Board of Directors

PRECIOUS MURENA NYIKA

| Board Chair , HR resources and Communications Director

La Farge Cement Zimbabwe, MBA

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Multi Award winner both locally and Internationally in areas of Sustainabipty people Management ,Leadership and Business Management, she is a Human resources specialist with vast experience in leading change, developing people, mobilizing teams towards a common goal and motivating people to go beyond their known capabilities. She currently sits on a number of boards, namely, as the current president for the Institute of People Management Zimbabwe   Read More...

  (IPMZ), Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), and Marketers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ).

DR SOLOMON MUKUNGUNUGWA

| Deputy Chair, PMTCT Deputy Director

Ministry of Health and child Care, MD,MPH

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Possesses a wealth of experience in Health Systems, Health Systems Management, Health Systems Financing and Policy, Health Services Organisation and Management, particularly in Low and middle income countries with Complex, Open, Adaptive Health systems. He also has Sub-specialisation in Financing, HRH, technologies and Innovations. He has vast experience with health care and has experience in District Level Medical Care, lecturing at the University some classes in Public health.  Read More...

He is the current chair for the Zimbabwe Medical Association Finance Committee, has been the Secretary General for Zimbabwe College of Public Health Physicians. Between 2010 -2015, he was a Committee Member for the Health Systems Strengthening Committee of the Global Fund Country Coordinating Mechanism in Zimbabwe. 

FARAI MATANHIRE

| Treasurer, Finance Director

Zimpapers, RPAcc, FCMA, CA(ZA), FIAC, ACTA, B.Com Acc, MBA

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A registered Public Accountant, he holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Degree from the Midlands State University, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA(UK), Associate member of the Zambian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a Certified Tax Accountant with the Institute of Certified Tax Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICTA). He is Fellow member of the Institute of Administrators and Commerce of Southern Africa (IAC (SA)). He holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute (ESAMI). He has attended a number of leadership development courses including, Effective Group Leadership, Management Development, Leading Business through Finance etc.  Read More...

He started his career in 1998 with BAT Zimbabwe Limited, starting as an accounts clerk and rose to become the Financial Accountant in 2001. Driven by the passion for new challenges, he moved to the Sara-Lee Group, trading in Zimbabwe as Kiwi Brands (Pvt) Ltd, as a Regional Accountant responsible for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. He was responsible for the preparation and consolidation of the three entities’ financials and reporting to South Africa. During this time, various depots were created to assist with quick product distribution which was a source of revenue growth in the Company. He was instrumental in developing appropriate and adequate procedures to safeguard the entire business and in particular the depot operations.

In 2005, Farai got an offer from the Lafarge Group, then trading in Zimbabwe as Circle Cement Limited. He was appointed Chief Accountant reporting to the Finance Director. In 2008, he was promoted to become Chief Finance Officer responsible for financial strategy development and implementation. In 2010, Farai was further promoted to become the Finance Director of Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe Limited. He managed Lafarge’s finances through the most difficult times of hyperinflation as the organisation remained afloat. Internal controls were upheld, business systems automation was enhanced and profit margins improved from as low as 5% to 20%. He also managed the transition from the Zimbabwe dollar to the multicurrency regime. He left Lafarge in April 2015 after being head hunted by Dangote Cement Industries, with an assignment in Ethiopia as the Country CFO. As he was settling in with Dangote, he was offered a new role back home by Zimpapers as the Finance Director, a position that he gladly accepted and took the offer as he wanted to be part of the solution to the challenges faced by the country. He is still holding this position till now.

Farai is a Zimbabwean national by birth and married to Ottilia. The couple is blessed with three children, two boys Dylan (16yrs), Divine (11yrs) and a girl, Praise (7yrs). 

SHARON BWANYA

| Secretary, Partner

Mawere Sibanda Commercial Lawyers, LLBS

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A current legal partner at a private law firm, she has been recipient of the University of Zimbabwe Book Prize 2004–5 and Kellogg Foundation Scholarship for Exchange Program with Bard College New York and University of Cape Town, 2005. Her areas of practice include Project Finance, E-commerce Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Advisory, Regulatory Compliance and Foreign Investment Advisory. She has also been awarded the following: Fellow of the United States Department of State , Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, 2017   Read More...

  • Winner of Women’s Leadership Awards – Top Business Woman in Legal Sector, 2017
  • Winner of Business Council Outstanding Woman in Law Award, 2016;
  • Winning Scholar of International Bar Association Technology Law Sector, 2013

RAYMOND YEKEYE

| Vice Secretary, Programmes Director

National AIDS Council of Zimbabwe, MSc Strategic Management

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He has over 15 years’ experience in programme management, research and Monitoring and evaluation. He is a Member of the UNAIDS Global Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group (MERG), Chairperson of the Indicator Working Group for the UNAIDS MERG, Member of Health Education and Promotion Association of Zimbabwe; Advisory Board Member of the Zimbabwe National Network of People Living with HIV (ZNNP+); Board Member of the Hospice Association of Zimbabwe (HOSPAZ) and a Member of the Country Advisory Committee (CAC) for Southern African AIDS Trust (SAT)

ALFRED CHINGONO

| Committee Member

Clinical Psychologist, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Msc

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A clinical psychologist with 30 years’ experience in mental health practice and research and a senior lecturer in the department of psychiatry at UZCHS. He is a committee member of the IMHERZ linked-award and a principal investigator with UZ-CTRC. Mr Chingono is a founding member and past chairman of Connect (Zimbabwe Institute of Systemic Therapy) and was appointed as the first HIV testing and counseling coordinator when the National AIDS Coordination Program was established in Zimbabwe.  Read More...

He has provided training consultancy services to several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as a WHO (GPA) and WHO (AFRO) temporary advisor. He has successfully collaborated, as a co-PI, on multi-site studies some of which were/are funded by NIMH and NICHD. Mr Chingono has trained and mentored many mental health practitioners in Zimbabwe over the years and, in recent years, has been nurturing some young researchers in the psychosocial and behavioural aspects of HIV/AIDS. He sits on the technical review committee of the Medical Research Council of Zimbabwe (the national IRB) and is a member of the Mental Health Review Tribunal of Zimbabwe.

IMELDA MAHAKA

| Country Director

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Imelda Mahaka is the Executive Director for Pangaea Zimbabwe AIDS Trust (PZAT). She provides strategic direction, overall oversight, coordination and support for the implementation of PZAT programs. She has been involved in policy work in the areas of HIV treatment optimization and scale up including access to diagnostic and monitoring and community engagement. Formerly with the UZ-UCSF Research Programme and Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Project, Imelda has extensive experience in HIV/AIDS, SRH behavioral research, using quantitative and qualitative methods, especially working with adolescents. Imelda is a certified Social Worker, project manager and researcher; with a passion for working with and contributing to improved health outcomes for adolescents, women and other priority population groups. She is a member of CHAI-UNITAID Optimal ARV Project Community Advisory Board and a non-executive board member for AFROCAB, working towards empowered communities.

DR. JOSEPH MURUNGU

| Senior Technical Advisor

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A medical doctor with postgraduate training in public health and a Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Healthcare, Joseph Murungu is the Senior Technical Advisor for Pangaea. He serves in the board as an ex officio member and technical advisory board. Joseph is experienced in the design, management and coordination of public health programmes towards responsive health systems. Prior to joining Pangaea, Joseph worked at different levels of the health delivery system in Zimbabwe, including coordination of the national HIV care & treatment programme. During the 8 years he was with the programme, the number of people accessing HIV treatment increased from 125,000 to 954,000. Joseph has a passion for strengthening health systems towards the provision of quality, patient centred care.