The Financial Market Dealers Association (Fimda) annual general meeting (AGM) on Sunday elected FDH Bank Senior Manager for Global Markets and Trade Finance, Leslie Fatch, as the association’s new president.
Fatch takes over from Standard Bank Head of Global Markets Maclewen Sikwese, who has been at the helm of Fimda for the past two years.
In an interview soon after his election, Fatch said he was happy with the confidence that the Fimda membership demonstrated in him to lead the organisation for the next two years.
“It is an honour. I am very happy and promise to work extra hard together with the rest of the committee to take Fimda to the next level.
“I believe that having served as general secretary in the outgoing committee has helped me acquire the much needed experience to stir the organisation going forward,” Fatch said.
He said Fimda will continue working with stakeholders to ensure that Malawi realises its long-term vision of becoming an upper middle income economy by 2063.
The AGM also elected Dave Mwenechanya as Fimda vice president while James Mbingwa was elected general secretary.
The position of publicity secretary went to Yamikani Bobe while Eric Kamkwamba and Regina Nzima Kachingwe were elected treasurer and vice treasurer, respectively.
The AGM also elected Mthandazo Chikagwa and Benjamin Kanjira as committee members.