Mathews A. P. Chikaonda

Chair, Press Corporation

Dr. Mathews Chikaonda joined Press Corporation Limited (PCL) in April 2002 as Group Chief Executive, a position he holds to date. He holds a Ph.D (Finance); MBA (Finance); BA (Honours) Finance & Economics; a Post-Graduate Diploma (Economics); and, a Diploma in Business Studies (Distinction). He is an Executive Director on the Board of PCL and also holds Chairmanships and other directorships in several Press Group Companies operating in various sectors of the Malawi economy. Prior joining the Press Group, he served as Assistant Professor of Finance and Associate Professor of Finance (tenured) from 1988 to 1991, and 1992 to 1994, respectively, at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada before serving as Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi from August 1994. In January 1995, Dr Chikaonda was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of Malawi and served in this post until March 2000 when he was appointed to the Cabinet and served in the Government of Malawi as Minister of Finance and Economic Planning until January 2002. In his own right, Dr Chikaonda is a Director of Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Limited and has also served as a Member of the Presidential Advisory Council under the terms of two (2) of Malawi’s Presidents. He is also a member of the Leadership Council for the US-based Initiative for Global Development (IGD).