Meet The Team
Raymond is passionate about all things Agriculture. He is a qualified Accountant, an accomplished successful sales professional with a superior work ethic, and creative revenue generation ideas. He offers 10+ years’ experience and is currently working for G4S Secure Solutions (Z) Ltd. He offers diverse skills in sales environments including Agriculture, Furniture, Telecommunications, and Security.
Mizinga Shansonga Melu is an 8th multi award winner and CEO of Absa Bank Zambia. She is also the founder of When Females Lead, an empowerment network for the female African child. During her tenure with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), Mizinga was the first African female CEO in the thirteen African countries where SCB maintained subsidiaries. She is married to Chipepo and has 2 children, Ruthmary and Matthew.
O’Brien Kalumba Chibuye
O’Brien, one of the When Females Lead Directors, is passionate about mentoring and believes every female on the African continent needs support and guidance as they navigate their career. She was born and raised in Zambia, where her career began 10 years ago as an International Graduate. She is currently a Director, at Standard Chartered Bank AG in Germany. Prior to that, she worked for the Bank in London for 5 years. She is married and has a son.
Chimuka Muyovwe Samatebele
Chimuka has always had a heart for female empowerment and strongly believes that when women support each other wholeheartedly, they can achieve greatness. She is currently working as part of Senior Management in Financial Markets at an International Bank in Zambia. She was born in Zambia but raised in the United Kingdom. She has worked in London, South Africa, Tanzania, and Botswana.
Elaine Lukonga Heidt
Elaine is passionate about the valuable impact of Career Guidance in mentorship and how it fosters informed decisions in educational and professional choices, as well as builds confident leaders. She is an Economist, Banker and Impact Investment professional. She is currently working as Country Manager for an international financial institution focused on supporting SME’s in Africa and the Middle East. She is married and a mother.
Elizabeth Daka Chiinza
( Strategy and Special Projects )
Elizabeth is a wife and mother, passionate about community service, particularly within the young and vulnerable community. In addition to her role under When Females Lead, she volunteers as a certified lay-Counsellor mostly working with young girls. She currently works as Senior Manager – Operations and Credit with a Microfinance institution, with over 8 years experience in both banking and non banking financial services.
Elizabeth is a Certified Credit Professional and holds a Masters Degree in Corporate Finance from Lund University, Sweden.