- June 28, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
RioZim Limited chairperson Mr Lovemore Pfupajena Chihota who recently celebrated his 80th birthday has retired from the board and has been replaced by the non-executive member of the board Saleem Rashid Beebeejaun.
According to a statement released by the mining company, Mr Chihota joined the Board of Directors on the 4th of December 2013 as a Non-Executive Director and was appointed as Chairman in November 2014. During his tenure, Mr Chihota provided the Board with strong, capable and critical leadership during a pivotal period in the Company’s history, in which period the Company grew and stabilised.
Mr Beebeejaun the newly appointed chairperson is a Fellow Member of the Mauritius Institute of Directors. He has served as a non-executive member of the RioZim Board since July 2012 he has 30 years of professional experience in both the financial and non-financial services sector, in particular in the African and Middle Eastern regions.
Beebeejaun has served as the Chief Executive Officer of several listed and non-listed companies.
In June 2013 he set up a management company, Baines Trust Corporate Services Ltd which he exited in 2017 and in 2014 Mr Saleem Beebeejaun set up Warwyck Private Bank, of which he was the first Chairman until April 2019.
Mr Saleem Beebeejaun is also the Chairman of the Task Force on Private Wealth Management in Mauritius, set up by the Financial Services Commission and is also the Honorary Consul of Malaysia
He is a recipient of the Global Leadership Excellence Award from the World Leadership Congress.
Mr Beebeejaun holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Montpellier I, France. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Insurance, UK, and was a winner of the HG Greening award in 1991, which rewards the first prize in all life subjects worldwide.