Donovan Chimhandamba

Chief Executive Officer

BEng. [Hons] Industrial & Manufacturing; MBA


Donovan who commands more than 18 years professional experience began his career as an Industrial and Manufacturing Engineer at Engen Petroleum Refinery in Durban. He progressed to occupy senior management roles that included roles as operations engineer, production manager, general manager manufacturing, business development executive and later on transitioned to investment banking and fund management. He has worked for blue chip companies including National Empowerment Fund, Pretoria Portland Cement, Vesuvius and Group Five.

In 2011 after founding Arkein Capital Partners (Arkein) with Anglo-American Kumba Trust which was the Fund Manager for the US$ 1 billion Sishen Iron Ore Community Development Trust (SIOC-Cdt), Donovan also established Nyanza Light Metals. In 2014 with Public Investment Corporation (PIC), he set up Razorite Healthcare Fund which has now listed its healthcare assets on JSE as RH Bopelo. In 2016, he co-founded the Diaspora Infrastructure Development Group (DIDG) which was awarded the US$400 million 25 year concession to manage and develop the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ).