Mucha Mkanganwi

Mr Mkanganwi is the CEO and Founder of Pulse Pharmaceuticals. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Economics, Bachelor in Accounting Science (Hons) and he is a fellow with Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership and the African Leaders Network. Mr Mkanganwi was Group Chief Executive Officer of CAPS Holdings, then the largest listed pharmaceutical company in Zimbabwe. At age 31 he became the youngest person to run a listed company in Zimbabwe. He currently holds positions as Chairman of Leap Namibia and The Boost Fellowship; Board member of Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe and Global Funds.


John Bere

Mr Bere is the Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Trust, Zimbabwe, which offers Entrepreneurship training, business consultancy, project management and fund structuring. He is a seasoned banker by training and profession and a serial entrepreneur, having worked in several financial institutions and across varies facets of financial services. He has gone on to venture into several business initiatives using his banking experience and entrepreneurial skills to bring like minded people together to transform African ideas into global realities. Mr Bere holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Banking and in his final year studying towards a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership (MBL).

 

 

 


Emma Fundira

Mrs Fundira is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Finesse Advisory Services, a financial consultancy that provides corporate financing and asset management solutions. She has previously held positions at the University of Zimbabwe as an Assistant Economics Lecturer, Standard Chartered Merchant Bank and was the first black woman to become the Corporate Finance Manager at Barclay’s Bank where she also co-founded the Merchant Banking Division. Mrs Fundira is currently on the Board of Directors at CIMAS Medical Aid Society, Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe, Nampak Holdings Limited and The BOOST Fellowship. She is also on the Board of Governors at St John’s Preparatory School and College and is a Trustee of African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP).

 


Peter Kadzere

Mr Kadzere holds a Bachelor of Science Economics (Hons) degree, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (FCIS) and is a registered Public Accountant.  He has thirty years of progressive experience in the Insurance, Pensions and Financial Services sectors, of which 20 years have been in executive management. Mr Kadzere is the Managing Director Smartvest Wealth Managers. He was previously Head of Asset Management and Stock broking at the Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group, Managing Director for Fidelity Life Asset Management, Deputy General Manager of the Local Authorities Pension Fund and an Investment Analyst at First Mutual Life. He currently sits on the boards of Lotteries and Gaming Board; Competition & Tariffs Commission and Boost Fellowship.


Anthony Mandiwanza

Mr Mandiwanza is the Group Chief Executive of Dairibord Holdings Limited, a manufacturer and marketer of quality nutritious liquid milks, food and beverage brands. He holds Higher National Diploma in Dairy Technology and Food Science and a Masters in Business Administration. He previously held positions as the President of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) and the Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ). Mr Mandiwannza is currently on the Board of Directors of the organisations; Dairibord Holdings Limited, Barclays Bank Zimbabwe, TSL and The BOOST Fellowship.

 

 

 


Busisiwe Marandure

Busisiwe Marandure started out as a volunteer for the organization and now serves as the Executive Director for the BOOST Fellowship Trust and the Country Leader for Enactus Zimbabwe. She is passionate about youth development in Zimbabwe after having spent most of her early adult years in the United States of America where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison New Jersey and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland. Her career spans over 17 years of progressive management experience in the USA where she worked for Allstate Insurance, Erie Insurance, Selective Insurance and most recently State Auto Insurance. This is what she had to say when asked why she comes to work every day:

“What I love most about my job is meeting our alumni and fellows who have been through our program and can speak to the fact that the program impacted and transformed their lives and played a pivotal role in their success. There is nothing more rewarding than investing in young people as the dividends are far reaching and will live on for generations to come”


Liberty Mhlanga

Dr. Mhlanga was awarded his first two degrees at Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA majoring in Biology.  After completion of his studies he returned to Zimbabwe were he was a teacher for 4 years and then he left Zimbabwe again for his Doctorate in Ecology at Columbia University in New York.
After holding many other successful posts and facilitating workshops on the environment all over the world, Dr. Mhlanga returned to Zimbabwe in 1981 after independence.  He has had a colourful life filled with success and accomplishments and is an inspiration to the younger generation.

 


Chipo Mtasa

Chipo Mtasa is an accomplished chartered accountant whose career has spanned sectors and earned her a reputation for operational efficiency and long-term viability. Chipo is currently the Managing director of TelOne. She took over the ailing parastatal in 2013. Through her stellar leadership, Chipo has created significant profit opportunities and turned the company around positioning it as an awakening giant reclaiming ground previously lost.

Previously, Chipo held numerous executive positions and leveraged intense product and technical expertise to build competitive advantage for the companies she has led. Chipo is also a holder of a variety of Certificates including the Executive Development Certificate from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and the Telecoms Mini MBA from the Telecoms Academy, Informa Telecoms and Media.


Bothwell Patrick Nyajeka

BOTHWELLBothwell Patrick Nyajeka is the Chief Executive Officer of Sable Chemical Industries Limited, a subsidiary of Masawara plc. Sable is the sole manufacturer of ammonium nitrate fertiliser in Zimbabwe.

Bothwell joined the Masawara Group in 2004 as Group Chief Finance Officer of TA Holdings Limited, a position he held until 30 September 2015.

He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters’ degree in Business Leadership from the University of South Africa.

 

 


Jimmy Psillos

Demetri was born in Harare in 1966, he finished his A levels at St Georges College and then read Mathematics at Oxford University.

After Oxford he worked in London in the mergers and acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley, a US Investment Bank. He then did some consultancy work for Prudential Insurance before returning to Zimbabwe in 1992 to join Crystal Candy, the family business.

Demetri is actively involved with the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries and chairs the Economics and Banking Committee of the chamber.

In his spare time Demetri enjoys playing golf and is a member at Borrowdale Brooke Golf Club.

 


Lena Zamchiya 

Lena Zamchiya Is Vice President of the international affiliate division at Enactus, a change-making community of student, academic, and business leaders. She was CEO and co-founder of the BOOST Fellowship, where she designed unique mentoring, coaching, entrepreneurship, and life and health skills programs, and grew the Fellowship from 10 students at one university to a national program with students representing all major universities in Zimbabwe. Lena was a participant in the Success Motivation Institute Africa, and is a member of the Diaspora African Women’s Network. She has an M.B.A. from Howard University and participated in the Wharton Executive Development Program.