KPMG IDAS Southern Africa hub Manager
Tendai is well-versed in performing extensive analysis, financial modelling and due diligences for companies. With in-depth knowledge on Sub-Saharan business practices and evaluations of various business models in different sectors, she now manages private sector grantees for IDAS across Southern Africa and East Africa. “I love analysing companies. I love working with business models, I want to understand how the business thinks.” She has seen first-hand how complex factors affect business.
Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tendai lived in Zimbabwe and she studied for qualifications in the US and Zimbabwe. Tendai has experience performing various transactions in over 7 countries. She worked in investment banking for eight years, but felt detached from the people behind the deals, so she moved to development finance. “Investment with impact broadened my horizons,” she says. “It opened my eyes to see the impact on the employees, the customers, the BOP and the wider system. It is a holistic approach to investing.”