The Sunday Mail
The corporate investor which is partnering Inxusa 2014, a Bulawayo-based business consultancy, Stop to Start International, is committed to seeing the City of Kings reclaim its glory as the cultural capital and centre of the performing arts, history and heritage in Zimbabwe.
Its chief executive officer, Zwelibanzi Ndlovu, was educated in the Soviet Union over two decades ago and worked in several countries all over the world before returning to his homeland in 2011.
His input at Inxusa Festival and Amakhosi over the coming years will be important in helping the organisation refocus and tackle some of the challenges it has faced over the years.
The recently appointed chairman of Chengetedzai Depository Company is also a past director of IT consulting at KPMG, Peat Marwick and was the regional director at SAP Africa, the world’s leader in Enterprise Management Software.
Ndlovu’s international assignments include speaking and consulting extensively to audiences of chief executive officers and other industry leaders on strategic transformation and performance leadership in various countries including the United States, France, India, Sri Lanka, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
In Africa, Ndlovu conducts both consultancy and speaking engagements in many countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Uganda, Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya, where he formed his transformation methodology popularly known as STOP. As part-time lecturer at some of Africa’s leading business schools, Zwelibanzi has combined theory and business practice to teach graduate and executive IT and change management.
These include Kenya’s Strathmore Business School, United States International University (USIU) and Zimbabwe’s National University of Science and Technology. He transforms individuals and corporates through speaking, teaching, advisory and coaching services that he provides through Stop to Start International, whose headquarters are in Bulawayo’s Hillside suburb but is spread throughout the continent through franchising.
“Ngifuna intuthu zithunqe futhi ko Bulawayo (I want the industries in Bulawayo to be revived). I will do this in my small way, maybe this Amakhosi partnership will give birth to something great, maybe the arts is the way to go,” said Ndlovu.