Kafera Panjira leaving MCCCI after serving as CEO for 21 years

By Chisomo Phiri

Chancellor Kaferapanjira is finally leaving Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (MCCCI) where he has served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the past 21 years.

The Chamber’s President, Lekani Katandula says in a statement that Kaferapanjira will be leaving the institution in January next year.

Katandula describes Kaferapanjira’s journey at the institution as successful; saying he contributed much to its positive reputation growth.


“Mr. Kaferapanjira’s energy, foresight qnd guidance will deeply be missed.

“His extraordinary vision and leadership not only made an indelible mark on the private sector but also forged a lasting legacy within MCCCI,” says Katandula in a statement, adding they are now hunting for his replacement.

Kaferapanjira has been CEO for MCCCI since January 2003.

Before joining the institution, he served as Deputy General Manager of Malawi Investment Promotion Agency (now Malawi Investment and Trade Centre).

Among others, his job at the Chamber involved influencing change in the business environment landscape in Malawi through lobbying every level of government and through advocacy.

MCCCI exists to serve and promote the interests of its members and the business community generally in Malawi through the provision of value added services.

Its vision is to be widely recognised as the leading advocate for business in Malawi and a proven catalyst of positive enhancement and change for our members.