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Dolika Banda

Member of Board of DIrectors

Dolika Banda is a Zambian national with over 25 years of experience in international banking and financial management. Her experience spans the globe, including Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and the United States of America.

In recent years she has brought her global experience to bear with a specific focus on banking and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa in particular. Most recently, Dolika served as the regional director for Africa at the UK’s Commonwealth Development Company (CDC). Before joining CDC in 2013, Dolika was a senior adviser and director at the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) where she worked for 16 years in the financial markets, credit, accounting and treasury departments. She held senior positions at Barclays Bank Zambia in corporate and merchant banking and at Citibank Zambia in financial control, credit, treasury and international relationships.

Dolika is based in Lusaka. She is currently an independent consultant and she sits as a non-executive director on the boards of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), Harith General Partners, South Africa, the UK’s DFID Financial Sector Deepening, Africa and also serves as group chair of FOCUS Investment Group, a SME financial services provider in Zambia.

Dolika was recognised with a prize for vision and courage by Africa Femmes Performantes (Africa’s Performing Women) in Washington, DC in 2012.

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