Simbarashe Mhuriro, Founder and Managing Director, Oxygen Africa

Simbarashe is Founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company focused on solar photovoltaic projects. Oxygen is currently developing a pipeline of commercial and industrial rooftop solar projects with Old Mutual Property Zimbabwe, the largest property investment managers in Zimbabwe, together with Minerva Risk Advisors, a leading provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting.

Simba has 12 years of experience in business and management and is responsible for the development of the various solar PV projects Oxygen intends to bring to commercial operation.

Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 (MIPAD 100), a global civil society initiative whose efforts are in recognition of the UN-backed International Decade for People of African Descent, named Simba among its 2017 honourees for business and entrepreneurship inside Africa.

In 2016 Simba was named as one of Africa’s 30 most promising and inspirational young entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes Magazine and also recognised by the Africa Youth Awards as one of 100 most Influential Young Africans of the year.

Simbarashe Mhuriro is a panellist at the fourth annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, which will be held in London on 15-16 November.

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