Chief Executive Officer, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
Douglas Mboweni is the CEO of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, the country’s leading provider of telecoms services. He joined Econet in 1996 and has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry. He was appointed CEO of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe in 2002. Under his stewardship, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe used innovation in the face of difficult economic conditions to grow its subscriber base from 200 000 in 2002 to over eleven million today, a commanding market share of above 65%.
Douglas Mboweni graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Business Leadership from the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) in 2019. He is a holder of a Masters in Business Leadership (UNISA), and a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science degree from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). Dr. Mboweni continues to show leadership through a number of mentorship programmes in the community and is an opinion leader on telecommunications in Zimbabwe. In recognition of his leadership and his success, Dr. Douglas Mboweni has won several national and international accolades.
Dr. Douglas Mboweni is passionate about leadership development, and in his spare time he sometimes takes youths through various development programmes. Douglas is married to Sarudzayi and they are blessed with 3 children.