R.Dawes

Richard Dawes
Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) Degree – University of Zimbabwe 1985

Capacity: Acting Board Chairman

Year Appointed to the Board: CBZ Holdings Limited – 1st January, 2015

External Appointments
Cargo Management Services (Pvt) Limited – Director
Uppertrans (Pvt) Limited - Director
Agricultural Partnerships Trust – Trustee

Expertise and Experience: Richard has held numerous Board Positions both locally and internationally. Having spent 10 years as Finance Director Thailand/Regional Finance Director – Asia, for a US Multinational (New York Stock Exchange listed) agro-processing Company, Richard was also responsible for Consolidated Group Finance and Planning for a Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed company. Richard has also led from the front as Managing Director. Gaining experience in a diversity of industries over the past 30 years, Richard is currently responsible for Group Finance, Administration and Development for a Zimbabwe agro-industry organization.


N. Nyemudzo
Bachelor of Accountancy – University of Zimbabwe
Postgraduate diploma in Applied Accountancy - University of Zimbabwe
Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe)
Masters of Commerce Strategic Management and Corporate Governance – Midlands State University

Capacity: Group Chief Executive Officer

Year Appointed to the Board: 2012

Expertise and Experience: Never is a Chartered Accountant with over 12 years banking experience. He commenced his career with BDO Zimbabwe where he trained for his articles and subsequently held senior financial management roles across a variety of institutions in Zimbabwe, including the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, First Banking Corporation and the People’s Own Savings Bank.


C.-Chimutsa

C. Chimutsa
B.Acc. (Hons) University of Zimbabwe
Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe) (CA (Z))

Capacity: Group Chief Finance Officer

Year Appointed to the Board: 2009

Expertise and Experience: Colin was appointed as Executive Director, Mortgage Finance in January 2009. He had a career at ZB Building Society spanning 10 years, where he held the position of Managing Director. Prior to that role Colin was Finance Director of United Bottlers. Colin has an extensive background and experience in Finance.


F.M.Dernawi

F. M. Dernawi
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering – England
Computer Programming COBOL – RPG – London Computer Institute
Professional Diploma in Computer Systems – Jordan
Diploma in Banking and Finance – Arab Institute of Banking and Financial Studies

Capacity: Non-independent non-executive director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2009

Expertise and Experience: Fouad is an Engineer with vast experience in information and communication technology. He is an Operations Officer within the Libyan Foreign Bank.


R. Nhamo
MBA - Nottingham Trent University (UK)
Bachelor of Business Studies Honours Degree – University of Zimbabwe
Diploma in Personnel Management – Institute of Personnel Management of Zimbabwe

Capacity: Independent non-executive director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2009

Expertise and Experience: Roseline is a leading Human Resources Practitioner in Zimbabwe. Currently she is the Managing Director of Distinctive Consultancy Services. She has vast experience in Human Resources Management, Strategic Management and Marketing. She sits on the boards of the Legal Resources Foundation and Tropical Reinsurance. She is also a part time lecturer on the University of Gloucestershire MBA Programme.


G. Taputaira
Bachelor of Science - University of Zimbabwe
Masters in Business Administration - University of Zimbabwe

Capacity: Independent non-executive director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2009

Expertise and Experience: Givemore is the Managing Director of Hotel and Leisure Solutions, a company that provides ICT solutions to the Hospitality and Leisure industry. Givemore has worked across Africa on Business Development and IT Projects. He has experience in ICT, Project Management and Business Development.


R.Pasi

R. Pasi
MBA from the University of Gloucestershire
Bachelor of Business Administration with specialization in Marketing Communications
Diploma in Marketing Management.
Banking and Risk Management (UNISA)

Capacity Independent non-executive director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2012

Expertise and Experience: Rebecca is the Chief Executive Officer of Bechr Holdings (Pvt) Ltd. She has experience in Business Research Methods, Economics as well as Strategic Management.


R.Zirobwa

Richard Zirobwa
BSc Engineering (Honours) Degree – University of Zimbabwe 1985

Capacity Non-Executive Board Member – CBZ Holdings Limited

Year Appointed to the Board: CBZ Holdings Limited – 1st January, 2015

Committee Membership
Investments and Risk Management Committee

Expertise and Experience: Richard is a business executive, offering over two decades of commercial experience in the local and regional markets. He is the immediate past Chief Executive Officer of ART Corporation, a company he joined in 1989 as an Electrical Engineer. He rose through various positions within ART Cooperation until he was appointed CEO in 2002, a position he held for 13 years. Richard is an Engineer by profession.


I.Harris

Ian H. Harris

Capacity Independent Non Executive Director

Year Appointed to the Board: CBZ Holdings Limited – 1st January, 2015 (Board and Audit Committee)

Committee Membership
Audit Committee

Expertise and Experience: Ian is a Chartered Accountant (SA). He has a wide range of financial, accounting and corporate finance experience in several industrial, financial, banking, commercial and mining groups in southern Africa., including Delta Corporation, Zimbabwe Sun Hotels, Merchant Bank of Central Africa, Anglo American Corporation Zimbabwe, Mintails Limited SA, African Consolidated Resources (now Vast Resources). He is currently a shareholder and executive director of H&H Micro Finance (Pvt) Ltd, a Zimbabwean registered microfinance institution.

Present External appointment(s)
H&H Micro Finance (Pvt) Ltd – Executive Director
Pam Golding Properties Zimbabwe - Director
CBZ Asset Management (Pvt) Ltd (t/a Datvest) – Independent non-executive director, Chairman of Audit Committee
Medical Investments Limited (t/a Avenues Clinic) – Independent non-executive director, member Finance Committee.


T. Nyamayi

Gaylord Tafadzwa Nyamayi

Capacity Non-Executive Director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2016

Expertise and Experience: Tafadzwa holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) and Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Accountancy, both from the University of Zimbabwe, as well as a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, having trained with KPMG Zimbabwe and is a Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder. He is currently a Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Takura Capital Partners (Pvt) Ltd. He has previously held the same position at CDK Investments LLP, a London hedge fund management concern of CDK Group (circa US$1 billion alternative investment management firm) and another London based hedge fund firm, Collingham Capital Management LLP.


Dr R. Mabeza-Chimedza

Dr Ruvimbo Mabeza Chimedza
Ph.D – Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Zimbabwe
MSc Agricultural Economics – University of Oxford, UK
Postgraduate Diploma Agricultural Economics M.A. International Development – Clark University, Worcester, Mass, USA
BA International Development – Clark University, Worcester, Mass, USA

Capacity Independent Non-Executive Director

Year Appointed to the Board: May 2016

Expertise and Experience: Ruvimbo brings to the Board her substantial experience in international trade, regional integration and rural finance across Africa. Her management experience spans from being Regional Director for the Initiative for Development and Equity in African Agriculture to Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension at the University of Zimbabwe.

For the past ten years she has been working on Food Security and Climate Smart Agriculture in various countries. She is also a published author and has won several awards in her field of expertise including the World Bank Group-IMF Africa Forum 2000 award for outstanding contributions to Africa in Promoting Gender Equality.


Tsitsi Mutasa

Mrs Tsitsi Mutasa
BA (Hons) Business Admin (UK), MBA (UK) PGDipSM (UK) Prince2 Practitioner (UK) and is a certified Transformation practitioner and a qualified Human Resources Skills Development Facilitator (SSETA).

Capacity Independent Non-Executive Director

Year Appointed to the Board: May 2016

Expertise and Experience: Tsitsi has worked for numerous international organisations including British Sky Broadcasting Corporation (BSkyB) (UK & Europe, Easynet (UK) and FTSE 100 Index. She is an established professional with solid experience in Corporate and HR Governance, Programme Management and institutional capacity building, training and research.

As Head of the Zimbabwe National Code of Corporate Governance Secretariat, Tsitsi was responsible for the overall coordination and management of the various thematic area activities, project management and research teams and has done extensive work with global, regional and local institutions across public and private sectors. She has over 8 years’ experience in the SADC, EAC and COMESA regions having conducted a number of scoping studies and evaluations on trade related projects with a focus on regional integration & trade facilitation for PSOs and small traders.


R.Jakanani

R. Jakanani
LLM University of Warwick (UK)
Bachelor of Law (Hons) – University of Zimbabwe

Capacity Group Legal Corporate Secretary

Year Appointed to the Board: 2012

Expertise and Experience: Rumbidzayi is a lawyer by profession, having previously worked for Stumbles and Rowe Legal Practitioners as a civil and criminal lawyer. She worked in her capacity as Manager Corporate Governance and Compliance, CBZ Bank Limited (2005) and Legal Corporate Secretary (2009) until her appointment as Group Legal Corporate Secretary in 2012.

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