Alexander Chikwanda

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Alexander Chikwanda
Alexnder Chikwanda.jpg
Alexnder Chikwanda in 2012
Minister of Finance
Assumed office
October 2011
PresidentMichael Sata (2011–14)
Edgar Lungu (2015–)
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
October 2011
Appointed byMichael Sata
ConstituencyNone (Nominated MP)
Personal details
Born (1938-12-24) 24 December 1938 (age 80)
Northern Rhodesia
NationalityZambian
Political partyPatriotic Front
RelationsMichael Sata (nephew)
Alma materLund University (BSc)
ProfessionEconomist

Alexander Bwalya Chikwanda (born 24 December 1938) is a Zambian politician serving as the Minister of Finance and National Planning since October 2011.[1]

Early life and education

Chikwanda was born on 24 December 1938. He studied economics at Lund University in Sweden[2] and has a Bachelor of Science in Economics.[3]

Career

An economist by profession, he was first elected to Parliament in 1973 as Member of Parliament for Kalulushi Constituency. In 1978, he was nominated by Dr. Kenneth Kaunda as Member of Parliament. In 2011, President Michael Sata nominated him as Member of Parliament.[3]

He is a member of parliament and Minister of Finance and National Planning. Chikwanda also serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank since 1 September 2015.

References

  1. "Know Your MP". Lusaka Voice. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Andrew Sardanis (30 August 2014). Zambia: The First 50 Years. I.B.Tauris. pp. 244–. ISBN 978-1-78076-821-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 KNOW YOUR MP: HON. ALEXANDER BWALYA CHIKWANDA, NOMINATED MP – PF Lusaka Voice, 2 March 2014