Mr. Grant Beaton Nakhozwe, the founding member of Moonlight Provident Associates (Pvt) Limited, has extensive experience in the financial services and insurance sectors, where he worked for ANZ Grindlays Bank and Eagle Insurance. In 1995 he formed Moonlight Provident Associates (Pvt) Limited, an insurance concern that provided funeral services and subsequently funeral assurance. Under his visionary leadership, Moonlight Provident Associates has grown to be the largest funeral service provider in the country, with over thirty-five branches throughout Zimbabwe.
Mr. Nakhozwe spearheaded the acquisition of several subsidiaries, including J Davies (Pvt) Limited (the casket Manufacturing entity that supplies caskets/ coffins to Moonlight Provident Associates), Mashfords Services, and Executive Funeral. In 2014, Mr. Nakhozwe championed the incorporation of Moonlight South Africa to bridge the gap in funeral services provision for most Zimbabweans that have emigrated to South Africa.
He was awarded the 2015 Megafest Southern Region “Businessman of the Year” and nominated to the Top 20 Businessmen of the Year for the same year.
Mr. Nakhozwe is a successful farmer and owns Blackstone Farm in Beatrice, Mashonaland East Province. With over 665 hectares, Blackstone farming activities are at a commercial level and include dairy farming, cattle rearing, piggery, sheep, and goat rearing.
Mr. Nakhozwe is also Director of Revellers Pleasures (Pvt) Limited, an entity in the hospitality industry.
Dr Chomi Makina is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Moonlight Provident Associates which has the following subsidiaries:
Moonlight Funeral Assurance P/L
Moonlight Funeral Services P/L
Mashfords Funeral Assurance and Services P/L
J Davies Manufacturing P/L
Past ZAFA President from 2000 – 2013 (Zimbabwe Association of Funeral Assurers)
FUSA President (Funeral Services Association of Zimbabwe) 2013 to date
Past IIZ President (Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe) 2012 to 2014
Board Member (FIAT – IFTA) – International Association of Thanatologists (2009 to date)
International Council of Direction Member (ICD) for FIAT/IFTA and Zimbabwe (2009 to date)
Chairman – Philanthropy Institute of Zimbabwe – 2013 to 2015
Board Member – Insurance and Pensions Housing Fund – 2010 to 2017
Chairman – Insurance Pensions Housing Fund - 2017 to date
Enactus Universities Judge – 2013
Fellow – Institute of Directors (IOD)
Victor Awards – Award for Customer care and Service Excellence 2013
Career and leadership – Legacy Builders Award 2013
Customer Care Excellence Award - 2013
Top 20 Outstanding Men in Business Personality Award 2013
Philanthropy Institute of Zimbabwe - Award in Philanthropy 2013
Philanthropy – Doctor of Humane Letters
Professor (h.c) Emeritus of Philanthropy
Honorary award in Philanthropy
Megafest - Businessman of the year 2013 – 2nd runner up Zimbabwe’s Top 20 Outstanding men in business personality awards
ZNCC - First runner up – 2013 Businessman of the year, Businessman of the year – winner (2013)
LASOF - Career and leadership legacy Builder award 2013
CCAZ Certificate of Appreciation 2014 – CCAZ 3rd Annual Customer Service Conference
Zimbabwe Business Awards – Businessman of the Year – 2014
Zimbabwe Business Awards 2015 Edition – Lifetime in Business Award
Megafest – Top 20 Outstanding Man in Business for the year 2015 -special recognition in good leadership strategies
The prestigious Zimbabwe National Business & Leadership Awards 2020 - The Business Founders Tribute Legacy Award: Special Recognition in Visionary Leadership, Innovation, Pioneering Spirit, Entrepreneurship & Business Leadership Excellence:
Dr Makina is a graduate of the Faculty of Education (UZ) where he obtained a teaching qualification in 1984
Diploma in Business Leadership (ZIM)
Certificate in bereavement Management (NFDA) – 2011
Roger Nakhozwe, is the Operations Director and one of the founding directors of the organization. He has over 27 years’ experience in the long term Insurance Industry. Roger Nakhozwe’s expertise includes business and property management. He has been instrumental in the construction of the company’s parlous nationwide and setting up of new branches. He holds a Diploma in Funeral Services from Stratford Career Institute USA.
Tichanzwana Masunda is the Group Assurance and Marketing Director who has a repertoire of experience and skills. Tichanzwana joined Moonlight in 1995 at its inception and rose through the ranks to Senior Management and eventually directorship. The group has benefited immensely from his leadership.
He is a holder of the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe Certificate of Proficiency (COP), Life Intermediaries Certificate (LIC), First Mutual Prescribed Proficiency Certificate (1991), Executive Diploma in Business Leadership (EDBL) LLC, Entrepreneurial Leadership 2013 (IIZ), Advanced Strategic Marketing Course (MAZ), Marketing Practitioner 2013 (MAZ), Marketing Practitioner Continuous Development 2014 (MAZ). He is a fellow of the Marketers Association of Zimbabwe. He is licensed with the Insurance & Pensions Commission of Insurance- Zimbabwe
Charity Mungofa has over 25 years of experience in the Funeral Services Industry. She has qualifications in Business Leadership, Personnel Management and Bereavement Counselling and has won several awards including Top 20 Outstanding Woman in Business (Mega Fest Awards). Charity holds a Diploma in Business Leadership (ZIM), Certificate in Personnel Management (IPMZ), Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership (Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe) and Certificate in Bereavement and counseling management.
Warner has over 19 years of experience in the insurance, banking, engineering services, Agro- industrial, energy, and telecommunications (ICT) sectors. He has been involved in financial reporting and project financing. Warner is a Chartered Certified Accountant, a Registered Public Accountant, and Chartered Secretary. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes (United Kingdom), an MBA from the University Zimbabwe, and is a member of the Institute of Directors (IODZ).
Warner was a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSAZ)’S Technical and Organising Committees (2010 – 2012) and a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Executive Panel (2014 -2016).