MR. DESMUND ALI – BCom (Banking Management), CAIOB (SA)
Desmund is a holder of a BCom (Banking Management) degree from Oxford Brookes and an associate member of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa and Zimbabwe and holds an Advanced Diploma in Treasury Management and Trade Finance of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa. He is a member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers (UK). He has attended several courses on Treasury Management, Treasury Products, Relationship Management, Negotiation Dynamics and Asset/Liability Management including the highly regarded Asset/Liability Management in Banks and Financial Institutions held in Pune, India in 1996. Desmund’s banks career spans more than twenty six years. He started his banking career in 1990 with First Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe Limited and later worked, briefly, at Intermarket Discount House for a year in 1995. Des was a founding member, in 1996, of the Treasury team at Heritage Investment Bank Limited, where he rose to the position of Senior Dealer. On the formation of ABC in 2000, Des was seconded to the bank’s Botswana operation as Senior Dealer for two years and played a key role in positioning the bank in that market. Desmund was subsequently seconded to ABC Mozambique as the Head of Treasury Sales and Origination. He was transferred to African Banking Corporation Zimbabwe (BancABC) in the same capacity in June 2004. Desmund was the Head of Treasury Sales and Origination/Chief Dealer for African Banking Corporation Tanzania up to 2007. He joined the marketing team of BancABC Zimbabwe as the Country Head of Marketing in 2008. In September 2011, Des was tasked to spearhead the formation of BancEASY ( ABC EASY LOANS (Pvt) Ltd, a registered Microfinance Institution as the Managing Director. He was later made the Country Head of Retail and SME Banking of BancABC, a position he held until his departure from the bank in August 2015. Desmund was the Managing Director of Heritage Finance and Heritage Health Fund briefly in 2016 before joining the Homelink Group in December 2016.
Desmund is the Board Vice Chairman of the Bindura University of Science Education (National Sports Academy).
Desmund plays social cricket and is a medium pace bowler. He is married to Heather and they have six daughters.
|EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS
MR. WELLINGTON MUTIZWA
Mr Wellington Mutizwa is a qualified Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA). He is a qualified Chartered Public Financial Accountant (CPFA) member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) UK. He is registered as a Public Accountant with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB) in Zimbabwe. In addition, he also holds a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) and Bachelor of Accounting Science (Bcompt) from the University Of South Africa (UNISA).
He served Articles of Clerkship at HLB Zimbabwe for three years and left to join industry and commerce. Mr. Wellington Mutizwa has more than 22 years of financial and management accounting experience gained in various industries that include, manufacturing, retail, mining, professional services, banking and financial services, and forestry.He has been a Finance Director for Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited, Maranatha Ferrochrome (Private) Limited, National Foods Limited Depots Division and Border Timbers Limited.He is currently studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant South Africa CA (SA).
MONEY TRANSFER MANAGER
Mr Bindura is the Money Transfer Manager. Prior to his appointment, Mr Bindura held many positions. From (June 2003-Dec 2004) he was the Exchange Control Analyst at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. He became an Investment Executive for Homelink from Jan 2005 –Sep 2007 before becoming a Mortgages Manager and then a Money Transfers Manager in 2010 Mr. Bindura holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Finance from the National University of Science and Technology. He has an Advanced Diploma in Treasury Management and Trade Finance, an Advanced Diploma in Property and Financial Services and an Associate Diploma with the Institute Of Bankers in South Africa.Tendai also holds a Master of Commerce degree in Strategic Management and Corporate Governance from Midlands State University (MSU) and a Master of Science in Insurance and Risk Management from the National University of Science and Technology.
SALES AND CHANNELS MANAGER
Ms Sibusisiwe Mashoko has more than 5 years’ experience in microfinance, financial analysis and project management. Presently she is the Sales and Channels Manager at Homelink Finance (Pvt) Ltd.
Ms Sibusisiwe Mashoko holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honour’s Degree in Finance, and is an ACCA Affiliate (2016) and 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow. She is tri-lingual in English and the local Shona and Ndebele languages. She is passionate and fully committed to financial literacy, easing access to funding for women and the use of microfinance as a poverty alleviation tool for the highly informal African economies.