Mr Willie Kalonga holds a double master; an MBA from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI) obtained in 2013 with distinction and an MA in Policy Studies (Public Administration) from Universities of Fort Hare and Zimbabwe. He also graduated from the University of Malawi with a BA (Public Administration) in 1989.
Mr Kalonga first joined the Malawi Electoral Commission in December 1998 and held several positions including Head of Electoral Services and Deputy Chief Elections Officer (Operations) before he left to work with the Body of Case Handling Institutions as Executive Secretary and the Catholic University of Malawi where he served as senior lecturer in political leadership. He re-joined the Commission as Chief Elections Officer in June 2012.
Mr Harris Potani holds a Master s degree in Public Administration from University of Fort Hare, South Africa and a BA in Public Administration in 1992 from University of Malawi Chancellor College.
Harris Potani joined the Malawi Electoral Commission on 1st December 1999 as Electoral Services Officer and rose through the ranks to the present position since 8th August 2008. Before joining the Commission, he worked in the Office of the President and Cabinet under District Administration as District Commissioner up to 30th November 1999.
Lellie Longwe is a finance, accounting and administration professional with over 25 years experience and joined MEC in 2009 as Deputy Chief Elections Officer (Finance and Administration). Before that he worked for Malawi National Examinations Board for 21 years rising to the position of Director of Finance. He holds an MBA from Management College of Southern Africa (2007), MSC in Strategic Management from University of Derby (2003) and a B. Com (Accountancy) from The Polytechnic(1981). He is also general treasurer of the CCAP Blantyre Synod and Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants ( FFA).