Nepotism Rocks Econet, Elizabeth Masiyiwa appointed to Econet board

Elizabeth Tanya Masiyiwa, daughter to Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa, has been appointed to the board of directors of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe.

Ms Masiyiwa, a business leader, social entrepreneur and philanthropist in her own right, holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Banking and International Finance from Bayes Business School, City University London and a Masters of Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School. She is currently studying for an Executive MBA from Cambridge University.

Ms Masiyiwa, who holds a number of leadership positions in both local and international organisations, serves on a number of boards, including the Harvard University Leadership Council for the Centre of African Studies and Higherlife Foundation.

She has worked in various organizations “spearheading the investment and funding programmes as well as the human capital development of those organisations.”

More News: Strive Masiyiwa Steps Down From Econet Board

STRIVE Masiyiwa the billionaire founder of Econet Wireless has stepped down from the telecommunications giant’s board of directors effective February 1.

He has been on the board since inception of the company in 1993.

In a statement released Friday, Econet Wireless’ board and management expressed gratitude to Masiyiwa whose leadership they credited for the company’s growth.

“It is through his leadership, dedication and perseverance that the company has grown to become one of Zimbabwe’s largest and most successful businesses,” reads the statement signed by group company secretary Charles Banda.