Management

Nathan-ChikonoDr Nathan Chikono: MANAGING DIRECTOR

Dr Nathan is a career insurance and risk management expert who started his career at the National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe (NICOZ) in the 1990s as a trainee underwriter and has risen through the ranks working in different capacities in different companies in the industry. Nathan’s illustrious career in insurance and risk management has seen him assume positions as Underwriter (Nicoz), Chief Underwriter (Zimnat Insurance), Technical Manager (Solid Insurance Company), Projects Manager (Insurefin), Underwriting Manager (Diamond Insurance Company), Broking Manager (Corporate Insurance Brokers), SBU Head (NcozDiamond Insurance Company), General Manager Operations (TristarInsurance Company) and the current position of Managing Director (TristarInsurance, and currently Champions Insurance).

Dr Nathan believes in development insurance, an emerging branch of insurance aimed at fostering national economic development through managed risk taking, and value preservation, using insurance and risk management techniques. Nathan spends the greatest part of his time exploring ways to alleviate poverty, and fostering community development, and to this end the insurance agency concept rolled out at Champions Insurance ensures that in every community, there are agents prospering from contract work from Champions Insurance as local community sales consultants. The company aims to develop at least 1, 000 sales agents by 31 December 2016.

Dr Nathan is a sustainability enthusiast and to this end he has championed the “Going Green Campaign” aimed at promoting sustainable development of Zimbabwean schools by sponsoring the Champions Insurance Going Green Competition which recognises schools that mainstream sustainable development practices in schools. Nathan believes in lifelong learning, and is a holder of a BCom Risk Management Degree, Associateship and Fellowship of the Insurance Institute of South Africa, Diploma in Business Leadership, Master of Arts Degree in Leadership and Management, Master of Commerce Degree in Business Management and a Doctor of Business Administration degree specialising in Leadership, in addition to being a Euromoney Operational Risk Management trained practitioner.

 

Tambu MadzivireTambu Madzivire : Chief Operating Officer

Tambu Madzivire is a holder of Bachelor of Commerce degree in Insurance and Risk Management from the National University of Science and Technology. She is also a holder of a Diploma in Insurance from United Kingdom (ACII) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern and Southern Africa Management Institute. She brings with her a wealthy of insurance experience having worked in all facets of short term insurance from insurance broking, direct underwriting as well as reinsurance. Tambu Madzivire has both local and regional experience having started her career in 1995 at Diamond Insurance Company. In 1997 she moved to Zimnat Insurance Company. She moved to Grand Reinsurance Company where she worked as the General Manager before she founded Dynamic Insurance Brokers in 2008 where she was the CEO. She left Dynamic in 2010 to join the United Nations Development Program, AMSCO arm, in the West African Country of Nigeria where she was the Reinsurance Consultant for Adic Insurance Company. From 2012, she came back to Zimbabwe and joined Credit Insurance Company Zimbabwe as the Head of Operations before moving to Champions Insurance Company where she is currently working as Chief Operating Officer.Tambu Madzivire has over 15 years of Management experience and 11 of which were at executive level.

 

Tatenda-MurondaTatenda Muronda CA(Z): Finance & Admin Executive

Tatenda is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe (ICAZ). She obtained honours Bcompt Accounting Degree with the University of South Africa (UNISA) and did her articles of clerkship at Ernst & Young Zimbabwe. She also holds a diploma in Auditing with the University of Cape Town (UCT). Her audit work experience spans over 8 years were she has audited companies in various industries including insurance, Banking, Agriculture and Real Estate.

Tatenda is responsible for Financial Management, investment and the management of the administrative functions of the business and ensures that at all times the company has the capacity to meet its objectives obligations without delay.

Brian-NyanyiwaBrian Nyanyiwa: Operations Executive

Brian has been in the Insurance Industry for 15 years having started his insurance career at NicozDiamond before moving to Zimbabwe Insurance Brokers, Altn Insurance Company, Tristar Insurance Company then Champions Insurance Company. He has served the Industry in various capacities as Underwriter, Broker, Senior claims Processor, Assistant Underwriting Manager, Underwriting Manager and General Manager.

Brian is a trained specialist underwriter in aviation insurance, tourism insurance, weather index insurance, Bonds and Guarantees. He holds a Technical Diploma in Insurance (IIZ) and a B Com Risk management degree (UNISA).

 

Tapiwa-KahiyaTapiwa Kahiya: Business Development Executive

Tapiwa is a holder of an MCOM, Master’s Degree in Marketing Strategy, a First Class Honours Degree in Marketing Management with the Midlands State University and a Distinction in C.O.P Short term Insurance. He started his career as a broker at Capitol Insurance Brokers in 2007 and later joined Tristar Insurance in 2009 where he worked in various capacities first as an underwriter before joining the marketing department. Tapiwa joined Champions Insurance as Assistant Marketing Manager and was later appointed the Southern Region Area Manager, where he was instrumental in the establishment of the branch before he was appointed Marketing Executive in December 2013.

 

Fadzai-MahasoFadzai Muchuchuti PMP®: ICT Executive

Fadzai has extensive experience in ICT having been previously with the First Mutual Group for 5 years. She holds a Bsc Information Systems degree, MComm Strategic Management and Corporate Governance Degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management and is a certified Project Manager (PMP). She is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She has attended various local and international ICT workshops.

Fadzai is responsible for the technology development of the company. She ensures that the company clients, producers and strategic partners can communicate real time with the business and that the business does not lag behind in keeping abreast with global trends in e-business.

Fadzai is also responsible for maintaining an efficient interface between the business and its clients and business partners with special emphasis on e-business.

 

Shamiso Chataika CA(Z): Internal Audit Executive

Shamiso is a qualified Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Zimbabwe (ICAZ). Shamiso is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), with the Institute of Internal Auditors. She also holds a diploma in auditing known as accounting professional training with the University of Capetown (UCT). She obtained and Honours BCompt Accounting Science Degree with the University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Zimbabwe Certificate in Theory of accounting (ZCTA) with ICAZ. She also holds a bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) with the University of Science & Technology (NUST). Currently, Shamiso is studying towards Master of Business Leadership with University of South Africa.

Shamiso did articles of clerkship with Ernst & Young Zimbabwe. Her audit work experience spans over 9 years, where she audited companies in various industries including Banking, Manufacturing, Retail, Non-governmental organisations, oil industry, pensions funds and insurance companies.

Shamiso is responsible for the internal audit function of the organisation, which involves analysing business activities, procedures and processes to ensure company goals are met. She is responsible for recommending solutions to the organisational problems, ensure compliance with policies and advise management and other employees within the company on how they could execute their tasks more effectively.

 

Prosper Tafirenyika
Prosper Tafirenyika: Operations Manager

Prosper is an insurance and risk management enthusiast who started his career at Champions Insurance in 2010 as a Trainee Underwriter. He held various positions within the company from Underwriter, Marketing Officer, Northern Region Branch Superintendent before being appointed Business Development Manager.

Prosper is a holder of a B.com Hons degree in Insurance and Risk Management , IISA Associate , Program in Risk Management with UNISA and a finalist of MCOM, Master’s Degree in Marketing Strategy.

 

Tawanda Gazimbe
Tawanda Gazimbe: Finance Manager

Tawanda is an articled clerk and a holder of B Compt Accounting Science degree with the University of South Africa. His audit work experience spans over 8 years were he has audited companies in various industries including financial institution, mining, manufacturing, Agriculture, retail, Insurance and NGOs under BDO Zimbabwe Chartered Accountants. He worked for Loesche Zimbabwe as an accountant for 6 months and joined Champions Insurance as an internal auditor in 2014, became Group Accountant in 2015 and rose through the ranks to become the Finance Manager. He is currently responsible for financial management and credit management for the group. He is currently studying towards ACCA Professional modules and a holder of COP in short-term insurance.

 

Rukudzo Ndowa
Rukudzo Ndowa: Business Development Assistant Manager

Rukudzo Ndowa holds B.S. Degree in Marketing from Bindura University. She started her career working for Africom Holdings, for 5 years served as Brand and PR Marketing Executive before joining ZiFM Stereo as an Account Executive. Her work experience has helped develop an aptitude to conceptualise strategic initiatives and implement details of various campaigns and communication objectives in brand positioning, clearly communicating a brand’s essence, selling a brand experience and influencing consumer perceptions. She has working experience in Organisation Transformation, Rebranding and Product launches, having done similar projects during her tenure at Africom Holdings, together with her engagement with Tanzania Telecommunication Company Limited (TTCL) under the consortium of two advertising agencies, Visibly Heard (Zimbabwe) and OpenCo (South Africa). Among other experiences, she has been an instrumental member for product and business development initiatives in her career.