George Guvamatanga

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George Guvamatanga

George Guvamatanga is a senior civil servant and the current Permanent Secretary In the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Zimbabwe. He is the former Managing Director of Barclays Zimbabwe. He was also the president of the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ).


Guvamatanga was born and raised in Kambuzuma where he did both his Primary and Secondary education. For his secondary education he attended Kambuzuma 1 High School.[1]


It was in January 2008 that Guvamatanga was appointed as the Managing Director and Executive Director of Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Ltd. Guvamatanga was also elected as the president of the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe.[2] Up to 2014, Guvamatanga was said to have had seventeen years of experience in the banking sector.

In November 2017 Guvamatanga resigned as Barclays Bank’s managing director after 28 years of service to the financial institution. It was reported that Guvamatanga had retired from the bank with effect from November 2017 following the successful acquisition of Barclays Bank PLC by FMB Capital Holdings. Samuel Matsekete, the then chief finance officer, was appointed acting managing director Guvamatanga Resigns

In September 2018, Guvamatanga was appointed the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development following a restructuring of government ministries by Emmerson Mnangagwa's new administration.


  1. Margaret Chinowaita, Barclays MD donates to former school, DailyNews, Published: October 16, 2013, Retrieved: July 11, 2014
  2. ‘BAZ committed to Zim’s development’, The Herald, Published: June 6, 2012, Retrieved: July 11, 2014