Taz Chaponda

Taz Chaponda

CEO
Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corporation
Glenn H. Greenberg Yale World Fellow
Taz is the CEO of Malawi Agricultural and Industrial Investment Corpotation, a government initiative but private sector-led development finance institution, launched by Malwai President Peter Mutharika. Taz is a development economist with extensive experience across Sub-Saharan Africa, having worked in the major economic centers of Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg. Previously, Taz was a public financial management specialist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. and a partner at Genesis-Analytics – a South African economic advisory firm working in emerging markets.  Prior to Genesis, Taz was the head of the South African Budget Office, responsible for the national and provincial budget framework. He was also head of infrastructure finance within the government’s central PPP Unit, where he led negotiations on a number of flagship projects in the transport and power sectors. This expertise took him to Nigeria where he served in the Lagos State Governor’s Office. In his home country of Malawi, Taz was the World Bank’s country office economist working on private sector development, public expenditure management and poverty reduction strategies. Taz is regularly called upon to lead capacity-building programs in various African countries to strengthen planning and project appraisal systems and so enable better quality public services.
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