Econet Appoints Roy Chimanikire As New Deputy CEO

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe recently announced that Roy Chimanikire has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer effective 1 April.

Mr Chimanikire joined Econet in 2009 from Deloitte and was subsequently promoted to the position of Finance Director, a role Econet’s press material says he has “served with diligence and dedication”.

Roy is also said to have played a significant role in the successful unbundling and listing of Cassava Smartech on the ZSE back in 2018.


A new COO

Coupled with the announcement of the new Deputy CEO is the appointment of Kezito Makuni as Chief Operating Officer. Mr Makuni is another Econet stalwart who joined the company in 1998. He briefly left the company in 2007 before rejoining two years later as Projects Director.

Makuni who has 29 years of experience in the telecoms industry was promoted to Technical Director and then Chief Technology Officer and Econet notes that Kezito was vital in driving network cost optimization and network modernisation projects.

We wish both Roy Chimanikire and Kezito Makuni success in their new roles at Econet Wireless.

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6 thoughts on “Econet Appoints Roy Chimanikire As New Deputy CEO

  1. @techzim question is why have econet appointed a deputy ceo. Why was the post created. What will be be his role. Are they preparing for the retirement of mboweni? Etc etc. Show us your skils

  2. I wish thank Econet company for appointing our or promoting our two brothers to the senior position. a wish them the very best of luck.I also want to request that where am staying we need your putting up Econet pustter I stay at butere sub county.ituti sub location.sorry somebody come at my home took soil sample claiming that he works with your company.thank you enjoy your day

    1. For most photos that’s pretty complex because we don’t have the rights to photos on Google so we can’t use them in an article 🤷🏽‍♂️

  3. Wish the two telecommunications guru the best in driving Econet forward. I have worked under a sound leadership and grooming of these two.

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