Simbarashe Eric MhuriroSimbarashe Mhuriro


Zimbabwe


Occupational Information


Occupation: Renewable Energy

Occupational Position: Managing Director Oxygen Africa

Professional History


Simbarashe Mhuriro is the Founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean investment company with a focus on renewable energy development, and particularly commercial and industrial rooftop solar photovoltaic projects. It also has interests in precious metals, information and communications technology, and agriculture.

Simba is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship for the 2018–2019 and the Shared Value Africa Initiative’s Africa Council of Eight. Simba is also part of the expert working group of the Enterprise Africa Network a project by the European Union & African Union to create a business platform to connect women and young entrepreneurs across the continent modelled on the Europe Enterprise Network.  In 2019, he was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Stanbic Bank. The Standard Bank Group, of which Stanbic Bank, Zimbabwe is a member, is the largest African banking group.

In 2018, Simba was named by Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s 30 most promising young entrepreneurs, and in 2016 he was also named one of Africa’s 30 most promising and inspirational young entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes Magazine. Simba has also been recognised by the Africa Youth Awards as one of  2016's 100 most Influential Young Africans of the year. AFK Insider magazine named him among 12 Most Promising African Entrepreneurs of 2016 whilst in 2017 Africa.com named him among 40 Africans Under 40 – Making It In Africa. Africa Innovation Summit listed Simba’s project as one of the Top 50 Innovations in Africa for 2018. In October of 2018 the Institut Choiseul of France named Simba as one of Africa’s 200 economic leaders of tomorrow. The Zimbabwe chapter of the Junior Chamber International named Simba as one of the 2018 Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Zimbabwe. Simba was also named in the Destiny Man Power of 40 2018 Report, which chronicles the most dynamic young men in the subcontinent; he was also listed in the young independents Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) top 100 trailblazers for 2018 and The Foremag Top 10 African Men Under 40 Making a Difference in Africa 2019.

Qualifications


Diploma in Hospitality Management from the American Hotel & Lodging Association
Diploma in Food & Beverage Management from the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute

Programs


2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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