Meet Our Valuable Team Members
A. E. Siyavora - Chief Executive Officer
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.
A. 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.
B. Muradzikwa - Finance Executive
Mr. Muradzikwa joined the company in August 2003 as a Finance Manager and was promoted to the current position in May 2017. He trained with Deloitte and Touche (Zimbabwe) in 1998 and is a qualified chartered accountant. He joined Caltex Oil Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd in 2002 as Finance Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Accounting from NUST and a Master in Business Leadership Degree from the University of South Africa.
M. R. Chingaira - Procurement Executive
Muzvidzwa worked for a Cash and Carry Wholesale from 1979, before joining OK Zimbabwe as a management trainee in 1982. Over the last 28 years, he has worked his way up from Assistant Buyer, Group Buyer to Buying Manager (Food Group) and to Procurement Executive, a position he assumed in November 2002, and holds today.
W. Mapundu - Business Information Executive
V. Gumbo - Operations Executive: Brand - OK
Vupenyu is a highly experienced retailer with more than 20 years local and regional experience; in FMCG, clothing, and general merchandise environments. He started his retail career as a graduate trainee at OK Zimbabwe in 1998, worked at Red Star, CFI Retail t/a Town and Country; in various capacities( General manager – Operations, and Special Projects, and later promoted to Managing Director, and spent nearly 10 years in Country GM roles at Woolworths -Tanzania and Uganda, Lesotho, and Zambia. Vupenyu rejoined OK Zimbabwe in June 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree in Marketing from NUST.
M. N. Mlambo - Operations Executive: Brand - Bon Marche & OKmart
Ms Mlambo joined the company in 2012. She is a Food Technologist qualified at Harper Adams University in the United Kingdom. She has worked for various food processing organisations including Dairibord Zimbabwe Ltd and Mitchell & Mitchell Fresh Exports. She has retail experience gained in The United Kingdom. She joined OKZL as a Fruit & Veg Manager and rose to the position of Operations Manager: – Bakeries, Fruit & Veg. Ms Mlambo was appointed Operations Manager: Bon Marches in 2017, a position she held before being promoted to her current position in June 2018.
S. S. Hlabati - Human Resources Executive
Mr. Hlabati joined OKZL in 2018 as Human Resources Executive. He has over two decades professional experience gained in South Africa and Zimbabwe in various industry sectors; holding executive corporate and senior consulting human capital management roles. Mr Hlabati holds an MBA specialising in Systems Thinking from the University of Cape Town – Graduate School of Business; Post Graduate Labour Law qualifications from the University of Pretoria and the University of Zimbabwe. Mr. Hlabati holds several international professional certifications; namely, Global Remuneration Professional | GRP®; Senior Professional Human Resources®| SPHR®, Certified Compensation Professional® | CCP®; and Balanced Scorecard Professional | BSP.