Tendai spent her early years travelling the world and was educated in 6 different countries.
She holds a PhD in Business Science with the University of Derby in the UK, as well as a Masters in Strategic Management. Tendai is a board level leader as well as a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years’ experience in Pan-African Strategy and General Management, Marketing, Branding, Market Research, Media communications and Leadership.
She has worked for the Edgars Group, Wella and within the Global WPP group extensively and still leads a 30-year-old Pan African Market research Agency, Research Bureau International. She is also the founder and Chief Inspirer of Integra-Africa – offering Unique TRRibe programs (Talent Retention and Return – through internal brand engagement) and Strategic solutions with Africa at heart.
Tendai was the first female Zimbabwean Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and she is the author of the widely used 2013 Sub-Saharan African ‘Living Standards Measure’ tool.
Tendai is a connector and has worked as a consultant with many Multinational Organisations across Africa and the globe. She was most recently the Managing Director of Insight Publicis, West Africa’s largest communications firm based in Lagos and she also headed innovation and growth for the Publicis business units.
She is currently leading the transformation of AllAfrica Global Media in Mauritius and continues to lecture on the GIBS MBA (Gordon Institute of Business Science – faculty of University of Pretoria).
She is an avid public speaker with an infectious passion for transforming businesses as well as inspiring people to grow and lead but her foremost mission is the rapid development of the African continent!
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