His Worship The Mayor of Harare Cllr Benard Manyenyeni Cllr. B. G. Manyenyeni was a Career Business Relationship Executive in financial services business for over 25 years. He has handled portfolios of some of Zimbabwe’s top corporates in various executive capacities. Cllr B. Manyenyeni is a well-blended, multi-branded community individual, relating with a diverse mix of Zimbabweans of all backgrounds – a bankable attribute for an assignment to Town House. He is an effective leadership team player and interacts very well across most ‘barriers’.

Full Names: Bernard Gabriel Manyenyeni

Born in 1965 in Mvurwi, Zimbabwe.

Married to Fran (nee Mukura) with two sons. 

Academic Qualifications:

After initially studying Corporate Business Management, completed a M.Sc. degree in Strategic Management in July 2003 with the University of Derby. He did a dissertation on “The Role of Managed Funds in Venture Capital Raising.”

Former Schools

  • St Clare’s Primary School Murehwa

  • Murehwa Central Primary School

  • Bindura Salvation Army Primary School

  • St Ignatius College

  • Marlborough High School

  • University of Derby

Employment Profile

Present Positions:

Altfin Life Assurance Company

General Manager and Principal Officer over-seeing the entire operations of the medium sized life and Pensions Company managing a multi-million dollar portfolio.


Mayor of Harare - 2013 - 2018

Previous Employment

GP2 Asset Management (Private) Limited

He joined a start-up team of two in August 2003 as the Marketing Director then promoted to Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in October 2004. Grew the company to become the largest independent asset management company in record time up to the date of its unfortunate closure in 2005.

AON Zimbabwe (formerly Minet Insurance Brokers the largest broker in Zimbabwe and second worldwide then)

Joined as Divisional Manager in May 1998 and promoted to Operations Director in June 1999.

Zimbabwe Insurance Brokers Limited

Senior Broker Life and Pensions reporting to the AGM Operations - Aug 1990 to May 1998.

Old Mutual Limited Group Pensions

Initially as an administrator, then Account Executive involved in marketing and account relationship management for group pension and related funds.

Air Malawi Limited

Sales and Reservations Assistant based at the Harare office.

Other Positions and Interest

Past President of the Rotaract Club of Harare Central – the junior wing of Rotary Club. He served and represented at Club, District and World Committee levels. Conferred Honorary Life Membership in 1995. Received the club’s first Lifetime Service Award in March 2008.

Was the Vice Chairman of the country’s biggest sports club Harare Sports Club and now an honorary life member.

A member of Royal Harare Golf Club, REPS Theatre and Trader Horn Boating Club.

Past Vice Chairman of the Life Offices Association of Zimbabwe, the grouping of all life assurance companies in the country.

An independent non-executive Director of Unifrieght Africa Limited, a ZSE listed transport logistics Group Company.

Socially he has been a member of Wingate Power Boat Club, Nomads Golf Club, Capital Toastmasters, Bushwhackers Golf Club Royal Harare Golf Club, Trader Boat Club and Nomads Golf Club.

A smallholder farmer and have been involved in the production of export and local crops

A Commissioner of Oaths for Harare.

An accomplished public speaker - Past winner of the National Impromptu Speaking Competition.

Conference Chairman - Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe Annual Conferences for many years.

Annual Conference Chairman - Zimbabwe Association of Pension Funds’ Annual Conference for 6 years.

Appointed Vice Chairman to the Board of Governors of St Clare’s Anglican School in Murehwa in 2014.

Was recently invited to be a lay partner at the Catholic Jesuits Partners-in-Mission projects, possibly the only non-Catholic on that body.