KBA Country Head – Zimbabwe
Allen has joined the KBA Incubation Group as Country Partner, Zimbabwe.
Allen is a management and human capital development consultant, an executive team coach, business mentor and a seasoned trade and investment banker. He is a results oriented visionary strategist with core competences in corporate and financial strategy, business development, solution development and effective team management.
Allen was in banking for 20 years where he worked in commercial banking, investment banking and central banking holding senior and executive management positions. During this period he accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in key aspects of consumer banking, SME banking, corporate and institutional banking as well as in investment banking. In addition, Allen is a currency expert, a proficiency acquired from working closely with Central Banks and the global banknote/currency industry. He continues to consult, train and handle specialist projects in this area.
Allen has undertaken banking assignments in Africa, Asia and Europe. In addition, Alen was CEO for Fidelity Printers, the country’s issuer of banknotes and gold refiner during which he turned around the fortunes of this company from near collapse in 2008 to a USD 750 million turnover plus company it currently is.
He has working knowledge on project management and project risk management as well network centred computing. He has a passion for enterprise development aiming to make a lasting impact in startups and SME through incubation, nurturing and business mentorship. He holds a BBS (Hon) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe, a Post Grad. CBA from Manchester Business School/ University of Bangor and an MBL Degree with UNISA. He is currently a Doctoral student with both Binary University of Malaysia and Edinburg Business School, Scotland.