The ADFP admits organizations or groups, as well as individuals, to become members provided that they meet certain requirements for entry and participation.



The Association for Digital Finance Practitioners Zambia (ADFP Zambia) is a professional association of certified and experienced industry practitioners in the Digital and Finance space, guided by a constitution under an Executive committee.

ADFP is registered with the Registrar of Societies to promote Digital Financial Services (DFS) and financial inclusion skills building. The key objective of ADFP is to promote digital finance products and services usage and improvement by offering technical advice in building the DFS ecosystem and promoting quality of service in mobile connectivity and consumer protection. The association also promotes payment systems sensitization, Innovation, advocacy for Financial Inclusion, promoting co-opetition and Interoperability, advocating sustainability, and enabling Financial Markets to work for the Poor by continuously sharing ideas among the practitioners


ADFP Zambia was formed in 2018 by the Alumni of the Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) Community of Practice (COP) and was officially launched and registered on 14th March 2019.

During its launch ADFP was endorsed by the Bank of Zambia, who welcomed the support that it will give them in the digital financial services (DFS) sector. The Bank of Zambia also recognised the significant role that DFI has played in developing capacity of digital finance professionals in the country

What We Stand For



To be a world-class association contributing to the progressive evolution and development of the DFS industry.


To provide training and consultancy to the DFS ecosystem in Zambia.


  • Innovations
  • Customer centricity
  • Collaborations
  • Integrity
  • Digital First
  • Ingenuity

Meet the Team

The Executive comprises the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer Vice Treasurer, and Executive member for specific functions – Publicity, Innovation, and Membership.


Jessica Chisompola


Jessica Chisompola has over 17 years experience in business development, stakeholder liaison and engagement, marketing, digital banking, fintech, strategic planning, and consulting. During the course of her career, she has served under different capacities, having worked for OPay Zambia, Zanaco, ZICA and CETZAM Financial Services.

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Chilekwa Banda


With over 15 years of experience in the Digital Financial Services industry, Chilekwa has developed expertise in the field of strategic planning, digital banking, business development, field research, talk radio hosting, digital marketing, and corporate acquisition.

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Talitha Bulaya


Talitha Bulaya is a Certified Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP), Gender Equality Changemaker (GEC), has a Diploma in Regulation in Digital Finance, and is a Chartered Risk Analyst. She has 37 years of banking experience of which 22 years have been in electronic and digital banking.


More Of TheTeam


Vice Chairperson

We are seeking an experienced and visionary individual to join our organization as Vice Chairperson. In this crucial role, you will collaborate closely with the Chairperson to drive strategic initiatives and foster a collaborative environment within the organization. Your leadership skills and ability to make informed decisions will be instrumental in achieving our collective goals and guiding the team toward success.


Vice Secretary

As Vice Secretary, you will play a pivotal role in maintaining efficient communication and organization within our team. Your excellent administrative and interpersonal skills will aid in coordinating meetings, taking minutes, and supporting the Secretary in various tasks. If you are detail-oriented, reliable, and have a passion for effective teamwork, we invite you to be part of our dynamic organization.


Vice Treasurer

Join us as the Vice Treasurer and make a significant impact on our financial stability. Your expertise in financial management, budgeting, and resource allocation will be vital in ensuring the responsible management of our organization’s finances. As a collaborative and strategic thinker, you will work alongside the Treasurer to make informed financial decisions and secure a sustainable future for our organization.


Executive member – Publicity

Are you a creative and adept communicator? We are seeking an Executive Member for Publicity who will be responsible for crafting compelling messages and promoting our organization’s activities to a wider audience. Your proficiency in social media management, content creation, and public relations will help us enhance our brand visibility and engage with our community effectively.

Rhys Sengani Phiri

Rhys Sengani Phiri

Executive Member – Tech & Innovation

With over 17 years of dedicated expertise in the realms of financial technology and digital payments, Rhys has technically contributed in the implementation of regional, national and private digital payment systems, promoting financial inclusion. Holding an Executive Master’s Degree and several certifications, among them, Certified Digital Finance Expert (CDFE) and Certified Digital Finance Practitioner (CDFP), he brings a wealth of knowledge and proficiency to the Fintech landscape.


Executive member – Membership

In this role, you will be the driving force behind expanding our organization’s membership base. As an Executive Member of Membership, you will implement innovative strategies to attract and retain members, ensuring they feel valued and connected to our mission. Your passion for networking and building strong relationships will contribute significantly to the growth and success of our organization.

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