CEOs launch development forum


A high level platform for corporate chief executive officers and senior executives in both the private and public sector has been formed in the country.

Dubbed the CEO Africa Roundtable Malawi Chapter, the forum brings together top managers from the public and private sectors for a coordinated effort in contributing towards the national economic development agenda.

CEO for the platform Harry Chima said there is a sense of urgency in pushing the national economic and development agenda.


“We will be measured through the performance on deals-breaking. We need to make sure that we synergise and see the gaps that are there and help in filling them,” Chima said

He said the forum would focus on striking deals in key sectors of agriculture and mining, among others.

National Planning Commission Director General Thomas Munthali, who presided over the launch, urged the forum to align its activities with public sector policies as well as the 2063 development agenda.


“If you have decisions that have to be made by the private sector, it also depends on what policy decisions are being done by the public sector.

“So when the two sectors interface, it becomes easier to know how to facilitate things. This forum will be bringing the CEOs together to discuss how best to propel and break deals across the continent,” he said.

Munthali also said the forum would be critical in the realisation of the Malawi 2063 agenda

CEO for CEO Africa Roundtable Gibson Gundani said countries should utilise the forum to connect and push for business.

This is the first chapter to have been launched in Malawi since the mother body, CEO Africa Roundtable, was established in 2018 in Zimbabwe.

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