BOARD PROFILES

    MRS. HILDA SINGO, MBA, B.Com, DBS, ACMA, CGMA, CPA(M)

    On the CMST Board, Mrs. Singo represents the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM). Currently a Member of the MTL Executive Management; Mrs. Singo is a seasoned corporate governance practitioner with experience accrued from challenging posts and assignments.

    She is a qualified and Chartered Global Management Accountant and holds an MBA from University of Strathclyde. She is a graduate of University of Malawi.

    Her work experience spans both the private and public sectors in areas of governance, finance, logistics, human resource, administration, projects and change management.

    Mrs. Singo also has infinite experience serving on Boards. Currently, she is serving on the following Boards, Trusts and Philanthropic Organisations:  Director — Dairibord Malawi Limited (NED), Director — Southern Africa Telecommunications Association (SATA), Director — ICAM Council; Member of HR Committee of ICAM, Chairperson — ICAM Head Office Project; Trustee — PCL Pension Fund; MTL Pension Fund; and Kamuzu Academy Alumni Association. 

    She has previously served on the following boards: MBC; RASCOM (Abidjan, Ivory Coast); Malawi Gaming & Lotteries Board; CIDA Project on Economic Governance; National Roads Authority; TNM and MTL Mobile Limited.

    Mrs. Singo has delivered in challenging positions including Company Secretary & Chief Administration Officer, Financial Controller, Deputy Director of Finance, Management Accountant and Finance Manager.

    She was named Country Winner of Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government (MIW Award 2014).

    She is a Member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA, since 2011), Member of Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA, since 2009), Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM, since 1998)   Member of CIMA (UK, Southern Africa and Malawi, since 1997), British Council Regional Inter-country Leadership Training Programme Central Africa Leadership Programme (Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, 2004.

    A past president of the Blantyre Lions Club, Mrs. Singo is also into charity and philanthropy. Her hobbies include golf and walking.

     

     

     

     

     

    1. JOHN S, MPONDA, MScPharm, BPharm (Hons), DipPharm, DHPEd

     

    Trustee 

    On the CMST Board, Mr Mponda represents the Pharmaceutical Society of Malawi (PHASOM).

    Mr Mponda is a Lecturer at University of Malawi’s College of Medicine’s Pharmaceutical Sciences and a part-time Lecturer in Advanced Pharmacology for the Masters in Nursing program at the Kamuzu College of Nursing.

    He is also a private practicing pharmacist managing Michiru Pharmacies Limited, a subsidiary of Medical Aid Society of Malawi.

    He holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor in Pharmacy and is author and co-author of over seven (7) publications locally and internationally.

     

     

     

     

     

    1. STANLEY CHUTHI, MA Dev. Econ, BSc Econ

    Ex-Officio Member

     

    On the CMST Board, Mr Stanley Chuthi represents the Executive Director of the National Local Government Finance Committee (NLGFC).

     

    An experienced Development Economist, Mr Stanley Chuthi’s vast knowledge encompasses public finance, policy analysis, fiscal decentralisation and leadership of project management teams.

     

    Added to his experience from his current employment with the NLGFC, he has gained technical know-how of his career demands from his engagement with the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development and the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s involvement with a European Union project on Economic Partnership Agreements.

     

    He holds a Master of Arts in Development Economics [William College, Massachusetts, USA], a Postgraduate Diploma in Economics [Economics Institute, Colorado, USA] and a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics [University of Malawi — Chancellor College].

     

    He is a member of the Economics Association of Malawi (ECAMA).

     

     

    MR ANDREW CHIKOPA MSc Strategic Mgt, BSc Econ,

     

    On the Board, Mr. Chikopa Represents the Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) of which he is the current Executive Director.

     

     

    Mr. Chikopa is experienced in Strategy and Programme Development, Team Management, Financial and Human Resources Management, Partnerships Management, Communication and Representation, and Governanace.

     

    He is a Board Member of Platinum Solutions Pvt Ltd and a member of the Malawi Health Sector Joint Fund, Malawi HIV/AIDS Partnership Forum, Malawi Global Fund Coordination Committee, Youth Arm Organization, St Dominic the Benovelont Group, and St Anthony of Padua Fundraising Committee.

     

    He holds a Master of Science in Strategic Management (Marketing) from the University of Derby in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Social Science [Economics] from the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College and a Postgraduate University Certificate in Marketing from the University of Malawi.

     

    He likes reading informative magazines, newspapers and attending social gatherings. Anoint

     

     

     

    Ms CHIFUNDO KALAILE LLM, LLB (Hons)  

     

    On the Board, Miss Kalile represents the Malawi Law Society (MLS).  She is currently with Old Mutual as Corporate Governance Manager/Company Secretary.

     

    Miss Kalaile is a highly committed practicing legal practitioner with relevant professional and academic qualifications and extensive on the ground experience in Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Compliance, Company Secretarial, Forensic, Internal Audit and Legal matters. 

     

    She is also well equipped with working experience in both the public and private sectors. 

     

    She holds a Master in Commercial Law (LLM) from Cardiff University, Wales with an International Sales-Dissertation on ‘Corporate Collapses-A Sign of Weak Corporate Governance’. Prior to that, she read for a Bachelor of Law (LLB (Hons) at Chancellor College, University of Malawi, Malawi.  

     

    She is the former National treasurer of the Women Lawyers Association of which she is the current National Fund Raising Coordinator. She is a member of the Malawi Law Society.

     

    She was a member of the Draft Team for the Strategic Management of the Ministry of Justice (2004 and 2007) and the Draft Team for the Code of Conduct for Prosecutors in Malawi (2005). 

     

    She has served as an intern at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and she is recipient of British Council Chevening Scholarship (2005). She was also attached to Justice John Griffith Williams QC at the Cardiff Crown Court (2006) and to Crown Prosecutions Service in Cardiff (2006).

     

    She likes reading, researching, travelling and cooking.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    1. FESTON KAUPA, MSc, FCMA, CGMA, FCCA, CPA(M) BAcc

    By virtue of being the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Medical Stores Trust, Mr. Kaupa is the Secretary of the Board.

    Trained as a business and finance expert, Mr. Kaupa has over twenty (20) years of progressive professional experience in the development and implementation of institutional strategies and policies at both strategic as well as operational levels. 

    Mr. Kaupa has developed a successful career in strategic business and finance management, institutional re-engineering, project management, corporate governance, corporate image marketing, sustainable leadership development in both the private and public sectors.

    He has previously worked for the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Electricity supply Corporation of Malawi Ltd (ESCOM), MANICA (Mw) Ltd and the Natural Resources College.

    He holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Feston is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and also a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).

    He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) and also a member of the Malawi Institute of Procurement and Supply (MIPS).

    SECRETARY FOR HEALTH, ex-officio member

     

    SECRETARY TO TREASURY, ex-officio member

     

    EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, National Local Government Finance Committee, ex-officio member

     

     

     

     

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