Blessings Chiwandire (Mr.)

Independent Non-Executive Director

Blessings has more than five (5) years’ experience in the investment and development banking fields specifically focusing on corporate, structured and project finance. Blessings is currently employed by the Infrastructure Development Bank of Zimbabwe within the Resource Mobilisation Division. Prior to this, Blessings worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst and Advisory Services Manager for ReNaissance Merchant Bank where he was actively involved in the origination and execution of various private and public corporate transactions including valuations, due diligences, corporate restructurings, private placements, rights issues, debt raisings and other broad Mergers & Acquisitions transactions.

Blessings has a deep appreciation of the equity and debt/bond capital market landscape in Zimbabwe and the region having participated in the financial structuring, issuance and post issue management of Infrastructure Bonds meant to provide critical project financing for national infrastructure projects. He possesses excellent research, analytical, presentation and documentation skills which have bolstered his efficiencies in preparing marketing documents used in engaging DFIs and other institutional investors to participate in bond issuances as well as provisions of lines of credit. Blessings is also involved in the youth entrepreneurship development through the paNhari Trust Initiative and is an Alumni in the Enactus Global program. Blessings has participated in numerous capacity building programs with reputable institutions such as the Euromoney Training Institute and the SADC Development Finance Resource Centre. Through the trainings, he has amassed training experience in valuation of mining companies, project finance and financial analysis forecasting. Blessings holds a BSc Degree in Economics with Honours from the University of Zimbabwe. He is currently studying towards a CFA qualification.