The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ) on Friday announced the three winners of the inaugural Excellence Awards.
The awards were given to chartered accountants who significantly contributed in representing, promoting, and enhancing the accountancy profession as well as strengthening the ICAZ brand.
Winners were announced during a virtual awards ceremony.
Econet Wireless deputy CEO, Roy Chimanikire, won the best prize in the Excellence in Business category, which targeted dynamic and talented members who stepped out from their comfort zones and shown exemplary achievements in business.
Duduzile Nyirongo was the first runner-up while Modern Mutumwa was the second runner-up.
In the Public and Social Impact category, the Chartered Accountants Academy CEO, Anesu Daka, was the winner.
Welcome Musiyamanje and Trust Chikohora were the first and second runner-up respectively.
The Young Achievers Award category targeted the young members of the institute who are below age 35 and have contributed significantly in their areas of influence, best representing the future pride of the ICAZ brand.
Chiedza Juru was the winner in this category beating Kumbirai Gonese and Ollett Kuwanda, who were first and second runners up respectively.
The adjudication committee for the ICAZ Excellence Awards was chaired by business executive, Ruth Ncube.
Other members of the committee were ICAZ PR Committee led by respected chartered accountant ,Stanley Gwanzura and business executive, Una Nyikadzino.
“I applaud the institute (ICAZ) for having taken this initiative to celebrate and recognise one another.
You will also agree with me that being recognised for the impact you are making gives one that extra bounce in their step and the hunger to do even more,” Ncube said.
She added: “There were calls for nominations during the period June 1 to June 30, 2021. A total of 264 responses were received across the three categories with a total of 58 members being nominated across the three categories. It was a tall order having to narrow down to just nine finalists. There is an abundance of talent and this must be applauded and encouraged.
In our shortlisting we focused on the contribution and impact made by each nominee under their category of nomination. This was based on the submissions made by the nominating parties.
We also focused on evidence that the member’s visibility represents the CA brand effectively in business and or community via their profile and proven action programs.”