Zimbabwean Presidential Hopeful, Busha Joseph Makamba To Speak At The Emerging Political Leader’s Summit
President of FreeZim (Free Zimbabwe) Congress Party, politician and business mogul, Mr. Joseph Busha Makamba is set to storm Abuja, as one of the Keynote speakers at the Emerging Political Leader’s Summit.
Himself, an emerging political leader, Busha would be addressing young political leaders across the African continent through the Emerging Political Leader’s platform where he’ll share his experiences on the political statusquo in Zimbabwe and what he’s been doing with the Freezim Congress Party to break the stronghold of the World’s oldest and longest serving leader, President Robert Mugabe.
Convener of the Emerging Political Leader’s Summit and a former President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Mr. Wale Ajani asserted that Mr. Busha Makamba has confirmed his participation. “Yes, Mr. Busha will be in Nigeria as one of our very special guest and of course, one of our four lead speakers. He will be speaking on the topic – Breaking the Political Statusquo: The Zimbabwean Experience.”
Busha is President of Freezim Congress, a political party in Zimbabwe. He is also the founder of the NGO JM Busha 54 Races for Peace and Unity in Africa which focuses on programs in Africa supporting music, sports, education, and arts in order to bring peace.
Born on 16 June 1966 in Harare, Zimbabwe, Busha was raised on the family farm, having lost his father three years after his birth. He later attended the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He received four degrees, one diploma and seven professional certificates in mathematical finance.
Between 1994 and 2000, Busha worked for HSBC Securities (SA), Standard & Corporate Merchant Bank (SCMB) and NEDCOR, specializing in the construction and trading of derivative strategies, arbitrage trading, equities and interest rate financial modeling, yield curve modeling, quantitative investment research, marketing, investment banking and implementation of market risk management systems.
In 2000, he founded JM Busha Investment Group, a social enterprise focusing on solution-driven investment management, investment banking, long-term insurance; financial risk management solutions and general financial advisory services. The company has subsidiary companies in Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. As of 30 April 2017, the group has R4.25 billion in assets under management. Joseph Busha serves as managing director.
With the theme, Breaking the Political and Economic Statusquo, the summit which has caught the attention of who is who in the Nigerian political space, is scheduled to hold under the chairmanship of the former Minister of Information, Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr., at the prestigious Shehu Musa Yar’adua centre on Wednesday, November 22nd 2017 where over 1000 emerging political leaders are expected to gather.