Munyaradzi Hwengwere has stepped down from his role as the Buy Zimbabwe Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2019.
According to Buy Zimbabwe Chairman Dr.Anxious Masuka, Hwengwere who is the founder of the organisation steps down to pursue business interests in mining and media and is being replaced at the helm by Ms. Vandudzai Zirebwa as General Manager.
“Vandudzai replaced Buy Zimbabwe founder and Chief Executive Officer, Munyaradzi Hwengwere, who steps down to pursue business interests in mining and media. Munyaradzi remains a board member at Buy Zimbabwe and participates on its Local Content Board as its Secretary.
“Buy Zimbabwe is grateful to Munyaradzi for his sterling role since the formation of the organisation in 2011. We wish him well in his future endeavors but will continue to benefit from his passion and drive for a prosperous Zimbabwe where jobs, wealth and pride are guaranteed for all,” he said.
Dr. Masuka has urged all Buy Zimbabwe stakeholders to fully support Ms. Zirebwa as she leads the organisation during difficult times.
” Vandudzai deserves the full support of all the key stakeholders – government, industry employees and consumers – as she leads the organisation during very challenging but potentially rewarding times if we focus on making, purchasing and consuming local products and services for “Jobs, Wealth and Pride”,” he said.
Until her recent appointment, Ms. Zirebwa served as Operations Executive for Buy Zimbabwe. A holder of a BSc Economics, an Executive Certificate in Project Management and Certificate in Investment and Portfolio Management, Vandudzai acted as the Secretariat for the formulation of the Local Content Policy recently passed by the Zimbabwean Cabinet.