Dr. Chomi Makina
B.Ed (UZ) 1984, Dip. Business Leadership, Cert. Bereavement Management (NFDA) 2011, Bereavement Counselling FIAT-IFTA 2010, Institute of Directors, CII UK
Group Chief Executive Officer at Moonlight Holdings, President at Philanthropic Institute of Zimbabwe
Dr. Chomi Makina is the current Group Chief Executive Officer of Moonlight Holdings which has subsidiaries which include Moonlight Funeral Assurance, Moonlight Funeral Services, Mashfords Funeral Assurance and Services, J Davies Manufacturing, J Davies Funeral Parlour, Endowment Provident Associates and Moonlight Provident Associates. Moonlight Holdings is one of the biggest funeral assurance companies in Zimbabwe. He worked as President of Zimbabwe Association of Funeral Assurers (ZAFA) from 2000 – 2013, and is currently the President of the Funeral Services Association of Zimbabwe (FUSA) since 2013. He served as the President of the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe from 2012 to 2014 (IIZ President) and is a Board Member of the International Association of Thanatologists (FIAT-IFTA) since 2009. Dr. Makina is also the International Council of Direction Member (ICD) for FIAT-IFTA and Zimbabwe since 2009. He is also the current Chairperson of the Philanthropic Institute of Zimbabwe since 2013. Dr. Makina is the current Board Member of the Insurance and Pensions Housing Fund since 2010. He also served as the Enactus Universities Judge – 2013 and Fellow at the Institute of Directors (IOD).
Dr. Makina’s accolades include Victor Awards – Award for Customer Care and Service Excellence 2013, Career and Leadership – Legacy Builders Award 2013, Top 20 Outstanding Men in Business Personality Award 2013, Philanthropy Institute of Zimbabwe – Award in Philanthropy 2013, Philanthropy – Doctor of Humane Letters, Professor (h.c.) Emeritus of Philanthropy, Honorary Award in Philanthropy, MegaFest – Businessman of the year 2013 – 2nd runner, ZNCC 1st runner up – 2013 Businessman of the year, LASOF – Career and Leadership Legacy Builder Award 2013, CCAZ Certificate of Appreciation 2014, CCAZ 3rd Annual Customer Service Conference, Zimbabwe Business Awards – Businessman of the year 2014, Zimbabwe Business Awards 2015 Edition – Lifetime in Business Award, Megafest – Top 20 Outstanding Man in Business for the year 2015 – Special recognition in good leadership strategies
Dr Makina’s vision is to see the next generation stand on our shoulders and be able to carry the work we have started to greater heights. Dr Makina’s inspiration comes from a bible verse in Proverbs 13:22(a) which says “A good man leaves an inheritance for his children’s children” hence encourages all of us to think generationally. Dr Makina’s passion is to see the poor and the marginalized rose from the dust and to take places of honor in society.