Ms. Zainab Longwe

Chief Operations Officer

Ms. Zainab Longwe brings more than 10 years of experience in leadership, management, finance and administration. She is the Chief Operations Officer (CEO) at TRUE and is responsible for the overall administrative functions and operations of the organization. Zainab joined TRUE in 2014 where she was appointed the Program Manager for TRUE under College of Medicine, University of Malawi. Her role was to provide managerial and administrative oversight for the implementation of health research by ensuring that TRUE has effective people, operational controls and administrative and reporting procedures in place. Under her leadership, she successfully managed to provide administrative oversight to numerous research studies and ensured that researchers fulfilled their intended objectives within the specified period and budget.
Zainab has a Bachelor of Social Science degree from University of Malawi, Chancellor College. She has a Masters in Sociology and is currently studying towards a Master of Science in Project Management with Bolton University.
She was previously the first female Finance and Administration Officer at an international organization called IR Malawi. Zainab also serves as the Board Secretary for TRUE Board of Directors.