Below is a list of the key staff involved in the Operations of Continental Holdings Limited and who provide the rest of the group companies with the required support towards enhanced service delivery capability, necessary operational processes and controls and risk management.

Mr. Robert Abbey

Group Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Robert Abbey is Director and Chief Executive Officer of CHL. He has a strong professional accounting and financial services background spanning over 40 years in a number of African countries, namely: Zambia, Ghana, Malawi, Kenya, Rwanda and Liberia. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Director of TransAfrica Holdings Limited (Mauritius). Mr. Abbey is the current Chairman of CAM and serves as a non-executive director on the boards of CCL, CPL, CAM Nominees Ltd, Continental Pensions Services Company, CDH Commodities Limited, SDC Finance and Leasing Company Limited (Ghana) and CDH Capital (Rwanda) and TAH Capital (South Africa). Mr. Robert Abbey is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (England). He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from Brunel University/Henley Management Centre (England).

Mr. Kingsley Zulu

Group Financial Controller

CPA(M), FCCA, MSc Strategic Management, BAcc

Mr. Zulu has been the Group Financial Controller for the Company since 2012. He also serves as an Executive Director on the Board of the following Group Companies: Continental Holdings Limited, CDH Investment Bank, Continental Pension Services Company Limited and Continental Asset Management Nominees Limited.  He previously held the position of Head of Finance, Administration, and IT for Continental Discount house Limited (CDH) from 2007, a predecessor of CDH Investment Bank. Prior to joining CDH, Kingsley worked for the Malawi Institute of Management (MIM) as Director of Finance from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Zulu launched his accounting career with the International Accounting and Auditing firm, Messrs. PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in 1999.

Mr. Gift Chisale

Internal Audit Manager


He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He is a member of Institute of Certified Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree (BAcc) from The University of Malawi. He has over 15 years’ experience in external and internal auditing having worked with KPMG for 8 years from 2006 to 2014 prior to joining the Continental Group in 2014

Reuben Kumwenda

Legal and Compliance Manager

LLB (Hons) RSA

He is a Legal Practitioner with over 7 years’ experience in Commercial Law and Transactions.  He has handled an assortment of corporate and commercial matters for both domestic and international clients ranging from financial services, due diligences and matters concerning, company law to employment, public procurement and PPP transactions, competition law, financial services laws, energy, insurance law, and land transactions among others. He has worked for international Law firms in South Africa and before joining Continental Group in 2022 he was Principal Associate at Savjani & Co..

Hollen Kamanga

Finance and Risk Manager

FCCA, BAcc, CA (M)

Hollen joined Continental Holdings Limited (CHL) in 2022 as Finance and Risk Manager.

He has over 10 years’ experience in external auditing having worked for Grant Thornton formerly KPMG Malawi.

He is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds the Degree of Bachelor of Accountancy obtained from the Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences (MUBAS) formerly the Polytechnic.

Isabel Masi-Kachinjika – MCIM

Brand and Innovations Manager

Ms. Masi-Kachinjika joined CHL in February, 2023 after serving as Business Development Manager (centre and north) at Continental Asset Management for almost 3 years. She has over 20 years marketing and brand strategy and management experience and led the rebranding of Airtel Malawi from Zain in 2010. She is the first and current President of the Institute of Marketing in Malawi IMM) and was a co-chair of the Tourism and Hotels Board and Marketing Committee until March 2023. She also sits on the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Competitions and Marketing Committee and is a member of Farm Holdings Radio Limited’s Technical Committee.

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