Zamtel Management

Meet The Team

  • Sydney is a seasoned Engineer and technology leader. He brings to Zamtel 12 years experience in planning, designing, operating and modernizing of Telecommunication networks in Central and East Africa. At Zamtel, he is tasked with driving the Technology Strategy of Zamtel that will see network modernization to enhance quality and availability of services.

    Sydney holds a Master's Degree in Communication Engineering (University of Manchester, UK) and Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Telecommunication (University of Zambia).

    Sydney worked for Ericsson East Africa as Head of Design & Planning and for Celtel as Senior Planning Engineer. At Ericsson, Sydney setup the Design and Planning Organisation which was responsible for technology roadmap and migration for Airtel networks in the region. While at Celtel, Sydney was involved in the establishment of the Planning Section and planned the network which saw growth from a few hundreds of thousand subscribers to over two million subscribers.

    Sydney's dynamic personality enabled him to successfully handle Sales. While at Ericsson, Sydney brought to the Company tens of millions of dollars in revenue when he was a Senior Customer Solution Sales Manager.

    Sydney is the current chairman of the National Task Force on Digital Migration of Television for the Republic of Zambia.

    Sydney Mupeta CEO
  • Nchimunya Hachandi joined Zamtel as Chief Financial Officer from Airtel Sierra Leone where he served in the capacity of Finance Director for 2 years. He has nearly 16 years of experience in business advisory services, financial operations and management in the telecommunications and audit sector, including eight years at Airtel (former Zain and Celtel), which he joined in 2003.

    During his time at Airtel Zambia, he held various senior positions, including manager of finance, business planning and also responsible for the investor relations and was instrumental in the financial management of the most extensive communications network that Airtel undertook between 2004 to 2007.

    Prior to joining Airtel, Nchimunya was a senior Associate of the Assurance and Business Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was a lead member of various audit and accountancy assignments with major focus on telecommunication companies.

    Nchimunya has served on the board of Airtel Money Trustees Sierra Leone as well as Airtel Towers Sierra Leone. Nchimunya earned a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Copperbelt University and is a fellow of the ACCA and ZICA. He holds a postgraduate diploma of finance from Manchester Business School, UK. Nchimunya also holds a practice license as a certified public accountant.

    Nchimunya Hachandi Chief Financial Officer
  • Bwalya Freelance has served Zamtel in various positions for 13 years. He has massive experience in telecoms technical operations, program management and project management. He is an expert in Telecom transmission and transport systems including DWDM, IP-Transport and Microwave.

    Freelance holds a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Telecommunication Engineering (Blekinge Institute of Technology - BTH, Sweden) and a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) Degree in Telecommunication (Copperbelt University). He is also a certified project management practitioner in PRINCE2 (APMG and ZEROX). Freelance is also Certified in program management MSP (APMG).

    During his time with Zamtel from 2004 and 2017, he has held various senior positions including, transmission manager, principle engineer and senior manager-projects implementation in which he took lead of the reorganization program to introduce efficiencies and align project management to best practices and standards.

    Before joining Zamtel, Freelance was a project engineer at Asea Brown Boveri - ABB Zambia where he was responsible for successful delivery of the Zesco power rehabilitation project in Kitwe.

    Bwalya Freelance Chief Technical Officer
  • Jonathan Bwembya Malama is a legal practitioner and advocate of the High Court of Zambia with several years of practice experience.

    Jonathan was called to the bar in January 2004.

    He holds an LLB from the University of Zambia and a basic Commercial Law Training in Stock Broking and Investment Advisory.

    He joined Zamtel in February 2013 as Legal Counsel and also serves as Company Secretary for Zamtel Mobile Money Limited (a subsidiary of Zamtel).

    Between 2008-09, Jonathan undertook consultancy work for the Zambia AIDS-Law Research and Advocacy Network to review all Zambian Laws with a focus on provisions covering HIV/AIDS and human rights.

    Jonathan currently serves as Board Member of Advocacy for Child Justice.

    Jonathan Bwembya Malama Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer
  • Reuben Kamanga brings to Zamtel over 20 years of work experience in Finance, Administration and Sales.

    He has worked in various industries including Petroleum, FMCG and Telecommunication.

    In 2012, Reuben joined Zamtel as Senior Manager Retail and in 2017, he was appointed to his current position as Chief Fixed and Enterprise Sales Officer.

    Prior to that, he worked with Engen in 2009 as Finance Manager before joining Copperbelt Solutions as Head Finance and Administration.

    Reuben holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Zambia’s premier Business School, the Copperbelt University.

    He started his professional career at Unilever as a Trainee before being appointed as Management Accountant within six months of joining the firm in 1996.

    He later moved to Telecel Zambia (now MTN) as Accounting and Finance Manager in 1999

    Joined Engen Petroleum Zambia Limited in 2004 as Finance Manager and rejoined MTN Connected Stores as Finance and Operations Director in 2008.

    Reuben Kamanga Chief Fixed and Enterprise Sales Officer

  • Prior to his appointment as Chief Audit and Risk Officer, Kapembwa worked as Senior Manager-Internal Audit at Zamtel from July 2015 to August 2018 when he assumed his current role.

    As Senior Manager Internal Audit, Kapembwa transformed and modernised the Zamtel Internal Audit (IA) department, aligning it to the current practices and thinking in the profession.

    Kapembwa brings vast local and international experience in audit and risk advisory functional setup and management, having worked in senior management positions at Citibank, Zambia Revenue Authority and the Zambia National Commercial Bank.

    He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), a Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCCA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in COBIT Foundation - an IT Governance Framework. He is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) respectively.

    Kapembwa serves as Board Member of Stewards Globe Limited and is the current Audit Committee Chairman for the Ministry of Works and Supply Audit Committee.

    He is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Mulungushi International Conference Centre, Board Member and Standards and Ethics Chair for the Institute of Internal Auditors Zambia, and is a Member of the Technical Committee spearheading the process of drafting the Bill for the establishment of the Zambia Institute of Internal Auditors, a body that is expected to regulate the Internal Audit Profession in Zambia, as approved by Cabinet.

    Kapembwa Sindano Chief Audit and Risk Officer