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The Business Council for Africa and Invest Africa’s flagship event, The Annual Debate 2018 returns 24th April for its forth edition. It has established itself as an important platform for everyone interested in and committed to African business.

Hardy Pemhiwa

Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


Hardy Pemhiwa

Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director | Econet Wireless International

Hardy is a seasoned board-level practitioner with 24 years of extensive senior management experience across Eastern and Southern Africa in investment management, project finance, telecommunications, media and infrastructure. For 14 years he ran a regulated investment management and advisory services business in East Africa.

He has board level experience in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and DR Congo including as a non-executive chairman of a US$ 100 million revenue per annum regional infrastructure development company, and as a member of the investment committee of the Eastern and Southern Africa Infrastructure Fund.

As Group Managing Director and CEO, he leads Group strategy, finance, M&A, legal, innovation, resource allocation and Group support functions.  He also has oversight for ensuring the strategic alignment of operating companies with the Group’s goals and aspirations.