Professor Zororo Muranda is a full professor of business. He is the first and current Pro Vice Chancellor for Business Development and Resource Mobilisation. He has a long history in academia. He has worked for the past twenty eight years as a University lecturer and professor. Professor Muranda’s first call of duty as an academic was in 1992 when he joined the University of Zimbabwe as a lecturer in 1992. He has worked at some of the country’s top universities namely, Midlands State University, Chinhoyi University of Technology and University of Botswana. During his service with Midlands State University Professor Muranda worked hard to establish the MSU MBA programme and the Banking and Finance programmes. In April 2004 he moved to Chinhoyi University of Technology as Executive Dean. In August 2006 up to December 2008 he was the Acting Pro Vice Chancellor of the University. From January 2009 up January 2013 he was with the University of Botswana. At the University of Botswana he served as Chairman of the Department of Management from January 2010 to December 2012.He re-joined Chinhoyi University of Technology in March 2013 as Dean of the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Sciences. He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (UZ), Master of Philosophy (Area of Study: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development) and Doctor of Philosophy (Area of Study: International Marketing). Professor Muranda is currently serving as an External Examiner for the National University of Science and Technology, Africa University, Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Namibia and University of the North West in South Africa. He has served as an External Examiner for Solusi University, ABM University College in Botswana, and Great Zimbabwe University.
Emilliah Mabika boasts of over 19 years proven work experience within the Marketing and Sales field. She is currently the Head of Group Marketing- ZB Financial Holdings Limited. She has worked for a number of key organisations including; the Grain Marketing board in Grain Trading, Africa On line, Cairns Foods and Founders Building Society which later became Intermarket Building Society. Emilliah holds a B-tech Management Honours and an MBA from the University of Zimbabwe. She is a Marketing Practitioner MAZ. She served as a member of the Funding Committee and the Youth and Gender Committee for CZI from 2018 to 2019. Emilliah is currently the Chairman of the recently launched MAZ Charity Foundation. She is a motivational speaker and who also enjoys facilitation at events. Her passion is entrepreneurship in the youth and women. She is a firm advocate for customer centricity and customer Experience as the key to the success of any enterprise. Emilliah is married and has 3 children who are all pursuing university degrees.
Gillian Rusike’s ambition from childhood has always been to change the status quo, to better the family lifestyle. His drive in life is to work hard on everything he does and do it well each time. In 2005, armed with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing management (IMM) and a graduate diploma in marketing (IMM), the vision to uplift the marketing profession became his burning desire hence the birth of Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ) which was eventually launched in 2007. Gillian also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership (BUSE) as well as Masters of Commerce degree in Strategic Marketing (MSU). Gillian’s passion for success and results further earned him top curvetted position of Secretary General of a continental body of marketing professionals, the African Marketing Confederation (AMC) headquartered in South Africa. In recognition of his efforts Rusike was nominated and awarded as Outstanding Young Person in Zimbabwe by Junior Chamber International (JCI) in 2013. Megafest also honoured Gillian Rusike by awarding him the accolade of Visionary of The Year award at the Megafest National Business Awards in 2014. He is the currently the chairperson of the Zimbabwe All Media Research Foundation (ZARF). Rusike also sits on the boards of the following organisations: Entrepreneurial Development Trust Africa (EDTA), The President’s Fund and Tourism Business Council of Zimbabwe (TBCZ). Gillian’s passion for knowledge empowerment has gone further by establishing a publishing house, Gillian and Associates Publishers Ltd which has to date published the ground breaking book titled People of Zimbabwe - This is my Story and is working on other publications focusing on Zimbabwe and its endowed richness. A motivational speaker, corporate trainer and mentor of many professionals. His major areas span from marketing strategy, business development, relationship marketing, brand management, customer service and sales management His interests have diversified into nurturing and mentoring upcoming entrepreneurs. Qualifications: Bachelor in Business Administration Degree with the Institute of Marketing Management (IMM). Graduate diploma in Marketing Management. MBL (Masters in Business Leadership) with Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE). Pursuing a Masters in Marketing Management with Midlands State University
Andrew is a pragmatic Marketing and Sales professional with over 15 years experience in Banking, Telecommunications, Airline and Advertising industries. He is currently the Head of Marketing for National Building Society. He has proven skills in relationship management, product development, customer experience, advertising and brand management. Andrew is an experienced leader who has held several senior management roles in his career and. He has several professional qualifications that include a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Marketing Management with Honours, Post graduate diploma in marketing Management (CIM), he is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK as well as a Zim Chartered Marketer (MAZ). Andrew is currently writing his Dissertation for a Masters in business Administration with Africa University focusing on Corporate Parenting.
Lawrence is a marketing, communications, customer experience and consumer banking inclined professional who has gained widespread exposure having held key managerial and executive positions in banking, telecommunications and international business environments. He is the General Manager for Retail Banking for the People’s Own Savings Bank (POSB), a position of leadership for key departments of the Bank ie Retail Banking, E-Banking, Agency Banking, Operations a and Private Banking. Prior to becoming GM for Retail Banking, Lawrence held positions of Head of Marketing and PR for POSB, High Value Segment Manager and Customer Experience Manager at Telecel Zimbabwe. He has also for (Powertel Communications (Pvt) Ltd), Department of Trade and Industry (SA), Probe Market Research (Pvt) Ltd and Art Corporation as a Graduate Trainee. Lawrence is a Senior Executive member of the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe, a Professional Banker of the Institute of Bankers of South Africa (PBSA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Management South Africa ((FICM). He holds a Bachelor of Business Studies Hons degree (University of Zimbabwe), Master of Science Marketing degree (NUST), Executive MBA degree (NUST) and Certificate in Banking (IOBZ).
Head of Marketing (Insurance) for Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe and is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of a fully integrated marketing strategy for the Insurance business. He is also supporting the marketing activities for the Group’s Pan African insurance related partnership roll-outs. Liberty has over 15 years’ marketing experience covering telecoms, mobile financial services, life, non-life and medical insurance sectors. His marketing practice experience covers Southern and East Africa territories and has overseen the conception, development and growth of a number of award winning brands. He was the MAZ 2016 Brand Manager of the year award winner. He also does marketing consultancy for a number of organisations in Zimbabwe and in his spare time he enjoys playing golf and watching soccer (FC Barcelona fan). He is a member of the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe.
Dennis is a seasoned Marketer with leadership experience across various sectors of the economy. Dennis is the Group Head of Marketing and Communications for FMB Capital Holdings.Dennis started his career at British American Tobacco as a graduate management trainee after which he was appointed Channel Development Executive and latter assumed the role of Key Accounts Manager. He has worked in FMCG, Agriculture, Telecoms and Banking sectors. With a keen interest in the nexus between Marketing and Public Policy, Dennis will be a key resource on the board. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Marketing as well as an MSc in Marketing which he graduated with a Distinction. He holds Marketing Practitioner Status (MPS) from MAZ in partnership with IMM South Africa. Dennis has certifications in Social Media and Digital Marketing from Stellenbosch University. Dennis has attended several leadership development courses from institutions such as Duke Corporate Education. Dennis has lectured in brand management, marketing research and marketing practicum modules for the Institute of Marketing Management (SA), Marketing communications and other marketing related courses with different institutions of higher learning. A devout Christian, husband and father of three, Dennis is a keen writer, who has published a collection of poems, “ Echoes of Explosions” as well as a book, “Engaging in Responsible Behaviour: A Financial Perspective”, which he co-authored with Angela, his wife.
Rose has served in a number of Executive positions with her latest being the Managing Director of Turnall Holdings. She holds an MBA and an Honours Business Studies Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Roseline has Diplomas in Marketing and Public Relations. She has vast experience in the manufacturing and service industry. She joined Turnall in September 2007 as Marketing Services Manager from Telecel where she was Public Relations Executive. She has held senior positions at Turnall, including Sales and Marketing Executive. She is a Councillor of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe (BCSDZ) and an active member of the Miracle Missions Police and Prisoners Networking Group and CZI. She was a Non-Executive Director of ZENT, a subsidiary of ZESA Holdings SBU. She was recently appointed to the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe Board of Directors.
Lyndon Nkomo:holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree from the University of Zimbabwe, a Master of Laws (LLM) (Communications Laws) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He is a registered Legal Practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer. He also researches and writes on issues pertaining to Telecommunications Law, Broadcasting Law, Corporate Governance, Cyber Law and Disability Rights Law. He practised law with the following law firms, Messrs Muvingi and Mugadza Legal Practitioners, Messrs T.K. Hove and Partners Legal Practitioners and Messrs Atherstone and Cook Legal Practitioners before joining the Posts and Telecommunications Corporation (PTC) as a Legal Officer in 2000. He also sat on the Boards of Directors of Firstel Cellular (Private) Limited, Zellco Cellular (Private) Limited and the Zimbabwe National Association of Mental Health in the past. Lyndon also worked as a Company Secretary and Head of Legal and Regulatory Services for NetOne Cellular (Private) Limited from 2001 to 2016. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ). Lyndon is a co-founding Trustee of Deaf Zimbabwe Trust and he was a Managing Partner at L.T. Nkomo Legal Practitioners.
The elected board members come into office with the constitutional mandate to direct and supervise the association in its quest to meet its objectives. The board plays an advisory role to the association’s management team as well as serving as a link between the association and external stakeholders among other duties.
The Marketers Association of Zimbabwe which is a membership driven organisation seeks to enhance the practice of marketing practitioners to compete with the rest of the world. Qualifications:
Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB. (Hons)) degree from the University of Zimbabwe, Master of Laws (LLM) (Communications Laws) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg South Africa and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Zimbabwe.