Staff Profiles

Sumera Haroon
Finance Manager

Sumera joined Afrinut in October, 2018. She has previously worked as Group Finance Controller for Bisnowaty Group of Companies, Import and Sales Manager and HNA Trading as well as Accountant at Farmer’s World. She holds a Masters of Science in Strategic Management and brings on board a vast amount of knowledge and expertise in Business Finance & Planning, Financial Reporting, Project Management, Consultancy projects and Customer Relationship.

Cathrine Cornella
Farmer Support Unit Manager

Cathrine heads the Farmer Support Unit since March 2019 which supports the producers of
groundnuts in supplying the required quality and quantities of nuts to the factory. Cathrine has over 15 years of experience in development work and management consulting. Prior to joining Afri-Oils she worked with Exagris Africa Ltd as Development Services Unit Manager, with a Swiss Foundation, managing its portfolio in Palestine and she spent a few years in Uganda setting up an organic fruit drying business. She also worked as a strategy and management consultant both for an international consultancy and independently for over 10 years.

Chrispine Kandani
Quality Assurance Manager

Chrispine Kandani is responsible for quality control regime at AFRIOILS. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Technology. Before joining Afrioils, he worked in various quality assurance positions at Dairibord Malawi Limited, Mulanje Peak Foods, Eazypack Limited and Carlsberg Malawi.

Steve Chipole
Purchases Manager

Steve is mainly responsible for procurement and coordinating the buying of groundnuts. He holds a qualification in Purchasing and Supply and was previously Purchasing Manager at Export Trading Company, Sunseed Oil Limited, Bio Energy Resources Limited and Mount Meru Petroleum.

Yophat Mkandawire
Assistant to Factory Manager

Yophat is currently working as Afrioils Assistant factory Manager. He has over 10 years vast experience in plant machinery (Mechanical and electrical including welfare of the staff). He holds a National Trade Taste Grade 1. Yophat was previously the production manager at Cheetah Malawi Limited. He was also the Asset and factory Manager of Tree Crops Limited and maintenance supervisor at Enterprise containers.