Dr. Douglas Mboweni

Douglas Mboweni is the current Chief Executive Officer of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe. He was the successor to Econet Founder, Strive Masiyiwa in March 2002 and has been at the company's helm since then. Douglas has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry. He was also part of the team that spearheaded Econet's entry into the international mobile markets, including in Botswana, and Nigeria, one of Africa's largest mobile markets. Since taking over, Mboweni has overseen the growth of the largest telecoms company in the country, and one of the largest companies by revenue and profit in Zimbabwe. This is a unique case in Africa, where the leading telecoms company is usually foreign-owned.

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