She holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree from the University of South Africa. She is currently studying for a Masters of Laws (Human Rights) at the University of South Africa. She holds a diploma in Public Policy and Analysis for Africa’s Development from the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute of the University of South Africa.
She is a Legal Practitioner and is skilled in Debt Collection Management, Negotiation, Family Law, Human Rights issues and Civil Litigation.
She exhibits strength in interpersonal skills, innovation, organizing and leadership. Her leadership skills are demonstrated in the positions she holds as Director of Quadrite Trading Private Limited, a company that provides computer consumables and stationary solutions. She is also a Trustee of Simphiwe Development Trust, an organization that that focuses on promoting computer literacy in rural schools and to prisoners in Matabeleland Province. Swally is Co-Founder of Talitha Koum Foundation Trust which promotes wholesome upliftment of women and girls. She is currently a Legal Practitioner at Mathonsi Ncube Law Chambers.
Sonny Phiri holds an MBA from Oxford Brookes University UK. He is currently studying for a Doctorate in Technology of Business Administration. His core competencies include leading corporate startups, corporate turnaround strategy, as well as social responsibility and stakeholder management related assignments, with more than twenty one (21) years practical business experience. He has highly regarded interpersonal skills and a reputation for tactful presentations and public speaking.
He is a micro finance practitioner and is skilled in development with areas of emphasis including, entrepreneurship development, credit management, micro and development finance, business development as well as research and strategic planning.
He has demonstrated cross-functional expertise obtained through interaction with NGO’s, Donors, Governmental Organizations and Public and Private Organizations. He also has proven success in leading both corporate and community related projects. He has been involved in a number of planning workshops like the International Labor Organization (ILO), Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB), Training Programs and Africa Regional Micro Credit Summit (ARMS).
Sonny Phiri has worked in director and management positions for organizations such as Nissi Global, Umsobomvu Youth Fund, Damelin Education Group, Old Mutual, Milpark Business School, Business Today and Business Partners. Sonny has continuously shown resilience and fortitude to work both as a business mentor and a coach.
Sonny has held several leadership positions such as Chairman of Nissi Micro Project, Board Member of Planet Finance Paris, National Treasurer of the Institute of Credit Management , Board Member of ZAMFI (Association of Micro Finance Institutions), Steering Committee Member of the Africa Regional MicroCredit Summit and a Planning member of the International Labor Organization (Start and Improve Your Business Program)
He holds a degree in entrepreneurship and a diploma in Human resources.
He has been a managing director for the past 22 years for F&N Décor & Hire a company which deals with Events Management, Exhibition Design & Construction, and equipment hire. He is also the managing director for Steak ‘N’ Chops Restaurants in Bulawayo.
He has many awards to his name including the Golden Award for best designer ZITF 2007, Gold award for best designer ZITF 2008, silver award ZITF 2013, Gold award Gwanda Agric Show 2013 Nssa Stand. In 2014 he was the winner for the most coveted award for Small to Medium Business of the year at the Megafest Business Awards.
He is also a philanthropist and an ordained pastor who recently adopted an orphanage called Blessed Hope Foundation. He is currently assisting them with material needs and spiritual guidance.
He is a journalist by profession, holds a Bachelor in Media and Communication from Solusi University, Zimbabwe. He is currently studying for a Masters in Peace, leadership and Conflict Resolution. He is also a certified Google Digital Skills Trainer and entrepreneur. His core competencies include media and communications strategy, online marketing, and corporate multi- stakeholder public relations with 7 years’ experience. He has also worked for various Non- Governmental Organizations serving in managerial positions, and has held several leadership positions such as President of the Media Department at Solusi University among others.