Shown below are our board of directors.
We are a great family
A Chartered Accountant with over 35 years’ experience in the accountancy and consulting professions gained across industries in Zambia, Malawi and Botswana. Since 2010 has focused on leadership development and corporate governance. He is a non-executive Director in a number of companies.
Richard was the Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Zambia from 2003 to 2010. A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants he graduated from the University of Zambia in 1981 with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree.
(BSc Econ (Hons); MBL)
Pearson Gowero was appointed as Chief Executive in June 2012. He joined the Group in 1997 as marketing director of the then Chibuku Breweries Division, becoming the unit managing director in 2001. He has held various senior positions in the beverages business and became an executive director in 2003. Pearson spent some 5 years on secondment to the SABMiller Group from 2006 to 2011 where he was the Managing Director of Zambian Breweries Group.
Prior to joining Delta, he had worked for some prominent clothing retail chains. Mr. Gowero sits on the board of Seed Company Zimbabwe and the boards of the Company’s subsidiary and associate companies, notably as Delta Beverages, Natbrew Plc (Zambia), Afdis Limited and Nampak Zimbabwe.
Etherton Runyararo Mpisaunga
Etherton Mpisaunga was appointed as Operations Director – Beverages in 2010. He is currently focusing on the Sorghum Beer operations in both Zimbabwe and the region. He initially joined the Group in 1984 and left in 1992 to work for The Coca- Cola Company in the Central Region Office.
He rejoined the Group in 1995 and has held various senior management positions across the Delta Group whose interests include Sorghum Beer, Lager Beer, Sparkling Beverages and non-alcoholic maize beverages.
Ackim L Chalwe
Ackim L Chalwe is currently the Managing Partner of ALC Business Consulting Limited, and the Transaction Advisor to ISSHIN Consulting Limited, a Japanese consulting firm specializing in Solar Energy projects. Ackim holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Accountancy from the University of Zambia and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZICA). Ackim has over 30 years’ experience covering external auditing, internal audit and financial management. Ackim previously worked for Deloitte & Touché Zambia and later as senior manager for Deloitte & Touche Botswana. In between his Deloitte Botswana career, which is from 1995 to 1999, Ackim worked for the central bank of Botswana (Bank of Botswana) in the internal audit department. He later joined FNB Botswana, as Chief Financial Officer, and returned to Zambia in 2008 to set up FNB Zambia serving as Chief Financial Officer and member of the board till 2018.
Martin Rutendo Makomva
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.
B.ACC (HONS) CA (Z)
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).
Faith Misozi Mukutu
Faith was appointed to the National Breweries Plc Board on 23 July 2018 and is currently the Finance Director of Zambia Sugar plc. Ms Mukutu has over 15 years’ experience in Finance and Audit functions having started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She was appointed as Finance Director of Zambian Breweries Plc, National Breweries Plc and Heinrich’s syndicate Ltd and took up seats on the three boards in November 2015. This was after she moved from Maluti Mountain Brewery a SABMiller Plc subsidiary in Lesotho where she served in the same capacity from 2011. She originally joined Zambian Breweries Plc in June 2005 as a Management Accountant and was promoted to the position
of Finance Director for the Malawi Operation – Chibuku Products Ltd in 2008. She comes with rich industry knowledge and experience. Ms Mukutu is a Chartered Accountant and is a fellow of ACCA and a member of ZICA.