ENOCK Emmanuel Masuku is an industrial engineer by profession.
He graduated from Nust in 1996 with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Honours). He holds a certificate in quality assurance (City and Guilds). Masuku has a Graduate Diploma in Marketing (IMM 2001) and a Masters in Business Leadership (Unisa 2005).
He joined BP and Shell in 1998 as a graduate trainee at the lubricants blending plant in Willowvale, completed the two year training programme in 13 months and was appointed quality assurance and health and safety environment (HSE) manager for the blending plant. He attained ISO 14001 certification for the blending plant and maintained ISO 9001 certification.
He joined the retail section of BP Africa as the retail HSE regional manager for Atlantica region, covering Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. He was based in Harare.
Masuku became retail maintenance and security manager for the eastern region, covering Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He implemented various initiatives to enhance security at the service stations for employees and customers to suit each country’s risk profile.
Masuku left BP Africa and BP and Shell Zimbabwe in 2003 to take up a distributorship opportunity for the Midlands province based in Kwekwe at Igwa Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd. Currently he is non-executive chairman at Igwa Petroleum and executive director at Broomhill Investments (Pvt) Ltd.
Masuku is a sports fan and enjoys fishing. He is married to Rujeko Makoni and they have three daughters, Tadiwanashe (12), Nokutendaishe (7) and Anashe (1).
He is a member of the Standards Association of Zimbabwe Safety Health Environment and Quality committee and actively participates in petroleum industry matters.
On the importance of the IoDZ course Masuku said: “IoDZ training is the missing link in today’s Zimbabwean business environment. Many cases of corporate governance failure and fraud are driven by knowledge deficiencies amongst many entrepreneurs who would have toiled day and night to realise their dreams, but lose due to the lack of such insight as provided by IoDZ training.
“While human development is natural, the development from being an employee to an owner-manager and then to a shareholder in an entity does not happen naturally. Such interventions as offered by IoDZ are needed if the fruits of the toil are to be enjoyed by the deserving, otherwise hawks and sharks will have a field day at the expense of the hard working entrepreneur.”