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Desmond Bikoko

Lilongwe, Lilongwe, Malawi

Desmond Williams Bikoko is the current Mayor of Malawi’s Capital City, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Holdings Limited and President of Lilongwe based Riverton University. Prior to Madison Holdings and Riverton University, he was the Director of Global Trade Compliance with Tyco Safety Products in Denver, USA as well as a Senior Operations Manager at one of the busiest U.S. Airports (Denver International Airport). He is also a former Board Member and member of the Audit Committee with Public Service Credit Union, a leading financial institution in the U.S.A. He has worked as a Human Resources & Management Consultant for the past several years in various organizations including Airtel Malawi, Public Service Credit Union, Coca-Cola USA, ABM Industries and Qwest Communications in the United States. Locally, he has taught various business related courses with Corporate Governance, Exploits University and Riverton University as a Senior Lecturer.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Leadership from Bellevue University, USA, an Executive-MBA and MBA-Project Management from Colorado Technical University, USA, and a Ph.D.  with emphasis on International Business from Northcentral University, USA

6 Sessions POC
12 Sessions POC

Business Management
Government & Politics
Staffing & Recruiting

Education: Ph.D - International Business MBA - Business Management / Project Management BA - Leadership

Languages: Chichewa, English

World Politics, History, Leadership, Management,Public Administration

LinkedIN Profile:

Current Company: Lilongwe City | Madison Holdings Limited

Current Position: Mayor | Chairman & CEO

Experience Description: • Mayor - Lilongwe City (Jan 2017 – Present) I am political Head of the City of Lilongwe and functions include: Acting as the principal spokesperson for the Council Supporting good working relations between Councillors Carrying out the civic and ceremonial duties of the Office of the Mayor Recommend to the Council such measures and legislation as he deems necessary and to make such other recommendations to the Council concerning the affairs of the City. The role, extends well beyond officiating at council meetings or other council proceedings and includes providing leadership, promoting positive relationships, and modelling good governance • Chairman & Chief Executive Officer - Madison Holdings Limited (Nov 2008 – Present) Madison Holdings Limited is a holding company for its wholly-owned Malawian subsidiaries, Madison Business Advisory (M.B.A), Madison Recruitment Services, Riverton University and Aspen Limited. The role of Madison Holdings is to enhance corporate value through subsidiary-wide decision-making and optimally distributing management resources. Each subsidiary company will concentrate on its business to deliver customer satisfaction by providing high-quality services. Madison Business Advisory is three pronged: Research, Training and consultancy in the following areas: Leadership, Financial Management, Change management, Business Management, and Customer Care, Project Management, Marketing, Appraisals, HIV and AIDS, Rural Community Development. Madison Business Advisory also offers customized recruiting and placement solutions that continually place the best candidates at all levels of skill and expertise Madison Recruitment Services provides technical, professional and industrial recruiting and staffing services. We provide customized recruiting and placement solutions that continually place the best candidates at all levels of skill and expertise. We offer executive search and non-executive search services. Riverton University offers industry-driven degree programs and specialized concentrations based upon the current and expected demand for business and management professionals in a broad range of disciplines. Course content has been updated to reflect industry trends, theories, applications and practices driving today's global business environments. Stanford programs are designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to improve the business world and generate ideas that can advance management practice. Aspen Limited offers IT and security related services across Malawi.

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Dynamic result oriented professional with a strong track record of performance in turnaround and high paced organizations. Proven abilities in problem solving, people management, and motivation. Over thirteen years of senior leadership  experience, training and development; knowledgeable in establishing and overseeing facilitation of business goals; experienced in public relations, project planning, and event coordination; outstanding organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

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