Mucha MkanganwiMucha Mkanganwi


Zimbabwe

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Investor

Occupational Position: CEO and Founder of Pulse Pharmaceuticals

Professional History


Prior to establishing Pulse Pharmaceuticals in 2005, Mucha was Group Chief Executive Officer of CAPS Holdings, then the largest-listed pharmaceutical company in Zimbabwe. Having risen through the ranks over a seven-year period – during which he held several different financial, operational and business development positions – Mucha was appointed CEO aged 31, making him the youngest person to run a listed company in Zimbabwe.

Mucha has served on several Boards, including the local Global Funds board. He has also served in roles such as the Deputy Chairman of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries’ Economic Affairs Committee and Chairman of Zimbabwe Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Association.

Mucha chairs the board of The Boost Fellowship, which is the largest private-sector mentoring initiative for High School and University students in Zimbabwe. It has the support and active participation of most CEOs and senior managers in Zimbabwe. Related to this, Mucha is Chairman of Enactus Zimbabwe. Targeting university students, Enactus is the largest organisation in the world focused on encouraging entrepreneurship that transforms communities.

Qualifications


Bachelor of Science (Hons) Economics (University of Zimbabwe); Post Graduate Bachelor in Accounting Science (Hons) (UNISA); ZCTA (Institute of Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe), Bachelor in Accounting Science (UNISA).  Completed Articles of Clerkship with Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants, Zimbabwe.

2014 African Leaders Network Fellow.

Programs


2011 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

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Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

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About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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