B.Soc Sc (Economics), MSc (Economics)
Mr. John Biziwick was born on 14th June, 1958. He was appointed to the board of Ethanol Company Limited on 14th June, 2016. Currently he is working as Group Operations Executive for Press Corporation Limited. He joined the Group as Group Operations Executive Designate on 5th October, 2015. Prior to this, he worked as Commissioner General of Malawi Revenue Authority from June 2012 to July 2014. Before joining the MRA, Mr. Biziwick worked for NBS Bank as Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2012 and as Deputy General Manager (Operations) from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Biziwick began his professional career in the Reserve Bank of Malawi where he joined in 1980 as an Economist. From 1980 to 2000 he worked in various departments including Research and Statistics, Foreign Exchange, Exchange Control, and International Operatations.
Elizabeth Mafeni (Mrs)
MBL, FCCA, CPA(M), BCom
Mrs Elizabeth Mafeni, born on 26th October 1968, was appointed to the board of Ethanol Company Limited on 24th February 2012. Currently she is working as Group Financial Controller of Press Corporation Limited. She joined Press Group in September 1999 as Chief Accountant at Malawi Pharmacies Limited. In June 2000 she was transferred to the Corporate Head Office initially as Chief Accountant until 2003 when she was promoted to the position of Group Financial Accountant. On 01 October 2010, she was promoted to the position of Group Financial Controller.
Msc Finance & Legal Management; LLB (Hons)
Mr Gabriel Kambale was appointed to the Board of EthCo on 26th February, 2018. Currently, he is the Managing Consultant at GK associates where he is involved in providing legal advice to financial and other institutions, state and regulatory bodies on various legal issues. Mr Kambale has previously worked in different law firms, assisting some well-known organizations in advisory, commercial drafting and in some, listing on the stock exchange. Between 1999 and 2001, he worked with Air Malawi Limited as Company Secretary. A known liquidator, transaction lawyer and an expert in commercial drafting, Mr Kambale holds an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Malawi, a Masters in Financial and Legal Management from Thames Valley University, London in the United Kingdom.
B. Soc Sc ( Economics), MBA
Mr. Lucius Mandala, born on 14th July 1961, was appointed to the board of Ethanol Company Limited on 24th November 2011. He is an expert in market research, investment appraisal, project management, financial advisory services and asset management. He has worked at senior level in an export development and promotion organization; a development finance organization; and a financial services firm involved in asset management and corporate finance. Since February 2007, Mr. Mandala runs his own financial and investment consultancy firm called Capital Partners Limited, in Limbe, Malawi. He also owns and runs a tea re-processing operation in Lunzu, Blantyre. In his own right , Mr. Mandala is a Director of various companies in Malawi.
Benson Wanikomola Jere
B.Soc Sc (Economics), B. Com Hons (Economics & Corporate Finance), MA (Economics & Finance)
Mr. Benson W. Jere was appointed to the Board of Ethanol Company Limited in August 2016. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of NBM Capital Markets Limited since 2011. He is a seasoned investment management professional. He boosts over 20 years of experience with local and international exposure in the investment management industry. He holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Economics & Finance from University of Malawi; Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree ( B Com Hons) in Economics and Corporate Finance from University of Cape Town in South Africa; and Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSc) in Economics from University of Malawi.
William T. Mabulekesi
B. Soc Sc (Economics), Masters Degree (Banking & Finance)
Mr. William T. Mabulekesi was appointed to the Board of Ethanol Company Limited on 1st August 2016 He is currently working as Manager of NBM Pensions Administration Limited since 2009 a wholly owned subsidiary of National Bank of Malawi specifically established to offer Pension Fund Administration services. He joined National Bank of Malawi in 2007 after working with Standard Bank of Malawi for 12 years in various Positions including being the Bank Economist for 3 and half years and an International Trade Trainee and Chief Dealer Money Market for 4 years .He holds a Masters Degree in Banking and Finance from Fondanzione Dell’amore (FINAFRICA) Italy, ACI Dealing Certificate in Foreign and Money Market Trading and a Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Economics.
Lekani Leslie Katandula
BAC, ACCA, CFA, CISA
Mr. Lekani Leslie Katandula was appointed to the Board of Ethanol Company Limited on 1st July 2017. He is currently working as Financial Director for Illovo Sugar Malawi plc since 3 August 2015. Prior to that he worked with Deloitte for 19 years where he held several position in including being the Professional Practice Director for Deloitte Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe He was also a Lead partner in Deloitte Corporate Finance, liquidator of Air Malawi Limited and an Audit Partner for 11 years serving various clients including Reserve Bank of Malawi, Press Corporation plc, National Bank of Malawi plc, FDH Bank, Telekom Networks Malawi plc, Nampak Malawi limited , United General Insurance. He holds a Bachelors of Accountancy from University of Malawi. He is also ACCA qualified, CFA Charter holder, CISA qualified and is currently studying for his MBA with Bradford University.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
BSc (Physics), MSc Renewable Energy & Architecture
Mrs Chakaniza was born on 13th October 1974. She joined the Company in October 2002 as a Management Trainee, after working as a Physics and Energy Academic Lecturer with the University of Malawi for five years from 1997. In 2004, she was confirmed as a Plant Supervisor and later delegated the duties of a Safety Health and Environment Coordinator. She held these two responsibilities for 5 years before being promoted to Process Engineer in 2009. In January 2012, she was further promoted to the position of Production Manager. She has held the position of Chief Executive Officer since July 2014, after having acted on the role for six months between January and June 2014. In February 2019, Mrs Chakaniza was appointed as an Executive Director on the Board of Ethanol Company Limited.