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Douglas Bbela
General Manager Engineering & Asset Management

Mr. Bbela is a veteran mechanical engineer with a proven track record of developing partnerships and tactical plans for managing various types of assets across all levels of an organisation.
With a working career of nearly four decades in the mining industry, he has vast knowledge in underground mine dewatering, winding plant systems and maintenance of underground mine systems.
Mr. Bbela has been part of Mopani since pre-privatisation, having joined as a Trainee Graduate at Nkana Division under the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines Limited in 1983 and rising through the ranks to his current position of General Manager Engineering and Asset Management.
He has held several middle and senior management positions in the Company; Engineering Manager (2010 – 2021), Engineering Superintendent (2000 – 2010), Assistant Engineering Superintendent (1991 – 2000), and Sectional Engineer (1987 – 1991), among others.
Mr. Bbela holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zambia.