Berry Lwando

Berry Lwando

MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy Director: Southern Africa Region

With over 28 years of experience in broadcasting and communications, Berry Lwando is a household name in Zambia. Since joining Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) in 1989, his career has transitioned through various news and entertainment institutions, where he has developed his skillset and knowledge in video and audio production as a director and producer.

Over the decades Berry has refined his skills and has held many titles from senior executive in broadcast management to communications strategist and writer, though it is his extensive knowledge and experience as a broadcast trainer for mid-career broadcast professionals that makes him the ideal candidate to be the MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy Director for southern Africa.

His role as a communications skills trainer and mentor at the Zambia Institute of Mass Communication (ZAMCOM), which provides short-term media training for practicing media practitioners, has taken him across the English-speaking SADC region.

Berry gained in-depth knowledge of the broadcast production value chain when he served as the Director of Programmes for Zambia’s National Broadcaster and was responsible for strategy and programming across radio and television. Lately, he has delved into executive-level broadcast management and has been appointed Director of digital migration at ZNBC. He was also integral in introducing Parliament Television – a screening of the National Assembly of Zambia – that was launched in February 2018.

In 2018, Berry was appointed the Academy Director of the newly-established MultiChoice Talent Factory Academy for the Southern Africa Region which will be based in Lusaka, Zambia.