“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


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


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


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, Private Equity and Research Services


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 : Advisory 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


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 a seasoned Finance and Accounting professional and effective organisational leader.”

Calvin Mugabe | Senior Associate


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.

Tonderai Nhika | Senior Associate: Advisory Services

MSc Finance & Investment; BCom Accounting (Hons) and IoB(SA)

Tonderai is an investment banker with more than 17 years’ experience in Finance, Project, Corporate and Structured Finance. He was actively involved in various capital markets transactions.  Tonderai has structured equity offerings for major private and public companies including Initial Public Offerings and listings on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, privatizations, secondary offerings and private placements in Sub Saharan Africa. He has also structured debt instruments for a wide range of high profile clients from government, multi-national companies, family-owned concerns, and individuals. In his career, Tonderai has handled transactions for and developed strong relationships with a wide range of private corporate, quasi-government and public-sector enterprises in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana. He has also established good relationships with regional and international finance institutions, international banks and private equity funds in Africa, Europe and Asia.

Tonderai holds a Master of Science Degree in Finance and Investment and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Honours Degree. He is a member of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa (Professional Banker) and the Institute of Business Advisors, South Africa (Business Advisor).

Christopher Masendeke | Stockbroker

Msc in Finance and Investment,  B. Comm (Finance), IOBZ

Chris possesses a solid background in finance and investments acquired in his specialized career. He worked for stockbrokers namely Kingdom, Southern Trust and EFE in different capacities with responsibilities in business development, client relationship management, trade execution and investments analysis. Chris is a holder of Msc in Finance and Investment (NUST), B. Com Hons in Finance (NUST), Diploma (IOBZ), a member of the South African Institute of Financial Markets (SAIFM) and a member of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE).

Gilson Siziba | Senior 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).

Penelope Chareka | Associate


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.

Jane Nyamurowa | Associate


Jane has over 10 years progressive experience in administration work. Prior to joining Akribos Capital Jane has worked at CABS, Ecobank and Toyota Zimbabwe. She is an energetic and ambitious person who has developed a responsible approach to any task presented to her. A passionate and articulate communicator.

Jane holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Development Studies (ZOU), a Diploma in Human Resources Development (IPMZ) and a diploma in Humanitarian aid Project Management (CBCA).
In her spare time, Jane is a hostess for events.

Patience Mukandi | 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.

Douglas Thambo | Associate


Douglas brings with him a wealth of knowledge in handling investment banking assignments. Prior to joining Akribos, Douglas had been a Supervisor for 3 years with Intertoll Zimbabwe. He also gained over 7 years exposure to mainstream banking operations at Barclays Bank and Tetrad Investment Bank. He has significant experience in retail and investment banking with a focus on risk management, client on-boarding and relationship management, liaising with senior officials in client organizations, providing financial advisory services to clients.

Douglas holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Economics) from University of Zimbabwe, International Certificate in Banking Risk and Regulation (ICBRR), MTA:Database Administration Fundamentals and is a Level III candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.

He is married to Isabel and they have two children

Chengetai Katsumbe |Junior Associate


Chenge started her career at Sakunda Holdings as a Graduate Trainee in the processes completing a three-year Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe accredited training program. Prior to joining the Akribos Advisory desk, she held the position of Finance officer at Sakunda Holdings for a year.

Chenge graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Rhodes University and was listed on the Dean’s List for academic merit. She is currently enrolled in the CFA program as a CFA level 3 Candidate. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Rotaract Club of Borrowdale Brooke and She Leads Africa.

Sekai Chirenje |Junior Associate ARS


Sekai joined Akribos Capital Incorporated in 2018 in the Research Department. She is a holder of a Master of Science Degree from St. John’s University in the United States of America and Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Hons) from Rhodes University in South Africa.