Chair Founding Directors Forum

Chair Founding Directors Forum

Dr. Tecla Ngwenya    Zambia

Dr Tecla. Z. Ngwenya is a vibrant, ambitious and enthusiastic entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience in managing her own businesses,19 of which in tourism and hospitality industry.

Dr Ngwenya is the Managing Director of Tecla Investments Limited which comprises a Hotel and two Lodges in Zambia. She is also the Managing Director of Christecla General Dealers and Tecla Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

She is also into Agriculture and has more than 25 years of experience in crop marketing, cattle farming, game ranching and transportation.

Additionally, she has travelled extensively both locally and globally and seats on several boards .Recently she was honored by being appointed Board chairperson of ZAMBIA TOURISM AGENCY (ZTA)

A mother of five, she still manages to juggle family life and her business responsibilities. This makes Dr. Ngwenya a well-seasoned business executive.

 Dr Ngwenya is a member of the following :-

  • Tourism Council of Zambia
  • Hotel and Catering Association of Zambia
  • Zambia Chamber of Commerce
  • The African Tourism Council – Founding Director

  Dr Tecla Ngwenya  serves on the following boards

  • WOMEN OF VALUE AFRICA(WOVA) one of the founders and   Head Executive of FINANCE Committee.
  • Advisory committee of the Lusaka Youth Resource Centre as chairperson
  • Tourism Council of Zambia as Board Member
  • Zambia Institute for Tourism and Hospitality Studies as vice chairperson of the governing council as well as chairperson of the  Finance and Human Resource Committee.


  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from the Commonwealth University
  • Woman Super Achiever Award from the 7th World Women Leadership