Man Crush Monday (MCM): Simbarashe Mhuriro

by Duke Magazine

Simbarashe Mhuriro is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur and the founder of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company focused on commercial and industrial rooftop solar photovoltaic projects. Simba has been a worthy member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship for the 2018/2019. Simba is also part of the expert working group of the Enterprise Africa Network a project by the European Union & African Union to create a business platform to connect women and young entrepreneurs across the Africa continent modeled on the Europe Enterprise Network. Simba was in 2018 named as one of Africa’s 30 most promising young entrepreneurs by Forbes. Simba has also been recognized by the Africa Youth Awards as one of 100 most Influential Young Africans of the year. In 2017, named him among 40 Africans Under 40 Making It In Africa. Africa Innovation Summit listed Simba’s project as one of the Top 50 Innovations in Africa for 2018. 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. 

His energy company, Oxygen, has received massive support from different ministries and parastatals in Zimbabwe. Oxygen has also received a letter of recognition from the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat’s Momentum for Change Initiative. Momentum for Change is an initiative spearheaded by the UN Climate Change secretariat to shine a light on the enormous groundswell of activities underway across the globe that are moving the world toward a highly resilient, low-carbon future. 

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