Management Team

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Dr. Collins Magalasi


Dr. Collins Magalasi is a seasoned economist, manager and policy expert in the fields of development, finance, law and business. He joined MERA on 23 November, 2017 after serving as the Chief Economic Advisor and Executive Assistant to the President of the Republic of Malawi from 2014. Collins spent five years as Chief Executive Officer of the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) in Zimbabwe. Previously he was ActionAid Malawi’s Head of Policy and later Country Director for South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. He is former Executive Director of the Malawi Economic Justice Network. His academic credentials include a PhD in Economic Science, two master’s degrees in Laws and Business, and Economic Policy and Management, and a Bachelor of Public Administration Degree.

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Ishmael Stan Chioko


Mr. Ishmael Stan Chioko joined MERA on 15th April, 2013 as Director of Legal Affairs and Board Secretary. He has 11 years experience in the energy sector at managerial level: 4 years as Board Secretary and 7 years as General Manager at the Petroleum Control Commission. He has also worked for 1 year in each of the following institutions: the Ministry responsible for Justice; the Ministry responsible for Lands; and Sidiq and Co. He has further worked for Savjan and Co. for 2 years and Ishmael Attorneys for 5 years. He holds a Masters in Business Administration, Bachelor of Laws degree, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Policy and Management.


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Alinafe Mkavea


Alinafe Mkavea has more than 13 years’ experience in the oil industry, in the fields of fuel trading, regulation, fleet management, bulk fuel storage and handling, logistics management, safety and technical standards, pricing and retail operations. She served as a Chemist, Depot Manager, Customer Support and Pricing Manager for Puma Energy Limited (formerly, BP Malawi Limited). She also served as Head of Supply and Distribution for LafargeHolcim Malawi Limited where she was responsible for all logistics and procurement functions. Alinafe is a Chartered Marketer with CIM (United Kingdom), she also holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Malawi and a Bachelor of Education Science degree also from the University of Malawi.