Collins Chihuri was appointed Managing Director of The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe Limited (Cottco) in January 2014. He rejoined Cottco after a six year stint with an industry competitor where he was a Chief Operating Officer.
He holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Accountancy Honours Degree, both from the University of Zimbabwe. He also has a certificate in Humanitarian and Development Studies with the same university. He is a Chartered Secretary and a Chartered Management Accountant.
Collins who has a wealth of experience covering finance and administration, corporate services and operations management, started his working career as a graduate trainee with Anglo American in 1988 rising to Company Secretary in 1993. Collins joined Cottco as Company Secretary in December 1997, and headed the operations division from January 2005 up to December 2007.
Joined Cottco in 2005 as Company Secretary and in 2008 the group was restructured and he was appointed Company Secretary for AICO Africa Limited. He is part of the project team that handled the reverse listing of Cottco to AICO.
Prior to joining the Cottco Group, between 1990 and 2005, he held positions of Finance and Administration Manager and Company Secretary for a number of Companies among them Zimglass, Tourism Services Zimbabwe and Longman Zimbabwe. He started off his career with Anglo American Corporation Services Limited as a Graduate learner Accountant in 1990.
He is a holder of a Masters in Business Administration degree (MBA) from the Midlands State University, a Bachelor of Accountancy Honours degree (B.Acc Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe , is a Chartered Secretary (FCIS) and a Registered Public Accountant.
He is a sitting Councillor and Past President of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in Zimbabwe (ICSAZ) 2012-2013, and was Zimbabwe’s representative as an executive committee member of the Corporate Secretaries International Association (2012). He is a current member of the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Monitoring Panel since 2012.
Head – Finance
Dacyl-Ray joined the company in June 2010. She is a chartered accountant, having trained with KPMG Chartered Accountants (Zimbabwe).
Dacyl has over 8 years agro-industrial business and audit experience. She is also an experienced trainer having run professional courses and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) seminars in Zimbabwe and parts of the region.
Dacyl is a keen golfer.
Maduviko joined the company on 1 October 2012 as Group Treasurer. He has got solid experience in Treasury, Fund Management, Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Trade Finance and Business Development after having worked for various financial institutions in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Saudi Arabia.
He is a holder of an MBA – Finance from the University of Manchester (UK) and is an Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of South Africa and Zimbabwe. He is currently studying CIMA (UK) and on final stage of the qualification.
He enjoys playing golf and watching football.
Nyaradzo joined the company on 1 February 2013. She is a chartered accountant by profession, having completed her articles with Deloitte where she qualified with the National Duff Award. She holds a B. Com (Hons) Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa, and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe.
After qualifying, Nyaradzo pursued a career in South Africa where she was a Financial Controller at Business Connexion Ltd. Following this, she worked as the Regional Financial Controller at ENRC Management South Africa.
She enjoys running and travelling.
Head – Operations
Petros joined the company on 01 May 2010 as a Group Systems and Management Accountant. He rose through the ranks holding positions of Financial Controller, Business analyst and Executive Assistant to the CEO before being appointed as Head of Operations in April 2013. He is a registered public Chartered Accountant and financial analyst by profession, having completed his articles with Deloitte where he qualified with the National Duff Award.
He holds a B. Com (Hons) Degree from National University of Science and Technology, B Compt (Hons) in Accounting Science from University of South Africa and a Certificate and Diploma in Diplomacy and Diplomatic Protocol. Petros is currently a Chartered Financial Analyst Program level 2 student. He is also completing his Masters of Science in Strategy and Operations with Walden University. Petros was a director of National Oil Infrastructure Company of Zimbabwe and INPETRO (an international petroleum terminal) for more than 3 years.
Petros is a passionate reader and enjoys volunteering his services to NGOs undertaking activities of his interest.
Human Resources Executive
Tom joined the Group in 1999 as an employee relations manager, after having worked for various organisations in the field of human resources management. He was later appointed Group Employee Relations Manager, a position he held until his current appointment.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Zimbabwe.
Information and Technology Executive
Maynard has more than ten years experience in Information Technology with an emphasis in systems development and implementation. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) combined degree in Data Processing and Accounting from the University of Leeds, UK, and a diploma in Business Studies from Gwent College of Further Education, UK.
Maynard is a member of the Computer Society of Zimbabwe and student member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
Corporate Services Executive
Charles joined the company as Production and Maintenance Manager in 1996 after having worked in mechanical engineering maintenance for a fertilizer manufacturing plant and a thermal power plant. He was appointed Quality Assurance Manager in 2005, a position he held until his recent appointment.
He trained in Production engineering, Quality assuarance, Business finance, Project management and several Leadership and Management development programs.
Charles is a member of the Institute of Engineers (UK) and also a member of the Project Management Institute of Zimbabwe.