CEO, Malawi Investment and Trade Centre
Paul Kwengwere is the current Chief Executive Officer of Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC), a government institution that is mandated to promote and facilitate trade and investment in Malawi.
As a CEO for MITC Paul is responsible for identifying and developing strategies that promote Malawi as an ideal investment and trade destination in Africa. Paul is driving the government of Malawi’s agenda on improving the inflow of Foreign Direct Investment into the country and also identifying international markets for Malawian products.
Before assuming his role at MITC, Paul has worked in various institutions including the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Malawi Common Service, Action Aid International, Investec Asset Management in London and World Education Inc. in USA holding technical, managerial and leadership positions.
He has vast experience in public finance, strategic management and leadership, and development economics.
Paul also founded PMK Associates, a consulting firm, and has been involved in formulating and assisting implementing economic and financial strategies for the Government of Malawi, inter-agencies, non-profit and donor organisations including UNDP, OXFAM, and FAO. He once served as President of Economics Association of Malawi between 2003 and 2005.
Paul holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School – Harvard University (USA) and is Yale University (USA) World Fellow. He also holds a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Social Science from University of Malawi.