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MEET THE TEAM

A team driven and dedicated, with a broad base of experience, to achieve the vision for the company and uphold it’s core values.

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Andre Zietsman

Chief Executive Officer C.E.O

Andre has been involved in the construction industry for over 35 years. From a Workshop Manager with Tarphalt Paving (Pvt) Ltd in the 90’s, Andre moved into bulk bitumen transport followed by cross-border passenger transport and after that, armored cash-in-transit transport.  The sky was the limit and in 2012 Andre embarked on his biggest project yet when he opened the doors to Bitumen World (Pvt) Ltd.  Although blacktop surfacing was the company’s specialty, Andre’s vision was far greater and over the years he has developed the company into one of the country’s leading civil engineering contractors.  This, coupled with a drive to obtain various ISO certifications, has developed Bitumen World (Pvt) Ltd into a world-class organization who’s guiding principals have always been Teamwork, Innovation, Professionalism, Efficiency and Customer Focus – Andre’s vision has become a true reality.

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Duncan Smith

Contracts Director

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Duncan has over 40 years experience within the construction industry in Zimbabwe with almost 30 of those years being with Bitumen Construction Services (Pvt) Ltd of which he spent the last 6 of those 30 years as Managing Director. 

During the course of his career with Bitcon he held various posts within the company notably Bulawayo Manager, Botswana Manager, General Manager (Construction) based in Harare and finally Managing Director.

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Busisa Moyo

Chairman

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Mr.Moyo is a business leader, industrialist and entrepreneur based in Zimbabwe. He is the Chairman of the Oil Expressers Association of Zimbabwe (OEAZ), the former President of Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI). He currently Chairs the following institutions in public sector; Zimbabwe Investment and Development Agency (ZIDA) and the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). He previously served on boards in Financial Services including Barclays Bank, Aon Zimbabwe and Zimnat Insurance Group. He is a member of Presidential Advisory Council on business and economic matters.

 

Busisa is currently the Chief Executive Officer of United Refineries Limited one of the largest integrated edible oil, soap and stockfeed manufacturing companies in Zimbabwe. He has worked in agri-processing industry for more than 20 years covering management accounting, finance, operations, business leadership, strategy management, mergers and acquisitions and operationally oilseed proceesing, flour milling and high-scale plant bakeries.

 

Mr.Moyo holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree and completed his articles with Deloitte and Touche in 1999. He holds a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School (Spain) and has also attended executive education on mergers and acquisitions at the University of Chicago Graduate School Of Business (Chicago - USA). He is an alumnus of the International Visitors Leadership Programme conducted by the U.S. Department of State. He is an associate member of the Institute of Directors, Zimbabwe.

 

Busisa Moyo is the founder and Chairperson of I am For Bulawayo Fighting COVID19 Trust a private voluntary organization that is actively assisting hospital facilities in the City of Bulawayo in the fight against COVID19.

Surfacing Manager

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Cuthbert Gonhovi

Surfacing Manager

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The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Chris Seager

Operations Manager - Northern Region

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Chris’ career in the construction and mining industries spans 45 years, including 6 years as an engineer with the Ministry of Roads.  When it comes to construction projects and blacktop surfacing, his experience and expertise is remarkable, as well as his wealth of knowledge on the day to day workings within the industry. 

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Masen Lintvelt 

Special Projects Office 

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Masen joined the company in September 2023 having returned to Africa after working 10 years in London, UK. He is a qualified QS with extensive experience working in the construction and real estate development industry.

Having successfully completed several high-end residential construction projects in central London he moved into the property development sector where he has spent the last 5 years working as a Development Manager assisting with sourcing, developing and asset managing a variety of commercial, hospitality and residential development projects.

His skills will be used to explore new opportunities and unlock value for our clients and development partners.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Devilious Sibanda

Human Resources Manager

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Devilious brings a wealth of experience in the construction industry to the post of Human Resources Manager. His career spans some 36years in the industry and includes posts such as Principal Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer within the Ministry of Transport as well as Finance and Administration Manager for Bitumen Construction Services (Pvt) Ltd and latterly as Group Finance Director for Kuchi Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Grant Brebner

Asphalt Plant Manager

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Grant’s field of expertise encompasses the administration, operation and maintenance of heavy machinery across various industries and spans an excess of 32 years.  His knowledge of, and ability to work safely with heavy machinery makes him the ideal person to oversee and manage all aspects of  Bitumen World’s asphalt and crushing and screening plants, their ongoing maintenance and  consistent daily output of high quality products.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Joshua Tapambgwa

Finance Executive (Africa)

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Joshua Tapambgwa, a Chartered Accountant, completed his articles with Arthur Young and Company in Harare. He has extensive experience across a variety of industries including: Nedlaw Management Services, South African Breweries- Beer Division, Lonrho Mining Limited, Cafca Limited-cable manufacturer and was the former C.E.O of Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe. Mr Tapambgwa has joined our team as the Finance Executive (Africa) and will work closely with C.E.O Andre Zietsman to oversee the Finance Department. We look forward to his guidance in the continuing growth and success of Bitumen World.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Panganai Mataure

Operations Manager - Southern Region

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Panganai is a qualified engineer with extensive experience in blacktop surfacing having worked for Bitumen Construction Services P/L for 26 years in various posts as well as for MA Kharafi on an airport project in Gambia and Teichman Plant Hire in Zambia.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Jim Munro

Laboratory Manager

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Jim’s career spans 50 years within both the local and sub-Saharan regions, the bulk of which has been spent with Ascon Geotechnical Laboratory Services handling all aspects of laboratory testing and reporting on an array of projects including roads, airports, buildings and industrial developments to name a few.  His experience and attention to detail ensures that Bitumen World projects meet with the required standard of quality.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Tongai Chitiyo

S.H.E.Q Manager

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Tongai is a professionally qualified SHEQ Manager with over 25 years of experience working in the construction and mining sectors in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Nambia. His excellent knowledge on the development and implementation of ISO management systems (ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2018) is top notch. He assisted Bitumen World on its attainment of the three ISO management systems in addition to three other organizations he previously worked for. He has qualified himself with the University of South Africa (UNISA) with a National Diploma in Safety Management and a B Tech in Safety Management with the same University. In addition, he has several certificates from reputable institutions namely NOSA, NSSA etc. An award winner for 2019 - National Quality Award Winner-Individual category-2019 awarded by Standards Association of Zimbabwe.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Paul Smith

General Manager - Plant & Maintenance

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Paul is a qualified Motor Mechanic/Diesel Fitter with over 32 years experience working in the transport and construction sectors.  Having worked his way up from apprentice to mechanic to Workshop Manager and now General Manager for Plant & Maintenance, Paul brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his post at Bitumen World.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Margie Zietsman

Chief Finance Officer

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Margie joined the company in May 2020 and brings a wealth of experience to the financial management of the company, with a strong business acumen from her 30 years of work experience and having worked in the mining and civil engineering industry for the past 20 years.  Her career has included directorships of JRG Zimbabwe, Pezulu Ranches Pvt Ltd & Drillseek Minerals Pvt Ltd.  Finance Director at JRG Zimbabwe being her previous position.

The Surfacing Manager, Cuthbert has over 37 years experience within the construction industry, 25 years of which were with Bitcon. At Bitcon Cuthbert was in charge of the execution of all surfacing operations and has been involved in surfacing and resealing hundreds of kilometers of Zimbabwean roads over the course of his career. 

Travis Eekhout

Construction Materials Manufacturing Manager

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Travis joined the company in March 2014 after graduating from the University of Cape Town with a BSc. Degree in Construction Management. Initially employed as a Quantity Surveyor for the Estimation Dept. he also managed small-to-medium projects through the Operations Dept.  After four years he progressed to the position of Contracts Manager, being involved in significantly larger public and private sector projects. Through his tenure with the company Travis has gained experience in civils/earthworks, road construction/rehabilitation, construction/renovations of small-to-medium buildings, as well as small mining and agricultural infrastructure projects whilst managing subcontractors throughout. He was appointed as the Construction Materials & Manufacturing Manager in February 2023.

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