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Who We Are
Three generations of family business practice ensures we are a singular source of knowledge and depth of experience to help investors and their partners navigate the local business environment. Bonga Business will facilitate investment, trade, and engagement into and around Zimbabwe.
Our knowledge and familiarity with key governmental and private sector players enables us to provide our clients with unique insights and advice for doing business in the region.
What We Do
Success happens to those who work for it.
ADMIRE MASENDA (MANAGING CONSULTANT)
Admire has extensive understanding and knowledge of the Zimbabwe economy which includes the natural resources sector. He has a wealth of experience in working with government as well as the private sector drawn from managing value chains.
An excellent communicator and negotiator he employs collaborative approaches to successfully resolve difficulties between entities with competing interests in private sector, government, and quasi-government operations. His expertise has been sought by senior directors of organisations such as United Nations agencies or International Labour Organisation. He has worked with regional economic blocks SADC and COMESA promoting economic integration as well as with international entities which include the European Union, International Trade Centre (ITC) and UNCTAD. Admire in collaboration with ITC developed investment portfolios for the Zimbabwe Cotton and Clothing sector.
He is a member of the boards of prestigious national institutions such as Zimtrade, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries and as President of the Zimbabwe Olympic Committee. He holds a Masters in Economic History from the University of Zimbabwe and an MBA from the same institution.
KING DARLINGTON MASENDA
Darlington is an infrastructure and natural resources expert with many years of experience in the field. He has played a leading role in development of several projects of national significance and his skills cover the full range of activities which include project coordination and management through to
construction planning and site supervision.
With a sound understanding of the infrastructure deficit in most African countries, Darlington has a wholistic approach to development, leveraging decades-long networks and relationships.
Darlington has a special interest in health infrastructure and has been instrumental in the revival and reconstruction of flagship healthcare facilities including p fundraising, construction, equipping of labs, wards, and supply servicing of diagnostic and processing equipment.
His expertise in mining includes sourcing, supply, and maintenance of equipment and consumables, knowledge of health, safety and environment regulations as well as lobbying and advocacy.
Darlington holds a BSc in political science and a Masters in International relations. He is a member of the pastoral team of Renewal Fellowship and service on teh boards of Zimbabwe Prison Services and St Johns College.
Michelle Hakata has over 25 years experience working in business development, communications, digital media, public affairs, branding and development. She has worked inZimbabwe and several other Sub Saharan African countries on various projects. Her experiencespans across multi-media platforms including mainstream media, newspapers, magazines, online and offline media and broadcasting.
Michelle has widespread experience in private sector development working in consultation with multi-nationals with significant operations in Africa. She has developed economic empowerment and leadership programs for Commonwealth countries in Africa. Some of her experience was gained in the United
Kingdom where she worked for 14 years. She has worked with non-governmental organisations, diaspora groups and private sector organisations coordinating a series of events, conferences, seminars and training programmes. Some of her experience includes analysing trade and investment flows to Africa, illicit financial flows and remittances. She has worked with communities affected by violence and conflict to inform innovation interventions, generate knowledge, shape public discourse and influence policy.
Michelle holds an MA in International Journalism and an MBA from UK Universities.
Thembe is one of Zimbabwe’s leading voices when it comes to brand strategy, business growth and corporate communication. Her areas of expertise include many aspects of media, having worked in public relations, television, publishing, print distribution, and advertising. With more than 20 years in the media and communication industry, she delivers a network of high-level relationships across many industries in several African countries. Her experience at senior management and board position level in private sector, NGOs and in public sector projects have honed her skills in stakeholder communications.
A compelling speaker and prolific writer, Thembe has been a columnist for national and regional publications (both print and digital) and has been published on a number of international platforms. Her first book in print will be published later this year.
She holds a BA in Media Studies and an MBA from Africa Leadership University.
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