Campaign Message - Brian Siwale

Campaign Message - Brian Siwale


Brian Siwale

  • Master of Business Administration _African Research University (Underway)
  • Certified Expert Agricultural Finance_ Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (Economics Major) _The University of Zambia
Current Position and Name Of Organisation

Agricultural Finance Policy Advisor GIZ (German Cooperation)

Other board positions held (current or past)
    • Vice Chairperson_High Achievers Savings Group
    • Treasurer_High Achievers Savings Group
    • Chairperson_Bread of Life -Men of Destine Savings Group
Professional Associations
  • None
Experience Profile and How It Relates to This Role

I have over 15 years of working experience on managing grant aided partnerships as well as support access to finance through micro finance projects and promotion of savings groups and SACCOs. My role has entailed having oversight on governance issues and prudential utilisation of resources.

The last has 7 years has been in the areas of business development support for financing and supporting Savings Cooperatives (SACCOs), Micro Finance Institutions and Banks loans in loan product development or adaptation on the Supply side. Currently, I am the lead on the partnership between a bank and farmer organisation developing digital financial product (designing incentivized loan and savings products).

Additionally, my work with SACCOs has been on provision of technical assistance both at Board, Management and member (client) level which has given me valuable insight on what affects products uptake from different angles.

What You Intend to Bring to the Board
  • I bring with me vast experience in customer centric loan product development which will help grow the membership through harnessing the power of digital processes.
  • Dedication towards accomplishing projects whilst taking into consideration changing landscape.
  • I am a team player who is solution oriented