Chipokota Mayamba Mwanawasa is a lawyer and agri-entrepreneur with expertise in structuring deals and business facilitation across Africa. She is also very passionate about issues of social injustice and the empowerment of youth and women. She took a year off from directing her commercial farming and agribusiness ventures to work as a political strategist in the 2016 Zambian presidential, parliamentary, and local government elections. She is a fluent French speaker. Chipokota holds a Masters in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town, and a joint Honours degree in English and French Law from the University of Kent and Université de Bordeaux IV.