The board of Directors of the Airports Company of Zimbabwe has announced the appointment of Tawanda Gusha as the inaugural CEO effective 1 July 2021.
In a statement on Tuesday, Board chair Devnanda Popatlal said Tawanda brings to the ACZ over 21 years of experience in the aviation sector having worked in different capacities in the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe.
He was a regional Airports Manager and a Director of Airports and Business Development, a position he held since June 2016 until his recent appointment.
Gusha is a holder of a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Midlands State University and a Bachelor of Science General degree (Biological Sciences & Geography) from the University of Zimbabwe.
He also possesses various qualifications in aviation including a post-graduate diploma in Aviation Management from the National University of Singapore amongst others.
Furthermore, he has attended several capacity building programs in the aviation sector both locally and globally.
“We are confident that his strategic and operational knowledge of the aviation industry will bring very valuable and much-needed experience to the company as it seeks to fully operationalize and grow in line with the key national priorities as enshrined in the National Development Strategy,” Popatlal said.
Part of his mandate will be to drive the implementation of the company’s 2021-23 Strategic plan and with it the completion of its separation from CAAZ, the finalization of our staff recruitment process and the operationalization of the company’s financial plans.
“Tawanda has demonstrated throughout the years his astuteness and capability as a business leader who can bring about impressive value creation. We look forward to working with him as the ACZ takes flight into the future,” Popatlal said.
“As the Board, we are confident and enthused that, in line with our inclusive stakeholder engagement thrust, there will be sustained collaboration along the entire value chain in rendering the CEO and his team the necessary support that they will require in fulfilling the company’s mandate.”