Mr. Albert Halwampa

Director General of the Zambia Development Agency

Mr. Albert Halwampa is currently the Director General for the Zambia Development Agency and a Chevening Scholar with vast experience in International Trade and Investment.

He has led teams in promotion and facilitation, investment and trade in regional and international markets. He has participated in Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Negotiations that include SADC, COMESA, COMESA-SADC-EAC TFTA, AGOA, EU, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Middle East and Chinese Market, Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr Halwampa has worked over the years to develop export strategies for both the public and private sector.

He sits on the Board of Zambia Export Development Fund, Investment Committee of the ZCCM–IH Board, and Market Transactions Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission Board. He has been instrumental in organising conferences for Afreximbank, International Trade Centre, World Bank, and Intra African Trade Fair under the African Union.

Mr. Halwampa holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Zambia and Master of Laws in (LLM) International Commercial and Business Law from Bangor University, United Kingdom.

The Zambia Development Agency (ZDA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTI), established under the ZDA Act No. 17 of 2022.

The Agency draws its mandate from the Investment, Trade and Business Development (ITBD) Act No. 18 of 2022 to foster economic growth and development by promoting trade, business development and investment in the Republic through an efficient, effective and coordinated private sector led economic development strategy.