ZAMBIA – Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Florence Muleya to take over over from Chipego Zulu who is currently the Associations Vice President (South).
Muleya previously worked as a Researcher and Manager at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (ZIPAR), an institution committed to working towards sound economic policies.
“Zambia Association of Manufacturers welcomes Muleya to the “Voice of Industry” and look forward to supporting her in enhancing the performance and contribution of the manufacturing sector to national development under her leadership, Chipego said.
Her roles at ZIPAR included providing evidence-based solutions for public policy influence and implementation as well as managing research projects.
Prior to this role, she worked for the Zambia Revenue Authority – ZRA in both the Customs Services and the Domestic Taxes Division in various portfolios and worked with private sector, advising on tax matters.
Muleya’s educational background includes a Master of Science degree in Trade Policy and Trade Law from Lund University, Sweden (2010) in which she graduated with distinction and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Zambia (2007).
According to a statement made available to the Zambian Business Times, Muleya is looking forward to spearheading the team at ZAM.
She envisages that under her leadership, ZAM will generate best practice learning and facilitate problem solving in the manufacturing sector.
As an optimist, she believes that within the context of the COVID -19 pandemic lies a seed of an equal or greater opportunity to learn valuable lessons that can ultimately be used to better manufacturing and fully entrench the Proudly Zambian Campaign.
ZAMBIA ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS (ZAM), a registered organisation in the Republic of Zambia, is a business association which represents the interests of the entire manufacturing sector and other related economic and/or prodction sectors in Zambia.
It was established in 1985 with the view to foster dialogue and relations between the Manufacturers and the Government so as to increase industrial intensity in Zambia.
ZAM’s major objective is to promote the manufacturing sector through policy advocacy, dialogue, lobbying and technology upgrading of the production process as a way of improving productivity and competitiveness in the industry.