Oliver Chidawu was born in Zimbabwe in 1954. He is a first generation entrepreneur who founded and manages the Kuchi Group of companies that is active in building and electrical contracting. Mr. Chidawu is a major shareholder in Bitumen Construction Services and Heritage Insurance Company. He was a founding shareholder and director of Heritage Investment Bank that merged with First Merchant Bank in 1997. Oliver M. Chidawu Non executive Chairman of Manders Group. He is also Chairman of African Banking Corporation (Zimbabwe) Limited and many other quoted and private Zimbabwean companies in various industries including financial services, construction, manufacturing, waste management and others. Mr. Chidawu is a well renowned and articulate businessman who has been invited as speaker in business seminars including those hosted by Harvard University. A Chartered Engineer, Mr Chidawu has engineering and business administration degree qualifications.
Oliver Chidawu is a self made millionaire. He is not a fly by the night "indigenous" business person. He is on record the youngest mayor Harare ever had (29 years). He started his contracting company in the 80's, he has built a number of key infrastructure in Zimbabwe, he has renowned international companies as his partners such as Anglo American and Citi Group. He has over 20 000 people he has under his care as a direct result of the businesses he has started from scratch.
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