Board of Directors

ZAMEFA board structure and membership information

A.E Dickson, Chairman


Alan completed a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. He spent a short time in the consulting engineering fraternity before joining African Cables as a design engineer in 1997.

Alan held several management positions in the organization before assuming responsibility for all commercial activity in February 2000. He was appointed commercial director in 2007 a position he held until being appointed managing director in February 2009. Alan was promoted to managing director of the CBI-electric businesses on 25 October 2012.

On 21 November 2013 Alan was appointed as an executive director of the Reunert board and as the chief executive officer of Reunert on 1 October 2014.

Allan is currently the Board Chairman of ZAMEFA and has held this position since 26 August 2016.

Member of Audit | Risk
Member of Renumerations | Nomination

K.D Bwalya, Managing Director


Kangwa has over 25 years of experience and has held several senior leadership positions both locally and internationally. He previously worked for ZAMEFA in various senior positions including Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary. At the time of his departure in 2011, Kangwa was serving as Acting Managing Director.

Internationally, Kangwa served as CFO for the Asia Pacific region of General Cable Corporation, among others. He holds an MBA from the University of Essex, UK, and a B.Acc from the Copperbelt University (Zambia). Kangwa is also a Fellow of both the ACCA (UK) and the ZICA (Zambia). He was appointed Managing Director of ZAMEFA and Executive Director on the ZAMEFA Board effective 14 September 2021. Immediately prior to this appointment, Kangwa was the Managing Director for ZAFFICO PLC.

Member of Executive

L.A. Corte, Non – Executive Director


Mr. Corte has a Bsc. degree in Industrial Electronics Engineering. He has extensive cable manufacturing experience which he obtained in various leadership positions with Phelps Dodge International Corporation, ZAMEFA, General Cable (USA) in Europe, Africa, and Dubai U.A.E.

Currently, Mr. Corte is the Managing Director of CBI Electric, African Cables, a subsidiary of Reunert Limited.

Non Member of Executive

N.A Thomson, Non – Executive Director


Nick served as partner with Ernst and Young for 18 years before joining Transnet Freight Rail as chief financial officer in 2005. In addition to the normal aspects of the finance portfolio he chaired the investment committee and acquisition committees and was responsible for the negotiations of major commercial contracts.

In April 2012, Nick was appointed as group chief financial officer at Afrox Ltd. His responsibilities included the financial portfolio, treasury function, procurement and strategy. He joined Reunert as chief financial officer on 15 June 2015.

Nick was appointed as Non-executive Director on the ZAMEFA board on 26 August 2016.

Member of Executive
Member of Audit | Risk

G.J.H Steyn, Head of Administration | African Operations

Johan completed his articles with KPMG and left as an audit supervisor to join ATC (Proprietary) Limited. After working on various tasks and capacities, Johann was appointed as Divisional Director Finance of the company and subsequently appointed as Head of Internal Audit of Reunert Limited.

At the end of 2008 Johan was appointed as Financial Director of CBi Electric: African Cables, a division of ATC (Proprietary) Limited.

On 26 August 2016, Johan was appointed Head of Administration- Africa Operations and Executive Director on the ZAMEFA Board.

Member of Executive
Member of Audit | Risk

J.M Chisanga, Independent Non – Executive Director


Mr. Chisanga is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCIMA, CGMA) – [he has held the position of Branch President in Zambia]; and the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (FZICA) – [he has held the position of President of the President of the Institute]. Both ZICA and CIMA have conferred recognition certificates for his contribution to the profession of accountancy.

He is currently in private practice running a firm of accountants (JM Chisanga & Company) specializing in the provision of auditing, tax advisory and secretarial services. He is a member of the Institute of Directors of Zambia and the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa.

Member of Executive
Member of Audit | Risk

C. Kabaghe, Independent Non – Executive Director


Mr. Kabaghe’s career has bridged multiple worlds – in agri-business, government, public policy and academia – all at very high levels and with impressively broad impact in key areas. He holds a BSc and MSc degree in Agricultural Economics from the university of Zambia and London University respectively with more than 25 years’ experience in agricultural policy and agribusiness management and analysis.

He holds several other non-executive directorship positions in a number institutions some of which he serves as Chair.


Member of Executive
Member of Renumerations | Nomination

G.W Eddey, Non – Executive Director


After having joined Siemens Limited Southern Africa in 1999 and holding various positions within the Siemens group, GW Eddey was appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Enterprise Communications in October 2006. With the dis-investment of Siemens’ global telecommunications group, Reunert acquired the Southern Africa operation of Siemens Enterprise Communication.

In November 2012, GW Eddey was appointed Financial Director of CBI-Electric: African cables, a subsidiary company within the Reunert Limited group and later appointed managing Director of the organization in 2014. GW Eddey has obtain extensive training and experience both locally and abroad during his career.

Member of Executive
Member of Renumerations | Nomination