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Chimango Chikwanda

Chimango Chikwanda

Absa Bank Zambia PLC
Director People Function
Category: Inclusive Leader Award

Chimango is a seasoned HR practitioner having worked in various industries including: FMCG, Mining, Telecommunications and Banking. With over 20 years experience, 15 of which has been at Executive level, she has overseen strategic and operational aspects of Human resources
She was appointed People Function Director for Absa Bank Zambia PLC (formerly Barclays Bank Zambia Plc) on 01 July 2018. Prior to that, Chimango served as Vice President-Human Capital Management at Konkola Copper Mines.

Previously Chimango held a number of roles in different organisations: Director Human Resource and Training at Zambia National Commercial Bank (Zanaco); Human Resources and Administration Director at Zain Zambia (Now Airtel); Human Resource Director at Zambian Breweries (SABMiller) Zambia; Management Consultant (Strategic Human Resources and Organisation Design) at PricewaterhouseCoopers and as Management Consultant at KPMG.

In 2009, Chimango set up Alchemy Women in Leadership, a national initiative dedicated to supporting a higher representation of female leadership throughout the Zambian workforce and the broader community through competence development and advocacy.

Chimango is a member of the Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She holds a BSc in Economics from the University of London and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.