Corporate Lawyer turned entrepreneur, Monica Musonda is Founder and CEO of Java Foods, a Zambian based food-processing company that provides affordable nutrition to the southern African market. Musonda is a dual-qualified English solicitor and Zambian advocate with over 16 years post qualification experience. Monica currently serves as non-executive director on a number of boards including Airtel Networks Zambia Plc & Zambia Breweries (where she is chair). She currently sits on both the SUN Lead Group and the Global Advisory Board for SUN Business Network.
She is the recipient of the 2017 African Agribusiness Entrepreneur of the Year award, an award conferred annually to entrepreneurs who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in agricultural input and value addition in Africa. She is a 2013 Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum) and Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. Forbes Magazine and Africa Investor named her as one of the leading Young Power Women in Business in Africa in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
She holds a LL.B from the University of Zambia and an LL.M from the University of London.