Our people


Associate Director

Charlotte focuses predominantly on AgDevCo’s Malawi portfolio. Charlotte is an investment professional with over ten years’ experience, working for corporate, investment management and professional services firms across Europe and the Middle East.  In roles prior to joining AgDevCo, she was integral in expanding Etihad Airways and also worked as part of the private equity team for a Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Fund. Charlotte qualified as a chartered accountant at Deloitte in London and spent two years at PwC in Paris in their transaction advisory practice. Charlotte has a BA in Mathematics and French from the University of Leeds.

Joined AgDevCo: 2015
Director, Malawi

Jim was instrumental in setting up the Malawi office and is now responsible for managing all current and potential country investments. Jim has over 15 years experience in greenfield projects development and agricultural finance consulting for both commercial and smallholder projects in sub-Saharan and West African countries.  Jim was educated in Zimbabwe and holds a diploma in Agriculture.

Joined AgDevCo: 2012
Managing Director

Chris is one of AgDevCo’s founding directors. He has been working on development finance issues in Africa for the past 15 years, including two extended periods living overseas. Chris’ experience includes working in infrastructure project development at InfraCo Africa, as an economic adviser for the UK’s Department for International Development and as an adviser and speechwriter to the Minister of Finance in the Namibian government. His career started as a corporate finance specialist with Arthur Andersen in London, after completing the prestigious Arthur Andersen scholarship programme. Chris has economics degrees from University College, Oxford (BA Hons) and the London School of Economics (MSc) and holds an advanced qualification in investment appraisal. His responsibilities at AgDevCo include being the senior investment director responsible for East Africa (Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi and Kenya) and West Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and Senegal).  

Other current positions: Chris is a member of AgDevCo’s Board and Executive Committee. He also holds a number of board positions in AgDevCo’s subsidiary and investee companies.

Joined AgDevCo: 2009
Linda Kambalametore

Linda is an ACCA student currently pursuing the final part of the professional level. She holds a diploma in accounting and is also currently working on a research project in the Hons in Applied accounting program under a joint scheme between ACCA and oxford brooks University. She has a cumulative of 6 years work experience in the private sector acquired mainly while working for Malawi Cargo Centre Limited and Farmers World Limited respectively.

Joined AgDevCo: 2016
Finance and Operations Manager

Steven is responsible for implementing accounting systems and managing local accounts, with support from the finance team in London. Steven is an experienced accountant and administrator and has worked in several corporate companies in Malawi and Mozambique, including Coopers & Lybrand, international NGOs, and as a Malawi Government board member for statutory corporations. He is currently a member of the audit committee overseeing four government ministries.

Joined AgDevCo: 2013
Rob Kilner
Senior Investment Manager

Rob has been involved with AgDevCo Malawi since 2013 as a non-executive board member. He did some consulting work for the company in 2016 and 2017, taking a lead role on the Kapani poultry investment. Rob was born in Malawi and worked in the tobacco industry for more than 40 years, spending his latter years as Regional Director Africa for one of the leading corporate players. He has wide knowledge of the agricultural sector in Malawi, including smallholder sourcing models.

Joined AgDevCo: 2013
PA – Malawi Office

Joanna provides day-to-day administrative support to the Malawi team. Joanna is an experienced professional Finance and Administrative Assistant with almost ten years’ experience acquired while working for Save the Children and Land O’Lakes Malawi.  She holds an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development and Certificate of USAID Rules and Regulations: Grants & Cooperative Agreements, and is currently studying for a Diploma in Business & Accounting (ACCA).

Joined AgDevCo: 2013
Wasili Mfungwe

Wasili supports the Malawi team in managing existing and potential investments. Wasili started his career at an asset management firm investing in equities, fixed income and property asset classes. He later worked with two commercial banks in their risk divisions. He has also worked with a telecom company managing debt and equity raising transactions. Prior to joining AgDevCo, he was working at a consulting firm analyzing industries, formulating strategic plans and conducting impact assessments. Wasili has a Social Science Degree in Economics and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University.

Joined AgDevCo: 2018
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