Ruth Chanda Simuyemba
Designation: Head of Human Resources for Standard Chartered Bank
Award Name: Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All
Ruth Chanda Simuyemba is the Head of Human Resources for Standard Chartered Bank Zambia, the most profitable Bank in the Zambian market (2016). She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics; an MBA from the University of Leicester with HR qualifications from tertiary institutions including Cornell University. Ruth previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Management Consultant and later at the United Nations Devloment Programme (UNDP) as an HR Officer/Learning Manager. With UNDP, she had short term assignments in their Malaysia and Zimbabwe markets. As HR Head for SCB Zambia, she has had the opportunity of overseeing the HR Botswana and Mauritius markets periodically. Ruth is on the Bank’s Africa and Middle East Management Accelerator Programme. She also is on the A-List (Africa List) managed by CDC Group. She currently serves on the Board of National Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research and the National Remote Sensing Centre.