Dr. Farai Shonhiwa
Farai was appointed to lead the Group Strategy Office in August 2016. In the context of this role, she supports the Group CEO in driving Centum’s overarching business agenda, including leading the optimization of project delivery in line with the Group’s development strategy and ensuring operational oversight across the portfolio. She is also responsible for Investor Relations across the Group.
Farai joined Centum in November 2015 as Head of Healthcare, responsible for the development and execution of the Group’s healthcare investment strategy, a position she still holds.
Farai has extensive experience in corporate strategy, business development and operations. Prior to joining Centum, she held the position of CEO Executive Assistant at Life Healthcare Group, working closely with the CEO in the execution of his agenda, including driving key strategic initiatives within the business focused on growth and innovation. She was also a Senior Project Manager with global strategy consulting firm, Monitor Group, where she led teams in developing solutions to public and private sector client’s strategic challenges across a range of industries.
Farai holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MBChB from the University of Cape Town, and has completed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) levels I, II and III. She is also a Tutu Fellow, and was voted a Distinguished Emerging Leader by the Womensphere Emerging Global Leaders Summit.