Team

“Over the years, we have attracted some of the talented professionals in our industry. Our people are our most valuable asset — they are skilled problem solvers that believe challenges can be opportunities.

Tichawanda Mandoza | Non Executive Chairman

BSC Econ UZ,MBA UZ

A seasoned self-driven banker with more than 20 years’ local and international experience in retail banking. He has led teams in implementing effective Customer Relationship Management and business development. He is presently an Executive Director Marketing and Sales at Continental Products Private Limited.

He Started off his career in banking with Standard Chartered Bank rising to Head Priority Banking Centre.He then joined NMB where as General Manager retail banking and marketing,he was a key member in the transformation of NMBZ from a merchent bank to a commercial bank and the customer oriented services delivery strategy that is unique to NMBZ bank.

He was chairman of the Projects and product development committee and a memeber of ALCO and the Risk Management. He is a member of the IOBZ, ICM.

Lynn Mukonoweshuro | Non-Executive Director

BSC Social Sciences UZ, MBA Nottingham

Mrs Mukonoweshuro holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Social Sciences from University of Zimbabwe and a Masters in Business Administration degree from Nottingham Trent University –United Kingdom as well as management and leadership certificates. She received Euro money Banking Operations training in Tanzania and 95% Share Market Training in New York. Mrs Mukonoweshuro has extensive leadership experience spanning across Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands in Banking, Manufacturing and ICT sectors. Mrs Mukonoweshuro is the Managing Director of Lion Finance Zimbabwe.

She is the current non – executive Chairman of Insurance and Pension Commission of Zimbabwe. She chairs the Remuneration Committee at Akribos Capital Incorporated.

Tidings Chimpondah | Non-Executive Director

B Acc UZ, MBA; ACCA

Mrs. Tidings Chimpondah is the CFO for Profeeds and Director for Progroup subsidiaries Probrands and Probottlers. She is a finance professional with over 17 years’ experience in corporate finance. She has an MBA from Manchester Business School and is an ACCA member; she is a holder of a Bachelor of Accountancy Honors Degree from the University of Zimbabwe.

In 2015 she won the Fortune-Goldman Sachs International Women Business Leadership Award for project MAGs that she founded in 2014 where she works with other professional women to empower rural women economically as they engage in poultry projects among other income generating activities.

She chairs the finance committee at Akribos Capital Incorporated.

Christopher Mhike | Non-Executive Director

LLB UZ

Attained his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe in 2002. Chris joined Atherton & Cook in 2003 and was admitted to partnership in 2005.

He specialises in criminal law and human rights law, and media law. A recent Councillor of the Law Society of Zimbabwe, and a recent Chevening Fellow, Chris is also a qualified journalist who by virtue of his specialisation in media law and background in journalism now sits as a Commissioner in the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC).

Chris chairs the Risk and Legal committee at Akribos Capital Incorporated.

Edmond Mupfapairi | Partner : Securities Trading

MIFM B.Com (Finance) Hons

Edmond began his stockbroking career in 2001 with Continental Securities. Edmond has a wealth of experience in Securities and Trading gained from EFE Securities, Interfin Securities and MMC Capital where he served as Head of Equity Sales and Trading. Edmond is one of the founding partners of Akribos Capital Inc.

Edmond holds a B. Coms (Hons) majoring in Finance from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST). He is a member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM).

Edmond is married to Judith and they have two children.

“Edmond has a wealth of experience in Securities and Trading and has served as Head of Equity Sales and Trading.”

Tawanda Mazorodze | Partner : Investments and Advisory Services

CFA, CIPM, MIFM

Tawanda is a seasoned investment banker who enjoys helping businesses maximise value for their stakeholders. He has broad experience in valuations and research for corporate finance transactions, investment decision making and business strategy advisory. Prior to founding Akribos he worked as an investment banker focusing on stockbroking, asset management, investment consultancy and corporate finance in sub-Saharan Africa. He has led investment research teams and has in depth knowledge of the emerging market business environment. He has helped institutional and private investors achieve their goals by crafting value adding investment strategies and refining their operations.

Tawanda holds the CFA charter and a Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (CIPM) from the CFA Institute. He also holds a BCom Honours degree in Actuarial Science from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and is a member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM).

Tawanda is married to Esther and they have three children.

“Tawanda is a seasoned investment banker who enjoys helping businesses maximise value for their stakeholders.”

Farai Vengesai | Partner : Research and Ratings Services

Msc Finance, BCom

Farai is an investment banker with extensive experience in the capital markets acquired within the Sub-Saharan Africa region working as an analyst and trader for both the fixed income and equities desks. Prior to Akribos, Farai worked as Heard of Research for Invictus Securities as well as Analyst at Imara Africa. Farai also worked for Storm Securities, now Africa Gateway trading Johannesburg Stock Exchange equities.

Farai Holds a Msc. Degree in Finance and Investments, a Bcom (hons) Degree from the National University of Science and Technology as well as a banking Diploma from IoBZ. He and is a member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM) and an authorised trader of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).

Farai is married to Rumbidzai and they have one child.

“Farai’s fortress is investment research and draws much joy in helping clients decode information flow into value adding investment strategies.”

Joseph Magawa | CFO

CPA, MIAC

Joseph is a qualified Accounting professional and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 14 progressive years of experience in Finance and Administration. He has extensive experience in the manufacturing, automobile and financial services having worked for several companies in Steel fabrication and heavy duty engineering, mono pumps, construction, stockbroking, investment management and advisory, micro finance and the motor industry. He has a keen interest in corporate governance.

Joseph holds certificates in Credit Management from (UZ) and a diploma in Salaries Administration. He is an ACCA finalist and is a member of the institute of administration and commerce.

Joseph is married to Cecilia and they have two children.

“Joseph is a seasoned Finance and Accounting professional and effective organisational leader.”

Calvin Mugabe | Senior Associate

MBA

With over 15 years banking experience spanning across Commercial and Merchant Banking, Treasury Operations and Asset Management, Calvin has acquired extensive expertise in financial services, products and operations. His experience straddles Stanbic Bank, Trust Bank, Premier Finance Group and Ecobank where he was involved in operations, financial trading, portfolio/fund management, international banking, relationship management and marketing.

Calvin has attended various investments and portfolio management courses with the University of Zimbabwe. He attained an IOBZ Diploma and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance with the University of Leicester, UK. He also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration with Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Calvin is married to Tatenda and they have 3 children, and he loves playing golf.

Lungani Nyamazana | Senior Associate: Securities

B.Com Economics), MSC Finance & Investments, SAIFM

A Finance and Investments professional with local and regional experience in sales and trading, financial analysis and research. Lungani started off his career with Interfin Securities, gained experience with Mast Stockbrokers and within the region.

Penelope Chareka | Associate

IOBZ

Having been in the industry since 2004, Penelope brings more than a decade worth of experience from her time as a Customer Liaison Officer at CFX Merchant Bank. She also served as Administration Supervisor at TFS Management Company before joining Akribos Capital incorporated.

Penelope has a strong passion in client satisfaction, she is results oriented and makes a strong team player.

She holds a Top Flight Secretarial Degree from Pitman and a Diploma with IOBZ.

Penelope is married to Lawrence and they have 3 children together.

Gilson Siziva | Associate

Mcom Finance, Bcom

Gilson started his career at Allan Gray, working as client consultant for the asset management company. Prior to joining Akribos Gilson worked as an assistant lecturer at the University of Pretoria.

Gilson has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program with the CFA institute. Gilson holds a Masters in Financial Management (University of Pretoria) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Investment Management (University of Pretoria).

Tinashe Paradza | Junior Associate

MScM

Tinashe started her career as an intern at Constantine Advisors, UK, where she used her research and analytical skills to help clients accomplish their capital raising objectives. She is enterprising when it comes to client service and public relations.

Tinashe is an eloquent, Inter-cultural communicator and a valuable team player.

She is a holder of a Master of Science Degree in Management (Marketing) with Lancaster University (UK), a BA (Hons) from Leeds Metropolitan University and a Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from University of Namibia.

Tinashe is currently learning Manderin (Chinese) for business. She is passionate about photography.

Tatenda Pedzisai | Junior Associate

BCom Marketing

After attaining a Bachelor of Communications in Marketing from Midrand Graduate Institute in South Africa, Tatenda has joined Akribos Capital Incorporated.

She enjoys connecting people with the solutions they seek and is looking forward to a bright career full of promise while doing what she loves.

Tatenda is fond of nature and the outdoors.

Hillary Mukwenha | Junior Associate

Hillary started her professional career in finance 6 years ago at Visual Point Creative Group where she worked as Finance and Administration Assistant.Prior to joining Akribos Capital Incorporated, Hillary worked for New World Immigration Zimbabwe where she spear headed the setting up of the organisations accounting unit.

Being an excellent communicator she is able to maintain cultural sensitivity and promote team cohesiveness. Hillary is a high-energy, confident individual with an infectious enthusiasm for accounting. After completing her BCompt with UNISA she hopes to increase her expertise in the industry by undertaking ACCA.

She is passionate about wildlife and loves exploring nature trails with her daughter April.

Patience Mukandi | Junior Associate

Patience has 6 years experience as a Risk Management Professional in Insurance and Reinsurance. Prior to joining Akribos Capital Inc., Patience worked as a Facultative Underwriter at Colonnade Reinsurance.

Patience holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Risk Management with the University of South Africa (UNISA) and is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe. She has passed Level II of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program with the CFA institute.

Patience is married to Trevor and they have a daughter. In her spare time, Patience is a freelance makeup artist.

Kennedy Chirowamhangu | Junior Associate

Prior to joining Akribos Capital Inc, Kennedy worked as a teacher with the Ministry of Education.

Kennedy has passed all three levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. He holds a Bachelor (Hons) in Accounting from the University of Zimbabwe.

He is married to Nyasha and they have a son.