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Delegate Profile

Mr Gerald Murape
Chief Finance Officer
Voedwel Tobacco International
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Industry / Sector
Agriculture & Allied Services
Personal Profile
Gerald Murape is the current Finance Director for Voedsel Tobacco International.He is a renowned finance and investment professional having spent more than ten years in the Zimbabwean Banking Sector before joining the Tobacco Industry.He is a holder of a Masters Degree in Finance and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Company Profile
Voedsel Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd is a Zimbabwean wholly indigenous company. The company made its inroads into tobacco merchanting in 2008. It is licensed with The Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board (TIMB) as a Class “A” buyer, and the license permit the company to buy tobacco in Zimbabwe for export. Since 2008 the company has been buying tobacco on the auction floors on behalf of other tobacco merchants such as Tianze, ZLT and Chidziva Tobacco. In 2012 tobacco marketing season the company entered into an agreement to buy tobacco on behalf of Tianze Tobacco. During the same year in order to guarantee the required quota quantities of supply the company successfully applied for a Tobacco Contractors Licence from TIMB and Ministry of Agriculture which licence allows the company to contract farmers to grow tobacco on its behalf. The main reason for this primary arrangement was due to the declining volumes on the auction floors with most farmers now getting into contract schemes and the company has seen it viable to contract farmers in order to guarantee the required volumes and quality. Under this agreement the company will source and supply farmers with critical inputs and extension services for the production of tobacco.The company has markets in China,Dubai,Indonesia,Taiwan and South Africa

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