Sydney joined REIZ in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants (ZiCA) and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, United Kingdom). He is an MBA Finance finalist and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy Degree. Sydney has outstanding knowledge of the real estate sector in Zambia and the region arising from his more than 15 years of experience in the industry. He also has outstanding technical accounting and finance skills.
Prior to being promoted CEO of REIZ, Sydney was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of the company and had been Acting CEO since 1 July 2015. Before joining REIZ, Sydney worked for City Investments Limited, Kembe Cold Storage Corporation Limited and Zambezi Ranching & Cropping Limited where he held senior positions.
Mr Mulenga has over 17 years of varied experience locally in the property industry in Zambia and internationally having worked for major property firms notably in South Africa and the Middle East region based in Dubai.
He previously worked for Africa’s leading property services company JHI Properties from their Johannesburg head office as well as Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) a NYSE listed global company specialising in real estate services based at their regional head office in Dubai. During his employment his clients extended to multinational companies which included both listed and unlisted companies with assignments covering all types of properties which included retail shopping malls, offices, industrial, residential and hospitality property.
Sonny’s experience extends to cover valuations, development appraisals, asset management, valuation finance and asset advisory and optimization strategies. He has a real estate honours degree from the University of Reading (UK) and is a professional member of various real estate organisations that include the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK, the South African Institute of Valuers and Estate Agents Affairs Board (SA) among many others.