Our Board

Smartvest Wealth Managers.

Leonard L. Tsumba

(Phd Economics, Virginia Polytech Inst & State University Blacksburg, USA; MA Econ, Howard University Washington DC; BSBA (Corp Fin) Georgetown University) Dr. Tsumba is a career banker having been Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for 10 years; Group CEO and Managing Director of Zimbabwe Financial Holdings Limited, a financial services group. Dr. Tsumba has significant international exposure having worked as a Monetary Economist -Vice President for Citibank New York, USA and was an Assistant Professor at Trinity College, Connecticut, USA and later became a visiting Professor for the same University with special focus being Financial Markets and Money & Banking. Dr. Tsumba sits on a number of boards including chairing CABS; Dairiboard Holdings Limited; Zimbabwe Microfinance Wholesale Facility Trust and Skycred. Dr. Tsumba has sat and chaired a number of boards including ICTL; Duration Gold Fidelity Printers & Refineries;CIMAS; Credsure; Zimbabwe Development Bank

Peter. A. Kadzere

Peter Kadzere is a holder of a Bachelor of Science Economics Honours degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) both from the University of Zimbabwe. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS) and is a registered Public Accountant. Peter has thirty years of progressive experience in the Insurance, Pensions and Financial Services sectors, of which 20 years have been in executive management. He is a highly motivated professional, visionary, entrepreneur & business leader with extensive experience in investments, fund management, banking, finance, strategy formulation and implementation. Prior to joining the Afrasia Zimbabwe Holdings Limited Group (AZHL) formerly Kingdom, as the Managing Director of Afrsaia Capital Management, now Smartvest Wealth Managers, Peter was Head of Asset Management and Stockbroking at the Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group. Previously, Peter had been the Managing Director for Fidelity Life Asset Management (FLAM) and Deputy General Manager of the Local Authorities Pension Fund. Prior to that Peter had a nine year stint with First Mutual Life and worked in various capacities before leaving in 1995 as an Investment Analyst. Peter has since 1994 sat on a number of committees of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators which culminated in him being nominated to ICSA Council in 2004 and became the Institute’s President for the year 2007/2008. He was the International Representative of the Institute (2010 -2012) hence he sat on the ICSA International Council head quartered in London, United Kingdom. He previously sat on the Boards of Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited and Turnall Zimbabwe Limited among others. He was Chairman of FMRE Property & Casualty (Private) Limited for 7 years (2008-2015) and currently sits on the boards of Lotteries and Gaming Board; Competition & Tariffs Commission and Boost Fellowship. He Chaired the Association of Investment Managers in Zimbabwe and is a Councilor of the Zimbabwe Association of Pension Funds (ZAPF) Council.

Bertha W. Phiri

Wadzanayi is the Founder and Managing Director of Coronation Solutions, a business with interests in Risk Management, Actuarial and Financial & Investments Advisory. Prior to establishing Coronation, Wadzanayi was an Operations Director at Marsh Employee Benefits Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd. During her tenure she served in the region, driving Employee Health & Benefits sales growth in Malawi and Botswana. She previously worked for Old Mutual, AON Zimbabwe (now MINERVA) and Comarton Consultants. Wadzanayi is a holder of Master in Business Administration; Bachelor of Business Administration and a Diploma in Insurance. She has extensive experience in Insurance both long term & short term; Project Management; Customer Relationship Management; Business Development; Marketing and Strategic Management. Wadzanayi also serves as a non-Executive Chairperson of Vivatsure Microinsurance Company and sits on various committees of Proweb. Previously she served as Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Association of Pension Funds; Board Member of the Investor Protection Fund; the Institute of Chartered Accountants & Insurance Committee and the Insurance & Pensions Housing Company Board.

Hayes R. Heathcote

Hayes Heathcote has accounting training which saw him rise from being an accountant with Triangle Limited and a company secretary for Reunert Lenz. He joined Trinidad Asphalt in 1985 as the finance manager rising to finance director and subsequently being the appointed CEO/Managing Director before retiring to set up Heathmead Engineering (Pvt) Ltd where he is the major shareholder.

George T. Chikava

George Chikava is career accountant and administrator and is the current General Manager of the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe (IIZ). Prior to joining IIZ he was the CEO/Principal Officer of the Communications and Allied Industries Pension Fund which organization he served for 18 years. Mr. Chikava has been Chairman of the Zimbabwe Association of Pension Funds (ZAPF) and is a member of the Toastmasters International.

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