Current Role: Founder of Econet Group
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Area of expertise: Technology | Telecommunications | Entrepreneurship
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Strive Masiyiwa

As an influential entrepreneur, philanthropist, and advocate for African development, Strive Masiyiwa has made significant contributions to the business world and social change initiatives across the continent. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wales, Strive’s educational foundation has underpinned his remarkable achievements and leadership in various sectors.

As the founder and executive chairman of Econet Group, Strive has spearheaded the growth of telecommunications and technology solutions in Africa. Under his leadership, Econet has become one of the leading telecommunications companies on the continent, providing innovative mobile services, broadband solutions, and digital platforms to millions of people.

Beyond his entrepreneurial endeavors, Strive is a committed philanthropist dedicated to improving access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities in Africa. Through the Higherlife Foundation, which he co-founded with his wife Tsitsi, Strive has supported thousands of students with scholarships and educational programs, empowering them to pursue their dreams and contribute to the continent’s development.

Strive’s impact extends beyond business and philanthropy; he is also a champion of good governance, transparency, and economic empowerment in Africa. He serves on various international boards, including the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Sustainable Energy, where he advocates for policies and initiatives that promote sustainable development and economic growth.

Throughout his career, Strive has received numerous awards and accolades for his leadership and contributions to business and social change. He has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of the “10 Most Powerful Men in Africa” and has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the African Leadership Network.

With his unwavering commitment to entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and social impact, Strive Masiyiwa continues to inspire and empower individuals and communities across Africa and beyond. His visionary leadership and dedication to making a difference are shaping the future of the continent and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.