Dickson Jere is a lawyer, journalist and communication expert with extensive experience working in the public and private sector. He previously served as senior advisor and spokesman for the Zambian president and also sat on a number of government committees dealing with the economy.
Dickson has served as commissioner appointed by the Zambian president to draft the country’s new constitution, which was enacted into law in 2016.
He has held various roles as an official, lawyer and advisor in a range of issues concerning mining in Zambia and other southern African countries. Currently, he is practicing as an attorney with a premier law firm – Mvunga Associates. He has represented a number of mining companies on a wide range of issues that includes energy, taxation, environment and disputes arising from development agreements with governments.
In his journalism career, Dickson worked with world’s leading media outlets including the BBC, AFP, Africa Confidential, Radio France International, among others. He features regularly on a number of radio and television stations in Southern Africa as an analyst discussing political and economic developments in the region.
Dickson holds a Degree in Law (LLB), Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations, and is completing a Master’s Degree in Intellectual Property (MIP) and another Masters Degree in Law (LLM). He is also a practicing Arbitrator and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Advocate of the High Court for Zambia and member of the Law Society of Zambia. He sits on the boards of various companies.