Elias Ng’andu Mpondela is a corporate leader, an astute top tier salesman, brand builder and innovator. He is a business consultant and motivational & leadership speaker. He has accumulated experience and competencies in leading, resuscitating, transforming and creating incremental value for the organizations that he works for.
Elias has been a CEO of the National Housing Authority (NHA), Mulungushi International Conference Centre and Duly Motors Zambia. He has occupied other executive positions including being the Marketing Director of Phonix Contractors International and Executive Assistant to the Group Executive Chairman of the Mutende International Group.
Elias is currently the Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Mpulungu Harbour Corporation Ltd, SOS Children’s Village (Zambia), and TMS Medical Services Ltd. He is one of the two non-Executive Directors of the board of Bata Zambia.
Elias has previously Chaired the Board of Directors of Shelter Afrique, a continental financing entity for housing in Africa based in Nairobi and served on several boards including the Energy Regulation Board, Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation, and Zambia State Insurance-Life Ltd. He is a Co-Founder and Vice President of the Zambia-China Business & Friendship Association. He is also the President of Zambia-Algeria Business & Friendship Association.
Elias is the President of Zambia Athletics (ZA), an affiliate of the World Athletics and the Confederation of African Athletics. He is also the founder and chairman of the Inter Company Relay-ICR, an annual and the nation’s most popular health & wellness promoting event in the country. He is a former board member of the National Olympic Committee and Vice President of the Southern Region of the Confederation of African Athletics.
Elias holds a Bachelor for Arts Degree in Economics & Business Administration and Certification in Marketing. He has attended several executive, management and leadership programmes both locally and abroad including the CSC Leaders under Common Purpose, where he is an alumnus. He is also a Member of the Africa Advisory Panel for Common Purpose South Africa.