THE QUEST TEAM

The Board of Directors and Management Team of the business project are highly skilled individuals and seasoned Bankers with extensive working experience in Zimbabwe’s financial services sector as follows:

Emmanuel Haggai Munyukwi – Non-Executive Chairman

Emmanuel is former career banker with Standard Chartered Bank with whom he served from 1978 to 1990. He resigned as senior manager of Corporate Banking to join the Nedlaw Group of Companies as Group Treasurer. In 1993 he was appointed Director of Art Corporation Limited and also served as the principal officer of the Group's Pension. He left the group in 1997 to join the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange as Deputy Chief Executive. Of this impressive institution, he became the Chief Executive Officer in January 2002. Emmanuel is an associate member of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa, Zimbabwe and sits on a number of boards and advisory councils.

 

Pangisile Matikiti – Non-Executive Director

Pangisile is a qualified business manager with over 25 years experience in managing a variety of businesses. She worked as Managing Director for a Leather and Shoe manufacturing concern in Zimbabwe – G and D Holdings, Finance Director at Merspin Limited and had a stint in Malawi with a Health NGO as Administrator. She also spent 10 years with Edgars Stores as Group Financial Accountant and after a 10 year professional services engagement at Deloitte and Touché Zimbabwe. She is currently the Finance and Administrative Director of the University of Zimbabwe-University of California, San Francisco (UZ-UCSF) Collaborative Research Programme and sits on the boards of Trust Holdings and Trust Insurance Brokers.

Trust Maturure – Non-Executive Director

Trust joins Quest Financial Services as a non-executive director. He brings a wealth of financial management and professional services experience from a career that began at Deloitte and Touché Chartered Accountants where he served articles before pursuing a career in consulting. At Deloitte, he was a member of the Financial Institutions Services Team. He has comprehensive experience in business strategy, financial management, accounting, and risk management. Trust was recently instrumental in setting up another microfinance institution where he doubled as the Company Secretary and the Head of Finance. Trust is currently pursuing a number of interests in consulting and private business in the region. He will be significantly active at inception, contributing towards the company’s strategy, fundraising and research and business development.

Tinashe Hove – Non-Executive Director

Tinashe has extensive financial services experience gained during his 6 year term with Deloitte & Touché Chartered Accountants where he served his articles and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. His experience ranged across various sectors i.e. financial, manufacturing, retail and the agro-industry. His expertise was in the area of financial reporting, financial management and risk advisory. He also brings with him international experience from engagements performed in Merrill Lynch, a leading financial institution in Dubai, where he had been seconded. He is currently part of the team spearheading group restructuring exercises of two (2) listed entities in Malawi. He is currently a manager at Deloitte and Touché Financial Advisory. He performs advisory in valuations and due diligence engagements. He is currently seconded to a leading international bank as a financial planner.

Bhekimpilo Chatira – Non-Executive Director

Bheki is a Chartered Accountant, Chartered Secretary and a qualified teacher. He has various degrees in accountancy and finance from UNISA and National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe. Bheki is currently a senior audit manager with Deloitte LLP in London, having joined Deloitte & Touche in Zimbabwe in 2000. Prior to this Bheki had been a teacher for 2 years, followed by an academic stint at NUST. Bheki spent 2 years with Deloitte & Touche LLP in New York City (USA) before moving to London in 2006 - he is currently focusing on Audit clients in the infrastructure (road, rail, shipping & air), energy, mining and construction. Bheki has been involved in external and internal auditing, giving accounting advice, budgeting advice and due diligence work on acquisitions and mergers, as well as providing government accounting advice on various projects, in addition to providing business assurance services to corporations on their social responsibility. He has experience in providing advice to board of directors of listed (FTSE and SEC) as well as small owner managed companies. Bheki has SME businesses in Zimbabwe, in transport industry, employing more than 20 people. He is involved with various organisations, in a leadership role, with a view to development in Zimbabwe. In this regard he is chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe UK branch, treasury of Zimbabwe Diaspora Development Interface and chairman of Africa Services Group within Deloitte UK".

James Msipa – Managing Director

James, a banker by profession, leads Quest Financial Services as Managing Director. He is a member of the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe. James joined Trust Bank in 2002 as a Trainee dealer in Treasury and rose to the position of Credit Analyst and later as an Account Executive with ZABG bank, which took over Trust Bank. He later joined TN Bank as a money market trader and was instrumental in the setting of the bank’s treasury division. James was a founding director of a microfinance outfit where he set up and headed the Lending department. James,
who holds a B. Com in Finance and the IOBZ qualification, brings an invaluable wealth of experience to Quest in the areas of microfinance, credit management, corporate lending and small business advisory. James also sits on the Action Against Poverty Trust (ACAP) Board of Trustees, ACAP is a local NGO that focuses on livelihood programmes in rural areas. He is a recipient of president Obama"s Mandela Washington Fellowship and holds a six sigma yellow belt.

Donald Saruro – Executive Director

Donald has more than ten years experience in the financial sector where he worked for banking institutions namely Stanbic Bank and NMB Bank. He has all round experience in banking but specialised in the areas of corporate banking, client relationship management and credit risk management. Donald's expertise is in financial and credit risk analysis, business development, selling and administration. He also had a stint in South Africa as a consultant for small to medium sized enterprises, covering areas in business plan development, feasibility studies and strategic planning. Donald is a founding director of Quest Financial Services and holds a B. Com and an MBA.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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