Takura Chimbuya

Takura ChimbuyaMaster of Business Administration (MBA)

Takura, a Zimbabwean national, is enrolled on the full time MBA programme at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Takura, a Mechanical engineer by training, has worked in the financial services industry for one of Africa’s largest financial services organisations and was based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In his previous role at Standard Bank, Takura was a Business Manager in the bank’s New Business Innovation and Ventures team, and led the operations as well as coordinated the venture operations of the bank’s first digital agriculture venture, providing financial service facilities to rural smallholder farmers in Uganda. He is also a founder of a beard grooming startup that manufactures and distributes beard grooming products across Southern Africa.

Takura is passionate and motivated by the promise that technology and innovation holds in helping millions of Africans leverage their entrepreneurial energy and how business will affect and in turn effect change on the African continent.

In his spare time, Takura is an enthusiast photographer and shares his photos on various platforms. He is also a football player and fanatic who supports Liverpool FC. Lastly, his other interests are reading, hiking, running, cycling and keeping fit.

Contact: takura.chimbuya.mba20@said.oxford.edu