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Executive Management

Chief Executive
Mr. D. Chaweza, Eng, MSc - Municipal Water and Infrastructure, BSc. (Civil Eng.)

Managing Director image Engineer Daniel Chaweza joined the Board as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from 7th October 2017.

Eng. Dan Chaweza holds a Master's Degree in Municipal Water Infrastructure specialising in Water Supply from UNESCO-IHE (Institute of Hydraulic Engineering) in Netherlands, and Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the Malawi Polytechnic. He also has a certificate in PRINCE 2 Project Management and certificate in Policy and Management of Water and Sanitation Services in Developing Countries awarded by UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands.

Engineer Chaweza has vast experience in water supply and services management, having worked with Blantyre Water Board previously as Director of Distribution and Commerce until February 2013. Before joining Blantyre Water Board in 2002, he worked with Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Water Development (MoAIWD) as Project Manager for Mpira-Balaka Gravity fed Piped Water Project. He is re-joining the Board from the National Authorising Officer - Support Unit (NAO-SU), a projects implementation unit supported by European Union's funding, under Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning and Development where he worked as Infrastructure Expert.

Director of Finance
Mr Paul K.K Chiumia, - ACCA, BAcc (Unima)

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Mr. Paul Chiumia joined Blantyre Water Board as Director of Finance on 11th March 2019 after serving as Director of Finance, Human Resources and Administration at Malawi Gaming Board for 9 years.

He is professionally trained as a Chartered Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is a registered member of the Malawi Accountants Board (MAB). Academically, he is trained up to Executive Master of Business Administration (degree pending) and Bachelor of Accountancy with credit, both from the University of Malawi – The Polytechnic.

He has worked in both private and public organizations for over 18 years and has vast experience in financial, administration and audit matters. Mr. Chiumia has good interpersonal skills and high level of integrity.

Director of Technical Services
Mr. M. Chiipanthenga, MSc Integrated Water Resource Management, BSc (Civil Eng.)

Managing Director image Mr. Mavuto Chiipanthenga was appointed as Director of Technical Services on 25th June, 2012. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Integrated Water Resources Management with specialisation in Water for People (Water Supply and Sanitation) and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering obtained from University of Malawi.

Mr Chiipanthenga is a registered member of Malawi Institution of Engineers and also a graduate member of Malawi Board of Engineers. He has over 15 years working experience acquired from both private and public sectors as a water manager as well as a civil engineer. He has considerable experience in the supervision of water, buildings and road construction works as well as maintenance works and has been involved in initiating, supervision and control of major investment programmes.

Director of Distribution and Commerce
Mr. Verson Julian Kafodya, MSc - Municipal Water and Infrastructure (WSE), BSc Civil

Managing Director image Mr. Verson Julian Kafodya was appointed as Director of Distribution and Commerce on 1st May, 2016. He holds a Master of Science in Municipal Water and Infrastructure majoring in Water Supply Engineering obtained from UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands.

He also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering obtained from University of Malawi, the Polytechnic. Mr Kafodya is a Registered Associate Member of Malawi Institution of Engineers. He has 16 years working experience acquired from both private and public sectors.

Director of Human Resource and Administration
Mrs Annie Chipaka, MA (HRM), BSc (HRM); DIP.Bus ADMIN (Chancol & ABE - UK)

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Mrs. Annie Chipaka joined Blantyre Water Board on 14th October, 2019 as Director of Human Resource and Administration.

Having worked both in public and private organization as well as in international Non-Governmental Organizations for more than 10 years, she has a vast wealth of experience in Human Resource Management, Administration and Industrial relations.

Annie holds a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial relations, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management and an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from Chancellor College and (ABE) UK.