Team & Advisors

Munyaradzi Joel Chinguwa

HCD Coordinator

Munyaradzi Joel Chinguwa – HCD Coordinator Munyaradzi is the HCD Coordinator at ACT in Africa. With a background in research and programming; he has firm analytical skills through qualitative, quantitative and thematic research methods and has successfully implemented several programs of different scopes. He currently leads all Human Centred Design research for start-ups, SME’s, NGOs and corporates since training with ACT in Africa and ThinkPlace Australia. As such, he has essential skills in qualitative-empathetic research with a proven ability to scope research, lead fieldwork & synthesis of research findings to uncover and articulate insights that will inform and inspire design (redesign) for products and services

Angela Tarusarira

Finance & Adminstration

Angela is an innovative and driven accounting professional who has been working in the field of accounting and finance for the past 6 and half years. Angela has a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Zimbabwe and is working towards the attainment of a CPA Qualification. She is currently handling the Finance and Administration at Act in Africa.

Her previous work experience has included three and half years at Reliance Manufacturing as an Accounting Officer, one year at University of Zimbabwe as a Teaching Assistant and one year at Zimbabwe Posts (Pvt) Ltd in the Accounting -Creditors Department and one year at Management Training Bureau as an Accounting Intern.

Henri Lambert

Henri is an angel investor focusing on sustainability and the future of work. He founded ACT in Africa in 2013 and led the organisation until 2021. Henri holds a BA in History from Brown University, a Masters in Law from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, and is currently on a master’s program in psychology at King’s College London.

Irene Chikumbo

Irene has 8 years experience working in the entrepreneurship and innovation space. She’s an independent consultant with a focus on tackling issues of Gender Based Violence and Financial Inclusion of women on the continent of Africa, as a Human Centered Design researcher and a strategic facilitator. Her main projects are currently with UNICEF Zimbabwe and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She acquired a Bachelor of Social Sciences in Organizational Psychology from the University of Cape Town and her Masters in Business Development and Entrepreneurship from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Kevin Farr

Kevin is not your typical business person. He is an artist, a strategist and stakeholder capitalist with over 15 years of agency, brand, and start-up experience. As a student and practitioner of the arts, business philosophy, and organizational behavior, Kevin has utilized his multidisciplinary, systems-thinking approach to design and deploy multiple agency service lines, build and scale internal marketing departments and provide strategic management and leadership for award-winning campaigns. Kevin’s teams have driven top-line revenue, reduced waste, decreased cost per acquisition, increased brand awareness, and altered the trajectory of companies and brands. This led to building and managing teams whose creative work won awards such as Cannes, Davey, Facebook, Shorty Awards, Tell, and ITF. His clients include Apple, Beats by Dre, Microsoft, Logitech, FDA, American Red Cross, ChildFund International, FOX Networks, HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, Microsoft, Cox Communications, Abbott Nutrition, Schreiber Foods, Procter & Gamble, United Soy Board, GatewayBlend and a host of small and midsize start-ups.”

Geraldine Zikwature

She is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, founder and Managing Director of Taly & Nash (Pvt) Ltd which is the holding company for Ezee Kleen Detergents, Ezee Bar & Butchery located in Harare and The Green Farm which is a horticultural farm that provides various vegetables to leading green produce retailers. Geraldine Holds the position of Executive Vice Chairperson of The SME Association of Zimbabwe and is currently a Value-Chain Chairperson of the Consumer Products group within the association. She is an Associate Certified Tax Accountant and holds a BCom in Accounting from Zimbabwe Open University. In 2018, she was awarded for being one of Zimbabwe’s 50 most successful women by Women Excel and recently selected as one of the upcoming entrepreneurs to participate in the Ernst and Young Business Accelerator Program. She was recently profiled in a UN funded movement for young successful female entrepreneurs called the Gogetter Movement and is part of the founding 100. Geraldine is an avid supporter of Women and Youth Empowerment but the cap she holds dear is being a wife and mother of 2 brilliant children

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