Simbarashe Eric Mhuriro (or just Simba Mhuriro) is 33 years old and is the Founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company focused on commercial and industrial rooftop solar photovoltaic projects. Oxygen is currently developing 50MW rooftop solar project with Old Mutual Property Zimbabwe, the largest property investment managers in Zimbabwe; as well as a second with Minerva Risk Advisors, a leading provider of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting in Zimbabwe. These and other projects will be presented by Simba during his participation in the 6th Brazil Africa Forum, to be held in Salvador, on 22 and 23 November.
A promising young man
In 2018, Simba was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the Africa’s 30 most promising young entrepreneurs. Forbes Magazine had already named him one of the Africa’s 30 most promising and inspirational young entrepreneurs in Africa in 2016. Simba has also been recognised by the Africa Youth Awards as one of the 100 most Influential Young Africans of the year. Afk Insider magazine named him among 12 Most Promising African Entrepreneurs of 2016 whilst in 2017 Africa.com named him among 40 Africans Under 40 – Making It In Africa.
Most Influential People of African Descent under 40 (MIPAD 100), a global civil society initiative whose efforts are in recognition of the UN-backed International Decade for People of African Descent, named Simba among its 2017 honourees for business and entrepreneurship inside Africa. Medium.com’s listed Simba among 100 game changers for inspiration on how you can hack entrepreneurship and growth in its 100 Must-Follow Black Entrepreneurs, Influencers & Speakers list of 2017.