Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe MD wins Leadership Excellence Award
Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe’s MD and Group Executive for Southern Africa, Mr. Wellington Makamure, was awarded the Zimbabwe Institute of Management Northern Region Leadership Excellence Award at the 2017 Leadership Excellence Awards held in Harare on June 1,2018.
The Leadership Excellence Award is the most prestigious title awarded by the Zimbabwe Institute of Management for individuals and organisations since 1973.
The Northern Region Leadership Excellence award was in recognition of Mr Makamure’s “contribution and dedication to developing and promoting best practices in management and leadership”.
Mr. Makamure was also recently recognised by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce at the Mashonaland Regional Business awards where he won the prestigious Business Leadership Award.
Under the leadership of Mr. Makamure, Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe has grown to be the biggest and most innovative IP provider in the country.
The Zimbabwe Institute of Management is a non-profit making organisation with over 50 years of offering management and leadership development. The awards identify business leaders in the country that have exceeded targets within their organisation and within the sector they operate in.
Speaking on the award, Mr. Makamure attributed his success to his understanding of effective management: “At Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe, we understand the value of people in our organisation. One of my favourite quotes, which guides the way I work and the people I work with, is: ‘Leadership is doing the right thing, Management is doing things right.’ I believe this is what makes business leaders successful and what we at Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe strive to achieve at all times.”
The Guest of Honour, Dr Eve Gadzikwa, Director of the Standard Association of Zimbabwe, highlighted the three “Cs” that make a good leader: clarity, courage and a clear business culture. “It is essential for any business and business leader to embrace these characteristics in order to ensure sustainable business growth,” she said.
Winning the Northern Region Leadership award places Mr. Makamure in the running to win the National Leadership award at the Zimbabwe Institute of Management National Awards ceremony where he will be competing with the winner from the Southern region.