The Institute of Chartered Certified Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) yesterday announced the appointment of Mr Tinashe Rwodzi for his advisory board for members of Africa.
Mr. Rwodzi is head of Zimbabwe and Malawi at PwC, specialized in financial services, energy and mining.
Michael Armstrong, ICAEW Regional Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, said his understanding of the Central and South African region would be an asset to ICAEW. ,
"Having a big global footprint is key to our organization, as we strive to create and develop a strong global network of financial professionals. We are confident that Tinase's experience will help us a lot in our activities in Africa, "said Mr. Armstrong
The ICAEW Advisory Board (MAB) is an advisory board of volunteers whose primary purpose is to advise, direct and assist the ICAEW Regional Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) and the African team to implement the International ICAEW.
There are over 1.8 million accountants and students around the world, and African accountants account for a significant portion of ICAEW membership.
ICAEW trains, develops and supports each of them so they have knowledge and values to help build local and global economies that are sustainable, responsible and honest.
"Tinashe joins us at a considerable time as we continue to pursue our strategy across the continent and build deeper relationships with our members and partners to harness the globalization of our profession for the economic growth of the continent," he added.
Zimbabwe's financial sector is relatively complex, consisting of a reserve bank, discount houses, commercial banks, commercial banks, financial houses, construction companies, postal savings banks, multiple insurance companies and pension funds and the stock exchange.
This, coupled with the presence of a well-educated population, provides Zimbabwe with the platform to be an economic power on the continent.
Mr. Rwodzi, who is based in Zimbabwe, has been at PwC for all his career. He serves as an audit partner and also participates in the PwC South Africa Governing Board.
"I look forward to great influence during my stay at the Members' Advisory Board. The ICAEW team recognizes the importance of strong global networks for the development of our profession and I am excited to take a strategic role in the company to help shape and improve this network, "said Mr Rwodzi.
Mr. Rwodzi is a former president of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) and is currently chairman of the ICAZ Testing Committee. – ICAEW