The profiles of the key leadership members of the company is as follows:
Executive Management Team
Andy KamkwalalaAustine MzumaraGodwin ChimseuPresse Mhango
Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director
Andy Kamkwalala has been with NITEL from its pre-incorporation phase in 2001. He has from 2006 to the October 2015 been involved in executive leadership of the company as its Head of Finance and Administration as well as Company Secretary. He became Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in November 2015. In these capacities, he has played critical roles in cross-function collaborations bridging strategy, financial control, product introductions and business development. Presently he is focused on leading the company’s scale strategies in the areas of product development, market growth and financial performance aimed at building the company’s long-term strategic conditioning.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA), a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and holds Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Accountancy degrees. He is an alumnus of the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business’ Executive Leadership Programme, which focused on leadership of dynamic environments.
Head of Technical Services
Austine is an Electrical Engineer who has majored in Telecommunications. He holds a Master of Electrical Engineering from University of Witwatersrand (RSA), a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from University of Malawi, The Polytechnic.
He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of Gartner Inc & TM Forum and a member of Malawi Institution of Engineers.
He has several Certifications in Networks from proprietary products to open-source with vast experience in Teletraffic engineering and Intelligent Networks.
Austine’s expertise in Project Management, Policy implementation, Client retention and financial management have assisted to grow NITEL’s business sectors and made the company technically dynamic and progressive.
Head of Business Development and Sales
Godwin is a chartered Marketer charged with leading the company’s business growth strategy and shift in its market focus from predominantly enterprise orientation to a mass-market focus. He has vast experience in business development and sales accumulated over a period of 17 years.
Godwin holds a Master of Business Administration, Chartered Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing, (CIM)) and a Bachelor of Business Administration. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing- UK, Member of the CIM Members Group- Malawi Chapter
He has a New Manager Programme certificate with the University of Cape Town.
Head of Finance and Administration
Presse is the Head of Finance and Administration and the Board Secretary for both the Board of Directors of NITEL and the Board of Trustees of the NITEL Trust.
He has extensive experience in management with main focus on financial management, Enterprise Risk Management, Auditing and Compliance.
Presse is a Chartered Global Management Account, holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (B.Acc) Degree, and obtained his certification with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in 1997. He has a New Manager certificate with the University of Cape Town and is a director at College of Medicine Sports Complex.
Operations and Business Development Management Team
Emmanuel MunthaliTiwonge ChiramboHarry HackimKondaine KaliwoHastings ThembakakoFrancis Gonawamba
Branch Manager Centre and North
Emmanuel is a seasoned Business Development and Sales professional with over 10 years of senior-level management experience.
Emmanuel holds an MSc. Strategic Marketing from Leicester Business School (UK) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Malawi. Emmanuel has had formal training in Strategic and Competitive intelligence by the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP).
Business Development and Sales Manager- Data Services
Tiwonge is a confident resourceful and proactive highly driven Marketer, with effective marketing oriented focus and communication skills. Tiwonge has vast experience in Marketing, Sales and business development accumulated over a period of 8 years.
As Business Development and Sales Manager Data Service, Tiwonge is responsible for leading Business Development and Sales activities for Data Services Division in the Enterprise and Government Markets in order that organizational goals are realized.
Tiwonge is currently studying a Master of Business Administration – International Business, and a holder of Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing, (CIM)) and a Bachelor of Business Administration. She is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing- UK, Member of the CIM Members Group- Malawi Chapter
Prior to joining NITEL, Tiwonge worked with Smile Life Insurance and Z.S.T. Group of Companies.
Business Development and Sales Manager- Applications and Payments
Harry is an experienced and qualified sales and marketing professional with ten years of work experience. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK. Harry has served in various sales and marketing positions with the media and the motor industry. Harry now serves NITEL as Business Development and Sales Manager-Applications and Payments whose core responsibility is to take a leading role in all business development and sales activities for the company’s Applications and Payment Solutions Division.
Applications Development Manager
Kondaine is a professional ICT specialist responsible for creation and management of software applications at NITEL. He is leading a team of developers in transforming application development into robust, highly secure, highly scalable web-based solutions. He has vast experience in managing financial management platforms and payment systems accumulated over 15 years.
Kondaine joined NITEL in 2002 and has served under various capacities within the Technical Services Department in the System Administration Section, becoming Senior Systems Administrator in 2009.
As Senior Systems Administrator, Kondaine was responsible for management of the Malawi Interbank Transaction and Settlement System for Reserve Bank of Malawi and the Electronic Cheque Clearing House System for Bankers Association of Malawi.
Kondaine is working towards obtaining a Master’s degree in Computer Science from UCT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The Polytechnic, UNIMA. He has been trained in enterprise Linux, Oracle, Stratus and other high-end systems.
Systems Administration Manager
Hastings is a systems administrator with technical expertise in installation, troubleshooting and configuration of mid-range systems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology and is currently studying towards his Master’s Degree in Innovation and also has a Diploma in Computer Studies majoring in Programming obtained from NCC education.
Hastings joined NITEL in 2011 and has served as the main systems administrator of various mission critical systems including Malawi Interbank Settlement System, EFT switch and the Electronic Cheque clearing System. Hastings and his team are responsible for ensuring that high levels of availability and service provision are offered for the various systems that are hosted at NITEL.
Francis is an experienced network specialist with the technical expertise, knowledge and vast experience in the designing and implementation of ICT enterprise infrastructure. He leads a team of network engineers who design and implement highly available, highly reliable and highly secure virtual private networks.
Francis joined NITEL in 2015 and has served as Network Services Manager .He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from The Polytechnic, UNIMA.