Gweru businessman nominated for 2023 African Achievers Awards


Gweru (New Ziana) -Gweru businessman who is the founder and executive chairperson of the TM Group, Dr Tinashe Manzungu has been nominated for the 13th edition of the African Achievers Awards (AAA) to be held at the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster, the United Kingdom on July 14 this year.

The Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) immediate past president announced his nomination on his official Facebook page last week.

The AAA nomination comes after Dr. Manzungu received global honour in May during the 2023 Leaders Without Borders annual business summit and international honours event in the UK.

Hosted by The Right Honourable the Lord Woolley of Woodford, Member of The House of Lords, Lord Temporal, the AAA is one of the most prestigious awards, recognizing exceptional Africans for their contribution to the growth and development of the continent.

The theme for this year’s International Summit and Awards ceremony will be “Unlocking Sustainable Trade and Investment Opportunities in Africa – the PPP Approach.”

On the choice of this year’s theme, chief executive officer of the African Achievers Awards, Dr Tonye Rex Idaminabo, reiterated the importance of addressing the challenges in Africa to work towards a prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future.

This year’s summit and awards ceremony therefore provides a platform for industry leaders in Africa to converge and discuss strategies towards sustainability in Africa.

Created in 2010, the AAA has become one of the most reputable awarding bodies on the African continent and one of the biggest annual gatherings of influential African achievers globally.

Dr. Manzungu, an infrastructure development expert, was listed on the Institute of Corporate Directors Zimbabwe (lCTDZ) Top 40 Most Influential Young Leaders for 2022.

The previous year, Dr. Manzungu, who is also the Zimbabwe Building Contractors Association (ZBCA)- Senior Vice President, put another feather on his cap when he was honoured at the 6th edition of African Icon Awards (AIA) held at the National Theatre in Accra, Ghana.

Dr. Manzungu is the founder of TM Group, a diversified firm with interests in construction, information communication technologies (ICTs), health and microfinance with presence in Rwanda, Zambia, and Botswana.

Under the TM Group banner, the 38-year-old businessman runs the Zimbabwe General Medical Aid Fund, Zimbuild Property Investments, NetComs, Prime Mutual Properties, Tinrue Finance, and Africa Haven Funeral Services among other ventures.

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