Pearson Gowero was appointed as Chief Executive in June 2012. He joined the Group in 1997 as marketing director of the then Chibuku Breweries Division, becoming the unit managing director in 2001. He has held various senior positions in the beverages business and became an executive director in 2003. Pearson spent some 5 years on secondment to the SABMiller Group from 2006 to 2011 where he was the Managing Director of Zambian Breweries Group. Prior to joining Delta, he had worked for some prominent clothing retail chains. Mr Gowero sits on the boards of the Company’s subsidiary and associate companies and Seed Company of Zimbabwe.
Mathlogonolo Mothibedi Valela
Matlhogonolo Valela was appointed as Executve Director – Finance in June 2011. He joined the Group in December 1996 as an accountant at the National Breweries division. He moved up the ranks through a number of operational finance positions to become the Group Treasurer in 2003. Matts sits on the boards of the Company’s subsidiary companies and associates; African Distillers and Schweppes Zimbabwe. He also sits on the board of Cimas Medical Society.
Etherton Runyararo Mpisaunga
Etherton Mpisaunga was appointed as Operations Director – Beverages in 2010. He initially joined the Group in 1984 and left in 1992 to work for The Coca Cola Company. He rejoined the Group in 1995 and has held various senior management positions within the Sorghum Business Division and Beer marketing.
Maxen Karombo re-joined the Group in January 2011 as Marketing Director. He worked for Unilever in various senior roles in marketing, sales and general management in the company’s East and Southern Africa region. He was country managing director in both Zimbabwe and Uganda. He initially joined the Natbrew (Lager Beer Division) in 1997 in the marketing department. He is a non-Executive Director of Zimnat Life Assurance and Leonard Cheshire Disability Trust of Zimbabwe.
Moses Gambiza was appointed General Manager – Sparkling Beverages in April 2014. He joined the Group on 1 May 2000 as a Financial Controller at the then National Breweries. He held various positions in finance until being appointed to the Group Management Committee as General Manger – Southern Region in May 2013.
Alex Makamure was appointed as Company Secretary in January 2006. He is currently also responsible for Corporate Affairs. In this role, he has covered additional responsibilities in procurement, tax administration, group accounting and corporate affairs. He joined the Group as a finance manager at Chibuku Breweries in May 1998 and has occupied various roles in finance and administration in the Beverages Business. He sits on the board of Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited as a company representative and is a non-executive director of African Sun Limited, chairing the audit committee.
Cynthia Dinka Malaba
Cynthia Malaba was appointed as Director – Supply Chain in April 2013. She joined the Group in 1999 as an Internal Auditor at OK Zimbabwe and was promoted to the Head of Risk and Internal Audit in 2003. In 2010 she was seconded to The Coca-Cola Company in East Africa on a senior management development program. This culminated in her promotion to the Group Management Committee as General Manager – Operations heading the Southern Region in April 2011. She also sits on the board of The Culture Fund and member of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe.
Dave Mange was appointed to Director Information Technology in 2011. He joined the Group’s IT Internship programme in 1990. He held various management positions before his appointment as General Manager Information Technology in 2007.
Dr M.G Nyandoro
Munyaradzi Nyandoroh was appointed General Manager – Lager Beer Business in April 2014. He joined the Group in 1985 working in the technical department of the then Chibuku Breweries division. He left the organization in 1992 to pursue further studies and re-joined in 1996 as Technical Director for Chibuku Breweries. He was appointed General Manager for the Agro-Services in 2002, and as GM Operations for the Southern Region and thereafter the Northern Region.
Marshall Pemhiwa was appointed Human Resources Director in April 2011. He joined the Group in March 1998 as a Graduate Trainee Psychologist/HR. He held various management positions before assuming the position of HR Executive – Beverage Operations in 2009. He sits on the board of Mandel Training Centre and is the immediate past president of the Institute of People Management.
Tichafa Rinomhota was appointed the General Manager – Sorghum Beer in April 2017. He was recently the Group Technical Director in 2011. He also has functional responsibility for the malting business unit. He joined the group at the then National Breweries division in 1999 as Engineering Manager and rose through the ranks to become the General Manager – Technical for the Lager Business in 2007. He has previously worked for a number of mining and construction companies.