Simbarashe Tainos Zingoni

UCT Student | Serial Entrepreneur | Aspiring Philanthropist

In a few words

Simba is currently working towards his CFA level 1 and Honors in Economic Analysis and Financial Markets after completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree, specializing in Economics and Finance at the University of Cape Town. Along with this, he is a SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation Fellow, a Director for non-profit company: The Litoro Foundation.

Away from the studies and formal working environment, Simba is an avid sports enthusiast. tennis, rugby & football have formed the basis for Simba’s hobbies throughout his schooling.

The socioeconomic well-being of the worldwide society has always been at the core of the way Simba approached his schooling and self-development, and can therefore be reflected in all spheres of his work. This passion for giving back effectively and sustainably has seen Simba build a long lasting relationship with Christene Revell’s Childrens home, act as the Managing Partner of a Solar Energy start-up, SOSA Investments, and move on currently to being a Director for Litoro Foundation.

All these current roles have offered Simba the opportunity to encounter real life problems and gain fruitful experience in many fields. With this being said, he is extremely driven in all of his endeavours.

"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen!" - Michael Jordon

 

Skills

What I can do

  • Public Speaking
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Relationship Building
  • Creative Strategy
  • Team Work

Timeline

July 2013 - December 2018

Signs for Twenty Model Management


Notable features include Sportscene, Eightythree and Greencross.

December 2014 - Present

Receives SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation Fellowship


Receives SA Teen Entrepreneur Foundation Fellowship       

February 2015

Enrolls at the University of Cape Town and Receives Commerce Entrance Scholarship


The University of Cape Town is ranked the number one university in Africa

July 2016 - June 2017

Becomes a Managing Director of SOSA Investments


SOSA Investments is a renewable energy company currently focused on solar lighting

July 2017 - Present

Appointed as a Director for Litoro Foundation


“Litoro” means “dreams” in the African language of Southern Sotho

June 2018 – July 2018

Attends Imperial College Entrepreneurial Smart Camp


Imperial Business School is Ranked in the top 20 business schools in the world.

Jan 2020 – April 2020

Appointed as a Transaction Analyst at Benchmark International


Benchmark International is a global mergers and acquisitions company focussed on middle market and lower middle market businesses.

July 2020 – Oct 2020

Appointed as a Sales and Business Development Intern for SmartWage


SmartWage is an African technology company that enables employers to offer their employees access to earned wages

Nov 2020 – Present

Appointed as a Closing Analyst for Woodbridge International


Woodbridge International is an American Sell-Side M&A firm that specialises in small-middle market transactions

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