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|BOARD CHAIRPERSON: PROFESSOR ROGER NANFOSSO||BOARD DIRECTOR: ZITHULELE CINDI|
Professor Roger Nanfosso is a Board Member of AICC. After studying at the University of Yaounde (Cameroon), the University of Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand (France) and the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (Belgium), Roger Tsafack Nanfosso holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Economic Policy Management, a Ph.D. in Business Economics and a Doctorate of State (Advanced PhD) in ........Read More
Zithulele Cindi is a Board Member of AICC. Born in Alexandra Township Johannesburg South Africa in 1950, Mr. Cindi matriculated at the Orlando West High School (SOWETO) in 1970. His belief in striking a balance between the three ‘P’s’ of sustainability thus people, profits and planet saw him garner over 20 years’ experience with Socially Responsible Investments(SRI) in South Africa where he was instrumental in the launch of the Community Growth Funds(CGF)......Read More
|BOARD DIRECTOR: VICTORIA KEELAN||BOARD DIRECTOR: DYBORN CHIBONGA|
Victoria is member of AICC’s Board of Directors. She is a shareholder and Managing Director of Agricultural Resources Limited (ARL). For 12 years Victoria was Managing Director of Yara Malawi, former Norsk Hydro (a Norwegian based global fertilizer manufacturer)..............Read More
Dyborn Chibonga has been a Board Director of the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) since April, 2010. He manages the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) as Chief Executive Officer. He has served in this role since June 1999, managing the ......Read More
BOARD CHAIRPERSON: PROFESSOR ROGER NANFOSSO
Professor Roger Nanfosso is a Board Member of AICC. After studying at the University of Yaounde (Cameroon), the University of Auvergne in Clermont-Ferrand (France) and the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven (Belgium), Roger Tsafack Nanfosso holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Economic Policy Management, a Ph.D. in Business Economics and a Doctorate of State (Advanced PhD) in Economic Sciences, and was ranked first at the Aggregation Contest in Economics in 2001. He is Knight of the French Academic Palms and Cameroon National Value Order.
Professor Nanfosso is a Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Yaounde II and works as a lecturer and consultant in many international universities and institutions in Africa and Europe. He is author and co-author of a dozen books and half-hundred articles published in Africa, Europe, America and China.
Professor Nanfosso is also Director of the Centre for Research in Applied Microeconomics (REMA), Director of the Economic Policy Management (EPM) Training Program of the University of Yaounde II, Member of a dozen of scientific societies including the American Economic Association (AEA), member of the Scientific or Writing Committee of a dozen of International Journals, Secretary of the “Economics and Management” Chamber of the Cameroonian Society of Agreges (SCA) and member of the Strategic Studies Group (SSG) and External Reference Group (ERG) of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).
In addition, he is Vice-Chair of the Francophone Association of Development Studies (AFED), Chairman of the Circle of Economic Thought of Cameroonian Entrepreneurs Association (GICAM) (CREG) and Coordinator of the Network of the Researchers in Management of Francophone Economics (REGEFE ). Areas of expertise include economics, finance, microeconomics, capacity building, corporate management and economic policy management.
BOARD DIRECTOR: ZITHULELE CINDI
Zithulele Cindi is a Board Member of AICC. Born in Alexandra Township Johannesburg South Africa in 1950, Mr. Cindi matriculated at the Orlando West High School (SOWETO) in 1970. His belief in striking a balance between the three ‘P’s’ of sustainability thus people, profits and planet saw him garner over 20 years’ experience with Socially Responsible Investments(SRI) in South Africa where he was instrumental in the launch of the Community Growth Funds(CGF). This was the first SRI fund established in an emerging economy since 1992. It led him to serving over 15 years as member of the board of Unity Incorporation. He is also Board Member of two similar organisations that focus on socially responsible investment thus the Community Growth Management Company (COMANCO) (20years) and the Setsing Financial Services (14years). These three organisations lay strong emphasis on environmental, social and environmental consideration in all their investment decisions that is characterized by shareholder activism and robust engagement.
He brings along a rich historical background of over 15 years of trade union activism and involvement as an Educator, Trustee and Chief Administrator (General Secretary) for the Black Electrical and Electronics Workers Union and the Metal and Electrical Workers Union of S.A. (MEWUSA). It is widely acknowledged that it was also through the vibrant trade union activism that contributed in great measure to the political consciousness evinced by millions of South Africans and many others enjoying a number of human rights benefits under the new democratic dispensation. It was during this period that he became part of the labour constituency that participated in the Nedlac Process, a tripartite policy formulation forum, serving in the Trade and Industry Chamber from inception till 2002.
As a Non-executive Director on the Board of MTN (SA), a listed telecommunications company operating in Africa and the Middle East, he contributed to its progressive labour relations and other sustainability policies. Member of the JSE/SRI Advisory Committee that encourages listed companies to pay attention and adhere to responsible investment dictates.
He also serves on the Board of the Industrial Ministry South Africa(IMSA) , an ecumenical body focusing on corporate citizenship and workplace matters by administering to the spiritual needs of people in the world of work. Member of the UNEP African Task Force on Sustainable Banking and Financial Initiatives (UNEPFI). Also represents Unity Incorporation at the United Nations Principle for Responsible Investment(UNPRI) forums as a South African-based signatory.
BOARD DIRECTOR: VICTORIA KEELAN
Victoria is member of AICC’s Board of Directors. She is a shareholder and Managing Director of Agricultural Resources Limited (ARL). For 12 years Victoria was Managing Director of Yara Malawi, former Norsk Hydro (a Norwegian based global fertilizer manufacturer).
Victoria has over 20 years in executive management in the Malawi agricultural sector and has been an integral part of private sector development in the transition between a non-liberalised economy to liberalised, serving on many task forces for private sector representation in government. She served a key role in the design of the first fertiliser starter pack programme under the Ministry of Agriculture under the then Minister Hon. Aleke Banda.
Through her leadership, ARL’s CSR programme manages a portfolio of community projects on behalf of The Raising Malawi Trust. Victoria is a patron of the United Nations Global Compact for Malawi; Past President and Past Assistant District Governor of Rotary Club of Lilongwe, Malawi under District 9210; former Board Trustee Malawi, Natural Resources College; Director of the Board of Networking Organisation for Orphaned and Vulnerable Children (NOVOC) head of finance committee; Board Trustee of Mchinji Orphanage, Home of Hope; Board member of Environmental Africa, an international NGO whose VISION is to champion the African environment and whose is mission is to work together with all sectors of society raising awareness, encouraging action and advocating a better environment that uplifts to the livelihoods of current and future generations; and Chair and Trustee of The Raising Malawi Trust.
Serves as Trustee on The Amang’amane Mseko Gomani Trust serving the Royal Decree of the Sleeping Paramount Chief, InkosiYaMakosiGomani 4 for the revival of the cultural links of the Maseko Ngoni (of the original Zulu tradition).
BOARD DIRECTOR: DYBORN CHIBONGA
Dyborn Chibonga has been a Board Director of the African Institute of Corporate Citizenship (AICC) since April, 2010. He manages the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi (NASFAM) as Chief Executive Officer. He has served in this role since June 1999, managing the organisation of over 100,000 farmer members and a staff of about 400 in 19 locations belonging to 50 Associations across the country.
In his experience with NASFAM, Mr. Chibonga has led a dynamic team in taking the project from an initiative to becoming a model rural producer organization in Southern Africa. NASFAM pioneered the establishment of The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) in 2004 and entered into Fairtrade production of peanuts in 2005. NASFAM won the Yara Prize for an African Green Revolution in 2009 and was awarded Runner Up for Advocacy in the 2013 Africa Farmer Organisation of the Year Award by AFRICRES in partnership with AGRA.
Mr. Chibonga holds a Masters Certificate in NGO Management and M.Sc. in Landscape Ecology Design and Maintenance from Wye College (University of London). He also has a B.Sc. (Credit) and Diploma (Credit) from Bunda College of Agriculture (University of Malawi).
His general experience includes various board roles with both for-profit and non-profit organizations, task forces and committees dedicated to improving the lives of the underprivileged through their active participation. Mr. Chibonga has represented smallholder farmers at World Economic Forum on Africa in 2010, 2011 and 2012; the Grow Africa Investment Forum in 2012; UNFCCC COP 15-19 and; UN Rio +20 Conference in 2012.
Mr. Chibonga is a member of the Trade Policy National Working Group (TPNWG) and part of the Malawi Government agriculture cluster for World Trade Organization (WTO) and EU-ACP EPAs negotiations. He has also been on the Board of Press Agriculture Ltd (PAL) from 2007 to August 2014 and the Natural Resources College (NRC) from 2007 to date. He has been member of the European Economic and Social Follow-Up Committee (EESC) from October 2010, Member of India Africa Business Council from November 2011, Councilor of Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) from April 2012 and member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Food and Nutrition Security from July 2012.