Prof. Stephen Simukanga
Board Director & Vice Chairperson
Professor Stephen Simukanga, a renowned academician and metallurgical engineer, is the Vice Chairperson of the Mopani Copper Mines PLC Board of Directors, having been appointed Director in September 2022.
He possesses vast experience in the academic world, having served as Vice Chancellor and Head of the Metallurgy and Mineral Processing School at the University of Zambia (UNZA) prior to his current appointment as Director General of the Higher Education Authority.
He possesses a Doctorate in Process Metallurgy from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, and both Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Mineral Sciences in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing from UNZA.
Professor Simukanga started off his career in the mining industry as Assistant Metallurgical Engineer at Luanshya Copper Smelter (1982 – 1984). He also had a stint at Chambishi Copper/Cobalt Leach Plant before venturing into academics.