Strive Masiyiwa

Founder and Executive Chairman, Econet Group

Strive Masiyiwa is Founder and Executive Chairman of Econet Group which comprises Cassava Technologies and Econet Wireless.

The Group has operations and investments in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. Masiyiwa currently serves on several boards including Unilever PLC, Netflix Inc, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Geographic Society, and global advisory boards including Bank of America, US Council on Foreign Relations, and Bloomberg New Economy Forum.

Born in Zimbabwe and based in London, Masiyiwa is the only African member of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Committee on Conscience. He previously served on the board of Rockefeller Foundation, and has played leading roles in many other prominent pan-African and international boards and initiatives.