Board of Directors

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BOARD CHAIRMAN
MR HAPPYMORE MAPARA

Mr Mapara was the Group Chief Executive of a Zimbabwe Exchange listed company, AICO Africa Limited until 30th November 2009 when he resigned. Prior to this appointment, Mr Mapara was the Managing Director of The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe Limited between 1995 and 2005 and later assumed the Group Chief Executive of the same company between 2005 and 2008. He chaired Seedco, Scottco (Private) Limited, Exhort Enterprises, Cotpro Limited and was deputy chairman of Olivine Holdings Limited. AICO Africa Ltd had a market cap of +_ USD250 million on the ZSE when he left. As Chairman of Cotton Ginners Association, Mr Mapara worked tirelessly with industry stakeholders to sustain the production of cotton during a period when most other crops suffered downward production trends. This resulted in the gazetting of Statutory Instrument 142 of 2009 which prohibits side-marketing by farmers while assuring them of a market through contract farming. He sat on the PSAP (Private Sector Advisory Panel) Committee of the ICAC (International Cotton Advisory Committee) for 5 years. It proffers advice to governments and stakeholders on cotton issues. ICAC has a membership of 60 countries worldwide.
As a transformational leader, he oversaw the re-organisation of the group which resulted in the formation and listing of AICO Africa Ltd as the holding company.
He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries (FCIS) and is an Alumni of the London Business School. He has training and experience in internal audit.

He was 1st runner-up Director of the year in 2008 – Awarded by the Institute of Directors (Zimbabwe) and was also the Vice President of  Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) from 2008 to 2009.

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DR MORIS B. MPOFU

Dr Mpofu has spent 23 years at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe where he has gained considerable senior management experience and advisory expertise in financial sector, foreign exchange, foreign investment deals, exports and imports, structured trade and investment finance and international banking. He joined the Reserve Bank in March 1991, as an Economist, after a short engagement with the then ANZ Grindlays Bank, now Stanbic Bank.  He has worked in the Economic Research and Policy, Balance of Payments, Monetary Sector, External Debt and Exchange Control Divisions of the Bank.  Dr. Mpofu is currently the Reserve Bank Director of Zimbabwe’s Exchange Control Division.
Dr Mpofu is the Deputy Chairman of Homelink (Pvt) Limited, having served as its Chief Executive Officer from inception in 2005 and Deputy Chairman from 2007-2014. Dr Mpofu has also been Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of Finance and Audit Committee for ZIMTRADE, former Non-Executive Director of Cairns Holdings (Pvt) Ltd and Tuli Coal, and the Chairman of Bio-Diesel Company of Zimbabwe (Transload Enterprises). Dr Mpofu was a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Finance and Investments Committee for Zimbabwe Mining and Development Corporation (ZMDC) for 2011-12. Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of Finance and Investments Committee for Minerals marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) for 2012-13.He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe (1990) and a Master of Science degree in International Economics, Banking and Finance from Cardiff Business School (1995), University of Wales (UK). The Dissertation for the MSc Course was a study on the Competitiveness of Zimbabwe’s Export Sector. Dr Mpofu holds a Phd Thesis on The Impact of Capital Restrictions on Foreign Investment in Zimbabwe.

Dr Mpofu is also a regional consultant for Southern African Development Community (SADC), Development Finance International (DFI.UK) and the Macroeconomic Management and Financial Institute of Southern and Eastern Africa (MEFMI) on Private Capital Flows, Foreign Investment and International Remittances.

He is also a Graduate Fellow of the Macroeconomic Management and Financial Institute (MEFMI) and was attached to the World Bank’s Financial Products and Services Department in 1999, also attended courses in balance of payments with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Dr Mpofu has worked on various national and regional assignments, with organizations such as MEFMI, Development Finance International (DFI) and Southern African Development Community (SADC). Dr Mpofu has done international and regional professional consultancy work on ‘Private Capital Flows’ and “Workers’ Remittances” for MEFMI and DFI in Swaziland, Ghana, Zambia, Malawi, Gambia, Rwanda and Tanzania. He is Chairman of the SADC Exchange Control Technical Group and Chairman of the SADC Training and Development Forum, under the SADC Committee of Central Bank Governors (CCBG).
Dr Mpofu has been part of Government of Zimbabwe’s Loan Negotiation Missions to China and South Korea. He has also been part of Government’s Foreign Investment Missions to USA, United Kingdom, India, Belgium and South Africa.  Dr Mpofu is Chief Negotiator for the Master Loan Facility for Government with Export-Import Bank of China.

He was also part of the Government Team working on the resuscitation of ZISCOSTEEL, and investment into ZMDC, and visited Steel Plants in India, Belgium, South Africa and China conducting a due diligence for potential investors.

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MRS. STELLAMARIS CHORWIRAMrs Chorwira was appointed substantive CEO for the Homelink Group effective 1 August 2014.
Prior to her appointment, Mrs Chorwira was the Operations Director since February 2011, a position she attained after having worked as the Head of Investments and Money Transfers following her secondment in December 2005 from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.She has 24 years’ experience in the Financial Sector. Mrs Chorwira  joined Exchange Control in 1990 as an Analyst and rose to the position of Senior Analyst before moving to the Financial Markets Department as a Disbursement Officer. A year later she joined the Apex Unit as a Senior Project Analyst and was involved in the setting up of the Unit and its systems. Mrs Chorwira rejoined Exchange Control in 2002 as Head of Analysis & Assessments, responsible of foreign exchange payments.Mrs Chorwira holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Banking & Finance) from the University of Wales Bangor & Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. She is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and the Institute of Bankers.
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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
DR MAXWELL MUTEMA

Dr Mutema is a property (real estate) and construction management expert. He is passionate about property development and investment.

He holds several qualifications in real estate, land management and construction management from top international institutions. He is a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (FZweIE) and is a professional member of several key professional bodies, both local and international, that have to do with real estate/property, land management, construction management, rural and urban planning.

He is a qualified chartered surveyor.

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DR WILLIAM KAVILADr Kavila is a Deputy Director in the Economic Research Division of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, responsible for Policy Research, Modelling and Publications. He joined the Central Bank in 1989 as an Assistant Economist and rose through the ranks to his current position. He holds a Master of Science (Honours) degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe and is an accredited Fellow of the Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) in Financial Programming and Policies.As part of his professional development, Dr Kavila attended several courses hosted by the International Monetary Fund and MEFMI which include, among others; Balance of Payments Methodology, Money and Financial Statistics, Financial Programming and Policies; Data Requirements for Economic Management and Macro-Economic Policy Analysis and Management.

Dr Kavila is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Zimbabwe Economic Policy Analysis and Research Unit and Fintrust Pension Fund.

He is also a member of the Small Enterprises Advisory Board.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MR WILLIAM B. MANHIMANZI

Mr Manhimanzi is a holder of an MBA in Financial Studies from the University of Nottingham Business School and a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.He is a Career Banker with over 24 years’ experience in the banking sector, most notably in Treasury Management.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MS JEAN MAGURANYANGA

Ms Maguranyanga has experience in the Public Sector, having worked as an Assistant Legal Officer/Prosecutor. She also worked for Parliament as an Assistant Legal Advisor and as a Lecturer in the Private Law Department of the Faculty of Law, University of Zimbabwe where she taught and conducted research in Commercial and Corporate Law.
She also accumulated a wealth of expertise in the banking and finance sector while working at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe firstly as a Legal Advisor and subsequently as the Bank Secretary/Director Corporate Affairs and Public Relations. At the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, she provided legal advice to the Board and the Bank as a whole. She drafted various complex financial agreements and made initial drafts of various statutes and regulations impacting on the activities of the Bank and the banking sector in general.
Her assignments included working on legal documentation with regional banks and other international banks and regional banks and international multi-lateral organisations.

She was also part of the SADC Legal Working Group which came up with the SADC Model Law for Central Banks.
Ms Maguranyanga holds a Bachelor of Law (BL) and Bachelor of Laws (LLB), degrees from the University of Zimbabwe; a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in Commercial and Corporate Law (International Business Law) from the University of London, United Kingdom and a Diploma in Banking and Finance from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom.
Her various other notable roles included being one of a four Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe group of officials appointed to investigate and set up systems at the then Zimbabwe Building Society, at the United Merchant Bank, part of team that set up then Deposit Protection Board and being appointed as one of the first ten Commissioners for the then Competition Commission.

She also sits on various Boards of Directors and is a member of a number of professional bodies.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MS MATHILDA MUKONDIWA

Ms Mukondiwa is the School Administrator for Hillcrest Schools (Pvt) Ltd, a position she held since 2012. She is an ex-officio member of both Hillcrest Primary and High School Management Committees and sits on the Finance Committee. She has strong background in administration and finance after working for Pump Aid Malawi and Pump Aid Zimbabwe as Finance and Administration Manager from 2008 to 2011 before moving to Hillcrest. She rose through the ranks from Cost Accountant to Group Accountant within Border Timbers Limited from 1991 to 2007.

Ms Mukondiwa graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy Honors Degree from the University of Zimbabwe.

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
MR MOHAMED A. ALLANA

Mr Allana is the Director of Finance at Topline Holdings, a Zimbabwean company specialising in operations management, web development and implementation of customised financial software systems. He is also Chief Operations Officer of Allbro Agencies (Pvt) Ltd. Furthermore, Mr. Allana is an executive board member of Elite Group of Companies as Chief Operations Officer.
He once worked for Zoomwise in the UK as Information Technology Analyst. Before joining Zoomwise, Mr. Allana worked for Bellmore Limited, a UK based commodity broking company. He was responsible for managing database, web development and support and maintenance. He is also Director of Fixmar Investments (Pvt) Ltd, a commercial and residential property development company.
Mr Allana is studying towards a PHD in Finance with Aston Business School.

He holds a Masters in Science in Accounting and Finance and a Bachelors of Science (Honors) degree in Computer Science from Aston Business School.