The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has appointed Zimbabwean chartered accountant Tinashe Rwodzi to its Africa Members Advisory Board.
Michael Armstrong ICAEW’s Regional Director for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia said Rwodzi’s understanding of the Central and Southern Africa region would prove to be an advantage for the ICAEW.
“Having a large global footprint is key for our organisation as we strive to create and develop a strong global network of financial professionals. We are confident that Tinashe’s experience will aid us greatly in our activities in Africa,” Armstrong said.
The ICAEW Africa Members Advisory Board is a volunteer advisory board, whose primary aim is to advise, guide and support the ICAEW Middle East, Africa and South Asia Regional Director and Africa team to implement ICAEW’s international strategy.
There are over 1,8m chartered accountants and students around the world, and African chartered accountants make up a considerable portion of the ICAEW’s membership.
“Tinashe joins us at a significant time as we continue to drive our strategy across the continent and build deeper relationships with our members and partners to leverage the globalisation of our profession for the continent’s economic growth,” Armstrong said.
Rwodzi is the Zimbabwe and Malawi country manager at PwC, specialising in financial services, energy and mining sectors. He serves as an audit partner and also sits on the PwC Southern Africa Governing Board.
“I look forward to making a great impact during my time on the Members Advisory Board. The team at the ICAEW recognise the importance of strong global networks to the development of our profession and I am excited to be taking up a strategic role at the firm to help shape and enhance that network,” Rwodzi said.
Rwodzi is a past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) and currently serves as Chairman of the Examination Board of ICAZ.