FBC Securities managing director Benson Gasura is the new chairman of the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe (IODZ) following the elective Council meeting held last week. Mr Gasura replaces legal personality and arbitration expert Ms Susan Mutangadura who retired by rotation at last month’s AGM. In other appointments Tata Zimbabwe CEO Elliot Shoniwa is the new vice chairman of the Institute taking over from Harare entrepreneur and corporate governance expert Evans Zekias Kurangwa who also retired at the AGM alongside SAZ boss Dr Eve Christine Gadzikwa and PWC managing partner Tinashe Rwodzi.
Mr Gasura who also sits on the ZSE board has been with the IODZ Council for the last two years, chairing the Corporate Governance Committee while Mr Shoniwa served in the Membership and Marketing Committee.
In other sub Committee appointments, tax expert and Hungwe Travel boss Betty Katiyo who also sits on ZIMRA board replaces prominent auditor and PWC partner Mr Rwodzi as treasurer, and also Finance and Administration chairperson.
IT expert and project management fundi Tendai Masimirembwa takes over as chairperson of the Membership and Marketing Committee while young legal expert and Ease of Doing Business Zimbabwe lead consultant, Phillipa Phillips, proprietor of Phillips Law heads the Corporate Governance Committee. IT expert and China Zimbabwe Comservice director, Jorumm Chinamasa completes the executive committee as chairperson of the Training and Development Committee. Edward Siwela remains the executive director of the Institute.
The Institute has a 13 member Council whose other members include; Mr Oswell Binha (former ZNCC president), Mr Eckford Jere (AGS human resources director), Engineer Diarra (Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers executive director), Mrs Caroline Chigumira (legal expert and former CAAZ company secretary), Mr Chido Zimunhu (Queen of Peace managing director and Zimbabwe Institute of Management vice president), Mr Elisha Ngunga (Construction Industry Pension Fund CEO).
“The Council wishes to thank previous leaders, Ms Mutangadura and Mr Kurangwa without whose leadership ability, strategic orientation and overall contribution the achievement of the strategic agenda would not have been possible,” said IODZ.