Dr. Shingi Munyeza is not only an academic and high ranking business personality but also the senior pastor at Faith Ministries in Harare, one of the influential Pentecostal churches in Zimbabwe.
He runs one of the fastest-growing hospitality group in sub-Saharan Africa, African Sun Limited, but his leadership is not limited to the business sector. His passion for community transformation has resulted in the initiation of sustainable youth programmes in disadvantaged communities in Zimbabwe targeted at young people through a community church.
He is one of the most sought-after conference speakers on doing business in God’s ways. He has been invited several times at Harvest House International business seminars that try to impart business skills among Christians.
He was conferred an honorary Doctorate in Business Administration and Development by Solusi University in March 2010 in recognition of his contribution to business development in the tourism sector.
He is the 2008 Zimbabwe Institute of Directors Award winner, was twice recipient of the Institute of Directors Runners-up Award, crowned CEO of the Year 2008 by the Institute of People Management-Zimbabwe and received the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Personality of the Year Award for four years running.
Dr. Munyeza led a consortium of business persons into buying a stake in the largest hotel management company in Zimbabwe. His vision for growth in the tourism sector in Africa at large has seen him standing at the helm of a Pan-African hotel group with more than 1,000 rooms in the region and a target to increase capacity to 5,500 by 2012. A Diploma in Hotel Strategic Management from Cornell University, New York, has sharpened his natural inclination in driving business at African Sun Limited toward the vision of attaining US$1 billion market capitalisation by 2012 through the regional expansion programme.
He is married to Wilma and they have a daughter Nomsa.