An expert in organisational development with experience in international development, government, and the health sector. Aggie is passionate about developing and facilitating women’s leadership development programmes. She has significant experience in change management and building high-performing teams. A social entrepreneur in her, Aggie is the co-founder of two enterprises (BBS Consulting and GPS Funds) and a social innovation hub (ImpactHub Lusaka).
Maggie Banda Kaunda
Maggie is a qualified Lawyer currently working in the Aviation Sector. She is a Chartered Arbitrator as well as a qualified Mediator and Trade Policy and Law Expert. She has a passion for mentorship of the youth as well as gender empowerment programs and her focus is helping individual youths and women find and thrive in their areas of significance.
Jessica has over 17 years in digital financial services, accountancy regulation & education, and microfinance. She has served in different capacities and built strong strategic partnerships with stakeholders, decision makers, and business leaders in the public, and private sector including, financial services, mining, energy, IT, Financial technology, agriculture, developmental and non-profit sectors. She leads the Alliances department of the Digital Division at Zanaco Plc where she is responsible for establishing and managing strategic partnerships with banking and non-banking partners in various business sectors and industries across Zambia. Prior to her joining Zanaco, she held several positions including Regional Manager North and Head Business Development, Communication and Strategy at the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA) where she was responsible for Customer Service, Strategy, Business Development, Regulation, Marketing & Communication and Stakeholder management. Some of her interests include mentoring, coaching, reading, research, agriculture, cooking, leadership training and facilitation, and business consultancy. She currently sits on the Boards/committees of the Transparency International Zambia (TIZ), Association for Digital Finance Practitioners (ADFP) and Ubuntu.Lab Institute Limited. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) both obtained from the Copperbelt University (CBU) and is currently in the final stage of the Certified Digital Finance Practitioners (CDFP).
Lillian is a University of Nairobi Lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Social Work where she teaches Social Statistics, Research Methods and Sociology of Development. She is also a member of the Board of the African Journal of Sociology (AJS) a journal published by the Department of Sociology and Social Work and Ubuntu.Lab Institute. Her research interests are women and girl’s reproductive health rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment. Her particular expertise in gender include; conducting gender training for institutions aimed at mainstreaming gender equality policies and practices; undertaking gender audits; monitoring and evaluation from a gender perspective; and conducting social, economic and environmental impact assessments through gender lenses. Lillian possesses strong skills in conducting research, oral and written communication, facilitation and presentation.
An author of three books that focus on business management and leadership, including the best-seller ‘Leading like Madiba: Leadership Lessons from Nelson Mandela’. Martin has served on the faculties of the Said Business School at Oxford University, the Cambridge Programme on Business and Sustainable Development, the University of Zambia, and the Presencing Institute founded within the precincts of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Martin has held positions in the Zambian government as a special advisor to the President, in BP-Africa plc, and Oxfam Great Britain.
Norman is the Director Finance of the Zambia Information and Communications College. The College specialises in ICT training and houses the ICT Centre of Excellence in Zambia. Norman is a Chartered Accountant with over 17 years of experience in Corporate Financial Management, Auditing and Taxation, Corporate Reporting as well as Regulatory Reporting. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and a fellow of the Zambia Institute Chartered Accountant (ZICA). He has held positions of Finance Manager for Kafubu Water and Sanitation Company as well as Tax and Compliance Manager at Oryx Oil Zambia Limited. Norman has also worked in audit practice where he carried out various audit assignments. He has vast experience in the telecommunications sector having held various roles at the Zambia Telecommunications Company (ZAMTEL) and MTN Zambia. Norman has conducted lectures in finance and auditing at the Northrise University and Zambia Information and Communications Technology College.
Samuel has a career spanning over 15 years in Human Resources and Administration. He currently serves as Administration Officer for the Energy Regulation Board in Zambia. He is responsible for support and shared services. Prior to this role he has served in various leadership and executive roles for local and international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Zambia, including Catholic Relief Services and Family Legacy Missions Zambia, where he was mainly responsible for developing and implementing people strategies that are effective, innovative and responsive. He has also consulted for NGOs, Public and Private sector organizations. Outside the work arena, Samuel is interested in entrepreneurship, mentoring young people, speaking, photography and travelling. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, a certificate in Organization Development and is a trained Theory U facilitator.
Sharon van Schalkwyk
Sharon joined Ubuntu.Lab with the first cohort of facilitator training in 2018. She has been the National Coordinator for South Africa since 2019 and stepped in as the Interim Executive Director since July 2020. Sharon has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Science (Finance major) and started her career in Merchant Banking. She later qualified as a coach and obtained her MPhil in Management Coaching. Sharon is also an NLP Coach and Trainer. Before joining Ubuntu.Lab in 2020, she spent 7 years as coach and facilitator with Partners for Possibility, an NGO focused on Leadership Development for School Principals in South Africa. Sharon is passionate about the potential of Africa to flourish. “I have found, in Ubuntu.Lab, the space and framework in which I can best put my heart and skills to use in the service of co-creating Africa’s future.”