ECONET Wireless Zimbabwe Limited has appointed Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa, to the board of directors of the company with effect from April 1.
Masiyiwa, according to Econet, has a broad range of leadership expertise in the private sector, “as well as a long and storied track record as a champion for equity, opportunity and representation”.
The social entrepreneur and philanthropist serves on a number of boards, including Higherlife Foundation and the Harvard University Leadership Council for the Centre of African Studies.
Econet Group company secretary Charles Banda said: “She has worked in various organisations, spearheading the investment and funding programmes as well as the human capital development of those organisations. She currently holds a number of leadership positions in both local and international organisations.”
Masiyiwa holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Banking and International Finance from Bayes Business School, City University London, a Masters of Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School and is currently completing the Executive MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge University.
The Econet board is currently made up of James Myers (chairperson), Hardy Pemhiwa, Douglas Mboweni (CEO), Martin Edge, Roy Chimanikire, Godfrey Gomwe, Beatrice Mtetwa, Jacqueline Chimhanzi, Mgqibelo Gasela and Thoko Moyo.