Zimbabwe’s political and economic enviroment has forced experts to be scattered all over the world.

Today we take a look at Zimbabweans holding influential positions in large international companies.

Ralph Mupita

Ralph Tendai Mupita, is a Zimbabwean engineer. He is also a business person and corporate executive mostly known for his appointment as President and CEO of the MTN Group.

He was appointed in 2020 and still holds that position today. Last year, his awarded remuneration for that role was a staggering R84.2 million. He joined the MTN Group as the Chief Financial Officer.

Ralph was born in Zimbabwe in 1972. He attained a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He also attained an MBA from the same university. His wife is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Finance Professional.

Tavaziva Madzinga

Tavaziva Chadamoyo Madzinga, born in 1978 is a Zimbabwean actuary and corporate executive. He worked for Old Mutual, eventually becoming the CEO for South and East Africa.

He then became the CEO of Swiss Re (UK and Ireland). Under the same company, he was once the Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Later on, he was appointed the Managing Director of Britam Holdings Limited – a financial services group of companies whose HQ is in Kenya.

In December 2021, he was appointed CEO of Santam Group, which is one of South Africa’s leading insurance groups. He is also a board member of the Association of British Insurers. He holds a Bachelor of Business Science in Actuarial Science.

Sithole Mdlalose

Born in 1980 in Zimbabwe, and affectionately known as Sitho, his areas of expertise are finance, consultancy, and management with over 2 decades of experience.

For over 10 years he has been actively involved in the telecoms industry. Effective July 1st 2022, becomes the Managing Director of Vodacom South Africa. Prior he had been the Managing Director of Vodacom Tanzania, since August 2021.

He holds an Accounting and Auditing degree from UNISA. He is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of Harvard Business School.

Fayaz King

Fayaz King was born on August 7th 1965 in Mutare, Zimbabwe. He has over 3 decades of experience in the areas of business development, innovation, organizational, and digital transformation.

He serves as the Deputy Executive Director, Field Results and Innovations for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

He attained a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. He also attained a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He holds an MBA from the University of Zimbabwe. He studied Strategy and Innovation at the Harvard Business School.

Denys Denya

He is the Executive VP, of Finance, Administration, and Banking Services at African Export-Import Bank, commonly known as Afreximbank. From 2006 to 2010 he was a Managing Director at Nedbank. From 1997 to 2006 he was a Finance and Managing Director at First Merchant Bank.

He holds an Accounting degree and an MBA from the University of Zimbabwe. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.