0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 Our Team – Zuwa – Energy

Our Team

JONES CECIL NTAUKIRA

CEO

Self-taught programmer, he loves computers. A rural development enthusiast whose love for nature led him to studying environmental science at Mzuzu University. His undergrad thesis was done in a chemistry lab macerating individual tree cells. He would later on study economics and entrepreneurship. Jones loves football, travelling and camping!



SHANIL SAMARAKOON

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH & PARTNERSHIPS

A social entrepreneur residing in Sydney, Australia. Grew up across Malawi, Botswana and Sri Lanka. Founded Empower Projects. Shanil holds a B.A (Monash University) and M.A (UNSW) in Commerce and is a trained permaculture consultant. He is also an academic at UNSW Business School in Sydney, and is currently doing his PhD in Energy Justice at UNSW, Sydney -Australia



RUNIL PATEL

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Civil Engineer (University of Houston-Texas) with extensive business experience. 10 years of experience managing retail operations and distribution having initiated and managed the Mapanga Group’s importation of LG Electronics into Malawi. Runil runs ARK Construction, an innovative construction firm based in Lilongwe, Malawi and also sits on various Boards. He loves Liverpool!



WINSTON NGWIRA

SALES MANAGER

An energetic young man who has an active approach to work and believes in the effectiveness of discovering, accepting and putting new ideas into practice. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and is a Management major from Malawi Adventist University. Winston has 6 years Sales, Customer Service and Business Development experience and brags about playing a huge role in agent networking of Mobile Money outlets in Malawi. Winston loves music and enjoys accapella singing.

JOYCE IDADE

OFFICE & WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT

Joyce is a team player and no job is too big or too small for her. She is kind and generous to all and has years experience in administration and sales. She loves listening to the radio, watching TV and going to church.



GIFT KALINGO

CUSTOMER & OPERATIONS SUPPORT LEAD

A self -motivated I.T Specialist whose passion for ICT is unquestionable. He is always familiarizing himself with knowledge on various ranges of Information Technology softwares and concepts as they come, so he has various skills in the I.T field. He goes by his self-made favorite quote, “Learning never ends in the world of I.T.” Gift has a Bachelor’s Degree in Information and Communication Technology obtained from Mzuzu University and he loves music (he is an R&B singer), watching movies, reading novels and exploring new places and making new friends.





DOREEN ZULU

CUSTOMER & OPERATIONS SUPPORT LEAD

A committed and passionate lady who teaches herself what is necessary to stay on top of things and persistent when faced with a challenge. Doreen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from The University of Malawi, The Polytechnic.



VICTOR BANSWELL

ACCOUNTS & FINANCE MANAGER

A highly motivated and results-driven young man, who has invaluable experience in leading and developing a successful finance team. Skilled in numerous finance and accounting fields, he has the ability to handle complex assignments effectively and possesses the confidence to work both as part of a team and independently. Victor has a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Accounting: Auditing and Information Systems from the Malawi College of Accountancy. He loves current affairs, travelling, sports and writing.