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Zambia

CHRIS BISHOP
Senior Agricultural Advisor

Chris provides agricultural advice to Zambian and Ugandan investees and comes with over 30 years of diverse agricultural experience in Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. Before joining AgDevCo, Chris was the Country Agronomist for Alliance One Zambia, where he managed direct production farms, financed large-scale and smallholder farmers and established a smallholder farmer training academy.  Prior to this, Chris financed and monitored large-scale farming at Stancom Tobacco in Malawi. He also ran his own farm in Zimbabwe for 20 years, growing a variety of crops. Chris has a BSc Agriculture obtained from the University of Natal in 1981.

Joined AgDevCo: 2015
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MULENGA JANE BWALYA
Investment Manager

Mulenga helps to develop investments across the Zambia Catalytic Fund portfolio. Mulenga started her career with Foundation for Community Assistance, working with business women to progress access to village banking, and later joined NORSAD in the project portfolio management and monitoring unit.  Mulenga has also worked for Access Bank Zambia and Naznet Fund.  She holds a Masters in Development and Globalization from the University of Antwerp in Belgium, a Bachelors degree in Finance from Africa Nazarene University in Nairobi and is an ACCA chartered accountant.

Joined AgDevCo: 2014
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ANDREW DUFFIELD
Associate

Andrew focuses on investment development, monitoring, reporting and providing financial modelling and analysis across the portfolio. Andrew is Canadian, and first came to Zambia in 2013 with Engineers Without Borders in a business development role. He worked previously as an analyst for an African-focused risk advisory consultancy in London, and completed internships and consultancies with the UN World Food Programme in Rome, DFID in London and the Ministry of Agriculture in Canada.  He completed his Masters in International Development at the London School of Economics, where he specialised in public policy and economic development.

Joined AgDevCo: 2015
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LOMBE LUMBWE
Associate

Lombe works in the Zambian team as an analyst, supporting the Zambia Catalytic Fund projects. Lombe graduated from the University of Leicester with an MSc in Financial Economics, having obtained a BA (Honours) degree at the same university. Lombe acquired multinational experience as an administrative intern at Lafarge Zambia plc. He has a strong interest in agricultural finance and plans to attain his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification.

Joined AgDevCo: 2014
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SYTSKE MUIJS
Investment Manager

Sytske assesses and manages projects with a particular focus on the Zambia Catalytic Fund. Sytske has a deep knowledge of the Zambian commercial agricultural landscape having been involved in her family’s farm, which focuses on livestock production. Before joining AgDevCo, Sytske was a policy advisor at the Product Board for Livestock and Meat in the Netherlands and also managed the Dutch Livestock Export Association.  She has an MSc in Animal Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Joined AgDevCo: 2013
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Mutinta Ndhlovu
Project Manager

Mutinta Ndhlovu is Project Manager for the Zambia office, undertaking project implementation for Northern Zambia developments.

Mutinta has a background in high level corporate administration having worked for international corporates and agribusiness firms. Previously Mutinta worked for PWC and was responsible for agricultural receiverships. She also worked for a large agricultural international company, Amatheon Agri as Project Manager and provided the conduit between the Berlin and Zambia offices.  She has also worked in several family owned businesses.

Mutinta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with Development Studies from Sussex University, UK.

Joined AgDevCo: 2017
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Jennifer Old
Finance and Administration Manager

Jennifer has joined AgDevCo as Finance and Administration Manager for our Zambia office and has more than 30 years’ finance experience across various sectors including farming, retail, manufacturing, building and architecture. She worked for almost 10 years at the British Council Zambia, a registered UK charity for education, culture and development services and also spent 4 years as Assistant Financial Controller for sub-Saharan Africa in charge of risk assessment and compliance working across the region.

Jennifer holds a Masters degree in Finance from Heriot Watt University, Scotland and is also a Fellow of both ACCA and Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Joined AgDevCo: 2016
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