Ruth B. Ncube
She is the Chairman of Agricultural Finance Corporation Insurance company (Limited) in Zimbabwe and on its board. As a distinguished business leader and marketing expert, she initiated and managed various insurance schemes of national significance thereby contributing to the increased participation in the formal financial systems of previously excluded population segments. A versatile new generation transformational leader with over 20 years of leadership experience spanning across various economic sectors notably farming, manufacturing, real estate, hospitality, retail, advertising, banking and insurance, she has achieved remarkable success, driving sustainable business growth in an increasingly competitive and saturated insurance market. She has presided over a threefold growth in revenue and business volumes over a 6-year period in a challenging economic environment.
She has earlier served on the boards of Zimbabwe International Trade Fair board (ZITF) – Chairperson ; Mosi a Tunya Development Company – Chairman (Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality); Netone – Board Member (State Enterprise). She is currently invested in real estate, business consultancy and leadership coaching, advertising and farming. Bestowed with the prestigious Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce Businesswoman of the Year Award for 2014, Ruth memorably said on the occasion, “I have built a leadership personality based on diligence, reliability and integrity.
I strongly believe in multi-tasking, delegating and team work. As a result, I have witnessed my team putting together a multi-million dollar business supported by over 500 000 policyholders, members and subscribers (in the role then as MD First Mutual Life). It’s great to put in place a team that cares about their company and about doing a good job,” she said.