Matthews Tichaona Kunaka

Matthews Tichaona Kunaka

Chairman of the Board

Matthews is a retired accountant, holds the following qualifications Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) Hon – University of Zimbabwe. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ). Holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), specialising in Finance –     University of Delaware USA, MSc in Strategic Management, University of Derby, UK. Associate Member of the Institute of Management Consultants (AIMC).Associate Member of the Computer Society of Zimbabwe, Executive Development Program, Wits University, South Africa, Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Zimbabwe (IIAZ) Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Ph.D. Candidate with Christ University, India – current. Topic: Central Bank Intervention through Quasi Fiscal Policies: Evidence from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ).Member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has reputable work experience.

  • May 2011 to Dec 2018- CEO- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe
  • Mar 2007 to Feb 2011-CEO- Fiscorp (Pvt) Ltd
  • Sep 2004 to Mar 2007- Division Chief- Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
  • Oct 2003 to Aug 2004- Founding CEO- Integrity Assets Managers (Pvt) Ltd
  • Oct 2002 to Mar 2003- Partner – Gwatidzo and Company Chartered Accountants
  • May 2002 to Sep 2002- Chief Executive- Able City (Pvt) Ltd
  • Feb 2001 to Apr 2002- Group Chief Executive- Independent Media Investment Holdings (IMG)
  • Aug 2000 to Dec 2000-MBA Part-Time Lecturer- University of Zimbabwe School of Business
  • Nov 2000 to Jan 2001- Chief Executive – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ)
  • Mar 1998 to Oct 2000- Group Chief Executive- Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited.
  • Jan 1992 to Feb 1998- Operations Director- Delta Corporation
  • Jan 1992 to Aug 1997- Financial Director- Chibuku Breweries Division of Delta
  • Apr 1990 to Jan 1992- Management Consultant- Coopers & Lybrand Associates (Pvt) Ltd
  • 1986 to 1990- Audit Supervisor- KPMG Peat Marwick Mclintock, London
  • 1984 to 1986- Audit senior- CW Amos & Company Certified Public Accountants
  • 1980 to 1984- Audit senior-KPMG Peat Marwick
  • 1979 to 1980- Field Consulting in Gaborone, Botswana
Rumbidzai Ninga

Rumbidzai Ninga

Vice Chairperson of the Board

Rumbidzai is the Head of ICT and Project Manager-Minerva Risk Advisors (Aon Zimbabwe). Holds the following qualifications; Master of Business Administration (MBA) ZOU, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and Computing Science (BBSCT) UZ, 2000.Certifications: Prince II, ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library),CISA. She has the following work experience from 2000 to 2002- Site Systems Administrator- Star Africa Ltd, Board/ Trustee Placements, member of the Board of Trustees for the following; Minerva Copvol Pension Fund, Eternal Life College. From2002 to 2004- Assistant Manager (Business Systems) – Intermarket Banking Corporation Limited.2004 to 2011- Group IT Manager- Art Corporation Ltd, 2011 to date- Head of ICT and Project Manager- Minerva Risk Advisors.

Ntokozo Mkandla

Ntokozo Mkandla

Board Member

Group Finance Executive at National Foods Limited, She holds the following qualifications; Master of Business Leadership Finalist – University of South Africa School of Business Leadership, Chartered Accountant – Institute of Chartered Accountants – Zimbabwe (ICAZ), Special Honours in Accounting Science – University of South Africa, Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Zimbabwe (CIS), Bachelor of Accountancy — University of Zimbabwe. Board Membership;, 2003 to 2006- Non –Executive Director- Fidelity Life Medical Aid Society Company, 2003 to 2006- Non- Executive Director-Zimre Properties Investments Limited (ZSE), 2004 to 2006-Member of the Board of Trustees- Graduate School of Management, 2005 to 2006- Non- Executive Director-Zimbabwe Cricket, 2005 to 2006-Non- Executive Director- General Beltings, 2007 to 2013- Non-Executive Director- Metbank, 2013 to 2019- Non-Executive Board Chair- Zimbabwe Microfinance Wholesale Facility

Lysias Kunaka

Lysias Kunaka

Board Member

Lysias is the Chairman of the Audit Committee for Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology (2018 to date), He is a holder of the following qualifications; Master of Business Administration Degree(Zimbabwe Open University), Chartered Institute of Secretaries (C.I.S), Bachelor of Arts Degree (University Of Zimbabwe), T3 Teachers Certificate (Mt Selinda). Lysias has reputable work experience, 2001 to 2002- Chief Accountant, 2003 to 2006- Acting Director, Finance and Administration- Ministry of Transport and Communications, 2006 to 2007- General Manager (Finance, Personnel, and Administration) – Public Service Commission, 2007 to 2015- Finance Director- CMED (Pvt) Ltd, 2016- Finance Director- Ministry of Sport and Recreation, 2017 to date- Finance Director- Ministry of Womens Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development. 1979 to 2001- Ministry of Education Sport and Culture;

  • Teacher – Masvingo (1979 – 1983)
  • Teacher – Ruvheneko GovtSchool, Glen Norah (1984 – 1984)
  • Teacher – Fungisai GovtSchool, Chitungwiza (1985 – 1987)
  • Teacher – Zengeza 3 Govt High School (1991 – 1991)
  • Acting Head – Chimbwembwe Secondary School –Masvingo (1991 – 1992)
  • Head – Chinyaradza Secondary School- Masvingo (1993 – 1996)
  • Head – St James Secondary School   (1995 – 1996)
  • Head – Mashava High School – Masvingo (1996 – 1997)
  • Acting Education Officer –Masvingo        (1998 – 1999)
  • Head – Tapudzai High School           (2000 – 2001)
  • Oct 2001- Promoted to Ministry of Transport and Communications as Chief Accountant
Obert Ngwenya

Obert Ngwenya

Board Member

Finance Director- Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Limited (ZSE), Undergraduate: Bachelor of Accountancy Honours Degree (B.Acc (Honours 2.1) University of Zimbabwe, 2000) Postgraduate: Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA, 2006) ,Associate of Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe (AIOBZ, 2002), Registered Member of Public Accountants and Auditors Board of Zimbabwe (PAAB, 2010) ,Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA, NUST Graduate School of Business, 2013) ,Certificate of Proficiency in Retirement Funds Trusteeship (COP, 2017) ,Current Studies CIMA Strategic Case Stage Final Exams and Admission into Chartered Accountant England and Wales (2019)

Obert has a reputable work experience, June 2000 to 31 Dec 2003- Graduate Trainee and then Financial Accountant-Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited, Jan 2004 to Dec 2004- Management Accountant – Old Mutual Life Assurance Company of Zimbabwe, 2005 to 2012- Financial Controller-African Sun Zimbabwe Limited,2012 to date- Finance Director- Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Limited (ZSE)

Dr. Mandas Marikanda

Dr. Mandas Marikanda

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Mandas Marikanda, the Chief Executive Officer of the Zimbabwe Women’s Microfinance Bank (ZWMB). She has passion for financial inclusion for excluded communities such as rural population and disadvantaged groups including women. She has more than 20 years’ experience designing innovative financial interventions such as group savings, implementation of developmental microfinance, innovative lending initiatives in rural communities and is seasoned consultant and accredited trainer for ICT/ILO Making Microfinance work. She has been working with women and youths offering practical initiatives for entrepreneurship, employability among youths and young women. Mandas was Executive Director for Pundutso Microfinance (a World Vision partner) and as part of the World Vision fraternity, she undertook various assignments in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia. She has a PHD in Economic Empowerment and microfinance from Aldersgate College Philippines. She is a holder of an MBA with Eastern University of USA and an HRUP (Honours) degree from the University of Zimbabwe.

Mr Bright Magura

Mr Bright Magura

Chief Finance Officer (CA)z

Bright trained and qualified with Ernst & Young in Zimbabwe. At Ernst & Young he audited financial institutions ranging from Commercial Banks, Merchant Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds. He led Audit Teams reporting to the Partner during the assignments. Entities audited include but are not limited to CBZ, Genesis Investment Bank, Renaissance Merchant Bank, AON Minet, Zimnat and Mining Industries Pension Fund

Bright joined Innscor Africa Limited’s Treasury Division which was responsible for managing the Treasury aspects of the Innscor Africa Limited. The Treasury function as well as the Back Office Function exposed Bright to complex Capital Market transactions that involved cross border transactions

Bright joined Agribank as the Finance & Administration Manager with a mandate to assist in turning around the fortunes of loss making branches. He managed to improve the reporting quality of the branches and assisted in making executive decisions that were fundamental to the going concern of the bank. At Agribank Bright was part of the team that worked in tandem with RBZ Bank Monitoring & Supervision team in crafting a capitalization plan as Agribank’s capital was below the set thresholds

At Dawn Properties Limited the technical experience gained was blended with the business and entrepreneurial culture. At Dawn Properties Bright was responsible for the Group Reporting culminating in publishing Audited Financial Statements and complying with the requirements of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. Bright engaged with key stakeholders amongst them Shareholders, RBZ, ZIMRA, regional financiers.  Bright had an oversight role over the Agriculture Joint Venture that was created to unlock value for the shareholders.

Prior to joining ZWMB Bright joined a network of Consultants who have a wide and diverse clientele portfolio. The major thrust was in engaging regional financiers to fund mainly property deal pipelines in Zimbabwe. The clientele ranged from Property Developers, Mining and SMEs.

Bright is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a registered member of ICAZ. He holds a B-Compt Honors Degree from UNISA. He will commence his MBA studies in 2018

Chipo Bhebhe

Chipo Bhebhe

Board Member

Chipo Bhebhe Is an Associate Partner at Coghlan & Welsh Legal Practitioners; she is a holder of a Bachelor of Law Honours Degree (LLBS) University of Zimbabwe (2003). Specializes in Labour law and has over 16 years of experience in representing several corporate clients at all levels of Court hearings in the Magistrates Court, Labour Court, High Court and the Supreme Court. She has reputable work experience, from 2011- 2017- Professional Assistant at Coghlan & Welsh, 2017 to date – Associate Partner at Coghlan & Welsh Legal Practitioners .

Board Memberships & other Responsibilities; Former Secretary of the Bulawayo Legal Practitioners Association, Former Secretary of the St Mary’s Anglican Church Bulawayo, Past board member of Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association.

Nomagugu Concelia Ncube

Nomagugu Concelia Ncube

Board Member

Nomagugu Ncube is a Wealth Consultant at an International Financial Advisory Group, She is a Holder of the following qualifications; Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics -University of South Africa, Introduction to Mining – Zimbabwe School of Mines, •International Investments- CISI (Level III),MBA – University of South Wales (current),International Investments- CISI (Level IV), She also has a reputable work experience; 1991 to 2001- Help desk Officer- ZB Bank, 2002 to 2003- Assistant Manager- NMB Bank- Institutional banking , 2003 to 2005- Relationship Manager- NMB Bank (corporate banking), 2005 to 2010- Manager- FBC Bank, 2010 to 2011-Centre Manager- FBC Bank, 2011 to 2012- Retail and SME Manager- BancABC Bank, 2012 to 2014-Branch Manager and Regional Account Manager- Tetrad Investment Bank, 2014 to Date – Financial Advisor- IFA.