Godwin Mudiwa, Courage Shoniwa, Timothy Nherudzo, Lydia Tanyanyiwa, Solomon Mavuka, Brian Chirema.

Lydia Tanyanyiwa - Managing Director

Lydia brings extensive experience and knowledge to the Minerva group of companies, having been with Aon International since 1991. Coming from a Human Resources background, she has managed businesses for Aon as CEO and as Crisis Manager in Uganda, Botswana and Kenya, in addition to managing the integration of businesses that were acquired by Aon in the Sub Sahara region. Until she joined Minerva Risk Advisors in 2013, Lydia also sat on the boards of most of Aon’s operations in the 12 countries they operate in sub-Sahara Africa. Lydia has a Diploma in Personnel Management from the Institute of People Management of Zimbabwe. Prior to joining Aon International, her career spanned financial services, management consultancy and the hospitality industry.

Solomon Mavuka - General Manager, Minerva Re.

Solomon is a holder of Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) Degree in Insurance and Risk Management. He also has a diploma in insurance from the Institute of Insurance Zimbabwe (IIZ). He has done various courses during his career, which include Success Motivation International (SMI) and TEXAS programs. Throughout his career, he has also had the opportunity to be attached and work with various Aon global offices including Aon Benfield London. He joined Minerva Re in 2002 and has spearheaded structuring and placement of reinsurance programs through use of bespoke reinsurance models. Minerva Re has clients in Zimbabwe and the Sub-Sahara region.

Timothy Nherudzo - General Manager, Minerva Benefits Consulting (MBC)

Timothy holds a Masters in Business Administration with the University of Gloucestershire. He is a Chartered Pension Analyst and a Fellow of the American Academy of Financial Management (FAAFM), he is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe. He joined Minerva in 2000 having cut his teeth at Old Mutual Zimbabwe Life Assurance Company, where he worked in the Actuarial Division - Odd Quotes, specialising in risk and pricing for 3 years. Timothy also holds various courses in Credit Management and did the Art of Creative Selling and Dynamics of Successful Management courses with Success Motivation International.

Brian Chirema - General Manager, Minerva Risk Solutions

Brian joined Minerva (then Aon) in 2001, and was mentored by the firm with the aid of Aon's regional strategic technical resources to develop the skills he possesses in insurance and risk solutions. A dedicated, passionate and disciplined insurance broker, he is a known brand in the local insurance market, and amongst key industries and organisations in the economy. He leads and develops a blend of experienced practitioners; a vibrant, innovative and focused team of upcoming talent in risk solutions and insurance broking, with the objective of bringing peace of mind and value to clients.

Courage Shoniwa - Finance Director

Courage is a Chartered Accountant registered with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe (ICAZ). Courage has a B Compt (Hons) Accounting Science (UNISA) and a B Comm. (Hons) Accounting (NUST). In addition, he holds an APT Advanced Auditing Certificate from the University of Cape Town. He has vast experience in financial management obtained from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Dubai and the United States of America. He holds a certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW). Courage also holds a Masters in Business Leadership (Cum Laude) from UNISA.

Godwin Mudiwa - Human Resources Executive

Godwin is in charge of the HR function within the group. He holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Studies from the University of Zimbabwe. He also holds a diploma in Insurance. He has been with the firm since 2004 including a two-year assignment at Aon EMEA Bv in Amsterdam, Netherlands where he was talent manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


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