Garikai Nhongo has 13 years’ worth of experience in Project Management & Strategy across Africa. He has worked for clients and stakeholders in 14 African countries and held senior positions in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Rwanda.
He is the Marketing & Events Manager at Smart Africa where he is responsible for the organisation’s marketing efforts, membership of the Smart Africa Alliance and all the organisation’s key events which include the Transform Africa Summit, which is Africa’s largest ICT platform under the Smart Africa Secretariat based in Kigali, Rwanda.
He has also been the Project Director for the Africa SME Champions Forum’s 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions. The Forum includes an annual conference and the Africa SME Growth Initiative which aims to impact 1000 SMEs over the next 5 years through capacity building, access to markets and access to finance.
Garikai has a passion for entrepreneurship, business strategy and job creation and believes in tapping into Africa’s demographic dividend.
He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from India and he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK)
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