Board of Directors

Jim Henderson
Board Chairman


Jim was educated in Zimbabwe and holds a diploma in Agriculture. He has over 20 years’ experience in greenfield project development and agricultural finance consulting for both commercial and smallholder projects in sub-Saharan and West African countries. He is the Country Director for AgDevCo Malawi and was instrumental in setting up the Malawi office and is now responsible for managing all current and potential country investments.


Tim de Borde

Tim is the CEO of Afrioils and lives in Lilongwe. Originally from the UK, he first lived in Malawi in 1996 and has been a regular visitor until setting up Exagris in 2008. A chartered accountant, Tim worked in corporate finance and private equity based in London for many years.
He is passionate about farming development in Malawi and the Agri business sector in general. He is on the boards of Afrioils, Exagris Africa, Valid Nutrition as well as the Exagris holding company in the UK and its Russian subsidiary as well.

Dr Betty Chinyamunyamu

Dr. Betty Chinyamunyamu is an accomplished Development Economist with a proven track record of devising and implementing development programmes that expand opportunities for people to lift themselves out of poverty. She specialises in strategic planning, agribusiness development, project development and management; policy analysis and advocacy, farmer organisation development and management, food security, women empowerment, and monitoring and evaluation. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for the National Smallholder Farmers’ Association of Malawi (NASFAM) - Malawi’s largest independent smallholder farmer organisation with a membership of over 130,000 farmers and annual turnover of around US$20 million. She also serves on Boards for various organisations both within and outside Malawi. Dr. Chinyamunyamu holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics (distinction) from the University of Malawi; an MPhil (distinction) from the University of Cambridge (UK) and a PhD from the University of Leeds (UK).

Chris Amira

Chris Amira was born in Zimbabwe and obtained an Honours Degree in Agriculture from the University of Zimbabwe. He has over 30 years experience with leading businesses in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Mozambique. Currently, Chris is the CEO of MC Meats (Pvt) Ltd, and sits on a number of Company Boards within Zimbabwe and the region. He is a citizen and resident of Zimbabwe.