Monica Musonda is a dual qualified English Solicitor and Zambian Advocate, with over fifteen years post qualification experience in corporate finance – mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital markets transactions, regulatory affairs and compliance.
Musonda served as Director Legal and Corporate Affairs to the Dangote Group in Lagos, Nigeria where she was primarily responsible for all the corporate, legal and financing work across the Group.
Musonda was the project lead responsible for the Dangote Group’s $500m investment in Zambia to build the country’s largest cement plant.
Under the mentorship of Aliko Dangote, Musonda decided to move back to her home country of Zambia and set up Java Foods, an food processing company which when completed will process Zambia’s high quality wheat into instant noodles for the Southern African region under its own brand called eeZee instant noodles.
Musonda started her career working for the Attorney General of Zambia where she advised on the privatization of state owned enterprises including the sale of Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines.
Musonda has worked in private practice with Clifford Chance in London and Edward Nathan Corporate Law Advisers in South Africa, where she rose to the rank of partner.
Musonda has also worked for the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC.
Musonda currently sits on the board of the Bank of Zambia making her the youngest board member in the central bank’s history.
Musonda is also the chairperson of Kwacha Pension Trust Fund, the largest single employer pension fund in Zambia.