“With over 20 years’ experience in the Banking Industry, Mizinga Melu is an industry expert who has been at
the helm of top banking organizations having worked in six (6) African countries.
She was appointed Managing Director for Absa Bank Zambia PLC (formerly Barclays Bank Zambia Plc) on 1 April,
2017. Prior to that, Mizinga held strategic roles in Barclays Africa Group Limited (now Absa Group Limited)
that included Barclays Africa Regional Management Chief Executive where she was responsible for coordinating
integrated planning across businesses outside of South Africa, as well as Managing Director of NBC Tanzania.
Mizinga also previously held a number of roles at Standard Chartered including: CEO of Standard Chartered
Zambia, Global Head of Development Organizations in the UK and Africa Regional Head of Financial
Institutions in both South Africa and Kenya.
Current Board Roles Mizinga currently serves as Non-Executive Director on the Museum for United Nations -UN
Live Board and the Business and Professional Women Association Lusaka (BPWL) Board.
Mizinga approached Amariz to build her brand from scratch, all the content, social and websites needed to be
created and managed as she was launching her first book called “Braving the Odds”
Amariz started consulting with Mizinga to carefully craft Mizingas brand, keeping in mind the icon that she
has become and the impact she will have on many. Amariz launched her first book called “Braving the
Odds”.Braving the odds was the number 1 best seller on Amazon in 33 countries.