Chibwe D. Mwelwa, Procurement Director, President

Chibwe Darius MWELWA is Procurement Director for Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia limited. His key responsibilities as Procurement Director is to ensure that all procurement transactions are implemented in accordance with the MCC ProgramProcurement Guidelines, monitors compliance by the procurement Agent with all the rules and procedures of the MCC Program Procurement guidelines and supports management, and the CEO of MCA – Zambia in maintaining the integrity and confidentiality of the procurement process.

He will also serves as the primary liaison between the Procurement Agent, MCC, and outside entities from a variety of specialized sectors on all procurement activities and facilitates the smooth interplay between and among all elements of the procurement process.

Before his appointment as Procurement Director, he was Senior Procurement Manager for Lafarge Cement Zambia Plc, in charge of the stores and the procurement activities for the two Cement Production facilities in Zambia for the past Five (5) years.

He has also notably worked as Head-Capital Procurement, Contracts and Services for Konkola Copper Mines Plc (KCM), the country’s largest Mining and Cobalt Production Company for over 7 (Seven)Years He has 17 (Seventeen) years of diverse experience in the field of entire Supply chain activities from the point of view of many big companies. He is also well respected in the
same filed and currently is serving as the Vice President of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing (ZIPS), Zambia’s regulatory and policy implementation body. He has also spent some time as a part time lecturer at the Copper belt University in the field of Purchasing
and Supply.

Chibwe D. Mwelwa holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Procurement from the University of Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Copperbelt University in Zambia also Holds an MBA from the
Heriot- Watt University, and also holds a Graduate – Diploma in Chattered Institute of Purchasing and Supply from the United Kingdom and also A FELOW of both CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) and ZIPS (Zambia Institute of Purchasing
and Supply). Chibwe D. Mwelwa also is the President of the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply
(ZIPS), which is an act parliament and created to regulate the purchasing and supply
profession in Zambia.

Chibwe D. Mwelwa is also a PHD Candidate in Application of Public-Private Partnership
in the Infrasture Development in Zambia (Engineering Management) with University of
Johannesburg from the Republic of South Africa.