Malcel is a a public limited liability company registered in Malawi for the purpose of providing Mobile Network service to the population of Malawi.

Malcel aims to be Malawi’s first Digital Network Operator with an aim of providing digital solutions to everyday problems for our customers.

Malcel is owned by several institutional investors and a company called Bedrock Holdings Limited representing founding members of Malcel all of whom are Malawians.

Malcel will be introducing its mobile money service MCASH, the purpose being to be able to penetrate the previously unserved communities and offer them a superior service than previously enjoyed.

Meet Our 
Mr. Bonface Tintin NDAWALA
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Bonface is Malawian business executive who has worked in 10 African markets in various capacities and have done business in a couple dozen other countries in total over the past 25 years. Bonface has worked in Audit, Automotive industry, Telecoms, Agricultural sector and solutions and Fintech space.

Bonface is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants – FCCA and a Certified Public Accountant – CPA with 25 years’ experience including three start-ups in Madagascar, Ghana and South Sudan with Zain.

Bonface has worked as CFO for renowned Telecom Companies namely Celtel, Zain, Airtel, Cell C and Globacom group in Nigeria amongst a few as well as in the innovation and Fintech space with Seamless Distribution Systems AB as the Global Accounts Director for Africa. He has now founded Malcel PLC to bring back home all the knowledge and experiences he has amassed over the past two decades on the African continent to come up with a state-of-the-art digital mobile network in Malawi.

His passion remains driving impactful change across the African continent with an aim to empower local populations to use technology to uplift their lives and help their communities well as driving financial inclusion across Africa and digitisation of value and thereby transferring such value seamlessly across different communities in Africa.

With his vast Africa experience spanning from West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa he has a unique insight and appreciation of the various business practices, various cultures, and indeed various tax regimes across the continent which will serve him well in this capacity.

With his vast Africa experience spanning from West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, and Southern Africa he has a unique insight and appreciation of the various business practices, various cultures, and indeed various tax regimes across the continent which will serve him well in this capacity.

Mr. Davie HUWA
Chief Technical Officer

Davie is one of the pioneers of Mobile Telecommunications in Malawi who has played a key role in development of Telecommunications infrastructure in Malawi. Eng. Davie Huwa has over 30 years’ experience in Telecommunications having worked at MTL, Airtel and now owns RACCELS Limited where he is also CEO.

Eng. Davie Huwa has participated in several projects in Mobile and fixed line networks including setting up of Airtel GSM network from scratch.

The projects involved, among other activities, assessing demand for services and products, assessing coverage requirements, review available technologies to meet customer requirements, identification of suitable technologies to be deployed, drawing up technical specifications for equipment, drawing up project budget, tendering process, and project management. He is perfect for this role.


Dr Justin KALIMA
Chief Human Resources and Legal Officer

Justin is a Malawian and a practising attorney who owns his own law firm in Johannesburg South Africa, he practices in Malawi too. He employs a workforce of 25 in his firm. He is currently running an international law practice which advises on laws pertaining to business and organisational issues. His clients include mobile network operators. Previously he worked at Africa’s largest law firm based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He also worked at the South African corporate office of one of the three largest mining companies in the world. He has also worked at two South African universities and has over 21 years’ experience.



Chief Information Officer

Zanga is a talented Information technology expert with over 20 years’ experience. In a world that is being transformed by Information and Communications Technology, Zanga is a leader with a proven track record. He is a qualified, talented and highly motivated Information Technology professional with more than two decades of international experience in the United Kingdom and in Malawi. This experience has been at managerial level since 2007 and at executive management level since 2011. He keeps in tune with global technological trends and local realities. He is always “ready to roll up his sleeves” and assist in solving problems together with his teams and he is perfect for this role.

Mr. Jonathan PINIFOLO
Chief Regulatory Officer

Jonathan is an accomplished ICT expert who has worked with MACRA before and knows a great deal about a mobile network operator’s regulatory environment . He has also worked with both Mobile Network Operators in Malawi namely TNM and Airtel. Jonathan has over fifteen years’ experience in high level management focusing on Technical and Economic Regulation ,Telecommunications Management, Digital Financial Services, Infrastructure and Technology management, and Strategic leadership . He has been involved in management of various ICT Programs, Project appraisals, Preparation of Business cases for new products/services and setting up of operations functional departments. He is currently working as Head of Programmes and Policy for the Digital Financial Inclusion Program covering 21 countries in the COMESA region.

Among other qualifications, he holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Johannesburg, MSc in Wireless Communications Systems obtained with distinction from Oxford Brookes University in UK and Masters degree in Business Administration.

Mrs. Chifundo KUMPUKWE
Chief Financial Officer

Chifundo is an energetic, result oriented, and decisive business executive and professional accountant focused on achieving exceptional results in a highly competitive environment. She is experienced in building business partnerships, championing continuous improvement for increased efficiency, reduced operating costs and maximum resource utilization by utilizing comprehensive concepts to optimize organizational processes.

She is an MBA graduate and Chartered Accountant with 20 years professional experience. Prior to joining Open Connect Limited as Chief Finance and administration Officer, Chifundo occupied senior roles in Airtel Malawi and BP Malawi (Now PUMA Energy).

Her career objective is to professionally apply her competencies, training, and experience in improving organizational performance and increasing stakeholder value.  Her training and experience running MNOs means she is perfect for this role.



Mr. Elias DZIKO

Chief Commercial Officer

Elias is a driven commercial executive with over 20 years’ experience in Telecoms and Retail. He has international experience as well and worked for Zain in Malawi, Ghana as well as South Sudan. He has a bachelor’s degree from the university of Malawi. With his experience mostly running the commercial organisations in all the companies he has worked for means he perfectly suited for this role.


We are not just a mobile network, we are a fintech company with emphasis on providing solutions to peoples everyday problems.

We are a cashless digital service provider, our focus to to give our customers the digital thrill by moving them from a cash economy to experience how you can still get things done more efficiently effortlessly and seamlessly by employing digital means to address everyday problems.

We are a Solutions Based Digital Service Provider

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