Deputy Chief Executive Officer
and Head Marketing, Sales & Public Relations
ZimChartered Marketer, Business Leadership Certificate, Msc Marketing (NUST), Msc International Relations (UZ), Bsc Journalism & Media Studies (NUST), Certified Marketing Practitioner (MAZ).
Stella is a business executive, transformational and dynamic leader who is a Chartered marketer, events manager and public relations practitioner. She is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of Marketing, Sales and Public Relations for the ZITF Company. She is an award winning marketer and thought leader with 15 years’ experience in strategy management, business planning, events management as well as building and promotion of brands. She is also a brand management guru who focuses on customer centric approaches, pushing for revenue growth that ultimately leads to business growth and profitability. As an accomplished Events Manager and Coordinator specialising in Exhibitions, Conferences and Events Infrastructure Management, she has been instrumental in making sure that the ZITF Company’s exhibitions and events remain the biggest and effective platforms for business growth in the country.
She has received training by internationally-recognised exhibitions and events management associations that include the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI) (Union des Foires Internationales), the Exhibition and Events Associations of Southern Africa (EXSA) and Association of Africa Exhibition Organisers (AAXO). In addition, she has also been exposed to international trends, having been part of the teams that participated in major international and regional exhibitions (Africa, Europe and USA). She was also selected for the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) in the USA for the Multi Regional Project on Trade Policy Issues and their impact on the global economy.
She is a national leader, exercising the roles of:
- ZESA Holdings Board Member and Non-Executive Director,
- Trade Measures Board Member,
- Gwanda State University Councillor,
- Vice President for the CZI Matabeleland Chamber and
- Chairperson of the Marketers Association Zimbabwe Southern Region Committee.
A recipient of various industry awards in recognition for her business acumen and marketing prowess, she was recognised as one of Zimbabwe’s 50 Most Inspirational Women (2020-21) by the Institute of Corporate Directors Zimbabwe in association with Women Corporate Directors Network and was awarded Southern Region and National Customer Service Excellence Manager of the Year (2014) by the ZImbabwe Institute of Management.
She is an avid reader and has passion for knowledge sharing and image building especially for young and upcoming professionals. Her fervent principles are the 3Ds and E (Diligence, Discipline, Dedication and Excellence) which she imparts to her mentees under her Jewels in Pebbles programme.
With a fearless leadership personality keen to venture into unknown territories, she enjoys networking, teaching and mentoring players in the Meetings and Exhibitions industry.
Her favourite quote is;
“Excellence must be pursued, it must be wooed with all of one’s might and every bit of effort that we have; each day there’s a new encounter, each week is a new challenge. All of the noise and all of the glamour, all of the color all of the excitement, all of the rings and all of the money. These are the things that linger only in the memory. But the spirit, the will to excel, the will to win, these are the things that endure”