience in both private and public sectors in areas of general business management, strategic planning, finance, production management, service marketing, operations management and supply chain management. He holds Master of Business Administration majoring in Marketing and Bachelor of Business Administration majoring Accounting and Finance.



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