Simba Mhuriro

Simba Mhuriro

Simbarashe is the General Manager – RioEnergy under RioZim Limited a Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Listed Group that operates three Gold Mines, one Diamond Mine together with a Nickel and Ferrochrome Refinery.

Simba is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe Limited, a member of the Standard Bank Group; the leading banking and financial services group in Africa and largest in terms of assets. He is also an Independent Non-Executive Director of Petrotrade (Private) Limited under the Ministry of Energy & Power Development Zimbabwe. Petrotrade is the Government of Zimbabwe’s Petroleum trading company responsible for downstream activities, including the selling of petroleum products and lubricants through bulk sales and retail service stations. Simba is additionally a Member of the Board of Directors (Council of Governors) for the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe an affiliate of the Institute of Directors UK and a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IoDSA).

Simba is a previous member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship for the 2018 – 2019 and is currently on the Shared Value Africa Initiative’s Africa Council of 8. He has been awarded the prestigious Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship by the African Leadership Institute & the Oxford University’s Said Business School. Simba has also played an advisory role as part of expert working groups on renewable energy, innovation, entrepreneurship and SME development for Pan African projects run by the African Union Commission, European Union and World Health Organisation Africa Region.

In both 2018 & 2016 was named by Forbes Magazine as one of Africa’s 30 most promising & inspirational young entrepreneurs in Africa. Simba has also been recognised by the Africa Youth Awards as one of 100 most Influential Young Africans of the year. Afk Insider magazine named him among 12 Most Promising African Entrepreneurs of 2016 whilst in 2017 named him among 40 Africans Under 40 – Making It In Africa. Africa Innovation Summit listed Simba’s project as one of the Top 50 Innovations in Africa for 2018. In both 2018 & 2020 the Institut Choiseul of France named Simba as one of Africa’s 200 economic leaders of tomorrow.