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Veteran Marketer Matongo Matamwandi Heads ZDA Investments Division

Economy Veteran Marketer Matongo Matamwandi Heads ZDA Investments Division

Matongo Matamwandi
Matongo Matamwandi

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) has appointed Matongo Matamwandi as its new Director of Investments effective 8th August, 2016.

Director General Patrick Chisanga says Mr Matamwandi is a highly qualified and experienced marketer who has served in various portfolios in the private and public sectors.

Mr. Chisanga expresses confidence that Matamwandi will add value to the performance of ZDA in his key role as Director Investments.

Mr. Matamwandi has more than 15 years senior management experience spanning across sales, marketing, business development and corporate strategy in beer, sugar, tourism, training and education services industries.

Until recently, Mr Matamwandi worked for Zambia Sugar PLC, a subsidiary of the Illovo Sugar Group where he held several roles, which included Head Sales, Head Business Development, Marketing Manager and Regional Manager.

His leadership roles extend to serving on a number of Boards and he has had the privilege to serve as President of the Zambia Institute of Marketing, Chairman of ZAMCOM Board of Trustee, Chairman of Palliative Care Alliance of Zambia, Chairman of the Marketing Committee of the Board of Zambia Tourism Board and Chairman of the Special Olympics Board.

Mr. Matamwandi holds a Master of Science Degree in Marketing from University of South Wales, an MBA from Swiss eLearning Institute, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Development Studies from the University of Zambia and a Post graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

He also holds Post Graduate qualifications in Sales Management, Leadership, Corporate Management and Diplomacy and International Relations.


  1. Way to go MatMat, wishing you all the best in what will be a very demanding job!

    Lots of decisions ahead to work out how to turn Zambia’s long appreciated potential in reality, while also increasing the participations Zambians, at home & abroad, it can, nay must, be done…

  2. It’s only in Zambia where the word “veteran” is misused. Nothing against Matongo, he is a relatively young man and yes he is qualified for the job. Not quite sure if it’s appropriate to address him as a veteran

  3. Matongo, I add my blessings to you. Well done and keep it up.

    You have made us who were your seniors (till now.. lol), proud.

  4. Matongo Matamwandi congratulations and wish you all the success in your endeavours. To Zambia Sugar and Illovo S.A. you could not appreciate his worth – this is your loss you will live to miss his valuable input.

  5. Congratulations Matamwandi. I hope You will realize that you are there to save the country not for your own interest but for Your people. Use your position to open up projects for young people like us that will help us build a better zambia by 2020. mining is not the only thing we can do and we can not continue to depend on copper alone not for long….Hence Sir make sure you open up and develop these other sectors. Especially the education sector , IT sector ,Agro sector these i believe are the most potential catalyst to speed up and grow our economy that will sustain and keep our National Reservoir in Health.


  6. Mr. Matongo Matamwandi congerats. I totally believe in you can change the Zambian economy as well as put a light on the economy of entire Africa. you are a very young man and i know you can work hard to change Africa.

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