Hon. Joseph Mathyola Mwanamvekha M.P. Minister of Industry and Trade

Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha was elected as Member of Parliament in May, 2014 and subsequently appointed as Minister of Industry and Trade in June, 2014.

Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha had served in various capacities in the financial sector before being appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Continental Discount House Limited in February, 2005.  In March 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of Malawi Savings Bank which is the third largest Commercial Bank in Malawi.  This appointment culminated into him being seconded as Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.

During that period, he successfully, chaired the Task Force of Permanent Secretaries in the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG).  He also successfully chaired the African Union (AU) Group of Permanent Secretaries and also served as Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and ex-officio Board Member for almost all Government parastatal organizations and statutory corporations by virtue of being Secretary to the Treasury.  Academically, he holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economics (Monetary Economics) from the University of Malawi and has attained numerous professional qualifications in areas of Treasury Management, Securities Trading, Asset and Liability Management, Leadership, and Negotiations.