Long-serving Dairibord Holdings Limited Group Chief Executive, Anthony Mandiwanza is set to end his 16 years tenure at the helm of the company with effect from 30 September 2022 after a cumulative 43 years of service.
Mandiwanza joined Dairibord in 1979, rising through the ranks to hold positions of Factory Manager, Regional Manager, Operations Director and Marketing Director.
He was appointed Group Chief Executive in 1996, driving the transformation of Dairibord from a loss-making state enterprise to a vibrant, profitable commercial entity.
“During his tenure as Group Chief Executive and an Executive Director of Dairibord Holdings Limited, Antony played a leading and influential role in the development of the dairy industry in Zimbabwe and industry associations (CZI and EMCOZ). He chaired the boards of other organisations including Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe and TSL. We would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to Anthony for his invaluable contribution to Dairibord and congratulate him on his accomplishments and the new season ahead,” said the company.
Mercy Rufaro Ndoro will take over as the Group Chief Executive having held the positions of Financial Accountant, Finance Executive and Company Secretary of Dairibord Holdings Limited. She was appointed Finance Director and an Executive Director of the Company in 2009.
“Mercy has a deep understanding of the business from experience in management positions spanning over 25 years in Dairibord and is firmly positioned to take the business through this transition period and beyond,’ the company said.
However, Mandiwanza leaves a mixed legacy which started off well but fizzled towards the later stages of his tenure as analysts noted a lack of innovation in the business.