President - Africa
Mr Phibeon Mutibura
A holder of Master of Science in Banking (MSc, Banking) and finalist MBA student at GIBS, Phibeon is a seasoned Corporate and Investment Banker with a regional responsibility in Africa. Started his career in Zimbabwe, he is now based in SA with a regional responsibility for Sub Sahara Africa. He prides himself as a true Pan Africanist with extensive experience and exposure to the geopolitics of Africa and the world at large. His knowledge of the Intra Africa Trade opportunities and challenges makes him the perfect fit to lead AAG Africa ( excluding Zimbabwe). AAG must become a household name regionally and globally through real empowerment initiatives that seeks to reduce the inequality gape through emancipation of the previously disadvantaged communities, including girl child, disabled, women and children. Repositioning Zimbabwe as the regional trade powerhouse and investment destination of choice (for both Zimbabweans in diapora and foreigners) in line with AAG empowerment initiatives is at the core of his key deliverables. Phibeon is the founder of Pula Ventures PL, a civil engineering company specialising in civil engineering, electrical engineering, structural engineering and fibre networking engineering. He is passionate about seeing a United, prosperous and empowered Zimbabwe.
Tatenda Tsangu -VP
A team oriented, qualified and dedicated Chemical Technologist having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Chemical Technology from Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. He has worked in the manufacturing industry, consulting and education sectors. His experience ranges from laboratory management, laboratory analysis and diagnostic testing, operations management, environmental management, hazardous waste management, research and development. He is accustomed to working in fast-paced, challenging environments while accomplishing assigned tasks within standard times under no guidance. He is the founder and Managing Director of Yanga Environmental Services with footprints in South Africa. Yanga Environmental Services specializes in Environmental Management, General and Hazardous Waste Management, Geohydrology, General Building, Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Managing the day-to-day operations of Yanga Environmental Services has also exposed him to various government procurement systems in South Africa. With all the attributes above there is no doubt that he is going to add value to Affirmative Action Group.
Takura Mutasa -ICT Chairman
Profile: Highly exceptional, distinguished and outstanding Network, Cloud, information Security specialist with more than 10 years of experience in Risk management, designing, architecting deploying, security solutions in critical environments i.e. Financial services, ISP and Retail. Exceptional technical-to-business communication skills. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills utilizing logical and systematic approach. This is backed up by relevant industry certifications like Cisco, Checkpoint Software Technologies, ISC2, ISACA to name just a few. Skills: Network, IT and Information Security, IT Security and Cloud Security Consulting and Implementation, IT Security and Cloud Security Consulting and Implementation, Fresh Produce farming
Martha Shumba -PR Spokesperson
Profile: Martha Shumba is a Pan African Thought leader, Broadcaster and an Established entrepreneur in the ICT Sector. She is a Pan Africa Thought leader who served as Chairperson of the organization of African Youth, with vast experience in Customer/Public Relations, Media and broadcasting. She has effective negotiating, Leadership, Strategic planning, Business Development skills, as well as contributes regularly on SABC, ETV and print media, focusing on African affairs. She founded the She & Dad Foundation that focuses on the boy child to popularise the culture of identifying and nurturing skills, promote non-violent conflict resolution, provide a platform for boys to air the grievances and eradicate substance abuse. Thats 7 years combined experience in Corporate, Leadership and Public Relations. Skills: Communication, Public Speaking, Marketing, Leadership, Social Skills, Negotiation, Planning
Shingirai R Ruzungunde - Legal Affairs
Profile : Ricardo is an academic and Pan Africanist who is currently residing in South Africa where he is studying for his Llb at the Nelson Mandela University.A baptised Methodist and proud Alma mater of Christ Ministries High School.He is also an avid follower and analyst of current legal and political affairs both regionally and internationally. He served on the legal advisory team for the Coalition Against Sanctions on Zimbabwe while been an executive member and has been working on improving the Zimbabwean indiginisation policies in line with the Affirmative Action Group mandate.
Themba Nyoni - Infrastructure and Roads Chairman
He is an academic and business leadership professional with around 15 years of work experience in the government of Zimbabwe and more than 15 years in corporate South Africa. In the government of Zimbabwe, he spent most of his time in education, planning and implementing infrastructure interventions in form of road rehabilitation, temporary infrastructure deployment, and infrastructure enablement for civilian rescue during flooding related disasters. In corporate, he has great experience in strategic leadership in SA, Botswana & Namibia, mainly in IT Infrastructure, programme management and procurement. In terms of entrepreneurship, he has been in business since year 2000 in Harare, ran a successful business in IT. He then moved to South Africa where he ventured into the same field of business before diversifying into Transport and Construction. Currently he holds a BSc in IT majoring in software engineering, several international IT and Programme management certifications, then an MBA
Whisper Ganya - Secretary General
AAG PROFILE: WHISPER GANYA: Whisper Makuni Ganya is an innovative entrepreneur based in Cape Town, South Africa . Coming from a humble background himself, he is extremely passionate about projects that provide solutions and empower ordinary people. He is a proactive person who is driven by his desire to keep learning and growing. He studied Business Administration, Marketing, AI (Artificial Intelligence) and recently graduated from the prestigious House of Louis Business Academy. He is the founder of Innogen Group, a multifaceted company with interest in energy, mining, agriculture and telecommunications. He is the Managing Director of Blockkoin Exchange, a cryptocurrency trading platform helping to solve the traditional banking challenges on the African continent. In the course of his career, he successfully implemented and managed the FTTH/x projects for brands like Supersonic (MTN),Telkom and MWEB.
Boasi Mpofu - Social Affairs Deputy Chairman
Businessman in the Kingdom of Lesotho, with varsity experience in the Corparate world.Former Overseer of Forward Ministiries International for 12 years and currently a Part Time Pastor, from 2000 to 2012 served as National Overseer Kingdom of Lesotho, responsible for setting up Missions across Lesotho, manage Mission Building Projects,Outreach Programs and sharing on Trinity Broadicasting Network (TBN).2002-2005 joined Harvest FM Christian Radio Station,as Part Time News and International Afairs Program between 0700am-0900am Monday to Friday.2005 -2007 joined Jesu KeKarabo Christian Radion Station as Current Affairs Presenter from 0700am-0900am Monday to Friday.2010 to date established a Local Skills Empowerment Program to train Youth in Construction Industry skills,through BA M&M (Pty)Ltd t/a Expert Technical Trainers,we trained more than 20 000 local Basotho who are now employed in every Construction Site in Lesotho,RSA and Zimbabwe.The Centre is now recognized by the Ministry of Education and Taining.The initiative gave birth to the founding of Central University of Agri Technology Lesotho (CUATL)where am the founding President processes are underway with Council of Higher Education for Accreditation of Courses to be undertaken.2017 to date managed to mobilise 160 local Companies to join my Business Organisation which we founded with 3 Local Parteners,for Training,Capacity building and Compliance adherence for SMEs.2018 founded and initiated Lenea Projects (Pty)Ltd Community based Company to undertake Agro Projects under a 500 Hactors farmland,the Project is at advanced stage towards emplementation.2019 to date facilitated formation of Maluti Egineering Group Consorntium of 13 Electrical Engineering Companies which is undertaking establishment of Solar Farms and Specialised Assembling of Solar Tiles in the Kingdom of Lesotho.2019 founded Miranashe Projects(Pty Ltd) Holding Company for various Investments ranging from Mining,Pharmacicals,Construction and Manufacturing.2019 appointed as Lesotho Chamber of Commerce and Industry Technical Committee Member,which advocates for easy of doing Business with the Government of Lesotho,in line with Policies and Laws which may delay or discourage Business establishments.2020 to date selected to be part of the Prime Minister ‘s Delivery Unit,which is a one stop shop for Capital Investors.
Blessing Muvuti - Head Of Strategy/Monitoring & Evaluation
Profile: Blessing Muvuti has more than fifteen years of experience in program management, M&E, systems design and analysis. He has worked with government and private institutions, electric utilities, and end-users in many emerging markets, in Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia. Notable projects include designing and implementing a power transaction tracking tool currently used by Power Africa, a U.S. government-led partnership. He has implemented an ERP system for the electric utility in Afghanistan under a USAID-funded program. He has also implemented an ERP system for Econet Wireless Zimbabwe. He is a final year Masters in Management candidate with Wits University, Holds a Postgraduate degree with the same university in management. He is a Certified Project Manager. He is also a certified trainer who has delivered training courses in over ten African countries, Afghanistan, and the United States on ERP, M&E and Project Management systems. Blessing co-founded Polaris Technical Services, a South African registered company, also the founder and co-director of Polaris IT. Skills: Finance, Program Management, Information Systems, M&E, Data Analytics
Tadiwanashe Rashirai - Executive Assistant/ Youth Deputy Chairman
Tadiwanashe Rashirai is a young motivated and goal driven student with over three years of multi-cultural experience in 3 different continents developing new innovative life and communication skills when dealing with people. Rashirai is known to have great balance of conceptual, interpersonal, and technical skills which allow him to fit in at any level. Through hard work combined with smart strategies, he not only embraces tough challenges but manages to conquer them. His visionary perspective places him in a great position to succeed in his given role. He remains patriotic to Zimbabwe whilst wanting to see youthful citizens involved in the development of Zimbabwe. He believes AAG will give a platform for those who were not previously heard the opportunity to be heard and be involved. Rashirai is adamant that through AAG empowerment initiatives there will be a rise in youth engagement in building Zimbabwe into the country we want and shaping our future.
Brenda Banda - Women Affairs Chairwoman
Brenda Banda is a Maths and Science High School Educator, motivational speaker, leader and entrepreneur. She was born and bred in Zimbabwe, did Chemical Technology and is currently doing a UNISA degree in Biochemistry and Business Management. She is a go getter, very passionate and most of all, she does not give up. Brenda is very passionate about women and children and their roles in society. She believes women must be empowered by teaching them essential employment and self development skills, mentoring them personally and professionally and placing them as leaders and giving them decision making roles. Skills: Management, Computer Skills, Leadership, Problem Solving and Customer Service.
Marshal Chimedza -Youth Chairman
Marshal is a Chartered Accountant with over fourteen years corporate experience and is accredited in three jurisdictions – Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana. He has key competences in strategy implementation, corporate governance, accounting, risk management, brand growth, debt and equity listings, financial analysis spread across a range of sectors. Currently he is Chief Executive Officer for Morac Capital and has held various management and executive positions in his career which include being the Group Finance Manager at Brainworks Limited, a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed investment vehicle. He rose through the corporate ladder at African Century Limited to Financial Planning and Reporting Manager and was part of the management team that successfully registered African Century Limited as the first Deposited taking Micro Finance Institution in Zimbabwe. He completed his articles of clerkship at Ernst & Young (Zimbabwe), and most recently he was the Finance Director wherein he was then subsequently promoted to Deputy CEO for Getbucks Limited (Botswana). Marshal holds a Bachelors of Accounting Science and Bachelors of Accounting Science Honours from the University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Certificate in Theory of Accounting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ). He is an ICAZ committee member for the Auditing and Professional Standards Committee and Membership Services Committee Member. Marshal is passionate about empowering the youth and is Patron for Young Minds Africa a Trust focused on advancing youth entrepreneurship and employability in Botswana.
Pasi Mutongoreya -Social Affairs Chairman
P Mutongoreya born 21 March 1979 in Mutare Zimbabwe.Completed a 3 year teaching course from the University of Zimbabwe class of 2000.Taught English language and Sports in Zimbabwe from 2001 till 2005.Left teaching and started a Timber sawmilling company in Mutare and employed 8 youngsters ,our major company being Silkwood a leading coffin manufacturing company in Zimbabwe. I moved to South Africa in 2007 ,worked in restaurants with no time i was promoted to bar and floor manager .2008 I then became a Night manager in a leading boutique Hotel in Gauteng till 2012.Currently teaching at a British International School from 2012 to date. I am a proud owner of a school shuttle company in Randburg and a Private Primary school in Mutare Zimbabwe. Skills: Good communicator and Good public relations.
Walter Ndlovu - Tourism & Hospitality Chairman
Profile: Currently, as the Director of Waterloo Luxury Bathrooms and Director of Smart Mobile Connect SA. I oversee the operations of the two companies both online and on site. Previously as the Director of Incredible Tours and Travel which is currently in operation under the new management in Sandton Area servicing 54 on Bath Hotel, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Southern Sun Hotel Hide Park, Auditor General South Africa, Alcatel Lucent. I single handedly secured the contracts for the business, put systems in place for efficient operation of the business. I sold the business to a friend who was my employee and has grown the business to a recognised business in Gauteng. I began my studies at a Catholic Seminary in the Eastern Highlands boarding school with an aim to become a priest. I studied philosophy and theology as was the basic requirements to be a priest. I dropped out as I realised priesthood was not me. I then moved to South Africa and then to the UK where I took on Sales and Marketing at the University of Wolverhampton in the Western Midlands but never completed due to lack of tuition. Skills: Managerial skills, Identifying business opportunities, Sales and presentations, Deal maker, Identify and delegate tasks