Our Board Of Directors

Godfrey T. Manhambara

Non-Executive Board Chairman

Godfrey holds several academic qualifications, including a Diploma in Business Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree (Honours) from the University of London, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is an accomplished member of the Charted Institute of Transport and Logistics (MCIOTL) UK and the Zimbabwe Institute of Management (Zim). In his executive career, Godfrey worked for Affretair as Marketing Executive before being elevated to Chief Executive. He then joined the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) as Chief Executive, thereafter he went on to Reacon Services as Chief Executive Officer then onto BETA Holdings as Group Chief Operating Officer before being appointed Group Chief Executive, a position he still holds. Godfrey holds Directorships in several companies namely Beta Holdings, Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG), Prime Seed (Private) Limited. He is also Chairman of Zimnat Asset Management since 2005. He was non-executive director of Tractive Power Holdings Limited before its acquisition by Zimplow.

Timothy M. Johnson

Non Executive Director

Tim was educated at Falcon College and is a holder of a B.Comm degree from Rhodes University. He was the Chief Executive of Cairns Holdings and then Astra Corporation Ltd before its demerger to form Astra Industries and Tractive Power Holdings Ltd. Tim is a Director of CABS, Astra Industries, Cimas Medical Aid Society and Chairman of RM Insurance Company. Tim is also a Trustees Representative of the Beit Trust, a UK registered charitable organisation specialising in infrastructure grants to the health and education institutions. He was a non-executive director of Tractive Power Holdings Limited before its acquisition by Zimplow.

Lance Kennedy

Non Executive Director

Lance Kennedy is a holder of a Master of Science Degree in Business Management in the Agriculture and food Industries from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester in the United Kingdom and several other agricultural qualifications. He has a wealth of experience in the agriculture and farming sectors including hands-on experience in managing farming operations in Australia. His career in the agricultural sector spans over 10 years.

Benjamin N. Kumalo

Non-Executive Director

Mr Kumalo has been appointed to the Bord of Zimplow as a Non-Executive Director effective 26 November 2020. Mr Kumalo is currently the General Manager and Executive Director of the Industrial Development Corporation os Zimbabwe Limited (IDC). He sits as the Chairman of Chemplex Corporation Limited, Willowvale Motor Industries, FBC Building Society and ZimRe Holdings Limited. Mr Kumalo has extensive experience in the manufacturing, tourism and automotive industries. He is a holder of a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons) degree and is a Chartered Accountant.

Dr. Kalpesh Patel

Non Executive Director

Kalpesh is a seasoned executive in the Steel industry and is currently the Chief Executive officer of Steelmakers Ltd in charge of its Sub-Saharan operations. He possesses a Bsc in Economics and a BA in Political Science including a Msc in Economics from the London School of Economics

Grant Pio

Non-Executive Director

Grant Pio is an industrialist with over 20 years’ experience in business management, engineering, project management and product development. He is currently the Managing Director of Warapp Engineering Zimbabwe.

Matthew Davies

Non Executive Director

Mr Davies has been appointed to the Zimplow as a Non-Executive Director effective 26 November 2020. Currently, Mr. Davies is the Managing Director of a Group of Mining and Construction companies, in the Southern African Region (SADC). He had over 12 years’ experience in senior leadership roles of which 5 years have been directorship. Mr Davies hods a Bachelor of Business in Business Management.

Vimbayi Nyakudya

Group CEO

Vimbayi is a Chartered Accountant who trained and qualified with KPMG. He is also a holder of a Masters in Business Leadership degree from UNISA. As the Group CEO Vimbayi has played a key role in managing the Group’s balance sheet, allocating capital to best opportunities and thereby ensuring optimal profitability.