Biography Of Dr Saulos Chilima

Saulos Klaus Chilima was born 12 February 1973 in Ntcheu District. His father, Henderson Brown Chilima came from Ching’anga Village, T/A Njewa in Lilongwe while his mother came from Mbirintengeranji Village, T/A Champiti in Ntcheu.

He held the record of the most serving democratic vice president of Malawi since 2014. Chilima also served as the Minister of Economic Planning and Development, as well as Head of Public Sector Reforms.

Before joining politics, Chilima held key leadership positions in various multi-national companies including Unilever, Coca-Cola and Airtel Malawi.

In February 2014, Chilima was announced as the running mate of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and later became veep. Chilima later left DPP to form the United Transformation Movement (UTM), a party that was launched on 21st July in 2018 and participated in the nullified 2019 presidential elections.

UTM later partnered with MCP and other parties to form Tonse Alliance and collectively won 2020 fresh presidential election.

Academically, Chilima went to HHI Primary School before being selected to Mtendere Secondary School in Dedza. After completion of secondary education, he got selected to the Chancellor College where he obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science (Majoring Economics) in 1994 and Master’s Degree in Knowledge Management years later.

He proceeded with his education journey to England and got his PhD in Knowledge Management at University of Bolton.

Unfortunately, Chilima proudly called SKC died in a plane crush on June 10, 2024 in Chikangawa Forest.

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