About Us

BETA Overview

About Us We are an infrastructural inputs manufacturing and distribution holding company

The holding company currently has two subsidiaries: Zimbabwean based BETA Holdings and United BETA Zambia of Zambia.

The group intends to expand into three other countries in Africa between 2022 – 2025 as part of its journey to be the dominant infrastructure group in Africa. The aim of the group’s expansion is to leverage the strengths of each entity, improve viability and profitability, access new markets and technologies, unlock new capital and to reduce risk.

Strategy will be anchored on product quality, customer service, end-to-end systems and technology, innovation and responsiveness to market needs.

Our Vision

To be the dominant infrastructure group in Africa

Our Mission

Providing the market with quality infrastructural inputs and services.

BETA Values

Teamwork | Integrity | Pioneering | Excellence

Our Team Expert Members

Robert Gillies

Production Director

Charles Nyamuba

Finance Director

Cynthia Chizwina

Commercial Director

How We Work Divisions & Key Responsibilities

Working Process 1
Production Division

Production Division

Working Process 2
Finance Division

Finance Division

Working Process 3
Commercial

Commercial

Working Process 4
Key Enablers

Key Enablers

Godfrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Hons) degree from the University of London and an MBA from the University of Zimbabwe. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics (UK), the Institute of Directors (UK) and the Zimbabwe Institute of Management. He began his career in 1982 as a Graduate Trainee with British Rail (United Kingdom), before joining Afretair as the Marketing Executive in 1983, a position he held until 1986 when he was promoted to become the Commercial Director and then Chief Executive in 1991. In 1999, he joined the Civil Aviation Authority as its Chief Executive. He moved to Reacon Services in 2001 to become the Managing Director. In July 2003, he joined the BETA Group as the Group Chief Operating Officer becoming Group CEO in November 2004. He also sits on the Boards of BETA International Holdings, James North Zimbabwe, Premier African Minerals (UK). He is also the non- executive Chairman of Zimnat Asset Management, and TCT Limatada (Mozambique).

Robert (Rob) has over 25 years of experience in brick manufacturing and engineering. In his current role at BETA, he is responsible for all operational issues falling under bricks including production and engineering. Robert finished his apprenticeship with Iscor Iron and Steel (South Africa) in 1989 and from there moved to Murray & Roberts as a Maintenance Fitter and Turner. In 1991, Robert joined Willdale Bricks and assumed the position of Factory Manager for Factory Plant 50, 60, and 90 as well as Projects Manager-Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Manager where he managed and oversaw the completion of several projects. He was General Manager of Beta Bricks from 2002 and assumed his current position with BETA from June 2020 and is responsible for all engineering, materials handling, production, logistics, and maintenance functions for Beta International.

Charles is a holder of a Bachelor of Accounting degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor of Accounting Science from University of South Africa. He is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe. He trained with PWC. He joined Beta International as Group Finance Director on September 1st, 2021. Charles has more than 15 years of expertise in auditing and internal controls, financial and treasury management, as well as the development and implementation of strategic plans and initiatives. Before his appointment, he worked in senior finance positions for Innscor Africa Limited, Lobels Bread, Surface Wilmar and Olivine industries.

Cynthia has a career spanning over a decade in the financial services sector in various business development, sales as well as marketing, and communications roles. She began her career as a Graduate Trainee -Global Markets at Standard Chartered Bank, gaining invaluable trading, relationship management, customer service, and marketing experience in various regional and local merchant and commercial banks over the years. Ms. Chizwina has also had exposure to the retail sector having worked for OK Zimbabwe as a Consultant before joining BETA Holdings in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, LLB and Masters in Business Leadership. She assumed her current position in June 2020 and is responsible for Sales, Marketing, Customer service, and Corporate Affairs at Beta International.

Godfrey holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics (Hons) degree from the University of London and an MBA from the University of Zimbabwe. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics (UK), the Institute of Directors (UK) and the Zimbabwe Institute of Management. He began his career in 1982 as a Graduate Trainee with British Rail (United Kingdom), before joining Afretair as the Marketing Executive in 1983, a position he held until 1986 when he was promoted to become the Commercial Director and then Chief Executive in 1991. In 1999, he joined the Civil Aviation Authority as its Chief Executive. He moved to Reacon Services in 2001 to become the Managing Director. In July 2003, he joined the BETA Group as the Group Chief Operating Officer becoming Group CEO in November 2004. He also sits on the Boards of BETA International Holdings, James North Zimbabwe, Premier African Minerals (UK). He is also the non- executive Chairman of Zimnat Asset Management, and TCT Limatada (Mozambique).

Kudzanai holds a Bachelor of Technology Honours in Production Engineering from Chinhoyi University of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from Africa University. She has 15 years of experience in the construction industry. She started her career with Zimtile Pvt Ltd as a Graduate trainee and upon completion worked in the Quality Assurance department. In 2012 she joined Beta Holdings and worked as the SHEQ Manager where she spearheaded certification in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. She holds a Diploma in Clay studies with the University of Derby. In June 2021 she moved to Beta International as Research and Innovation Manager. She is currently studying for a Master’s of Science in Innovation, Leadership and Management with the University of York

Rushil is the co-Chief Investment Officer at Inside – a private equity fund focused on supporting SME’s in the South East African region. As co-CIO, Rushil’s main areas of focus include deal flow management and value creation initiatives with the team on Inside’s portfolio. Prior to leading the merger of United Beta Zambia (formally Kalulushi Clay Bricks) with Beta Holdings, Rushil was appointed acting CEO to help stabilize the business and position the organization for its future growth. Rushil also worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 12 years as a transactions and restructuring expert. He worked on various assignments across many sectors in Zambia and the region. Rushil holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from Athlone Institute of Technology, Ireland, and is a Member of CIMA UK.

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