CBZ Life - Director's Profiles

R. Dawes

R. Dawes
Bachelor of Accounts (Honours) Degree – University of Zimbabwe (1985)

Capacity: Chairperson of the Board

Year Appointed to the Board: 2011

Expertise and Experience: Richard is a Financial Director at Cargo Management Services Zimbabwe. He is a former Managing Director of Superior Holdings.



V. Masunda

V. Masunda
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBchB) – University of Zimbabwe (1986)

Capacity: Independent non-executive director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2011

Expertise and Experience: Virginia has been a General Practitioner for over 20 years after having worked as a Government Medical Officer for 8 years prior to engaging in private practice. She has developed a special interest in HIV/AIDS and TB management and is a certified Global Fund HIV/AIDS and TB Trainer of Private Sector Health Care Professionals in Zimbabwe. Virginia has developed a special interest in non-communicable diseases and has been trained in diabetic management as a Buddy Doctor under the auspices of Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Company based in South Africa. She sits on the boards of charitable organizations.


F. Zizhou

F. Zizhou
Master of Science Economics (1987)
Bachelor of Science Economics (1982)
Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics (1986)

Capacity: Independent non-executive director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2011

Expertise and Experience: Farai is an independent macroeconomic, trade policy and economic research consultant. He has 29 years serving in various capacities with increasing responsibilities in Government, the private sector, research institutions and regional economic community. He has worked on several research papers on regional integration and trade policy and co-edited one conference publication on regional integration in SADC. His most recent assignment was a consultant with the GFA Group (Germany) on macroeconomic convergence surveillance for the SADC Secretariat.


N. Mureriwa

N. Mureriwa
Senior Leadership Development Programme – University of Manchester (2000)
Business Accounting and Finance, Wits Business School (1996)
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – University of Zimbabwe (1985)
Bachelor of Law (LB) – University of Zimbabwe (1984)

Capacity: Managing Director
Executive Director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2011

Expertise and Experience: Nobert has industry experience covering 26 years. On qualifying as an Attorney at the University of Zimbabwe in 1985, Nobert joined Old Mutual as a Legal Adviser and spent 3 years with Old Mutual where he was heavily involved in providing Technical legal support to the Sales Intermediaries. He moved to the then Prudential Insurance as Senior Manager in charge of all legal, training and Human Resources functions of the Company and was part of the Management team that superintend the move from Prudential to First Mutual Life. He relocated to South Africa and joined Charter Life Insurance, a subsidiary of Liberty Life Insurance, as a Member of the Strategy group of that Company and was greatly involved in bedding down the concept of Bancassurance as one of the most successful examples of the implementation of bancassurance as a strategy. He was appointed Managing Director-Designate of Charter Life before the Group re-organisation saw him transferred to Liberty Life as a Director in charge of Insurance Operations. Nobert returned to Zimbabwe in 2010 as a Consultant to CBZ Holdings on the viability of the Group entering the Life Assurance industry. Nobert crafted the Business Plan for CBZ Life Limited and on acceptance of the Business Plan by the CBZ Holdings Board, Nobert was appointed the new Life Office’s Managing Director. He led CBZ Life to profitability in the first year of operations and indications are that the Company is set for exponential growth in the coming years.
Following the untimely passing of Josphat Whacha, the Managing Director of CBZ Insurance, Nobert was asked by the Group to take over as Managing Director of both CBZ Insurance and CBZ Life Limited.



H. Tshuma

Henry Tshuma

Capacity: Non-Executive Director

Year Appointed to the Board: 2016

Expertise and Experience: Henry holds a B. Sc. (Hons.) Insurance from Lagos University, Nigeria and MSc. Economics & Finance from Loughborough University of Technology, UK. He is also a Chartered Insurance Practitioner with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) UK, as well as an Associate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (AIISA).

Henry has over 31 years local and International Insurance Industry experience, most of it at Senior Executive and Board levels. He is also an academic in the field of Insurance and Risk Management and was one of the founding members and Chairperson of the Department of Insurance and Actuarial Science at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), where he is currently a Senior Lecturer.

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