On Wednesday, April 5th, 2023, KoBold announced the appointment of Mfikeyi Makayi as CEO of KoBold Zambia—the first Zambian woman in history to head a major mineral exploration company—in an interview with Reuters.
The news was incredibly well received:
Congratulations to Mfikeyi Makayi @MMakayi84 on her appointment at @KoBold_Metals #Zambia. We wish great success to our 1st Zambian Woman CEO of a major mining exploration company. So proud of you.#WomenInLeadership #InspiringWomen pic.twitter.com/Z81WjDVVce
— Hakainde Hichilema (@HHichilema) April 5, 2023
— U.S. Embassy Zambia (@usembassyzambia) April 5, 2023
Mfikeyi also spoke with the BBC about her history-making appointment: