Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless

Strive Masiyiwa is the Founder and Executive Chairman of international telecommunications group Econet Wireless. Under his leadership and guidance, Econet has developed since its formation in 1993 into a global telecommunications enterprise, with presence in more than 15 countries in Africa, Europe and the East Asia-Pacific region. A recognised entrepreneur, Mr Masiyiwa has also been involved in the development of Africa’s independent media. As one of the most respected African business leaders today, Mr Masiyiwa has been regularly featured in leading international publications and television programmes, among them the Economist, Newsweek, Barron’s of New York, Financial Times and CNN.