Mizinga Melu

Mizinga Melu

Bankers Association of Zambia Chairperson

Managing Director Absa Bank Zambia PLC

With over 20 years’ experience in the Banking Industry, Mizinga Melu is an industry expert who has been at the helm of top banking organisations having worked in six (6) African countries. She is also an award-winning published author. She is currently the Managing Director for Absa Bank Zambia PLC. She had previously held the same substantive role in Standard Chartered Bank. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Museum for United Nations – UN Live Board, Zambia National Pension Scheme Authority (NAPSA) and the current Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) Chairperson. Mizinga is a multi-award-winning business leader and is a recipient of the following business awards:

  • Named in 2021 Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa by Rest Global People
  • Frontier 100 CEO
  • Author of a ≠1 international Bestseller book ‘Braving the Odds’
  • 2020 Southern African Women in Leadership Trailblazers Awards winner
  • 2020 Banking CEO of the year Zambia by Global Banking and Finance Magazine
  • 2019 Banking CEO of Year Zambia by International Business Magazine
  • 2017 Transformational Leadership Award
  • The All Africa Business Woman of the Year Award 2013
  • Nominated for the 2013 Southern Africa Business Woman of the year by Forbes Magazine and CNBC
  • 2013 Leaders and Achievers Outstanding CEO performance by PMR – South Africa
  • CEO of the year across all industries by the Zambia Institute Chartered Accountants in 2013 Business Woman for the year 2013 by Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA)

Mizinga holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College in the UK, an Associateship of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (A.C.I.B) UK and she is a fellow of the Zambia Institute of Bankers.

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