The quintessential African entrepreneur using his voice as a catalyst for Africa’s economic growth, Chad endeavours to spark the conversation around ground-breaking ideologies and ignite aspiring minds to author their own success stories against the backdrop of the continent’s shift into a power position. Chad has spoken on different platforms in Washington DC, Dubai, Dare-salaam, Johannesburg and Harare. He has also appeared on CNBC Africa, eNCA, Money web, Newsroom Africa, Dubai Chamber and Bullion bulletin to provide expert analysis and deliver valuable insight on current affairs.
Chad has have lived in Beitbridge, home to Africa’s busiest border post.
“The experience was instrumental to my dream of exploring intra-African trade opportunities which lead me to interesting destinations like Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo” – C Chawanda.
“I have embarked on a journey to understand the African market from a practical aspect and this involves traveling to every African country with the vision of setting up a quick-service Restaurant in every capital city in Africa” – C Chawanda.
I have traded in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) region which is the most organized and advanced intra-African trade district. I come from a Southern African Development Community (SADC) country, home to Africa’s busiest border. Here, he participated in trading. “I have also exported into the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) precinct, giving me an understanding of three of six of Africa’s trading blocks.
Staying true to his passion for building communities and enabling individuals to survive a tough economy, a reality faced by many on the African continent, Chad has created a trust to extend good deeds to members of various groups, taking every possible opportunity to “pay it forward” at every turn.
As Chad navigates the continent, his goal remains to set foot in all of Africa and in an unprecedented move in its own right, to build businesses in all 55 African Union Member states.
“I started my first business when I was 16 years old after dropping out of high School. In 2012 at the age of 27 I enrolled in an MBA program but dropped out after the first semester after failing to cope with theoretical studies.” – C Chawanda
Chad has been involved in intra-African trade before the Continental Free Trade Area was established and exported different commodities worth over $50 Million and over 35 000 tons in volume.
“I have also been involved in dealing with Chinese and Indian investors in Africa” – C Chawanda.