Jean Chawapiwa

Head of Member Services, MSDUK

Jean Chawapiwa is Head of Member Services at MSDUK (Minority Supplier Diversity United Kingdom) since Sept 2021, heading a team that manages the portfolio of over 100 private sector and public sector Corporations who are members of MSDUK, and also manage the portfolio that identifies and certifies Ethnic Minority owned businesses in the UK.
Prior to this, Jean was the Country Director, WEConnect International in South Africa for 6 years.

An entrepreneur who managed her own business for over 8 years, working with global and local corporations across many countries in Africa.

She is an Angel Investor as part of a all woman Angel investment group known as Dazzle Angels, a female focused Venture Capital Fund, that is led and funded by experienced business women www.dazzleangels.com.

Jean is one of few women who have reached the top in the African mining industry. After serving as Vice President Africa in the external affairs, government relations, communication portfolios of Rio Tinto, Barrick Gold & Placer Dome. Through these portfolios she got to work and travel to 20 African countries.

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