The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) Board has appointed Dr. Gift Kallisto Machengete as the substantive Director General of the telecoms regulatory board.
By Shingie Lev Muringi
Dr. Machengete comes on-board after POTRAZ has been running under the acting Director General Cecilia Nyamutswa who took this interim position from Engineer Baxton Sirewu.
Dr Machengete takes over from Cecilia Nyamutswa the POTRAZ legal director who was the most recent administrator to assume the role of Acting Director General. Over the past few years, the regulator has been operating under the tutelage of Engineer Baxton Sirewu and Alfred Marisa who has experienced a haphazard journey at POTRAZ.
The new Director General, Dr Machengete, holds an undergraduate degree in Economics form the University of Zimbabwe, an MBA and Doctorate in Business Administration from Southern Cross University (Australia).
For over 30 years he has worked in leadership roles in the public sector in roles that have included senior advisory positions in policy, budgeting, management and financial planning.
He has worked in academia as a lecturer at Bindura University and also has extensive experience in Foreign Affairs having served as a diplomat in China and Malaysia.