Zimbabwe is this month celebrating women’s month together with other nations across the globe. With women playing a pivotal role in various spheres of society Youth Village Zimbabwe will this month be profiling some of the prominent female personalities that have defied the odds and proven that gender should never be a barrier to pursuing one’s dreams. Today we focus on Telone Managing Director Chipo Mtasa who has played a huge role in the turn around of Telone.
After taking over as Telone managing director Chipo Mtasa has proven that with shrewd leadership skills one can register success despite the aspect of gender. Mtasa is credited for turning around the fortunes of Telone. Telone has become a leading internet service provider with sound marketing at the core of the organisations ability to lure consumers.
Among key decisions made by Mtasa upon assuming the reigns at Telone was realizing that with a prepaid ADSL, there was no point denying customers with high outstanding voice bills with access to a different service that would prepay before using. Also of paramount importance was the roping in of younger people with fresh and techno savvy minds to be part of the Telone turnaround.
Educated at Goromonzi High School Chipo Mtasa is a chartered accountant by profession having studied for a Bachelor of Accountancy degree at the University of Zimbabwe. A former employee of Rainbow Tourism Group Mtasa was appointed as the Telone MD in 2013 at a time the organization was faced with various challenges which she has been able to tackle with aplomb.