Board of Directors

ZB Board Chairperson

Monica Musonda

Monica Musonda is a corporate lawyer turned entrepreneur and chairperson of the board since 2019. She has over 17 years of experience, serves as a non-executive director on several boards, and has received awards such as African Agribusiness Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Global Leader. She holds an LLB from the University of Zambia and an LLM from the University of London.

Thais Cavinatto

Thais joined the executive board as a director in January 2024, currently serving as the Country Director. She started her career at Goldman Sachs in 2010 as an Investment Banking Analyst. Thais joined Ambev Brazil in 2019 and worked her way up to become the Vice President of Frontline Transformation for AB InBev. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Jito Kayumba

Jito Kayumba chairs the Audit Committee and has been a board member since July 2019. He was a partner at Kukula Capital and serves on boards in various sectors, including finance. He is a certified investment advisor and holds a degree in Political Science from Canada’s Concordia University and an MBA from ALU School of Business. He is currently the Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Zambia.

Elisha Dhenanath

Elisha is the Finance Director for the Group’s Business Unit in South-East Africa. She has experience in managing finance teams, audit and risk management, budget processes, and trading activities. She is an Actuarial Science graduate and was appointed to the board in October 2022.

Management Committee

Country Director

Thais Cavinatto

Plant Manager: Ndola

Esther Mapenda

Head of Marketing

Thelma Kaonga

Legal Counsel

Deborah Bwalya

Deborah Bwalya

Malting Plant Manager

Tapiwa Pasi - Maltings Plant