He completed his doctorate on the impact of institutional factors on multinational companies operating in African emerging markets. He holds an executive diploma in business leadership from the Zimbabwe Institute of Management and a Master of Science in Strategic Management from the UK’s Derbyshire Business School.
As an Associate Director at Deloitte in the Technology Applications Outsourcing Division, Dr Hwindingwi’s primary responsibility is to drive the business development strategy in Africa. Prior to joining Deloitte, Dr Hwindingwi was a Divisional Director at Sage Africa, a leading global business management software company, for 10 years. At Sage Africa his focus was successfully leading business development teams in Africa, the Middle East, and Australasia. In his last assignment at Sage Africa, Dr Hwindingwi was part of the executive leadership team responsible for the formulation and deployment of an aggressive business development strategy in East and West Africa which resulted in triple-digit growth on the main revenue lines.
His presentation draws on the most famous boxing match of all time, the World Heavyweight Championship fought in then Zaire. It suggests ways in which companies, particularly multinationals, can succeed in developing countries. Combining two of his passions, boxing and business, Dr Hwindingwi shows how Muhammad Ali used strategy to not only outbox George Foreman but to outwit him as well, and he analyses precisely which types of strategies companies can adopt to outwit the competition.