Benedicto Kananza is the Chief Strategy Officer at Finance and Business Advisory International. Previously, he worked as Deputy Managing Director of Nedbank Malawi, where he was also Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. He has 22 years of professional experience, 5 of which were spent in the manufacturing sector and 17 in the banking and finance sector. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Derby. He is a speaker and writer, with particular focus on Leadership, Business, Risk Entrepreneurship and Finance.

Small business are absolutely key to the economic development of Malawi. With declining Foreign Direct investment (FDI) at the corporate level, small business are the vehicle for increased Domestic investment. Well nurtured and provided with the right environment and support, small business have the potential to grow and become corporates of tomorrow employing millions of people and contributing significantly in terms of taxes for economic development. Most the big businesses we see in the world today all started as small garage business some with one or very few individuals. Since most small business owners are indigenous citizens, their level of patriotism and keen interest to invest in their home country is generally higher.” – Benedicto Kananza