Being one of the most respected African Business Leader, Strive Masiyiwa is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Econet Wireless, a global telecommunications group based in South Africa with operations in 18 countries. He is also involved with leading African businesses in areas including financial services, insurance, renewable energy, hotels and safari lodges.
Mr Masiyiwa came to international arena when he fought a landmark constitutional legal battle in Zimbabwe. The ruling, which led to the removal of the state monopoly in telecommunications, is generally regarded as a milestone in opening Africa’s telecommunications sector to private capital. He internationally recognised for his leadership in campaigning against corruption in Africa and championing the rule of law. He has served on numerous boards and trusts in Zimbabwe and internationally. He is a trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and a board member of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.
Mr Masiyiwa runs a Facebook platform that brings millions business oriented viewers monthly and his platform was just published as the most influential business leadership platform in the world in the month of April! “I really want to congratulate you all, because you have demonstrated to the whole world that you’re serious about engaging on issues that are important to development, particularly when it comes to Africa.” -Strive Masiyiwa
Opportunity Africa believes that Mr Masiyiwa is one of the most admired African Business men, who have fought for and maintained ethical leadership in business, fighting corruption at all levels, Mr Masiyiwa is an entrepreneur worth emulating. Through his Facebook page, he shares ideas and experiences with the ability to orientate and educate any upcoming entrepreneur in Africa. He is truly a great entrepreneur of our time
Mr Masiyiwa is also active in promoting awareness of the impact of AIDS in Africa. He and his wife established and fund a foundation that provides scholarships to more than 25,000 orphans. Mr Masiyiwa and his family live in Johannesburg.