Our Chairman and Executive Directors
Herbert Nkala: Chairman
Herbert holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of Wales, United Kingdom, as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Zimbabwe. He is the former Group Chief Executive Officer of the Rainbow Tourism Group and former Chairman of Zimbabwe Newspapers (1980) Limited. His previous positions include Marketing Director for the then National Breweries and Assistant General Manager of Dairibord Zimbabwe Limited. Herbert also holds directorships in many other companies.
Alex E. Siyavora: Finance Director
Mr. Siyavora joined OKZL in 2001 as Finance Director. He worked for Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe) before joining Coca-Cola Swaziland as Finance Manager and subsequently Merlin Limited as Group Finance Director. Mr. Siyavora qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1989 and holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours) and a Masters in Business Leadership degrees from the University of South Africa.
Albert R. Katsande: Commercial Director
Mr. Katsande joined the company in 1989. He holds a Bachelor of Science Economics (Honours) degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of Zimbabwe. Mr. Katsande has vast experience in marketing having worked for Lever Brothers, Dairiboard Zimbabwe Limited and CAPS Holdings Limited before joining OKZL, where he rose to the positions of Marketing Director and Managing Director respectively before he was promoted to his current post.
Other Non-executive Directors
David B. Lake: Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lake holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Legal Theory and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree, cumlaude, from Rhodes University in South Africa. He has practiced as a lawyer with Wintertons Legal Practitioners and has extensive experience in the management of large corporations. He is currently involved in running transport and cargo logistics companies.
Freeman T. Kembo: Non-Executive Director
Mr. Kembo holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He served articles of clerkship with the then Coopers and Lybrand and rose to become a partner with the same firm. He worked as Finance Director in a financial services group before setting out to be a part-owner and Chief Executive Officer of Playtime, a clothing manufacturing concern.
Rufaro Audrey Mwanatsa Maunze: Non-Executive Director
Rufaro holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science (Honours) degree from the University of South Africa and is a member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe having qualified in 2004. She holds a Masters in Development Finance from Stellenbosch University.
Rufaro has worked as an auditor at Deloitte Zimbabwe, a Senior Manager at Deloitte Australia’s Sydney office as a National Director for Technical Training and Advisory for PFK Australia. In 2008, Rufaro joined Westpac Banking Corporation Australia where she held various leadership positions both in Finance and Strategic Operations. She is a former Chairperson of the Australia Africa Business Council.
Rufaro is currently the Country Director for TechnoServe Zimbabwe and also sits as a Non-Executive Director on Imara Asset Management, Imara Securities and Imara Fiduciary Boards.
Rose Mavima: Non-Executive Director
Rose holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) from the University of Zimbabwe. She started her marketing career in 1987 as a Relationship manager and rose to Account Director at Lintas Advertising Agency, were she managed the communication strategies of various premium brands and portfolios.
Since 1996, Mrs Mavima has been managing family owned business in the tourism, financial and manufacturing sectors. She is currently the Corporate Affairs Director at Hanawa Super Foods.
Rutenhuro James Moyo: Non-Executive Director
Rutenhuro joins the Board of OK Zimbabwe Limited as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He holds a Masters and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree, both from the University of Zimbabwe. He has worked for Anglo American Corporation Zimbabwe, Old Mutual Zimbabwe, and The Coca-Cola Company. He also created and headed the Shanduka Group’s FMCG Unit that had interests in both Coca-Cola Shanduka Beverages South Africa (Pty) Ltd and McDonalds SA. He now heads Remoggo Investments, a Mauritian-registered, Zimbabwean-owned private investment vehicle.