Ruth Chanda Simuyemba
Ruth Chanda SimuyembaRuth Chanda Simuyemba is the Head of Human Resources for Standard Chartered Bank Zambia, the most profitable Bank in the Zambian market (2016). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics; an MBA from the University of Leicester with HR qualifications from tertiary institutions including Cornell University.Ruth previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant and later at the United Nations Devloment Programme (UNDP) as an HR Officer/Learning Manager. With UNDP, she had short term assignments in their Malaysia and Zimbabwe markets. As HR Head for SCB Zambia, she has had the opportunity of overseeing the HR Botswana and Mauritius markets periodically. Ruth is on the Bank’s Africa and Middle East Management Accelerator Programme. She also is on the A-List (Africa List) managed by CDC Group. She currently serves on the Board of National Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research and the National Remote Sensing Centre.
Buumba MalamboBuumba Malambo is a dynamic Humanitarian aged 24.She is a social work graduate from the University of Zambia who began her charity at age 16.At age 15 she was already involved in charity volunteer work with Judith Chikonde foundation and participated in the maize distribution project where she was donating maize meal to the people of Mupambe village during the typhoid outbreak in 2007, hence her appointment as Mufulira Youth secretary by Mufulira Town clerk at age 15. She is the youngest serving member of the Ministry of Gender and Child National co-ordinating committee and has over the years worked with the Ministry of Child and Gender to organise events related to children such as the International day of a girl child, Day of an African child, Children rights day and Child Labour Day. Her Charity is currently working on a project to stop early marriages in rural Zambia with the help of the Ministry of Gender and child and the Ministry of Education. Her charity which is registered in Zambia and Britain currently has 435 children on the sponsorship programme ever since she launched the project in March 2015.Through her charity she has collected over 15000 clothes, toys and shoes from the University of Zambia, colleges, individuals and Radio phoenix Helpline project which she put in her charity shop or donated to the most in need.