Chizana elected new ICAZ president

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Phillimon Mhlanga

VICTORIA FALLS – Tapiwa Chizana, a partner at Deloitte, has been elected new president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) following the institute’s annual general meeting at the on-going centenary conference in the resort town of Victoria Falls.

Chizana, who was previously senior vice president, replaces BDO Zimbabwe Chartered Accountants partner, Martin Makaya, who stepped down after the expiry of his term yesterday.

Chizana, who will be officially unveiled as the new ICAZ president on Saturday, will be deputised by Fungai Kuipa of EY, who will come in as the senior vice president. Duduzile Shinya, a corporate finance executive at Schweppes Zimbabwe, is the new junior vice president.

“The new presidium line-up has (Tapiwa) Chizana as the new president, (Fungai) Kuipa as the senior vice president and Dudu (Shinya) coming in as the new junior president,” Makaya, the outgoing president, confirmed the development to Business Times.

At Deloitte, Chizana is in charge of risk and reputation for central Africa, which comprises Deloitte Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi firms.

He has been with Deloitte for close to 20 years and is also the partner in charge of the Deloitte Bulawayo office.

Chizana is also a business rescue practitioner, who assists businesses return to profitability through management improvement and business re-engineering as may be deemed appropriate. He is a member of the Turnaround Management Association of Southern Africa.

Chizana has been chairman of Matabeleland Society of Chartered Accountants committee and also a member of the Council of the ICAZ for many years.

He is a member of the Practice Review committee of the Public Accountants and Auditors Board, regulator of the accountancy profession in Zimbabwe.