Harare (New Ziana) – The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has appointed Regina Chinamasa, a tax expert, as acting Commissioner General with effect from Tuesday.
Chinamasa replaces Rameck Masaire who is retiring after also serving as acting Commissioner General since February last year.
In a statement, the Zimra board said Chinamasa is a tax expert with over 28 years experience in the field of revenue mobilisation and enforcement of compliance to fiscal laws.
“The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) Board wishes to inform stakeholders and the public of the appointment of Ms Regina Chinamasa as the Acting Commissioner General of the Authority with effect from 1 February 2022, while the Board is processing the recruitment of the substantive Commissioner General,” it said.
“Currently Ms Chinamasa is the Commissioner for Revenue Assurance in which position she is credited for introducing various processes that are plugging revenue leakages through modern investigative and compliance systems. She also has vast experience in domestic taxes and customs and excise fields.”
According to Zimra, Chinamasa started her career as a Tax assessor in 1994 in the then Department of Taxes and joined the Investigation Division of ZIMRA at its inception in 2001.
She then moved to Customs and Excise in 2011 as head of compliance and risk management.
“She was part of the team that introduced the authorised economic operators trade facilitation, post clearance audits among other innovations. From 2014, she moved to Domestic Taxes and served in various leadership roles from head level to acting as Commissioner Domestic Taxes between 2016 and 2018.
“During her career, she led various strategic and transformative initiatives and processes which resulted in improved stakeholder engagements, improved compliance levels and reinforcement and strengthening of revenue collection processes of the Authority,” the authority said.
Zimra has been without a substantive Commissioner General since February last year when Faith Mazani resigned to take up a new role with the International Monetary Fund.