Ms. Colleen ZambaMervin Mchenga
Secretary to the President and Cabinet (Chairperson)
Ms. Colleen Zamba was, until her appointment as Secretary to President and Cabinet (SPC) and consequently Board Chairperson of EGENCO, Head of Presidential Delivery Unit and Chief Advisor to the President on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and International Affairs in State House in Malawi since April 2022.
For the past twelve years, she has been Economic Advisor in UNDP with six years in the Nigeria Country Office, four years the Zambia Country Office and the past one year covering Swaziland and Lesotho Country offices.
Prior to UNDP, Colleen, a macro Economist and career technocrat has nineteen years managerial and professional experience in development policy. She has served as Principal Secretary in Ministries of Finance responsible for Economic affairs, Debt and Aid, Comptroller of Statutory Corporations and Special Assistant in the Governor’s Office, Reserve Bank of Malawi.
Colleen holds formal qualifications in Macroeconomics, (MPhil Economic Planning), development policy (Post Graduate Diploma in Development Policy) obtained at University of Glasgow and a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science (Economics) obtained at the University of Malawi.