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Minister Jenfan Muswere named among Zimbabwe’s 40 Most Influential Young Leaders

Hon Dr Jenfan Muswere

Dr. Jenfan Muswere, the Minister of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Postal and Courier Services has said he is humbled to be nominated among Zimbabwe’s 40 Most Influential Leaders.

The list was compiled by the Young Corporate Directors’ Network – a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors Zimbabwe in partnership with global professional management bodies like Professional Director Canada, Governance Solutions Canada and Institute of Corporate Governance Zimbabwe, just to mention a few. Media partners included the Herald, the Financial Gazette, ZiFM Stereo, the Zimbabwe Independent and the Business Times.

“Coming from the government as I do, it is quite humbling to be nominated as an influential young leader. The nomination gives me the strength to continue working hard to improve the ICTs sector as we work towards creating a digitally-enabled economy in sync with the Vision 2030 enunciated by President Mnangagwa,” Minister Muswere said.

Notable people from the ICT industry under business in the private sector who made it into the list include Natalie Jabangwe, the Chief Executive Officer of Ecocash and Munyaradzi Gwatidzo, the Chief Executive Officer of Astro Mobile.

Prominent entries from the sporting field include footballers Tinotenda Kadewere of Olympique Lyonnas and Marvelous Nakamba of Aston Villa. From the entertainment sector were socialite Passion Java, musician Mukudzei Mukumbe popularly known as Jah Prayzah, Wallace Chirumiko aka Winky D, Minister Mahendere and comedian Tyra Chikocho (Madam Boss) just to mention a few.

Below is the list of the 40 most influential leaders in Zimbabwe:

 NAMEAGEDESIGNATIONORGANISATIONCATEGORY
1Tinashe Mutarisi40Founder & ChairmanNash PaintsBusiness
2Natalie Jabangwe35CEOEcoCashBusiness
3Chris Mugaga40CEOZNCCBusiness
4Passion Java32FounderJava StudioEntertainment
5Hon. Jenfan Muswere39Government MinisterMin. of I.C.T Postal & Courier ServicesGovernment
6Precious Murena-Nyika39CEOLafarge Cement ZimbabweBusiness
7Tinotenda Kadewere25FootballerOlympique LyonnaisSport
8Munyaradzi Gwatidzo38CEOAstro MobileBusiness
9Mukudzeyi Mukombe (Jah PrayZah)33MusicianThird Generation BandEntertainment
10Chamu Chiwanza40Managing DirectorCernic Financial GroupBusiness
11Dr. John Basera34Perm. SecMin. of Lands, Agric. & Rural ResettlementGovernment
12Marvelous Nakamba27FootballerAston VillaSport
13Takwana Tyaranini37Co-FounderSenditooBusiness
14Scott Sakupwanya40CEOBetter Brands JewelleryBusiness
15David Kanengoni37Managing DirectorMutare Bottling Co.Business
16Sikandah Raza34Cricket PlayerZim National Cricket TeamSports
17Wallace Chirumiko (Winky D)37MusicianVigilance MusicEntertainment
18Rinos Mautsa36FounderPicco Construction;Chartered Institute of Customer ManagementBusiness
19Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa32Managing DirectorNeko Media IncorporatedEntertainment
20Gilbert Eugene Peters33Managing DirectorSpidex MediaBusiness
 NAMEAGEDESIGNATIONORGANISATIONCATEGORY
21Eng. Themba Khumbula35Structural EngineerThe Design TeamBusiness
22Percy Gwanyanya37Founder & MDBillion HealthBusiness
23Dr Tinashe Manzungu36DirectorZimbuild Property InvestmentsBusiness
24Dr. George Manyaya37Head Consumer Affairs & PublicityPOTRAZBusiness
25Napoleon Nyanhi36National DirectorArts Merit AwardsBusiness
26Apostle B. Java38ApostleTabernacle of Grace ChurchBusiness
27Arthur Marara35Attorney at LawClairwood ChambersBusiness
28Itai Pasi33Founding PartnerMushoriwa Pasi – Corporate AttorneysBusiness
29Takemore Mazuruse34Managing DirectorEsteem CommunicationsBusiness
30William Sachiti35FounderAcademy of RoboticsBusiness
31Joseph Madziyire32Co-Founder & CEOZimpraiseEntertainment
32Minister Michael Mahendere37Gospel MusicianZim Gospel MusicEntertainment
33Tyra Chikocho (Madam Boss)35ComedianEntertainerEntertainment
34Kudzai Violet Gwara (KVG)24Radio DJStar FMEntertainment
35Godfrey ‘Chief’ Koti37Head of Digital MarketingZTABusiness
36George Munengwa37CEO & FounderProAirBusiness
37Arnold Kamudyariwa (DJ Fantan)33Producer & ManagerChillSport RecordsEntertainment
38Ruramiso Mashumba29ChairpersonZimbabwe’s Farmers UnionBusiness
39Darlington Mutseta (Mambo Dhuterere)26Gospel MusicianZim Gospel MusicEntertainment
40Shacky Timburwa28CEOEnergyPlus Group InternationalBusiness

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