Farai Shonhiwa Group Strategy Director, Centum

Farai Shonhiwa

Dr Farai Shonhiwa

Group Strategy Director, Centum

Dr Farai Shonhiwa is currently Group Strategy Director for Centum, East Africa’s largest listed investment company active in seven key sectors of the regional economy. In addition, she leads Centum’s healthcare investment vertical, through which the Group is spearheading the development of a world class integrated healthcare delivery platform.

Farai has extensive experience in Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Healthcare. Prior to joining Centum, she held several positions within the Strategy, Business Development and Health Policy functions at Life Healthcare Group, and also served as CEO Executive working closely with the CEO in the execution of his agenda, including driving key strategic initiatives within the business focused on growth and innovation. She was also a Senior Project Manager with global strategy consulting firm, Monitor Group, where she led teams in developing solutions to public and private sector client’s strategic challenges across a range of industries.

Farai holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MBChB from the University of Cape Town, and has completed Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) levels I, II and III. She is also a Tutu Fellow, and was voted a Distinguished Emerging Leader by the Womensphere Emerging Global Leaders Summit.