Advisory Team

Rukudzo Murapa

Malcolm Blackie

Professor Murapa was Vice Chancellor and CEO of Africa University, Zimbabwe, where he more than doubled enrolment, increased demographic diversity; and launched needs-driven academic programs.

Malcolm founded the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Zimbabwe where he served as Dean until 1986 and then joined the Rockefeller Foundation to set up and run their agricultural program in Southern Africa until 1999.

Matthew Taggart

Matthew was a founding team member of Ashesi University (Ghana), where he served as Director of Development and member of the University"s Executive Team for the past eight years. Helped oversee Ashesi"s growth from 30 students to over 550.

Clive Msipha

Clive is the founding CEO of Untu Capital and has grown the business from a three man operation to an eight branch and ninety employee MSME financial services provider. Over a period of eight years, Clive has grown Untu Capital from a start-up operating in a very difficult environment, to a highly recognisable MSME financial services brand with a balance sheet of over US$ 7 million. Untu has won numerous National awards for its work in the MSME sector in Zimbabwe. Untu has built very strong global partnerships with funders, technology providers and operational partners. Untu has also provided strong returns for its shareholders and funders. Untu is currently in the process of listing its debt on the local stock market.

Professionally, Clive Msipha is a Chartered Accountant and was awarded the National Best Qualifying Student Award in his year of qualification. He is also a CFA Charter-holder. He trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers in both Audit and Corporate Finance and also worked in Southern Africa, the USA and the United Kingdom with them. As a Beit Scholar Clive attended the University of Oxford and read for a Masters in Business Administration at the Said Business School. After Oxford, Clive worked for Actis Capital, an Emerging Market Private Equity firm in London. He is a Past Chairman of the Zimbabwe Association of Microfinance Institutions and was at the Industry helm when a new law for the sector was finally enacted.