Aggreko Leadership Members
David Taylor-Smith, Managing Director, Aggreko Europe, Middle East & Africa with Dr. Sixtus Mulenga, Chairman, Aggreko Zambia and James Shepherd, Managing Director, Aggreko Africa

In Zambia, temporary power and temperature control services company Aggreko appointed Zambian businessman and mining industry expert Dr Sixtus Mulenga as its new non-executive chairman.

Mulenga brings significant experience to a role that is integral to Aggreko’s operations in Zambia, the company announced in a statement on Thursday.

Wealth of knowledge in various sectors

During a career spanning more than 35 years, 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 the Zambian society.

Commenting on his appointment Mulenga said: “I’m truly excited to be joining Aggreko … As Zambia works to further develop its mining industry, along with the capacity and coverage of its electricity grid, Aggreko can play a key role in supporting these initiatives, while also supporting a growing and diversified industrial sector.”

Mulenga has published 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.

Independent leadership

In his role, Mulenga will provide independent leadership and council to the Aggreko Europe, Middle East and Africa Board in matters relating to the strategic direction and development of Aggreko’s business in Zambia in a non-executive capacity.

David Taylor-Smith, Regional Managing Director, Aggreko Europe, Middle East and Africa commented that: “Dr Mulenga brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our organisation and I am confident that he will play a key role in seeing us continue … in the utilities and mining sectors.”