Farai Mazhandu

Johannesburg, South Africa

Cofounder and Operations Director at Frontline Contracting (Pty) Ltd, Applied Physicist
Farai's Skills
Fundraising
Legal
Growth
Technical
Finance
Recruiting
Sales
Marketing
Public Relations
Product Management
Operations
Strategy
Business Development
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

Age Group

25-35

About Farai

Farai Mazhandu is a founder and Operations Director for Frontline Contracting. He has worked for Ziscosteel in Zimbabwe as an Electrical Engineer for 3 years. He also has five years in education teaching Physics up to high school level. He has developed skills in simplifying teaching of complex subjects and motivation of young learners. He has also spent the past five years working to elevate financial literacy of the youth. To this end he co-founded Millionaires Cashflow Club Zimbabwe (MCFCZIM) in 2011 which is a platform for the youth to network and increase financial literacy. He has over the years been engaged with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and Ministry of Indigenization, Youth Development and Economic Empowerment, advocating for the elevation of financial literacy of society through curriculum review and youth development programs. Farai is the Secretary for Information and Publicity for MCFCZIM ever since its inception. He handles all communication of the organization within and outside as well as making sure the club has a good public image. He is also responsible for managing the expectations of around 2000 Facebook members every day. Having a natural interest in business, he is also a founder of other businesses. He is skilled in education management, integration of technology in learning and teaching, and communications. Farai holds a BSc (Honors) Applied Physics from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) and is currently with Wits School of Physics.

Quote

The day you stop learning, you stop growing. - Robert Kiyosaki

Work Experience

Operations Director

Frontline Contracting

January 2017 - Today

Ensuring organisational targets are met in all departments Reviewing working practices Implement safety, health, wellness and quality policies company wide Keeping employees motivated and organizing appropriate training Ensuring the business operates within the company's mission statement Customer Relations Management Optimizing performance Driving the business to increase profits Contract administration Resource mobilization

Education

NUST

BSc Hons Applied Physics

2003 - 2007

Certification

Certified Physicist

NUST