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Gloria Zvaravanhu



Gloria Zvaravanhu joined the IFAC Professional Accountants in Business Advisory Group in January 2020, nominated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ).

A Chartered Accountant by profession, she is CEO of ICAZ and was the second female president in ICAZ’s 100-year history. With 17 years of experience in financial management, thirteen of which at Executive Management level.

Gloria has vast experience in the insurance sector, where she served in both life and non-life insurance companies at executive level between the period 2005-2018. She served as a General Manager at NicozDiamond Insurance Limited, a Finance Executive at First Mutual Life and has served on Insurance company Boards in Mozambique and Zambia.

Before joining the insurance sector in 2005, she was a Manager at KPMG Chartered Accountants in both audit and Corporate Finance departments.

She is an alumnus of the prestigious Fortune 500 Global women mentoring program where she was mentored by one of the top ‘50 Most Powerful Women in Business’ in the United States.

She holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Rhodes University, South Africa and a Master in Business Leadership degree from the University of South Africa. She recently completed (October 2019) an LLM degree in International Business Law with the University of Cumbria, UK.

She serves as the Chair of Chengetedzayi Depository Company Board in Zimbabwe and is also the Chairperson of the Industrial Development Corporation of Zimbabwe. She serves on several other audit committees in Zimbabwe.

At continental level she serves on the Pan African Federation of Accountants Board where she represents Southern Africa and also serves on the Africa Integrated Reporting Council.

Gloria has won several business accolades in Zimbabwe that include Female Manager of the year (2013), Corporate Governance Professional of the year (2017), Young Professional leader of the year (2018).