Mr. Akapelwa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Zambia. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK (ACII) and a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Zambia (FIIZA). Mr. Akapelwa was previously a board member of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), where he served as Deputy Chairperson and Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee. He was also previously the Chairperson of Blue Financial Services Zambia Limited and former Chairperson of Zambia Insurance Business College Trust.
He has vast experience in the insurance sector, particularly in insurance broking, having worked for Zambia National Insurance Brokers (ZNIB) before its privatization. He was the first Managing Director of the privatized ZNIB, and is currently a Partner in an insurance brokerage firm and an active member of the executive management as Head Technical and Operations.