South Africa based green-tech energy Agilitee Africa, which recently opened shop in Harare, has appointed Mrs Bonisile Roberts as the company’s new chief executive.
Mrs Roberts, who was formerly the company’s chief operating officer takes over from Dr Mandla Lamba the founder of Agilitee Africa who will take up the role of chairperson of the company’s board of directors.
In a statement, Dr Lamba expressed confidence that the new chief executive will take Agilitee Africa to greater heights. He said the appointment is in line with the company’s policy to promote the empowerment of women.
“I am excited by the appointment of Bonie to continue to drive our strategy to expand our operational footprint, grow our revenue and generate positive cash from operations.
“She has been with the company for a while occupying several leadership roles and I believe in her ability to take Agilitee Africa to even higher heights as Agilitee is growing its global footprint.
“This appointment serves as a statement to bridging the gender disparity gap in the corporate world, it also amplifies Agilitee’s intentions on seeing women in the driver’s seat of corporations that will play a big role in the setting of foundations of the new world,” he said.
In addition to her former position, Mrs Roberts worked for the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) in South Africa for over six years. Some of the green-tech products that Agilitee Africa is supplying in Zimbabwe include electric motorcycles, energy-saving TVs, and other gadgets.
The company also plans to set up an electric vehicles assembly plant in the country. This week, Agilitee Africa signed a deal with fast-food company Chicken Basket that will deliver food to its customers using Agilitee’s electric bikes. Nhau/Indaba