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Saulos Chilima SmilingSaulos Chilima is a Malawian economist and politician born on 12 February 1973.

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About Saulos Chilima

Saulos Chilima is a Malawian economist and politician who has been Vice-President of Malawi since June 2014. Before joining politics, Chilima held key leadership positions in various multinational companies including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Airtel Malawi, where he rose to become Chief Executive Officer.

In February 2014, Saulos Chilima was announced as the running mate of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Peter Mutharika for the May 2014 presidential election.

The Mutharika-Chilima ticket won the election, and Chilima became the Vice-President of Malawi. During his tenure, Chilima has been instrumental in promoting various social and economic reforms aimed at improving the lives of Malawians.

In July 2018, Chilima left the DPP to form the United Transformation Movement (UTM), citing widespread corruption within the DPP and the need for meaningful change in Malawi. Under the UTM banner, Chilima contested the 2019 presidential election but did not secure the presidency. However, following the annulment of the 2019 election results due to irregularities, Malawi held a fresh presidential election in June 2020. In the 2020 election, Chilima joined forces with Lazarus Chakwera, the leader of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), as part of the Tonse Alliance. The alliance emerged victorious, with Chakwera as President and Chilima continuing as Vice-President.

As Vice-President, Chilima has played an active role in the new administration, spearheading various initiatives and reforms. His efforts have been focused on economic development, reducing corruption, and improving public service delivery. His background in the private sector has contributed to his pragmatic and results-oriented approach to governance, which has earned him praise and recognition both domestically and internationally.

Saulos Chilima Education

Saulos Chilima attended the Marist Brothers Mtendere Secondary School Thiwi in the Dedza District. A devout Catholic, he holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Economics) degree and a Master of Science (Economics) degree, both from Chancellor College of the University of Malawi. On 10 August 2015, Chilima received his Ph.D in Knowledge Management from the University of Bolton in the United Kingdom.

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