The ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has appointed former British American Tobacco (BAT) MD Clara Mlambo to chair the nine-member board of the national trade development and promotion body, ZimTrade.
The executive, who left BAT at the end of June, will be part of the five members appointed by government on the board. Other government appointees are Davison Gomo, Gift Mugano, Florence Makombe and Stewart Matyoko.
The private sector has seconded to the board Admire Masenda, Mike Eric Juru, Peggy Rambanapasi and Brian Kagondo. The quartet was elected by the private sector at the last annual general meeting.
The new board’s term of office began on August 1 ZimTrade has been operating without a board after the last board’s term of office ended on February 28.
ZimTrade was established in 1991 and is a joint partnership between government and the private sector.