Dr Grace Muradzikwa
Dr. Muradzikwa holds a Bachelor of Administration Degree and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Zimbabwe, an Honorary Masters in Business Administration and Honorary PhD in Leadership from the Women’s University in Africa.
She is an Associate and Fellow of the Insurance Institute of South Africa.
She is a decorated insurance executive with 35 years practising experience in the insurance industry.
She was a member of the co-founding team that established the Zimbabwe Reinsurance Corporation in 1984, with the support of UNCTAD.
She was at the helm of Diamond Insurance Company, before its merger with the National Insurance Company of Zimbabwe (NICOZ) in 2002 and led an IPO to raise capital for the merged entity.
She became the first black woman to list and head a publicly traded company, a position she held till her departure in February this year.
During her career in the insurance industry, Dr Muradzikwa received many awards, which include ZNCC Business Woman of the year (2005), IOD Director of the Year (2009), Outstanding Top 20 Business Personality of the Year (2012), Daily News Businesswoman of the year (2014) and CEO Global Regional Titans Award (2017).
The company also received many awards in Service excellence, Corporate Governance Disclosures and Shareholder Treatment Disclosures.
She has served on various boards of local and regional institutions such as the Federation for Afro Asian Insurers and Reinsurers and the Association for Insurers and Reinsurers in Developing Countries.
She is the current President of Professional Women in Business (PROWEB) in Zimbabwe.