Honourable Joseph Mathyola Mwanamvekha was first elected as Member of Parliament in May, 2014 and subsequently appointed as Minister of Industry and Trade on 23rd June, 2014 by President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.

On 17th July, 2017, President Mutharika appointed Hon Mwanamvekha as Malawi’s Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation, and Water Development. Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha MP, was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Chiradzulu South in the May 2019 tripartite elections.

On 20th June, 2019, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Malawi, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika appointed Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha MP, as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development.

Prior to becoming a Member of Parliament, Honourable Joseph Mwanamvekha MP had served in various capacities in the financial sector before being appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer for Continental Discount House Limited in February, 2005. In March 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of Malawi Savings Bank which was the third largest Commercial Bank in Malawi
at the time (the bank has since been sold and merged with the FDH Bank Limited).

This appointment culminated into him being seconded as Secretary to the Treasury in the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning.
During that period, he successfully, chaired the Task Force of Permanent Secretaries in the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG).

He also successfully chaired the African Union (AU) Group of Permanent Secretaries and also served as Alternate Governor of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and ex-officio Board Member for almost all Government parastatal organizations and statutory corporations by virtue of being Secretary to the Treasury.

Academically, he holds a Master of Arts Degree in Economics (Monetary Economics) from the University of Malawi
and has attained numerous professional qualifications in areas of Treasury Management, Securities Trading, Asset
and Liability Management, Leadership, and Negotiations.

 

 

MINISTER OF FINANCE

Profile of the Current Finance of Minister,

Right Honourable Joseph Mathyola

Mwanamvekha MP

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