The Board of the National Institute For Scientific And Industrial Research (Nisir) wishes to inform its sister institutions, partners and the general public of the appointment of Dr. Henry Kambafwile as its new Director / Chief Executive Officer effective 3rdMarch, 2021.
Dr. Kambafwile comes to this new appointment with over13 years of experience in the Research and Development (R&D) arena having served in various capacities in the Republic of South Africa and the region.Dr. Kambafwile’s postgraduate studies were at University of Cape Town, South Africa where he obtained PhD in 2012, in Medicinal Chemistry, MSc in 2008 in Chemistry.
He obtained BSc in 2000 in Biology & Chemistry from the University of Zambia after Grade 12 at Mpelembe Secondary School.
Dr. Kambafwilejoins NISIR with a wealth of experience inPolicy Planning for Science, Technology and Innovations (ST&I), Strategic Planning & Implementation for growth and advancement in R&D as well as project, programme and operations managementin industry, private and public sector,including consulting.
Dr. Kambafwile also worked for Zambia Revenue Authority from 2001to 2005before starting postgraduate training andcareer in R&D in 2006.
The Board wishes to congratulate Dr. Kambafwile on his appointment and also wishes him every success, God’s guidance and vision as he assumes this new role of directing the affairs and mandate of NISIR to greater heights within the National Science, Technology & Innovation landscape and beyond.