“We have no choice but to accelerate and bring impact, in all its dimensions, into the equation. This is a governance issue; the legacy of boards leading through challenges including climate change, inequality and the pandemic will include whether and how effectively they engaged and what they did to be part of the change our times demanded.”
Dolika Banda is Chair of ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc and an independent Non-executive Director at Harith Infrastructure Investment and CDC Group plc and a Global Ambassador for The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment. She has extensive and deep experience in development finance, and is an Independent Consultant focused on accelerating impact-driven transformational economic development in emerging markets, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa integration.
She is the former CEO of African Risk Capacity Insurance Ltd and has held Non-Executive Director positions at Ecobank Transnational and the UK Department for International Development’s Financial Sector Deepening Africa programme.
A Zambian national and based in Lusaka, she has over 30 years’ experience in international finance and banking and has worked across the world in Africa, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and the US. A former Director at the IFC, and a former Regional Director for Africa at CDC Group, Dolika’s involvement in development finance followed a successful career in banking. She has held senior positions at Barclays Bank Zambia in corporate and merchant banking and at Citibank Zambia in financial control, credit, treasury and international relationships. Dolika holds a Master’s in International Business from Schiller University and was recognised in 2012 with a prize for vision and courage by Africa Femmes Performantes (Africa’s Performing Women) in Washington, DC.