Management

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL OFFICER

Our functional heads support the Acting Managing Director in executing the strategic plan.

Tsapo


Sibongile Tsapo

Managing Director


Tsapo

Sibongile Tsapo

Managing Director

Sibongile holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Insurance and Risk Management, as well as a distinction in the Certificate of Proficiency in short-term insurance from the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe (IIZ). Currently, she is pursuing an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Midlands State University. With over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, Sibongile has showcased her expertise and knowledge in short-term insurance and management. Her professional journey began at Momentum Insurance Brokers, where she served as an Account Executive. She earned a promotion to Operations Manager, a position she held for 5 years. Subsequently, she transitioned to CBZ Risk Advisory Services, undertaking the role of Acting Relationship Manager for Employee Benefits. Sibongile later joined Champions Holdings as the Principal Officer & Managing Director for BlueFin Risk Solutions before assuming the position of Principal Officer and Managing Director at Champions Insurance.

Management Team

What makes us CHAMPIONS, is our resilient, and customer-focused people. Our team is the best. We are here to serve our customers. The following are the team leaders for our various functions.

Gazimbe


Tawanda Gazimbe

Finance Director


Gazimbe

Tawanda Gazimbe

Finance Director

Tawanda is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Zimbabwe and holder of a BCompt Accounting
Science degree with the University of South Africa. He has over 8 years audit work experience of companies in various
industries including nancial institutions, mining, manufacturing, agriculture, retail, insurance and NGOs under BDO
Zimbabwe Chartered Accountants. He joined Champions Holdings Group as an Internal Auditor in 2014. Tawanda
became the Group Accountant in 2015, and rose through the ranks to the Finance Manager position. He occupied
the post at Champions Holdings for 5 years and left to Join Tsapo Group of companies as the General Manager in
2019 where he headed FAW Zimbabwe t/a Massbreed and CTrack Zimbabwe, specialising in selling of trucks, buses
and tracking business. The main roles included but not limited to developing and implementing company strategies.
He was also involved in planning, motivating and coordinating Massbreed and CTrack departments through leadership
and solid business practices. Tawanda rejoined Champions Insurance in June 2021 as Head of Finance and Corporate
services. He is currently responsible for nancial management, credit management and secretarial work for the company.
He is a holder of COP in short-term insurance. Currently studying for a Masters degree in Business Administration

Mtemachani


Hazel Mtemachani

Head – Underwriting and Actuarial Services


Mtemachani

Hazel Mtemachani

Head – Underwriting and Actuarial Services

Hazel holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honors degree in Risk Management and Insurance from Midlands State University. She also holds a Certificate of Proficiency in short-term insurance from the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe. Currently, she is enrolled in a Master’s degree in Business Administration at Midlands State University.
With over 10 years of experience in the insurance industry, Hazel began her career at Zimnat General as an Underwriter, progressively advancing to the position of Chief Underwriter. Prior to her role as the Head of Underwriting and Actuarial Services at Champions Insurance, she served as the Chief Technical Underwriter at Sanctuary Insurance Company.

Pedzi


Alvin Pedzisai

Head – Compliance & Risk


Pedzi

Alvin Pedzisai

Head – Compliance & Risk

Pedzisai is a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce Business Management honours degree (finance major). He also holds a Master of Commerce in Strategic Management and Corporate governance degree passed with merit from the Midlands State University. He has a distinction in Certificate of proficiency-short term Insurance from the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe (IIZ). He is currently studying towards CIA qualification with the Institute of Internal Auditors Zimbabwe (IIA). Pedzisai has over 5 years’
experience in the Insurance Industry having started his career as an accountant at Momentum Insurance brokers where he rose to become the head of Internal audit before joining Champions in 2019 as the Risk and Compliance manager. He is responsible for aiding the “Champions team” in proffering risk-based solutions by steering a culture of compliance through ensuring best practices, good governance and corporate citizenship.

Maureen


Maureen Mhembere

Head – Claims


Maureen

Maureen Mhembere

Head – Claims

Maureen has more than sixteen years’ of demonstrated achievement and knowledge of short-term insurance processes
and business management, having worked in various capacities for short-term insurance companies. Her areas of expertise and achievement include: Claims Management, Customer Services, Relationship Management, communications, and Planning. She has a Bachelor of Commerce Insurance and Risk Management Honours Degree with Midlands State University studying . Her professional qualifications include Associateship with the Insurance Institute of South Africa, Certificate of Proficiency and Diploma in Insurance with the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe and National Certificate in Marketing with HEXCO.

Onias


Onias Mutasa

Head – Human Resource & Administration


Onias

Onias Mutasa

Head – Human Resource & Administration

Onias T Mutasa is a holder of a Bachelor of Science Honors Degree in Human Resources Management from Midlands State University. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration specializing in Human Resources Management from Great Zimbabwe University. He commenced his career working at the Mines and Mining Development Ministry as a Mining Administration Officer. He has acquired vast experience in the Human resources management field from various sectors of the economy ranging from agriculture, research to construction after working with Agriculture and Rural Development Authority, UZ-UCSF Programme and JM construction as Human resources specialist. He joined Champions Insurance in September 2017 as a Human resources and Administration Manager.

Ruvimbo


Ruvimbo Mukwazhi

HVC And Marketing Manager


Ruvimbo

Ruvimbo Mukwazhi

HVC And Marketing Manager

Ruvimbo B. Machacha Mukwazhi is a passionate, keen, enthusiastic, and poised marketing professional, with well-developed interpersonal skills. She has more than 15 years’ experience in the Advertising and Insurance fraternity, with a proven ability to identify unique opportunities to increase revenue and profits through developing strong brands.
She grew her marketing career at The African Footprint Media from Dicomm Grey International Advertising Agency. Ruvimbo joined Champions Insurance in April 2017 as an Executive Assistant and was subsequently elevated to the position of HVC and Marketing Manager, a position she holds at present. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Degree from Midlands State University, an International Marketing Diploma London and studying towards a Master’s in Business Administration Degree. She is a member of MAZ, Victors, Victrix, Visions and Diplomatic Network.

Rutendo


Rutendo Mushonga

Finance Manager


Rutendo

Rutendo Mushonga

Finance Manager

Rutendo is a professional Accountant with a wealth of experience in financial services and insurance technology. Rutendo
began her career Ecocash Holdings, starting with the mobile financial services in 2017 and later specialized in short term
insurance in 2018. Early 2022, Rutendo joined Champions Insurance as a financial management accountant before being alleviated to the Finance Manager role . She holds a
Bachelor of Accounting Degree among other academic qualifications and is an aspiring Chartered Accountant with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.