B.SC International business (University of Bridgeport), MBA (International Business University of New Haven), PHD candidate (Monarch university) Switzerland. Mrs. Sharon Garwe has more than 25years of experience in Strategic Communications, Public Relations & Media. She has managed brands across the Financial Services Sector, Retail, Manufacturing, Agriculture and Construction. Ms. Garwe has also worked extensively with the Public Sector in an advisory role developing Communications and Public Relations strategies. Through her career, Ms. Garwe has been influential in the building of blue-chip brands in Zimbabwe and the region. Notably, she headed BancABC’s Group communications and public relations, forming part of the core leadership which spearheaded the Group’s expansion into six SADC countries namely Botswana, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Ms. Garwe’s landmark achievement was the acquisition of Michael Hogg Y&R in 2005, at the time the largest Communications Group in the country. The Group was rebranded to Imago Communications. Ms. Garwe became the first woman to own and manage an Advertising and Communications Group in Zimbabwe.