MASANGO MAHLAHLA, MBA

MANTLE DIRECTOR
ZIMBABWE MINERS FEDERATION MASHONALAND CENTRAL PROVINCIAL CHAIRMAN
NATIONAL CHROME REPRESENTATIVE
MINERALS & MARKETING CORPORATION OF ZIMBABWE CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER
ALASKA CHROME MINE SHAREHOLDER
MEMBER OF CHROME PRODUCERS OF ZIMBABWE

 

Masango Mahlahla an Accomplished Mining Consultant with working experience abroad and the African Continent. Consulting in a wide range of industries primarily Finance, Mining, Telecommunications, IT, Manufacturing, and Agriculture. Masango boasts a combination of Public and Private Sector Experience having worked and consulted for Federal Institutions and Fortune 500 International Companies, from startups to Global Multi-billion Dollar Organizations in key Roles for 21 years. Masango is a Founding Board Member of the Guruve Mining Association; Zimbabwe Miners Federation National Chrome Representative as well as the ZMF Provincial Chairman of Mashonaland Central.

Background & Highlights

Finance - Masango started his career with Merrill Lynch Private Client Group working with High Net worth Clients in an investment advisory services role. This subsequently led to his role with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which saw him successfully lead the Financial Planning, Analysis and Management of the Information Systems Department’s Budget Controls working with a $128 Million USD Budget, Managing the 2nd District Net Settlement System which processed $5 Billion in transactions per day, in addition to managing several district wide implementation programmes. Throughout the course of his career he has successfully held financial positions in a variety of industries having worked with California Water Services Company (NYSE: CWT) $600 Million USD in Revenues, Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) $41 Billion USD in Revenue, Corsair Memory (Private Company) $425 Million USD in Revenues, Vanguard Car Rental USA, Inc. (Alamo & National Car Rental) $2.8 Billion USD in Revenues, Volkswagen Group Of America, Inc. $1 Billion USD Start-Up Investment, just to mention a few of his Financial consulting roles. Masango’s demonstrated ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line profit have lent to the overall performance improvement of several Top Tier Companies.

Mining - In recent years Masango has worked extensively within the mining sector in Africa primarily in Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe he has worked with Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe and wrote the capitalization plan via mineral resources. He actively participated in research for small scale chrome miners to determine production costs and productivity. He is currently a shareholder in a chrome mine and is actively involved in the operations, investment expansion and exports. Masango is also an active research and policy contributor to several government departments and regularly attends enriching seminars that seek to enhance trade and Investment providing updates on the legislation, regulations and updates on what is taking place within COMESA, SADC, and WTO and promotes Ease of Doing Business which is an initiative led by the Office of the President & Cabinet in Zimbabwe. His vast accumulation of knowledge and extensive network in the area of finance and mining has seen him involved more recently in actively seeking to create Trade Synergies within the Domestic and International Markets Worldwide with a high concentration on the African Mineral Markets and Agricultural sectors.

Throughout his career Masango has gained significant advanced expertise and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Mining Startups, Mining Initiatives
  • Mining Operations
  • Mining Production Costs & Planning
  • Logistics – (Rail, Road & Warehousing)
  • Exports – MMCZ, Applebridge, ZIMRA, RBZ & Government Regulations
  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Business Planning & Analysis Global Operations Efficiencies
  • Controllership & Decision Support - Growth Strategy Development
  • Financial Analysis & Reporting - Pre IPO, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Performance Measurement
  • Risk Analysis and Audit
  • Resource Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Business Systems
  • Financial Modelling
  • Policy and Governance
  • International Trade Negotiations

EDUCATION

  1. CAPELLA UNIVERSITY – MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, FINANCE
  2. SETON HALL UNIVERSITY - BS, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE
  3. INTERNSHIP MERRILL LYNCH PRIVATE CLIENT GROUP