Dr Eve Christine Gadzikwa
Eve is the Past President of African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya (2016-2019). As ARSO Champion for Eastern and Southern Africa and Chairman of the Africa Standardisation Strategy & Road Map for Africa 4th Industrial Revolution (A4IR) that is being spearheaded by the AU continental standardisation body ARSO in partnership with IEEE-SA (USA), Eve actively promotes global best practices, business excellence and standardisation of developing countries under the AfCFTA single market.
As a member of ISO DEVCO Chairman’s Advisory group, Dr Gadzikwa has enjoyed an illustrious professional career, which spans over 25 years in the public and private sectors. Eve was appointed to her current executive position as Director General and Board Company Secretary for the Standards Association of Zimbabwe in September 2008.
During her tenure at the helm of SAZ, Eve has continued to gain extensive industry experience and leads a diverse team of professionals. Over the past 11 years, Eve has represented her organisation with distinction on national, regional and international platforms to engender brand excellence.
She is a qualified and experienced medical laboratory scientist (Bacteriologist) and is the past Chairman of Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) and Institute of Zimbabwe (IoDZ). Eve s passionate about mentoring youth and was a Youth Connect Judge for 2019 and is humbled to be selected once again as YC COVID-19 Judging Panel in 2020. Youth Connect was launched by UNDP and the Government of Rwanda in 2016 which brings partners together to help empower Africa’s youth in a range of thematic areas which cover a wide socio-economic and political spectrum.