Mr. Caesar Cheelo 

Mr. Caesar Cheelo, an Economist, is an Associate Executive Director and Research Fellow at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) where he serves on two editorial Boards of SAIPAR peer review journals. He is a Research Economist in the Trade and Customs Division of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat.  

Mr. Cheelo is a seasoned researcher, policy analyst, advisor, trainer, scholar, and business developer. He has 20 years of experience in providing strategic advice to government ministries and agencies, bilateral donors, regional and multilateral bodies including several UN agencies, civil society organisations and private sector entities. He has previously served as a Senior Research Fellow at the Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis and Research, a Macroeconomist at the COMESA Secretariat, and a Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Economics at the University of Zambia. He is also a Board Member on the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) Board of Directors. 

He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Zambia. 

Mr.  Cheelo is the Chairperson of the Governance and Risk Committee of the Bank of Zambia Board.