Temporary power and temperature control services Aggreko has appointed businessman Dr Sixtus Mulenga as Non-Executive Chairman, Aggreko Zambia.
Dr Mulenga is expected to bolster Aggreko’s on-going expansion and operations in Zambia and in a time it continues its expansion across Africa.
In a statement, David Taylor-Smith, Regional Managing Director, Aggreko Europe, Middle East and Africa said, “We are delighted that Dr Mulenga has joined the Aggreko Zambia team.”
Dr Mulenga has had a long distinguished academic career, publishing numerous academic papers in the field of mining geology and sustainability. He holds a number of degrees, including a PhD in Geology from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Royal School of Mines, University of London.
Dr Mulenga has held senior management positions with numerous mining companies as well as taking leadership roles with various non-governmental and charitable organisations. His contribution to the development of the Zambian mining sector has been significant, while also devoting significant time and energy to support the wider development of Zambian society.
Dr Mulenga will provide independent leadership and council to the Aggreko EMEA Board in matters relating to the strategic direction and development of Aggreko’s business in Zambia in a non-executive capacity.
Aggreko provides rental power solutions to industry and energy utilities in more than 100 countries globally. In Africa, Aggreko operates in 30 countries via an installed generation capacity of 2 GW spread across the continent. It also provides mission critical power supplies across the full project lifecycle, from initial project construction and development, to full production and project ramp-down for the mining sector. The firm also provides rapid response, emergency power to keep mines operational.