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Paul Kwengwere is MITC CEO

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The Malawi Investment and Trade Centre (MITC) has appointed economist Paul Kwengwere as the organisation’s chief executive officer.

MITC has been without a CEO for close to two years since former boss Clement Kumbemba left the institution.

Kwengwere holds a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School-Harvard University (USA) and is a Yale University (USA) World Fellow.

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He also holds a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Malawi.

MITC Board Chairperson Karl Chokhotho said in a statement on Tuesday that Kwengwere is a versatile executive, having worked in various senior managerial and leadership positions in institutions like the Reserve Bank of Malawi, Malawi Common Service, some parastatals, and international organisations and institutions both in Malawi and beyond.

Chokhotho said Kwengwere brings to MITC a wealth of knowledge and experience in public finance, strategic management and leadership and development economics.

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‘We are very pleased that Paul Kwengwere has accepted the position of new CEO of MITC. We believe he will be a great team leader.

“He has the right skills and capability to steer MITC forward. We wish him the absolute best as he executes his new role,” Chokhotho said.

Kwengwere was not immideately available for comment yesterday.

Prior to joining MITC, Kwengwere founded PMK Associates, a consulting firm, and has been involved in formulating and implementing economic and financial strategies for the Government of Malawi, inter-agencies and donor organisations.

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