Matthews Kunaka

Country: Zimbabwe

Matthews (Matts) Tichaona Kunaka joined the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Committee in January 2014, having been nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ).

Mr. Kunaka is the Chief Executive Office of the ICAZ, where he is charged with leading the organization as it delivers service and value to members and stakeholders.

Previously in his career, Mr. Kunaka has been the Chief Executive for Fiscorp (Pvt) Ltd, an RBZ subsidiary company; the Independent Media Group; and Zimbabwe Newspaper, a publishing and printing group with six divisions.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Kunaka worked in the London office of KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock, as an audit supervisor and management consultant; Coopers & Lybrand Associates Harare as a management consultant in the Information Technology Division; and Finance Director for the Chibuka Division later the Operations Director of the Delta Corporation. He has also served as Division Chief, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, and Internal Audit, for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

Mr. Kunaka has also served as the President of ICAZ, the Zimbabwe Association of Accounting Technicians, and the Institute of Internal Auditors of Zimbabwe, as well as Treasurer of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries and Council member of the National Manpower Advisory Council and the Bindura University of Science Education. He is also a Board member of Verify Engineering and the National Land Resettlement Board as well as a member of the Zimdef Audit Committee and Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa Audit Committee.

Mr. Kunaka qualified as a Chartered Accountant and became a member of the ICAZ in 1984; since then he has also qualified as a CA (SA) and a Chartered Accountant in the UK. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons.) from the University of Zimbabwe and an MBA specializing in Finance from the University of Delaware (US).

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