Mataruka - Management Scientist - Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Leo Mataruka

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe


•1988-1997: University of Zimbabwe- Graduate School of Management teaching Operations Research, Accounting Information Systems, Statistical Analysis and Marketing Research.
•University administrative duties included Acting Chairman Business Studies Department, Commerce Deputy Dean, Chairman Joint Computer Steering Committee and Proctor.
•1992-1994: ILO "Improve Your Business Regional Project" as Senior Small Enterprise Development Officer, I co-ordinated the fieldwork for the production of IYB Basics a management training package and conducted training for trainers using the developed materials in East and Southern Africa (covering 10 countries).
•1997-1999: Discount Company of Zimbabwe Limited’s (DCZ) Corporate Finance Section.
•1999-2002: Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited as Head of Kingdom Research Institute, and Kingdom Asset Management Deputy General Manager in-charge of Fund Management & Research activities.
•2003-2006: Chief Investments Officer & Executive Director of Fidelity Life Management Asset Management (Private) Limited.
•2006-2010: Managing Director of NDH Bank Limited.
•Managerial expertise in three sectors:- academic, non-governmental organization (NGO) and financial services .
•People skills (training, mentoring, coaching & team-building), corporate financial research, strategic management, fund management advisory and project management skills.
•Positioning self for a Professional career in the areas of Change Management challenges.


Management Scientist

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Founder & Executive Consultant

Burmester Investments (Private) Limited

April 2010 - April 2010

The scope of advisory speciality is in the disciplines of: - Marketing Research Services, Change Management and Information Security Management.

Managing Director

NDH Bank Limited

May 2006 - April 2010

I reported to the Board on the subsidiary’s performance and to the Group CEO & COO offices on administrative issues. Some of my key result areas were the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the strategic policies and procedures. This also involved working for the growth of the business through the creation of lasting relationships with all stakeholders.

Executive Director and Chief Investments Officer

Fidelity Life Asset Management Company (Private) Limited

March 2003 - March 2006

I reported to the both the Board and Managing Director. Key responsibilities as Chief Investments Officer were managing client’s funds, providing investment advisory services and growing the business. From mid-January to March 2005 I was Acting Managing Director.

Deputy General Manager & Executive Director

Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited

May 1999 - June 2002

Kingdom Securities Limited- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
•Managed the Kingdom Share Portfolio Proprietary Fund for the group’s shareholder funds.
•Formulated corporate strategic intelligence information gathering and analysis for investments and corporate positioning requirements.
•Submitting and reporting of monthly management accounts and macro-environmental reports to the various board committees.

Kingdom Asset Management –DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER
Supervision of all administrative activities in the local fund management area, and the formulation of investment strategies/ policies including their implementation. Portfolio management and funds under management performance presentations to the pension funds trustees on a regular basis were part of my duties.

Kingdom Research Institute– HEAD OF RESEARCH
Supervision of equity investment analysts, the Group Economist and research assistants. Liasing with all the operating divisions (at senior management level) providing insights to solve money and capital markets securities trading and credit management problems. Design of research tools, analysis, interpretation of data including report writing and client presentations as well training of equity analysts were major duties.

Discount Company of Zimbabwe – Business Analyst
Conducted economic research and analysing money and capital markets performance. Forecasting the key economic indicators: - such as inflation, currency movements, interest rates and balance of payments positions for further crafting the dealing strategy. The duties also involved local money market dealing, assessing the counter-party risk, trading risk and credit risk for commercial paper issuance.

Senior Small Enterprise Development Officer

International Labour Organization (ILO)- Improve Your Business Regional Project

July 1992 - June 1994

Responsible for the co-ordination of the production of IYB Basics a management training package and conducting training for trainers using the developed materials in East and Southern Africa (covering 10 countries).

Lecturer, Deputy Dean

University of Zimbabwe

June 1988 - May 1997

Faculty of Commerce - DEPUTY DEAN
• Chairman of the Computer-users Steering Committee for both the Faculties of Commerce and, Politics & Administrative Studies.
• Member of University Senate Board Meetings in capacity as a senior administrator.
• Continued with teaching and research assignments for both undergraduate and MBA programmes.
Department of Business Studies –LECTURER
Quantitative Analysis for Business, Micro-Computing for Business, Management Information Systems & Data Processing, Accounting Information Systems, Production Management and Operations Research.
Graduate School of Management- LECTURER
Statistics for Management, Operations Research, Project Management, Production/ Operations Management, Marketing Research and supervision of MBA dissertation students.
Business Studies Department -ACTING CHAIRMAN
Key responsibility areas were teaching, research, the running and administration of the Business Studies department including , the Management Development Unit an outreach commercial venture of the Faculty of Commerce and attending University Senate Board Meetings.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master of Arts

Africa Leadership & Management Academy (a University of Zimbabwe Graduate School of Management Accredited Institute)

Master of Business Administration

University of New Brunswick, Canada

Bachelor of Buisness Studies Honours

University of Zimbabwe

AEB:- M-level and Advanced Level

Christain Brothers' College

ICSE- Ordinary Level

St. Bernard's High School

Grade 7

St. Patrick's Primary School

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