Blessing Mudavanhu
  • Mathematician
  • Corporate Executive
  • Entrepreneur
  • Businessman

Blessing Mudavhanu is a Zimbabwean academic ,mathematician , businessman and entrepreneur.He is the founder and President of Dura Capital Limited, a co founded in 2006. He also served as the Acting Group CEO of BancABC, a financial services conglomerate, with subsidiaries in six African countries.

Background and education

Mudavanhu was born in 1971 in Zimbabwe.He studied at the University of Zimbabwe, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics. He obtained a Master of Financial Engineering, from the University of California Berkeley. In 2002, he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics, from the University of Washington, which he attended on a Fulbright scholarship.


Blessing joined American International Group (AIG), as a Senior Risk Analytics Associate, based in New York City. When he left AIG, he joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch as director of Global Risk Management responsible for New York City, London, Mexico City and Sao Paulo.

He joined BancABC Group in 2009, as "Group Chief Risk Officer", based in Johannesburg. In January 2015, Dr. Mudavanhu was appointed Group CEO. He resigned that position in August 2016, and resigned from BancABC Group, in January 2017