Advisory Board

  • THE BALANCE

Janice an accomplished marketing specialist She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Essex Business School in England, she has served in the; financial technology (FINTECH), pay television and telecommunications industries at senior management levels.

Janice, with experience in both local and foreign markets, has proven herself a change agent in these industries.

Janice is passionate about all things digital and has high proficiency in digital transformation, data, content, and marketing strategy innovation through her unique understanding of analytical consumer insights. With a career spanning 18 years, she possesses a number of career and personal accomplishments under her belt, she has focused on embedding meaningful marketing strategy, and marrying the art & science of marketing while instigating change with every brand she has been affiliated to.

  • SELF STYLED KING

Trevor Mumba is 37 years old.

Trevor is The Managing Director:

  • Rovert Marketing Pty Limited.
  • Rovert Car Rentals Ltd.
  • Rovert Foods.

Fundraising partner for Four Paws International, Bread Line Africa, Green Peace South Africa, MSF South Africa and Oxfam South Africa.

Trevor is The Director and Share Holder of Southern Worx SA Limited, an events organising and corporate training company.

Trevor is The Owner of Rovert Farm/Ranch in Malawi and Zambia respectively.

Speaker: TedX, Ndalo Media Entrepreneurship Forum, Man Up Conference.

Barclays Bank Zambia Boys to Men.

Ideas Convention.

  • THE PARTNER

As Partner of Jacaranda Hub, Maziko Phiri leads the Innovation and entrepreneurship programme to develop start-ups. He invests in young technology startups from ideation to maturity. He acquired skills, knowledge and best practice experience to build platforms that support entrepreneurs and startups in the ecosystem in Israel ‘The Startup Nation’ supported by The Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation and Singapore ‘The Innovation Nation’ supported by The Singapore Cooperation Programs.

For last 10 years, Maziko has been actively mentoring entrepreneurs, developing their business models and connecting to funders for promising start-ups. He has held project coordinating roles in Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) of United National Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank to develop and implement policies, programmes and strategies that drive economic growth and diversification through Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) development in partnership with the Government of Zambia under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) and the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI) and its Agencies; which include the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA), Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) and Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC). 

At Your Service

  • THE BOSS LADY

The Boss Lady: I love all things people especially women and children. My life story will be fulfilled when my work and civic contribution to mankind has impacted millions of people across Africa. Mara Zhanet is the Founder & Country Director of Jacaranda Hub Zambia, an organization that provides a conduit of resources and programs for individuals and aspiring MSMEs with growth potential.

Mara is also an Editor in Chief of the Startup Journal- a monthly publication that offers insights and knowledge into the business ecosystem in Zambia and across the continent.

Mara is a qualified Project Management professional and entrepreneur with several years of work experience in business development and has held management positions in various multinational organizations. She serves on various board committees including the Smart Zambia Institute.

  • IT & SOCIAL MEDIA - LEAD CONSULTANT

Nelson is a Database Administration and Cloud Computing Certified Expert and has over 10 years of Experience with: Database Planning & Design, Logical Database Design, Physical Database Development, Data Conversion & Loading, Prototyping, Testing and Performance Tuning, Operation & Maintenance, Website Design & Development, High-end Unique Web Designs, Professional Content Creation, Proven SEO Search Results, Expert WordPress Development, WordPress Webmaster Services, Website Management Services, Website Relocation Services, Online Reputation Management, Digital Aset Evaluations, Social Network Management, Google AdWords Management, Custom App Development, Website Disaster Recovery, Custom E-commerce Solutions, Press Release Creation.

Nelson is familiar working with the following platforms: OS(Windows, Mac OS, Linux), Languages (Java Scripts, HTML, PHP, C++, C#, SQL, MySQL, Apache).

  • EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Luumba Ziko is a 24year old vibrant and optimistic individual. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, gardening and swimming. She is an undergraduate with a bachelor of arts degree in Banking and finance. She is hardworking, goal driven , self-disciplined and a team player who is always willing to learn and who is always ready to take on a challenge.

  • PROJECT MANAGER ONE KWACHA FUND

Linda Mulenga Kachamba is a Marketer by profession and banker with 13 years experience and currently Managing the One Kwacha Fund. She is a member of Zambia Institute of Marketing and an Affiliate Member of Chartered Institute of Marketing. Holds a degree in Marketing. 

Linda has experience in: Relationship Management Customer Service, Communication Specialist - Marketing, Corporate Relations and Digital and E-Channels Management.

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