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Old Mutual Zimbabwe’s Lillian Mbayiwa elected MAZ president

ByEconomic Times

Nov 30, 2022

By Staff Writer

Old Mutual Zimbabwe (OMZ)Group Marketing, Public Affairs and Sustainability Executive Lillian Mbayiwa has been elected Marketers Association of Zimbabwe’s (MAZ) 7th president at an AGM held in Harare last week.

Mbayiwa takes over from Prof Zororo Muranda following the expiry of his tenure. Mbayiwa will be deputized by Emilia Mabika from ZB Financial Holdings 

At the Annual General Meeting, MAZ held elections which saw two new board members being elected. Doves’ Joel Gombera and Nissan Clover Leaf’s Admire Ndumo replaced outgoing Roselyn Chisveto of NetOne and Dennis Mambure from First Capital Bank Botswana.

Mbayiwa expressed her delight and commitment to pursuing the organization’s vision, taking it from where his predecessors left off.

“I am deeply appreciative and inspired by the confidence placed in me by the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe with an unswerving resolve to honor that trust, I humbly accept the appointment. I follow in a line of remarkable leaders whom each made important and lasting contributions to our common goal in upholding the role of significance of strategic marketing within a global community,” she said.

MAZ secretary general Gillian Rusike said Mbayiwa’ s appointment allows a continuous flow of fresh ideas that can contribute to the growth of the profession and the association at large.

“We are pleased to have Ms Lillian Mbayiwa take over from Prof Muranda. The new president will set the association on a new and better trajectory for the profession at large as her wealth of experience will be of great importance.”

Mbayiwa is an experienced Business Strategist specialising in Marketing, Public Affairs, and Sustainability with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry across the African continent. 

With a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) from the University of Warwick – Warwick Business School, UK, Lillian leverages decades of experience across a multitude of industries to create value for clients.

As an innovator, Lillian is passionate about developing solutions that leverage technology and emerging talent to bring value to institutions, communities, and entrepreneurs using industry-leading techniques accentuated by her expertise in African markets and their emerging trends.

Always forward-looking, Lillian is passionate about applying her knowledge to develop insights that empower her clients to anticipate the needs of the future.

Some of the critical projects that Lillian has led include conceptualizing and executing of Eight2Five Innovation Hub, Old Mutual’s Corporate Incubator, and Accelerator in Harare. She also led the establishment of Old Mutual Green Zones, an innovative one-stop-shop for financial services branch network concept.

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