Our Executive Committee

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.

Charles Chaibva

CFO

Charles was appointed on 1 April 2019 as the Chief Finance Officer of the group. He is a Chartered Accountant who did his training with Ernst & Young. Charles is a holder of a Post Graduate Honours in Accounting Science with UNISA. Charles comes with experience spanning over 9 years in financial management, financial reporting, and auditing in the automotive and mining industries. Charles is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) and Public Accountants and Auditors Board (PAAB).

Walter Chigwada

MD Mealiebrand

Walter was appointed Managing Director at Mealiebrand on 1st August 2013. He is an agronomist by profession, with over 25 years of experience in this field. He is a holder of a BSc Agriculture Honours in Animal Science (UZ) and a Master of Science in Animal Nutrition, University of Aberdeen (UK) as well an Executive Management Diploma (UZ). He is responsible for the manufacture, supply and  distribution of ox-drawn ploughs and related farming implements in the local and regional markets

Willem Swan

Group Operations Executive

Mr. Willem Swan joined the Group as General Manager CT Bolts – 1st August 2020. Willem comes in with a wealth of experience in the steel industry, prior to this appointment he was General Manager Steel base in Malawi. Willem has a certificate in Mining Engineering from Wits School of Mining in S.A and a Diploma in Sales & Marketing from Pretoria Technikon.

 

Randy Pote

GM Farmec

Randy was appointed General Manager Farmec effective 1st May 2020. He has a Diploma in Agriculture, a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing (IMM), and a Masters in Business Administration (NUST). Randy joined the group in 2004 as Technical Sales Rep; and was promoted to the role of National Sales Manager in 2016, leading to his most recent appointment as General Manager. Randy is responsible for selling global agricultural mechanized equipment such as Massey Ferguson, Valtra, and Monosem among other brands.

Henry Madovi

Country Manager Barzem

Henry was appointed Country Manager Barzem 13th January 2020. He has over 25 years of experience as a business turnaround strategist with extensive experience in operations, sales, marketing, financial management, as well as distribution and logistics. Henry is a holder of a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), Zimbabwe Open University, Executive Diploma in Business Leadership and a Higher National Diploma in Marketing Management, from Gweru Technical College. Henry is responsible for selling earthmoving equipment and related implements of the Caterpillar brand.

Given Maboreke

GM Powermec

Given was appointed General Manager Powermec in March 2016. He is a motor mechanic by training, with over 20 years of experience in the industry. He joined the group in 2008 as an apprentice and rose through the ranks to become a Branch Manager for Powermec in 2012. He is a holder of a BSc Honours in Management (LCCI) and a GMDP (UZ). He is responsible for managing the Perkins distributorship franchise as well as selling Perkins generators for agricultural, industrial, and mining communities.

Tom Johnson

GM After Sales

Mr. Thomas Johnson joined the Group 1st July 2020 as GM Aftersales for Farmec and Powermec. Tom is a Fitter and Turner by training. Prior to this role, Tom was National After-sales and power product manager for Scania Zimbabwe, a position he held for the past 6 years.

Keuemetsi Setoboli

HR Executive

Metsi joined the Group 1st September 2013 as Group Human Resources Executive. Metsi is an HR Generalist by profession and has served in prior roles as a Management Trainee, HR officer and HR Manager. Her experience as a human resources practitioner spans over 17 years in the agri-service and manufacturing industries. She is a holder of a MBA from Nottingham Trent University (UK), a BA General (UZ), Diploma in Human Resources Management (IPMZ), MDP (Best Practices) and a Certificate in Arbitration (IPMZ) among several other short management courses. She is responsible for managing the human capital for the Group.

Shankutla Vithal

GM CT Bolts

Gladys Machawira

Internal Audit

Gladys joined the group on 1st August 2011 as Group Internal Audit Manager. Her experience spans over 15 years as an audit professional in the agri-service, manufacturing and pharmaceutical industries.  Gladys did her Articles of Clerkship with Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants.  She is a certified Internal Auditor (ISO 9001:2000) and an accredited Tip Offs- Anonymous Trainer. She is responsible for managing the key operational and strategic risks for the Group.

Blessing Scott

Group Finance Manager

Blessing was appointed as the Group Finance Manager effective 1 November 2020. He has been in the Zimplow Group since 2016 as the Financial Manager for Mealiebrand division before assuming the group role. He is a well experienced and qualified accountant who trained with KPMG Chartered Accountants. Blessing is a holder of a Masters in Business Administration(MBA) with NUST, Post Graduate Honours in Accounting Science with UNISA, and Bachelor of Accountants Honours degree with UZ. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (USA) . Blessing comes with wealth of experience locally and regionally spanning over 9 years in Financial Management, Financial reporting, Operations Management, Business Administration and Auditing in Manufacturing and Mining Industries. Blessing is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ).