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Advisory Team

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Valentine Chitalu
Pindie - Advisor
Pindi Nyandoro
peter- Advisor
Peter Brinsley
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David Kuwana

Nurturers

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Tatenda Mutizwa

Founding Director

Tatenda is a founding director of Nurture. Before founding Nurture, Tatenda was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs International, based in Johannesburg and covering Sub Saharan Africa. During his four years at Goldman Sachs, Tatenda advised corporate and high net worth clients looking to invest in Africa, as well as African companies seeking to raise debt or equity financing.

Tatenda executed transactions with a value in excess of $6bn for a number of clients including Bain Capital, Goldman Sachs’s principal investment arms, Actis, Massmart, Standard Bank, Barclays, AngloGold Ashanti and Jinchuan. Tatenda has previously also worked at Ernst and Young and is a chartered accountant by profession. Tatenda serves on the boards of various Nurture portfolio companies as part of his Nurture responsibilities and on the boards of non-Nurture entities such as Rift Valley Holdings. He is also a founding trustee of the Kunashe Foundation, an organization that provides primary school scholarships for children in Zimbabwe.
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Barbara Gatsi

Finance and Administration Manager

Barbara is a Chartered Accountant with over twelve years' experience in external and internal audit, tax, financial reporting, financial due diligence, valuations, mergers and acquisitions, financial management and project management. She has worked in the USA, the Netherlands, South Africa and Zimbabwe for top tier firms such as PwC and the Econet Group.

During her time at PwC, Barbara was seconded to the New York and Hartford Offices on global assignment in the Banking and Capital Markets and Insurance divisions respectively where she gained valuable knowledge of US GAAP and PCAOB regulations for SEC listed clients. She holds a post graduate diploma in Advanced Auditing from the University of Cape Town. She is the Finance Manager at Nurture and as part of her duties, she sits on the boards of various Nurture portfolio companies in Zimbabwe and in South Africa.
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Kuda Gumbie

Portfolio Manager

Kudakwashe Gumbie studied Economics, Finance and International Trade at Deakin University in Australia. Since graduating he has worked in Retail, Construction and Financial Services. In his previous roles he has held various managerial positions and has experience in research and financial analysis, portfolio management, due diligence, client relationship management and administration.

He has passed all three levels of the CFA Program and may be eligible for the CFA charter upon completion of the required work experience. Kuda is currently an associate with Nurture.
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Vongai Matenga

Legal Associate

Vongai joins Nurture from a premier Zimbabwean commercial law firm where she was involved in the structuring of cross-border investments in the mining, manufacturing, tourism and agriculture sectors. Her key expertise is in conducting due diligence on target companies, preparing transaction documents and advising on regulatory compliance.

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Tolerance Nzounhenda

Associate

Tolerance graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with a Bachelor of Accountancy (BAcc) in 2016. He has had diverse corporate experience across industries including Fin-Tech, Retail banking, Construction, Micro-Finance, Receivables Trading, Energy, Insurance and Agriculture. Tolerance also has a passion for creative idea generation with the aim to enhance investor returns and improving social impact. He has been involved in portfolio management and development at Nurture since 2018. He is currently based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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Teresa Chitapi

Systems Administrator

Teresa holds a BSc. (Hons) Degree in Information Systems and a post graduate diploma in Development Education with Kimmage University. She holds a Master of Science in Strategic Management with Chinhoyi University of Technology. In her twelve-year career, she has held roles such as Programs Officer, Marketing Manager and Executive Assistant. Immediately prior to joining Nurture, she worked at the Australian Embassy under the Direct Aid Program as an Administrative Assistant performing monitoring and evaluation and grants management duties. Teresa now serves as the System's Administrator at Nurture and also runs a retail business.

Tazreen Koriya

Tazreen Koriya

Executive Administrator

Tazreen is a highly experienced member of our team who has accumulated knowledge and increased skill over 19 years. During her career, she has worked in administrative and coordinator roles in the legal field as well as the education and health sectors. Having spent 10 years in a number of roles at the Harare International School, Tazreen has acquired insight into interacting with and serving individuals from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds, which insight she brings to the work we do at Nurture. Tazreen also stays up to date with the most efficient ways of organizing our administration at Nurture in order to ensure that we run as a well-oiled machine.

Zinzile Mlambo-Ziki

Zinzile Mlambo-Ziki

Legal Associate

Zinzile joins us from DLA Piper Africa – Zimbabwe (Manokore Attorneys) where she was a Senior Associate in the commercial dispute resolution and tax practice areas. She is experienced in commercial drafting, corporate and tax structuring, and tax advisory. Zinzile has had the opportunity to gain knowledge in multiple jurisdictions, having obtained her LLB at the University of Cape Town and begun her career at a law firm in Cape Town before returning to Zimbabwe.

During her time at Manokore Attorneys she was also seconded to the London office of DLA Piper LLP UK to work with their transfer pricing and commercial litigation teams.
Zinzile is specially trained in arbitration, having trained under a Senior Advocate and sitting arbitrator in Zimbabwe, and she uses her experience to draft commercial documents and structure commercial transactions which are sound, anticipate and avoid disputes and are tax efficient. She has published articles on tax law and has presented to the previous Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines a Mineral Development on “Taxation in Mining in Zimbabwe.” She, therefore, keeps the tax implications of transactions in mind when she is drafting or structuring.
Waraidzo Prince Kanyongo

Waraidzo Prince Kanyongo

Associate

Prince graduated from University of Cape town in 2017 with a Bachelor’s in Business Science degree (B.Bus.Sci) specialising in Finance with Accounting at the University of Cape Town (UCT). After graduating he spent three years at Corporate Excellence Financial Advisory as a Financial Analyst working on M&A deals, corporate finance, business restructuring, and advisory for listed and large private companies across all sectors in Zimbabwe.

He is currently concluding his dissertation in completion of his MCOM in Development Finance with the UCT Graduate School of Business. Once completed he will be able to register as Chartered Development Finance Analyst (CDFA).