#LLABlog – Meet Monica Musonda, a Zambian entrepreneur and Founder of Java Foods

Monica Musonda


Corporate Lawyer turned entrepreneur, Monica Musonda is the Founder of Java Foods, a Zambian based food-processing company that provides affordable nutrition to the Southern African market. 

Java Foods was founded in 2012 by Monica Musonda, with the vision of manufacturing nutritious food products using locally acquired raw materials at affordable prices. Initially, Java focused on convenience and providing affordable meal options for its consumers using locally acquired raw materials.

Monica currently serves as a non-executive director on a number of boards including Airtel Networks Zambia Plc & Zambia Breweries (where she is chair). She is the recipient of the 2017 African Agribusiness Entrepreneur of the Year award, a 2013 Young Global Leader (World Economic Forum) and Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. Forbes Magazine and Africa Investor named her as one of the leading Young Power Women in Business in Africa in 2013 and 2014 respectively.


This article was originally published on Lionesses of Africa.

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