Our People

    Stephanie Chiyangwa

    Chief Executive Officer

    The CEO and global leader of our Public and Social Sector Practices. With more than a decade of experience, she has advised clients on performance transformations in a range of industries

    Charity Chikana

    Chief Operations Officer

    Charity serves as Zorbital’s COO, she is a Leader in the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources, Metals & Mining and Organization practices.She has extensive experience in management consulting,

    Hazel Guchu

    Chief Financial Officer

    Hazel leads Zorbital’s Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice and the Corporate Strategy Service Line globally. She convenes Zorbital’s global CFO Forum, as well as the African Chief Strategist Roundtable series

    Leonard Makokove

    Senior Partner

    Leonard has extensive experience in organizational, operational and business-building projects for various investment banking clients. His main areas of focus include advising multiple leading African banking firms on strategy

    Kumbirai Gurupira

    Partner / Executive Assistant

    Kumbirai serves corporations, government and private equity firms on a range of strategy, finance, and organisational topics. He supports clients in sectors that are being disrupted in designing and delivering strategic transformations

    Yasmin Java

    Partner

    Yasmin is a leader in our Agriculture, Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice in Africa. A major focus of her work is on unlocking the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to transform lives

Stephanie Chiyangwa

Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie is the CEO and global leader of our Public and Social Sector Practices. With more than a decade of experience, she has advised clients on performance transformations in a range of industries, including banking, transport, coordination, agriculture, energy, mining, utilities, oil, and gas, as well as serving a wide array of public- and social-sector organizations.

Stephanie is deeply committed to social and economic transformation and social inclusion. She works with senior government leaders and ministries, social-sector organizations, and private-sector champions to shape and implement breakthrough solutions to complex problems. Stephanie helps clients mobilize their people’s energy to deliver great outcomes in economic- and country-development strategies, public-finance management and taxation, industrial growth, education, infrastructure, social development, and public health—including countrywide responses to HIV/AIDS, Cancer, and other infectious diseases.

Charity Chikana

Chief Operations Officer

Charity serves as Zorbital’s COO, she is a Leader in the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources, Metals & Mining and Organization practices.She has extensive experience in management consulting, having joined Zorbital at its conception stages. Charity advises multinational and regional companies across multiple industries, including mining, oil and gas, retail and consumer goods, as well as the public sector. She has extensive experience developing and implementing sustainable performance improvement strategies for mining houses and consumer goods companies. She holds additional expertise in corporate and business unit strategies and organizational design.

Hazel Guchu

Chief Financial Officer

Hazel leads Zorbital’s Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice and the Corporate Strategy Service Line globally. She convenes Zorbital’s global CFO Forum, as well as the African Chief Strategist Roundtable series. Hazel is also a core member of Zorbital’s Regulatory, Government, and Reputation Strategy special initiative and of the Global Forces and CFO Service Lines. Hazel serves our clients across a diverse set of industries on strategy and corporate-finance issues. The primary focus of her client service is working with global resources and energy clients across their top-management agendas, and she leads Zorbital’s Basic Materials Practice hub in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Prior to joining Zorbital, Hazel worked for the Zimbabwe Ministry of Finance and she provided Strategic Management Insights to the Government.

Leonard Makokove

Senior Partner

Leonard has extensive experience in organizational, operational and business-building projects for various investment banking clients. His main areas of focus include advising multiple leading African banking firms on strategy, organizational restructuring, and business process reviews. Leonard, who is a Chartered Financial Analyst, has worked with several universal and global investment banks on wholesale banking strategy and implementation in the capital markets, investment banking and securities services business units (both front and back office). He has also worked with several major financial institutions in defining and implementing liquidity strategy, liquidity policy and treasury organization.

Leonard is considered to have one of the sharpest minds by his peers.

Kumbirai Gurupira

Partner / Executive Assistant

Kumbirai serves corporations, government and private equity firms on a range of strategy, finance, and organisational topics. He supports clients in sectors that are being disrupted in designing and delivering strategic transformations. He also leads our work on public finance and public sector restructuring. Kumbirai also serves as the Executive Assistant to Zorbital’s CEO Stephanie Chiyangwa.

Yasmin Java

Partner

Yasmin is a leader in our Agriculture, Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice in Africa. A major focus of her work is on unlocking the potential of information and communication technology (ICT) to transform lives, businesses and national economies in Africa. She also works in our with various leading global companies, providing them with Agriculture focused services. She supports clients in sectors that are being disrupted in designing and delivering strategic transformations.

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