Dr. Thomas Chataghalala Munthali is the Director of Knowledge and Learning. He holds a Masters and PhD in Economics from University of Leeds, England. Prior to joining ACBF, Dr. Munthali was the Malawi Country Director for Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). As a seasoned Economist with extensive international experience, he has worked with Malawi’s Ministry of Economic Planning where he was part of the team that coordinated the development of the Malawi Economic Growth Strategy; the World Bank where he coordinated research around exchange rates and transport systems as part of the 2009 country economic memorandum; and UNFPA where he provided leadership in strategies for harnessing population and its dividend for development. He has written a number of journal and workshop/conference papers on corporate governance, exchange rates, economic development, financial development, insurance and economic growth, population and development, climate change, inter alia. He is the past President of the Economics Association of Malawi (and remains its Executive member). He was also a member of the Advisory Council for Strategic Planning that advised the then African Union Chairman, Prof. Bingu Wa Mutharika.
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