The bank’s senior management is comprised of highly qualified and experienced individuals, the majority of which have previously held senior positions in renowned international and local financial institutions.
Benefit P Washaya
Chief Executive Officer of NMBZ Holdings Limited and NMB Bank Limited
Qualification and Experience: AIBZ, CAIB (SA), ACIS, MBA Finance (University of Wales)
Mr Washaya commenced his banking career with Barclays Bank in 1978 where he held general management positions including Director’s Assistant, Risk Management and Business Centre Director. He left Barclays Bank in 1997 to join NMB Bank where he became Divisional Director, Risk Management and was responsible for setting up the Risk Management systems in the bank. Benefit Washaya moved to Metropolitan Bank of Zimbabwe Limited in March 2004 as Chief Executive Officer. He re-joined NMB Bank as Managing Director on 7 January 2008 during a very difficult period in the history of the bank. He successfully presided over the change-over period from the ZWD to the multi-currency regime in 2009 when most bank balance sheets started from a near zero base. In 2010, he was part of the team that successfully raised US$10 million through a rights issue which broadened the bank’s shareholder profile and again in 2013, he was part of the team that was involved in a private placement which raised close to US$15 million and brought on board three strategic institutional investors.
Chief Finance Officer
Qualification and Experience: B. Acc (Honours) (UZ), CA(Z), ACMA, CGMA, MBL (Unisa)
Mr Ndachena, a Chartered Accountant by profession, joined the Group as the Senior Manager of Finance and Administration on 1 July 2001. Prior to joining the Group, he held the position of Financial Controller at OK Zimbabwe where he managed the Division’s Accounting Department. Previously, Benson spent 8 years with Deloitte & Touché Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe) where he rose through the ranks to become an Audit Manager and Senior Consultant and gained extensive experience in auditing, accounting, consultancy and taxation. He has 14 years of banking experience.
Chief Banking Officer
Qualification and Experience: MBA (UZ), AIOBZ, ACIS
Mr Chinyamutangira is the Chief Banking Officer for NMB Bank, a position he has held since 2008. In this job, he leads Corporate Banking, Retail Banking and International Banking divisions. Before assuming this role, he held other senior positions in the bank which include General Manager – Risk Management and Assistant General Manager – Corporate Banking. Lionel joined NMB Bank in 2001 after having gained working experience from Standard Chartered Bank, ZB Bank and MBCA. He has 33 years of banking experience.
Chief Operating Officer
Qualification and Experience: BCom Honours in Banking, MSc in Finance & Investments (NUST), Master in Business Leadership (Unisa) – Currently studying
Mr Gore has over 14 years banking experience having worked for a number of banks including Barclays Bank, Interfin Merchant Bank and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe from 2000 to early 2008. He is a qualified banker with experience in strategic management, risk, treasury and lending, coupled with progressive years in formulating strategies to enhance and maintain sound risk management systems in banks. He joined NMB Bank on 1 July 2008 as Head of Risk, rose to the position of Chief Risk Officer until his appointment to the position of Chief Operating Officer in December 2015.
Deputy Chief Banking Officer
Qualification and Experience: MSc Finance (NUST), BCom Finance (NUST), AIOBZ
Mr Kazunga began his career in 2000 with NMB Bank as an Investment Analyst. He then joined Century Investment Bank in 2001 as an Investments Manager and re-joined NMB Bank as Head of Corporate Finance in 2008 and served until 2010. On 1 March 2012, he re-joined NMB Bank as Divisional Executive – Corporate Finance until his appointment to the position of Deputy Chief Banking Officer in September 2016. He has over 10 years investment banking experience.
Head – Corporate Banking
Qualification and Experience: MBA (Oxford Brookes University), CIS (Intermediate Certification), HND Business Studies
Mr Mutogo has 31 years of banking experience having worked for Standard Chartered Bank from 1983 until he joined NMB Bank in 2000.
Head – Retail Banking
Qualification and Experience: MBA (Regent Business School SA), IOBZ, IPMZ
Mr Tembo has 32 years of banking experience having worked for Standard Chartered from 1985 until joining NMB Bank in 2001.
Head – Treasury
Qualification and Experience: BSc Engineering (UZ), Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment (FINSIA, Australia), ACI Dealing Certificate
Mr Shoniwa has 14 years banking experience having worked for Standard Chartered Bank from 2000 to 2002 and Intermarket Discount House from 2002 to 2006. He then re-joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2006 and served until December 2012. He joined NMB Bank on 1 April 2013.
Dr Jeskinus Z Mukonoweshuro
Head – Human Capital
Qualification and Experience: DBA (UKZN South Africa), MBA (UZ), BSc Social Science (UZ), Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (ICM, UK), Central African Leadership Programme (Exeter University)
Dr Mukonoweshuro has 22 years of banking experience in the area of Human Capital Management and Development having worked for Standard Chartered Bank from 1993 until joining NMB Bank in 2002. He is passionate about managerial leadership development and excellence.
Head – Information Technology
Qualification and Experience: MBA (MSU), BBA, Management of Information Systems and Accounting (Kenya), Diploma – Risk and Security Management (CACC, Zim)
Mr Janda has over 14 years work experience within the Mobile Payments, Banking and Telecommunications industries. He has worked for companies such as Standard Bank Group – South Africa, Fundamo/ Visa Electron – South Africa, Econet Wireless and Globacom Group – Nigeria. He joined NMB Bank on 16 February 2015 as Chief Information Officer.
Head – Internal Audit
Qualification and Experience: MSc Strategic Management (CUT), Bachelor of Administration (UZ), National Intermediate Diploma in Data Processing (Harare Poly)
Mr Mutsaka has 35 years of banking experience having worked for Standard Chartered Bank, ZB Bank (then Zimbank), MBCA Bank and FBC Bank from 1980 until he joined NMB Bank in 2000.
Head – Credit Management
Qualification and Experience: MSc Banking & Financial Services (NUST), BBS (Honours) Finance & Banking (UZ)
Mr Chimhenga joined NMB Bank in 2014 from Standard Chartered Bank where he was Head of SME Credit – Zimbabwe and Retail Credit Portfolio Manager – South Africa. He has more than 11 years banking experience having worked for Premier Banking Corporation / Ecobank and BancABC Zimbabwe where he held various positions. He also attended several courses in Risk Management and he is a member of the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe.
Head – Risk and Compliance
Qualification and Experience: MSc Quantitative Finance (University of London), BSc Applied Mathematics (NUST)
Mr Fushai began his banking career with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe in 2008 in the Banking Licensing, Supervision and Surveillance division. He later worked for a local consulting company as a senior consultant focusing on Risk Management, Basel II and Financial Modeling. He joined NMB Bank on 11 January 2011 as a Quantitative Risk Analyst before being promoted to the position of Senior Risk Manager looking after Credit, Market, and Operational Risk. He was appointed Head of Risk and Compliance in December 2015.
Head – Legal and Corporate Affairs/Company Secretary
Qualification and Experience: Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree (LLBS) (University of Hull)
Miss Pashapa has 4 years banking experience having worked for MetBank from 2012 to 2016. She joined NMB Bank on 1 November 2016, as Company Secretary/Head Legal and Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining the Banking Sector she was in Private Practice.