CEO & Founder - MHMK INFRATECH
George Manyere is the Founder & CEO of MHMK INFRATECH (PVT) LTD. He also founded Brainworks in 2008 and he was its Group CEO from formation till 1 February 2017. During his leadership, Brainworks grew to be recognised as a leading investment and corporate advisory company, with a strong presence in the following sectors in Zimbabwe i) financial services, (ii) life insurance (iii) hotel operations, (iv) real estate, (v) transport logistics and (vi) advisory services. Since its formation to the time George stepped down as Group CEO, Brainworks grew exponentially in all key metrics, notably the following (i) 1,200 total staff employees; (ii) revenues of US$48.2 million; (iii) total shareholders’ funds of US$65.4 million and (iv) total assets of US$162.8 million; (v) acquired and controlled 2 listed companies on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (African Sun Limited and Dawn Properties Limited); (vi) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, a start-up which grew to be the leading consumer lender in Zimbabwe (GetBucks Financial Services Limited); and (vii) successfully closed on approximately US$500 million in corporate advisory deals comprising of both debt and equity.
Prior to founding Brainworks, Mr. Manyere was an investment professional with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), headquartered in Washington DC. While at IFC, he was responsible for investing in excess of USD 600 million in sub-Saharan Africa, and managing a portfolio of investments in excess of USD 400 million and represented IFC on several investee company boards. Mr. Manyere trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Zimbabwe and is a holder of a Bachelor and Honours in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and a Certificate in Theory of Accounting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Zimbabwe.
George is a director of several companies, including some which are listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Johannesburg Stock Exchange and Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.