We are a great family

Shown below is our management committee.

Martin Rutendo Makomva

Managing Director, National Breweries Plc – Zambia MBL (Unisa, Graduate School of Business); FCA (Z); B. Acc (Hons)

Martin was appointed Managing Director of National Breweries Plc Zambia on 1 January 2020.

He joined the Delta Group on 1 April 1987 through Chibuku Breweries and worked in a number of roles

before becoming managing director on 1 May 1993. He served in that role for seven years before moving on to Mega Pak Zimbabwe as managing director on 1 April 2000. He joined Nampak Zimbabwe in the same role on 1 October 2014 when Mega Pak de-merged from Delta Corporation. He left Nampak Zimbabwe on 31 October 2016 to focus on livestock farming, property development and management consultancy, with a keen interest in strategic management.

A keen livestock farmer and Brahman breeder, he sits on the Councils of the Brahman Breeders Society of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Herd Book.

Vongai Chiwaridzo

Finance Director/Company Secretary

Vongai Chiwaridzo was appointed Finance Director in April 2018.

She initially joined the Delta Group as a Finance Manager in 1994 at the then Chibuku Breweries. She occupied various roles in finance and auditing in the group including Finance Director for National Breweries and Chibuku Breweries and head of the Group Internal audit function. She left the group in 2005 for the UK where she worked in the finance sector in various UK entities (Glaxo Smith Kline, Pearson Education and North Middlesex University Hospital).

She returned to Zimbabwe in 2008 and held senior positions in TM Supermarkets and Fiscorp Limited, a subsidiary of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

She rejoined Delta in April 2013 as Finance Executive.

Vongai has more than 30 years’ experience in Finance and Auditing and is a Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe).


 Commercial Executive

Joseph is a sales and marketing professional with broad experience in FMCG and ICT sectors.

He began his career at Zamtel as Management Trainee in 1997 and later held positions of Marketing Manager in 2003 and Sales & Customer Care Manager in 2005. In 2010 he joined Eco Bank as Head of Brand and Communications after which he transitioned to Zambian Breweries PLC as Sales Manager for Beer in 2012. In 2014 he joined Lafarge Zambia Plc as National Sales Manager. In 2015 he Joined KickStart International as National Sales Manager and later held the position of Country Manager for Zambia up to 2017. His last position prior to joining National Breweries was as Head of Indirect Sales at Vodafone (z) Ltd. Joseph is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration. He is a member of Zambia Institute of Marketing.


Engineering Executive

Mungonyinga Mungonyinga is an engineering professional with experience in asset management, manufacturing improvement and projects management. He was appointed Executive Engineering Manager in March 2018.  He began his career with Konkola Copper Mines Plc (KCM) in 2007 managing Konkola Mine mechanical services. In 2013 he joined Lafarge Zambia Plc holding several management positions in maintenance execution and projects management at Ndola and Chilanga cement manufacturing plants. He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Zambia and is a full member of the Engineering Institute of Zambia.

Boniface Katsumbe

Brewery Manager Kitwe

Boniface joined National Breweries in October 2019 from Delta Corporation in Zimbabwe. He began his industrial career in 1990 working in Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturing with Olivine Industries, a HJ Heinz affiliate in Harare Zimbabwe as a graduate trainee and rose to Factory Manager for Soaps, Oils & Fats. In 1997 he joined Delta Corporation in the then regional investment and project management division, Chibuku Regional Investments as Technical Services Manager and worked in Mozambique, Kenya and Zambia. Boniface left the organization briefly from 2001 to 2003. He rejoined in 2004 and since then held several positions in Soft Drinks, Lager and Sorghum Beer Manufacturing plants around Zimbabwe [Brewery Manager, Project Manager, Manufacturing Development Manager, Packaging Manager, Supply Chain Manager and Plant Manager]. Prior to his appointment, Boniface was heading the Delta Beverages’ Coca Cola Manufacturing facility in Bulawayo Zimbabwe.

He holds a B. Tech [App Sc] from the University of Zimbabwe.

Ellah Mwase

Human Resources Specialist

Ellah is a Human Resources Professional with experience in Financial Services, Insurance, Construction and FMCG industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Administration from the University of Zambia and is a member of Zambia Institute of Human Resource Management. She began her career at Focus Group of Companies in 2013 as Human Resources Assistant and rose to the position of Group Human Resources Specialist in 2015. She later moved to Brick World Construction Company in 2018 where she managed the Human Resources Department for eight months before joining National Breweries PLC in March 2019.

Huxwell Manwachi

(BSc, MBA)Brewery Manager, Ndola

Huxwell was appointed Brewery Manager in May 2018. He began his career with Lafarge Cement as a Works Chemist in 2005 gaining experience in Production, Process engineering, Quality and Operations while working in various Lafarge plants in Zambia, South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya. He left Lafarge to join Zambezi Portland Cement as Process and Quality Manager in 2009 before rejoining Lafarge Cement as Production Superintendent in 2012. He joined SABMiller as Plant Manager for Heinrich’s Beverages in 2016.

He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from the  University of Zambia and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Copperbelt University.

Joseph Takayindisa

Brewery Manager Lusaka

Joseph was appointed Brewery Manager for National Breweries’ southern region in November 2019. He joined Delta Beverages, Zimbabwe in December 2009 working in the Quality Assurance department in the Lager Manufacturing Business unit. He then moved to the Maheu business unit where he initially took up a senior quality management role before eventually assuming the role of leading manufacturing development for the business unit. In December 2012 he moved over to the Chibuku Business unit where he assumed the role of Production Manager at the pilot plant for Chibuku Super manufacturing in Zimbabwe. He then rose through the ranks first being appointed as Plant Manager until he was eventually appointed as a Brewery Manager in April 2017. Joseph is a holder of a BSc Degree majoring in Chemistry & Biological Sciences from the University of Zimbabwe. He is also a member of the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (UK).