Cambria’s team comes from all over the world, with broad diversity of educational and professional backgrounds – all bound by a shared passion for the opportunities offered by Zimbabwe’s renaissance.  

The team encompasses successful entrepreneurs, leading professionals, investors and wealth managers, investment and corporate bankers, industry specialists and former senior managers from ‘Global Fortune 500’ companies.

Paul Turner
Chairman and Non-Executive Director
Paul Turner is a Chartered Accountant and past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe. He is a highly respected and knowledgeable member of the Zimbabwean business community. He was a partner at Ernst & Young in Harare, Zimbabwe, for over thirty years and brings an unparalleled level of experience in the structure and operation of businesses in Zimbabwe. Initially appointed to the Cambria board on 1 July 2008, he was appointed as Chairman on 8 July 2015.
Samir Shasha
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Samir Shasha started his involvement in Southern Africa with supplying and leasing trucks for the operations of a transport company focused on relief aid. In 1995 he established S. Shasha & Associates in Zimbabwe and introduced Freightliner Trucks in Southern Africa for the first time. In 2002, S. Shasha & Associates purchased Zimbabwe Online, an Internet Service Provider in Zimbabwe, and took on the role of CEO until 2006. The company was sold to Liquid Telecom in 2012. Mr. Shasha received his Bachelors from Vassar College with Honors in Economics in 1981. Following Ventures Africa Limited’s investment in the Company in April 2015, Mr Shasha was appointed to the Cambria board on 5 June 2015 and as CEO on 3 August 2015.
Josephine Petra Watenphul
Non-Executive Director
Josephine Watenphul is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa). She joined the UCS Group Limited (“UCS”), a Johannesburg-based investment holding company in technology and associated businesses listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, in April 2004. In April 2009, Josie was appointed Group CFO, a position which she held until May 2015. During her tenure at UCS, which was later renamed Capitaleye Investments upon delisting in October 2011, Josie assisted in various corporate actions and restructurings. She was appointed to the Cambria board on 17 June 2015.
Dipak Champaklal Pandya
Non-Executive Director
Dipak Pandya is a Chartered Accountant and has since March 2009 been the financial controller at Strauss Logistics Limited, a fuel trading and distribution company active in central and southern Africa. Prior to this, Dipak was the financial controller at Playwize Plc, a computer software development company. Dipak was appointed to the Cambria board on 26 June 2015.
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