Zuneid Yousuf


As chairman, Zuneid is devoted to the transformation of the family’s businesses into a diverse multinational company, while upholding the Yousuf family’s core values. MBI Group is a family business, firmly rooted in Zambia.

Zuneid started his business career in the textiles industry, honing his entrepreneurial skills through the import and export of clothes from a base in the United Kingdom. After the family returned to Zambia in the mid-1990s, Zuneid spearheaded the diversification into fast-moving consumer goods, fertilizer, mining and fuels.

Zuneid is passionate about business development in Africa, especially the role that African businesses can play in delivering sustained economic growth and improving food security for millions across the continent. Zuneid has worked extensively with academics and independent specialists around the world to develop new approaches to tackle the challenges the world faces in producing food for an ever-growing population.