NUST Fills The Pro-Vice-Chancellor Innovation & Business Dvpt Post
The National University of Science and Technology (NUST) has appointed Dr William Msekiwa Goriwondo as Pro-Vice-Chancellor in charge of innovation and business development.
Dr Musekiwa has been the institution’s Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.
The Pro-VC post fell vacant following the departure of Dr Gatsha Mazithulela, who was last year appointed deputy director-general in the President’s Department. NUST announced the development in a statement that reads in part:
_The National University of Science and Technology (Nust) Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr William Msekiwa Goriwondo as Pro-Vice-Chancellor — Innovation and Business Development with effect from May 2021._
_Dr Goriwondo has 24 years of experience in technical, engineering, operational and strategic leadership in industry and academia._
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The statement also notes that Dr Goriwondo started his working career as a graduate engineer in 1997 at BP and Shell marketing services where he rose through the ranks to positions of plant engineer, continuous improvement manager, and health safety and environmental manager.
In 2002, he was appointed engineering services manager for BP & Shell marketing services and Castrol Zimbabwe. Two years later, Dr Goriwondo joined Turnall Fibre Cement as a production manager before leaving the industry in 2006 to join the Nust as a lecturer.
Dr Goriwondo is a registered professional engineer with a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Systems and Operations Management attained from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) and a PhD in Business Administration (Nust).
He is a member of the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe Engineers (IoDZ), fellow and board member of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers (ZIE).
Dr Goriwondo is also a member of the Zisco Steel Advisory Committee on technical issues.
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