Leadership Team

Mr. Roger Pitt Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Roger Pitt Independent Non-executive Director

Non-executive Director

Appointed: November 2021

Roger is CA(SA), with a BCom (Hons)(Accounting) degree from the University of Johannesburg. After completing his articles, Roger ventured into corporate finance where he gained broad experience in the full scope of corporate actions.

Thereafter, Roger acquired and managed an import and distribution business within the baby products industry while continuing to serve as an independent non-executive director of various listed and private companies.

 

Cobus Beetge

Cobus Beetge

Non-executive Director

Appointed June 2020

BComm,BSc
University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Mr Beetge serves as director of several companies and is one of the biggest investors in the Company’s hybrid preference shares. He also serves as the Managing Director of J P Landgoed, an agricultural business with multifaceted farming operation and Investment holding companies. Mr Beetge built a multifaceted agricultural business that is currently one of the leading exporters to the Asian and European markets and is renowned for his contribution to this sector.

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George Manyere

George Manyere

CEO

Appointed March 2017

George was appointed to the board as non-executive deputy chairman in March 2017. He is an entrepreneur and investment banker with significant experience in structuring major investment and acquisition deals in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa, which he applies to advise Ecsponent’s board.

George founded Brainworks Capital, the first Zimbabwean company with a primary listing on the JSE main board, in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2017. Prior to that, he was an investment professional with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), headquartered in Washington DC. During this time, he managed a portfolio of investments exceeding USD 400 million and represented the IFC on several investee company boards.

George serves as a director on the boards of several companies and is a member of the London Stock Exchange Africa Advisory Group. He holds an Honour’s Degree in Accounting Science and Certificate in Theory of Accounting from the University of South Africa, and has completed various international courses in finance, strategy and investment banking.

 

Mr. Godwin Nyengedza

Mr. Godwin Nyengedza

Independent Non-executive Director

Appointed: January 2020

Mr Godwin Nyengedza is currently the Managing Partner of Hogwe Nyengedza Attorneys, a fully-fledged Harare based law firm which opened its doors to the public on 1 July 2019. He was until recently, a partner with the law firm Scanlen & Holderness where he was responsible for continuous legal education. Godwin is an English trained barrister who is also qualified to practise as a Legal Practitioner, Conveyancer and Notary Public in Zimbabwe.

He is a member of Lincolns Inn and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. A holder of an LL.B and LL.M (London), Godwin is also a PhD (Law) candidate. Godwin has over 20 years’ experience in commerce, cross-border transport and logistics gained both locally and abroad.

In addition, he has expertise in all aspects of corporate law, banking, tax law, commercial transactions, insolvency, trade-investment, international immigration and alternative dispute resolution. He has also been involved in high profile criminal litigation and white-collar cross border criminal defence work.

His broad knowledge in tax collection, financial services regulation and international trade and migration has seen him serve on several boards of private, listed and State enterprises over many years.

As part of his desire to mentor budding lawyers, he has previously lectured at the University of Zimbabwe. Godwin is a passionate Formula 1 follower. He also spends part of his time on charitable and benevolent causes in aid of his firm’s corporate social responsibility.