Harold is the Managing Director at Tangerine Company and the Country Director for the Global Leadership Summit Zimbabwe. Harold is business leader championing the training and equipping of leaders at all levels. He previously sat on several boards such as Rekai Tangwena Children’s Home, Renewal Fellowship Church, Avondale Crime Consultative Committee and the Ridge Road Security. Harold is a Pastor, recently transitioned from Renewal Fellowship Church. He is a marriage counsellor and is passionate about working with orphans and widows.
Harold is married, with five children.
Sunungurai Chingarande is a professor of Sociology who holds a PhD in Sociology, a Master of Science in Sociology and Social Anthropology and a BSc Honours in Sociology. She is a gender expert with over 20 years of experience in gender equality, women empowerment and social inclusion programming in Africa. She has done gender and social exclusion assessments and evaluations for many international agencies in various sectors that include Water Sanitation and Hygiene, Health, Education, Disaster, Risk and Resilience, Livelihoods and Food Security, Agriculture, Governance and Human Rights across Africa. As a gender expert, Sunungurai is well experienced in gender research methodologies, gender analysis, gender scorecard tools, gender responsive budgeting, development of gender policies, mainstreaming strategies and action plans as well as gender training manuals. She is a gender resource person, facilitator and expert for the African Group of Negotiators, a think tank of experts and practitioners that provides evidence based technical support to African governments for effective engagement in the international and national climate change policy formulation. Sunungurai was a lecturer and chairperson of the Sociology department at the University of Zimbabwe, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Vice Chancellor of Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University and now Vice Chancellor of Women’s University in Africa.
Godfrey is a seasoned development expert with many years of experience in strategic planning, programme management, partnership engagement and fund raising and management for the benefit of disadvantaged communities such as smallholder farmers, women and youth. His expertise overlays the several years that he spent working in the financial services sector where he was involved in development banking focusing on agribusiness, project financing, advisory and trade financing structures. He is employed as CEO at ZADT where he heads the Secretariat which he was hired to establish in 2013, and is responsible for the development and execution of the corporate strategy of the Trust. He also ensures effective monitoring and management of corporate principal risks that the Trust faces. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Agriculture, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree.
Laura Gwatiringa née Chikonzo holds a BA General Degree from the University of Zimbabwe; Post Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Science from Manchester Polytechnic and an MBA from Nottingham Trent University. She is a CICM fellow as well as a Fellow of the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe. Her experience started at the University of Zimbabwe Library and HARARE Polytechnic in the field of Librarianship. Her other critical experience was in the field of management development and training spanning over 25 years within 5 financial institutions in Zimbabwe, namely, Standard Chartered Bank, First Banking Corporation, Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe now CBZ, Trust Banking Corporation, ZABG and CBZ Holdings. At CBZ Holdings she was in charge of staff training and development, marketing and corporate affairs positions held over a period spanning 15 years. She is the founder and director of 3 companies namely Perfect Corporate Services, Perfect Fit and 2B Oasis.
Previous board experience: Women’s University in Africa, Air Zimbabwe and currently Zimbabwe Council of Churches.
Laura is a wife, mother and grandmother. She is a Christian and worships at the United Methodist Church where she has held several leadership positions.
Lillian Rutendo Mbayiwa is an experienced Business Strategist specialised in Marketing, Public Affairs and Sustainability with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry across the African continent.
Lillian is currently the head of group marketing, public affairs and sustainability for Old Mutual Zimbabwe, a position she has held and led for 4 years. Prior to this, she was senior manager, marketing strategy and planning for Old Mutual Rest of Africa (East Africa, West Africa, and Southern Africa, excluding South Africa). She has held similar regional roles as Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, UBA PLC, Lagos Nigeria and Regional Head Corporate Affairs – Southern Africa Region for Standard Chartered. She has also had extensive experience in FMCG with Delta Corporation working with global brands such as Coca-Cola and Castle Lager.
With a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A from University of Warwick – Warwick Business School, UK) Lillian is an innovator passionate about developing solutions that leverage technology and emerging talent to bring value to institutions, communities and entrepreneurs using industry leading techniques accentuated by her expertise in African markets and their emerging trends.
Jonase Tapfuma Mutetwa is a God-fearing husband, and father of three. He is doctor of medicine and specialist anaesthetist, certified by the Zimbabwean and South African Colleges of Medicine, and the European Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. He has lived and worked in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United Kingdom, and has over ten years of post-qualification experience and fellowship, master's and post-graduate degrees in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine.
Jonase has been involved in quality improvement projects throughout his professional career, in patients receiving anaesthesia, patients in intensive care, paediatric and maternity patients. He has been involved in community health programmes, through Health Volunteers for Africa Trust and Zim-Health. These are volunteer organisations which he is priviledged to have founded with like-minded colleagues, who are equally passionate about dispensation of free and quality health care to marginalised, vulnerable and rural communities in Zimbabwe. Jonase’s belief is that happy, healthy families are the bedrock of prosperous, thriving communities, and that by ensuring accessible health care for all we can encourage productivity and security of livelihoods.
Paul Zakariya is a passionate community and rural development practitioner. He is an ardent proponent of pro-poor inclusive approaches to development and the empowerment of marginalized communities. He has worked with various Zimbabwean and international development organizations in Zimbabwe to build sustainable livelihoods.
Over the last 21 years, Paul has gathered a wealth of experience working with rural communities and smallholder farmers. He helped to develop sustainable models for market linkages in the northern region of Zimbabwe, where rural incomes were significantly improved. With a banking background, in collaboration with other stakeholders, he assisted farming communities in establishing sustainable input and output markets, which structures have been used as models for initiating rural agro-enterprises.
Paul is the current Secretary General at Zimbabwe Farmer’s Union.
Talia is, dew from God or dew from heaven. Dew is generally defined as water vapour in the air that condenses on a cool surface during the night, hence grass becomes wet when the ‘dew point’ is reached during night cooling