Callisto Jokonya

DATE OF BIRTH                   : 25 November 1955

PLACE OF BIRTH                 : Masvingo, Zimbabwe.

NATIONALITY                       : Zimbabwean.

RELIGION                             : Born again Christian.

MARITAL STATUS                  : Married to Lydia with four children.

RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS:       5 Eagles height

                                                  Lake Chivero

                                                  P O Box CH361



                                                  Tel. No.   661235-8 (B) 062 3026   (H)

                                                  Cell No. 011 60 33 00


Institute of Cost and Executive Accountants (ACEA) of United Kingdom.
Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Kenya.
Zimbabwe Association of Accounting Technicians (ZAAT) (Fellow member).
Institute of Administrative Management (INST AM) of United Kingdom.
Computer Society of Zimbabwe.

Served as President and Student Affairs Co-ordinator at Evelyn Hone and Strathmore Colleges respectively.


Over the years I took part in the following courses and seminars.

1998    Executive Development Programme. Specialising in Marketing

      Strategy Formulation and Finance.

1994    Top Executive Management Development programme on International

Business, Strategy and Operations.

1987    Public Budgeting and Financial Management run by HARVARD University.

1986    Public Sector Accounting and Finance at the University of Zimbabwe.

1985    Agricultural credit at FIN AFRICA in MILAN, Italy.

1984    The Louis Allen Professional Manager’s Programme in Zimbabwe.


June 1998 to date                   :           Imperial Derby Refrigeration (Pvt) Ltd and

                                                            Commercial Refrigeration.

Position Held                          :           Chairman & Chief Executive Officer.

January 1989 to May 1998    :           TA Holdings Limited Group

November 1997 to May 1998 :           Acting Managing Director

                                                            TA Electric Division.

November 1994 to October 1997 :     General Manager

Commercial Refrigeration.

January 1989 to October 1994:         General Manager – Accounting Services.

                                                Financial Director - TA Electric Division                

April 1982 to May 1988          :           Agricultural and Rural Development Authority

                                                            P O Box 8439, Causeway, Harare.

Position Held                          :           Group Budget Accountant.


My experience stretches over twenty (20) years and during this period I have accumulated/gained considerable on-the-job experience and this has enabled me to:

qqSuccessfully complete the acquisition of Imperial Derby Refrigeration
(Pvt) Ltd in October 1999 and implementing a turnaround strategy of the company in six months time from a $100 million loss in 1998 to $38 million profit in 1999.

Successfully concluded a Management buyout of Commercial Refrigeration in June 1998.
Turnaround of T A Electric in four months from a $40 million loss in 1998.
Negotiated the acquisition of AJAX Refrigeration, which was part of Apex Group. AJAX is now part of Commercial Refrigeration.
Establish an efficient computerised accounting system for five companies (Everglo Group of Companies) T A Industrial Division.
Completed a budget and administration manual for Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (ARDA).
I have presented over ten papers on Motivation, Human and Management Development and Export Strategies formulation.
I am honest, loyal, hardworking and enjoy responsibility and the challenge of new tasks.


Vice President of Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) (Current)
President of Mashonaland Chamber of Industries (MCI) (Former)
Chairman of the Institute of Cost and Executive Accounts (ACEA) Zimbabwe Branch (Former).
President of the Zimbabwe Association of Accounting Technicians (ZAAT) (Former).
President of the Zimbabwe Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Association (ZRAA)(Current).
Honorary Treasurer of the Trinity Circuit for the Methodist Church and Chief Steward for Greendale Methodist Church, Zimbabwe (Former).
Honorary Treasurer for the Southern African Methodist University, Zimbabwe (Current).
Coordinator of ALPHA course at Greendale Methodist Church (Current).
Member of the Audit Committee for Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (Current).
General Director of Success Motivation Institute Zimbabwe (Current)

         Success Motivation Institute of Zimbabwe

Southern African Methodist University, Zimbabwe.
Metafold Investments (Pvt) Ltd.
African Enterprise Foundation.
HRC Industries (Pvt) Ltd.
Imperial Derby Refrigeration (Pvt) Ltd.
Watergum Investments (Pvt) Ltd
World Vision
Hampton Court (Pvt Ltd.
Calstock Farm (Pvt) Ltd.


Reading business magazines, travelling, community service, badminton and watching soccer.