Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Leningrad (Petersburg) Russia
Experience: Abel was the first Zambian General Manager of the former Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Ltd, now ZESCO Ltd, a position he was appointed to in 1974. He joined the Behrens Group in 1980, subsequently becoming its Executive Chairman. He has served on several boards in different capacities, including as chairman. He is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and of the Engineering Institution of Zambia, which he had presided over in the 1980s. He is a fellow of the World Bank British Institute of Management and was elected Member of Parliament for Lusaka’s Matero constituency in 1988. Abel continues to play an active role in various sectors of the Zambian economy. He serves as Chairperson of the Remuneration and Employee Development Committee and sits on the Risk and Health, Safety, Environment, and Social committees.