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Executive Directors

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Mr. Hopewell Zinyau

Chief Executive Officer

 

Mr. Zinyau holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication - both degrees attained from the University of Zimbabwe, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is also a certified practitioner in Personnel and Training Management with the Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe (IPMZ), where he has received several accolades including Human Resources Practitioner/Director of the Year.

 

Hopewell brings with him a wealth of business leadership, public sector management and strategic planning experience from his engagement with TelOne (Pvt) Ltd where he served as the Corporate Services Director responsible for Human Capital Management, Corporate Strategy and TelOne Centre for Learning. Prior to this role, Hopewell served Liquid Telecoms (Pvt) Ltd and National Foods (Pvt) Ltd at the apex of the Human Resources structure.

Vusilizwe Vuma | Deposit Protection Corporation Zimbabwe Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Alfred Chaavure

Finance and Administration Director  

 

Mr Chaavure joined the Deposit Protection Corporation (DPC) on 1 September 2023. He is an experienced Finance practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in Strategic Management, Banking, Finance and Accounting. Alfred holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honours) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA, CGMA) and a member of the Chartered Governance and Accountancy Institute in Zimbabwe (formerly Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators). He also attended the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School in 2018.

 

Prior to this new role at DPC, Alfred held strategic roles as Chief Finance Officer at CABS, Steward Bank and National Building Society (NBS) where he also served as Acting Managing Director.

 

Vusilizwe Vuma | Deposit Protection Corporation Zimbabwe Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Gift Chirozva

Business Operations Director

 

Mr. Chirozva has over 20 years practical central banking experience having been a Chief Bank Examiner in the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe’s (RBZ) Bank Licensing, Supervision & Surveillance Division (BLSS). Prior to joining BLSS, Gift briefly worked for the Ministry of Finance’s then Department of Taxes (now ZIMRA) as a Tax Assessor. He subsequently worked for the RBZ’s Exchange Control as an Assessor and later joined the Foreign Banking Department.

 

Gift is also a former Part-time Lecturer on Management of Financial Institutions at the University of Zimbabwe (2002 to 2004). Gift has been engaged by such regional organisations as the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI), East Afritac, and the KPMG Risk Management in Finance/Banking (RMIF/B) programme to mentor specialists in advanced fields of prudential supervision including risk-based supervision, risk management, macro-prudential supervision, problem bank resolution, consolidated supervision, microfinance, and more recently financial stability assessments.

 

His interests in applied research and capacity building led to the development and adoption of the COMESA Framework for Financial Stability Assessment and several prudential guidelines for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

Vusilizwe Vuma | Deposit Protection Corporation Zimbabwe Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Ms Kiitu Zawanda

Corporate Secretary/Legal Counsel

 

Kiitu is a savvy Business Executive with experience earned from various positions held in the business world. She has extensive exposure in the financial services sector where she has been an active contributor in policy making and implementation.

 

Kiitu began her career as a Legal Officer at the Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association (ZWLA), a civil society organisation that provided free legal aid services to vulnerable women. She is currently an active member of ZWLA where she mentors young female lawyers and offers limited legal services to vulnerable women on a voluntary basis.

 

Between 2012 and 2016, Kiitu was the Group Chief Executive Officer of Kingstons Holdings (Pvt) Limited wherein she gained experience in business strategy, commercial litigation, broadcasting and media business law. Kiitu sat on the Board of Directors of Post Properties (Pvt) Limited, a strategic business unit of Zimbabwe Posts (Pvt) Ltd. She served as Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee thereon.  From 2016 up to the time that she joined the DPC on the 2nd of January 2020, she was the Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel of Metbank Limited. While at Metbank Limited, Kiitu also held the position of Secretary of the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Legal Committee, a position that brought her to the fore dealing with legal issues that affect the financial services sector in Zimbabwe.

 

She is passionate about the financial services sector, financial inclusion and the empowerment of young professionals. She is registered at the High Court of Zimbabwe as a legal practitioner and is a member of the Law Society of Zimbabwe.

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