Hon. Chipoka Mulenga (MP)
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Minister of Commerce, Trade & Industry
Hon. Mulenga is serving as Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry in the
Government of the Republic of Zambia. In this role, Hon. Mulenga provides policy
guidance on the trade and industry sectors in order to enhance the sectors’
contribution to sustainable socio-economic growth and development for the benefit
of the Zambian people. Further, Hon. Mulenga is responsible for administering the
following portfolio functions: Industrialisation Policy; Investment Policy; Industrial
Research; Business Registration; Competition and Consumer Protection; and
Standards and Quality Assurance, among others.
Hon. Mulenga has vast corporate experience in mining and previously served as
Technical Superintendent for a mining firm.
His appointment as Minister under the new Government, whose aspirations include
economic transformation and job creation as well as human and social development,
is to ensure these aspirations are embedded in the Ministry’s policies and strategies
by enhancing partnerships for economic recovery, building resilience and driving
Hon. Mulenga holds qualifications in Mine Survey (Geomantic engineering) from the
Copperbelt University, Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship (Economics)
from the Management College of South Africa and is currently pursuing a Master of
Business Administration in Project Management from the University of Zambia.