The Board and Management teams consist of the following:
Col. A.S. Karoro (Rtd): Managing Director
Retired Colonel A. S. Karoro is an accomplished military officer and business man. He served for 15 years in the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), having joined in 1980 and commissioned to the rank of Captain in 1981. Colonel A.S. Karoro (Rtd) rose through the ranks until retirement as a Colonel in 1995. Colonel Karoro (Rtd) attended and successfully completed several military courses including the Command and Staff Course at the ZNA Staff College. He held senior Administrative and Operational positions in the ZNA, including being the Commanding Officer Six One Infantry Battalion and Colonel Logistics for the entire ZNA.
Upon voluntary retirement from the ZNA, Colonel Karoro (Rtd) has successfully established various business interests in the timber, mining and processed foods industries, and is the founder of Top Guard Security. The Colonel therefore brings a wealth of security and business experience to Top Guard Security, leading the team with passion and entrepreneurial flair.
Mr. R. Baig: Director Operations
Mr. R. Baig is the Director responsible for Operations. He has over 25 years’ experience in business operations and administration, having founded several business ventures in the retail, and printing and stationery sectors. Mr. Baig is a holder of a degree in Business Management and Administration and a Diploma in Finance.
Mr. T.D. Karoro: Director Business Development
Mr. T.D. Karoro is a seasoned entrepreneur having founded and managed business ventures in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He has extensive trading experience in both commodities and financial markets. A derivatives trader by training, he is also a JSE Equities and SAFEX registered trader and has traded in various financial instruments and markets in South Africa as well as the American and Asian capital markets. Through his personal business interests and work related projects, Mr. T.D. Karoro has structured and executed a number of structured finance transactions in commodities, mobile telecoms and mining in South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mr. Karoro’s corporate career and business experience includes, being a founding Director of Big Grape Holdings (Zimbabwe) and Reach Africa Investments (South Africa), General Manager-Global Markets and Trade Finance at Tetrad Investment Bank (Zimbabwe), Derivatives Trader at Global Trader (South Africa), and Money Market Dealer at ZABG Asset Managers (Zimbabwe). Mr. Karoro holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Honours in Management) and a Master of Commerce cum laude (Financial Markets) both from Rhodes University South Africa.
Mr. T. Zekiya: General Manager Operations
Mr. T. Zekiya was appointed General Manager on 1 June 2014, having joined Top Guard Security in 2007 as a Marketing and Operations Manager. His vast experience in Commercial Security spans over 20 years. Mr. Zekiya started his career in the security industry at Chitkem Security and served 9 years, rising up the ranks to become the Deputy Marketing and Operations Manager. A former Administrator with a leading supermarket chain, Mr. Zekiya holds an Advanced Diploma in Security Management (ZIM); various certificates with the United Kingdom based Security International Training Organisation (SITO). He is currently pursuing two Degrees in Security Management and Marketing both with Leicester University of Great Britain.
Mr. T. Chiota: Technical Manager
Mr. T. Chiota was attested into the Zimbabwe Republic Police in 1994 and rose through the ranks to the rank of Chief Inspector. In addition to the usual police duties he also majored in Electronics Engineering and worked as a Radio Technician in the Zimbabwe Republic Police. He resigned after serving for 14 years and joined the private security sector, working for Time Security and Guard Alert Electronics as Operations Manager, Covert Security as the Technical and Operations Manager, and SECURICO (former Multilink) as a Technical Manager. Mr. Chiota also worked for Gye Nyame Diamond Mine as an Electronics Engineering Officer between June 2012 and December 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) from Midlands State University, Journeymanship Card in Electronics Engineering, a Diploma in Electronics Engineering and various Security Certificates for Developmental Courses conducted by the Zimbabwe Republic Police.
Mr. I. D. Nyamutswa: Accountant
Mr. Nyamutswa has 11 years of experience in accounting and financial management, having worked in the Insurance, Manufacturing, and Retail and Distribution sectors. He joined Top Guard Security in 2014. Mr. Nyamutswa is a holder of the ACCA-Diploma in International Financial Reporting (DipIFR) and Diploma in Credit Management. He is currently studying for the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting.
Apart from the Human Resources, Marketing and Finance departments, our Operations Division has a team of Commissioned and Non-Commissioned Security Officers some of whom are former ZRP and ZNA officers heading operations in the following units:
a. Guard Services
d. Control Centre
e. Training and Vetting