Zimbabwe’s largest telecommunications mobile operator founder, business mogul, tycoon and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa’s daughter Elizabeth Tanya has been appointed to the board of directors of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited.
The appointment is with effect from 1 April 2022.
Tanya is also on the Cassava Smartech board, listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, and an Executive Director at Delta Philanthropies. She is also the CEO of Akello, an African company transforming education with technology-based solutions.
Elizabeth Tanya’s appointment comes two months after her father Strive Masiyiwa stepped down from the board of directors of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited.
In a statement posted on the company’s website by the company’s board secretary, Econet announced,
“The Board of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Miss Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa to the Board of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited. The appointment is with effect from 1 April 2022.”
“Miss Masiyiwa is a senior executive, social entrepreneur and philanthropist. She serves on a number of Boards including Higherlife Foundation where she is the Head of Design and Innovation and the Harvard University Leadership Council for the Centre of African Studies.”
“Miss Masiyiwa holds BSc (Hans) degree in Banking and International Finance from Bayes Business School, City University London, a Masters of Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School and is currently completing the Executive MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge University.”
She has worked in various organizations, spearheading the investment and funding programmes as well as the human capital development of those organisations. She currently holds a number of leadership positions in both local and international organisations. Miss Masiyiwa brings a wealth of experience to the board.