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Hakainde Hichilema


Zambian Politician

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Created: 11th Aug 2011
Modified: 11th Aug 2011
Professional Information
Professional Areas:
Government, Business
Businessman /Politician
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Description of Work:

After being succesful in the Business Hichilema emerged in the political arena in 2005 following the death of Anderson Mazoka who was the leader of the UPND.

During the 2006 elections, Hichilema came third and most of the votes came from Southern Province where he comes from.

His party is thus regarded by many as tribalist but Hichilema has insisted on many occasions that his party has a national following and agenda.

Source: Xinhua


Biographical Information
Hakainde Hichilema
(At a Glance)
Date of Birth: Jun/4/1962
Gender: male
Place of Origin: Zambia

Hakainde Hichilema (born June 4, 1962) is a Zambian politician and the President of the United Party for National Development (UPND). He replaced Anderson Mazoka after an interparty election, organized by functioning party president Sakwiba Sikota, which followed Mazoka's death in May 2006. He is also President of the opposition alliance United Democratic Alliance (UDA)

Hichilema was born in Hachipona village, Monze West, in Chief Hamusonde's area. Hichilema is married to former office manager Mutinta Hichilema, together, they have three children, daughter Miyanda, and sons Habwela and Chikonka.

Souurce: Wikipedia

Other Accomplishments:
  • Equator Advisory Services, assistant consultant, 1986
  • Coopers & Lybrand, restructuring Indeco, 1986
  • various positions
  • director, corporate advisory, 1989
  • CEO, 1994-1998
  • Coopers & Lybrand changed name to Grant Thornton

Writing on July 5, 2006

Chairman of the board

  • Sun International
  • Greenbelt Fertilisers Ltd
  • Media Trust Fund
  • Export Development Programme


  • Zambia Investment Board
  • Seedco Zambia
  • African Life Financial Services (Z) Limited
  • Zambezi Nickel or Bermuda Limited (Bermuda)
  • West Lake Investments (Mauritius)

Board Member

  • Zambia Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry
  • Zambia Business Forum
  • seven other boards               

source: Wikipedia

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