Zim entrepreneur scoops top award
THE Global Chamber of Business Leaders has conferred Zimbabwean entrepreneur Shakemore Timburwa with the chairman’s Executive Excellence Award for his impressive strategic business projects plan.
GCBL chairman Dejan Stancer announced the development to Mr Timburwa, who is also the GCBL leader for Africa, via virtual platform, necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic which has restricted travelling.
The award was given to only six people out of 335 candidates from all over the world.
In an interview with The Herald Finance and Business, Mr Stancer said Zimbabwe is the only one awarded in Africa.
“I would like to congratulate Mr Timburwa for his excellent work and we have been measuring and seeing the progress so far on the strategic business projects plan. 2022 is a good year and we can’t wait for some of the implementations.
“I am proud that each year I can award the excellent work and great contribution to the further growth of the Global Chamber of Business Leaders contributed by our executives.”
In 2021, Mr Stancer said they awarded deserving individuals from different parts of the world who significantly marked the Global Chamber of Business Leaders during the year.
“Among those individuals also is Shakemore W Timburwa, an extremely hard-working, intelligent, and capable young man.
“Timburwa is proof that the African continent is full of exceptional talents and I am happy and proud that we at the Global Chamber of Business Leaders know how to recognise them and offer them the opportunity for further career growth,” he said.
Mr Timburwa who recently returned from his Africa business tour said he was happy with the award from GCBL as it would go a long way in developing his career.
He visited Dubai, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia where he also met some of the prominent leaders and discussed business prospects for 2022.
“I want to thank Zimbabwe first for trusting me and my other fellow African countries who have been working together, setting goals for the past six months, we are ready for 2022,” he said.
“The award came at a time when we as a country are celebrating Unity Day and it shows us how the country’s development has pushed us and united us from business to sports.”
Mr Timburwa said his goal was to inspire young people in Africa.
“During the tour I have learnt different culture dynamics, business models and I hope as Africans, we have one goal, which is to make it a better continent,” added.
The Zimbabwean entrepreneur added that in 2022 his first port of call was to host a business masterclass, which would include some of the leading business leaders from Africa.
GCBL is a coalition of government leaders, chief executives, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors and directors among others who share a common vision: the sustainable well-being and growth of business in a disruptive and ever-evolving global economy.