10 February 2011

Zambia: EAZ Picks New President

THE Economics Association of Zambia (EAZ) has appointed business consultant Isaac Ngoma as the association president, taking over from Noel Nkoma who quit the position last month.

EAZ founder member Robert Liebenthal has been appointed association vice-president, a position previously held by Mr Ngoma.

The EAZ said in a statement yesterday that the two appointments were made after an executive committee meeting held last week.

"The Economic Association of Zambia (EAZ) has appointed Mr Isaac Ngoma as president to fill up the gap left by the resignation of Noel Nkoma and Mr Robert Liebenthal has also been appointed vice-president," the statement said.

Mr Ngoma is an entrepreneur running a computer solutions company and is a business consultant holding a Bachelor's Degree in economics and management and a Master's in Business Administration.

He has held several positions in the association in the last 10 years. Mr Liebenthal is a national coordinator for the Millennium Challenge Account-Zambia and is a retired World Bank official who consults for the Africa Development Bank and the World Bank among others.

Mr Liebenthal holds a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economy and a Masters Degree in economics and founded Economics Club the forerunner of the EAZ.

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