Fidelis Malembeka Jr.

Fidelis Malembeka, Jr.

CFO, City of Jackson, MS


Day 1

14:00 – 15:30, The Big Squeeze


Fidelis Malembeka, Jr., now serves at the City’s first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Fidelis is a native of Zambia and hails from Tanzania, a country he represented in international golfing events. He is a proud graduate of Jackson State University where he majored in business and was a co-captain of the victorious Golf Team throughout his matriculation.

Upon graduating from Jackson State University, Fidelis was offered a position with a local McDonald’s Franchise, My Joy Inc., He initially had oversight of the company’s human resources functions and later increased his responsibilities to encompass oversight of all administrative and strategic financial functions. In 2018, Fidelis joined The Piney Woods School as the Chief Operating Officer, where he assumed the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations of the institution and leading the execution of all the strategic initiatives of the vision plan.

Fidelis is a graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson, is a Member of the Capital Area Human Resources Association, Society of Human Resources Association, and Jackson Professional Group. He previously served as a Board Member of Century Club Charities, the host Organization of the Sanderson Farms Golf Championship, which has an estimated economic impact of 30 million dollars to the State of Mississippi and benefits several Charities, including Friends of Children’s Hospital. During his time as Director of Friends of Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit organization created to benefit Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center more than $15 million was raised to improve children’s healthcare.

Fidelis is an avid golfer, and currently holds professional membership in the Zambia Professional Golfers Association, and the Sunshine Tour. Fidelis is happily married to Precious, who is an accomplished golfer and former women’s golf captain of the Jackson State University Lady Tigers, and they have three children, Faith, Fidelis III, and Farah.  They attend Liberal Trinity Church of God in Christ and are members of The Country Club of Jackson.