Mr. Chinyanta is currently the Director for Africa – Human Resources and Administration, for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya where he is responsible for developing people strategies for the organization across 12 African Countries. He is also accountable for the development and implementation of human resource policies and practices that are effective, innovative and responsive at both regional and local level; and leading the Institution in attracting and retaining a high-performing, diverse and productive workforce of more than 25 Nationalities in support of its mission.
Mr. Chinyanta has 17 years’ experience as both an HR Professional and Technology Expert across diverse industries such as Manufacturing, Non-Profit, Telecoms and Agriculture and has extensive local and multi-regional experience as a Human Resource Professional in the areas of Talent Acquisition and Management, Talent Development, Leadership Development, Employee Relations, Policy Development, Change Management and HR Information Systems and Analytics.
He has held various positions as Head of HR at Cargill and Zamanita; Anglophone Head for Shared Services at Airtel Africa; Head of HR Operations Analysis; Talent Development, Management and Engagement Manager at both Airtel Zambia and Airtel DRC, and as an Information Technology Specialist at John Snow Incorporated.
He has previously served as Executive Director on the Boards of both Cargill Zambia (2009) Limited and Zamanita Limited.
Mr. Chinyanta is also a Software Engineer with experience in setting and administering of IT systems and infrastructure, Enterprise Resource Planning systems and Project management.
Mr. Chinyanta holds a Master’s in Business Administration in Strategic Planning, a SAQA Certified Occupationally Directed Education and Training Development Practitioner Certificate (OD-ETDP), Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).