About Econet

ECONET IS A 22 YEAR-OLD ENTREPRENEURIAL TECHNOLOGY GROUP

Our vision is a digitally connected future that leaves no African behind.

Econet is a technology focused Group with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our purpose is to empower Africans with technology for economic prosperity. Led by our Founder & Executive Chairman, Strive Masiyiwa, our Group CEO, Hardy Pemhiwa and experienced management teams we build and operate businesses that use technology to address everyday consumer and business needs in Africa.

As an active owner and operator, Econet believes in delivering both shareholder and social value by building long-term sustainable businesses that contribute positively to society. We invest in Africa, with a focus on Sub Saharan Africa.

Econet was founded by Strive Masiyiwa and started operations in 1998 with mobile phone companies in Botswana and Zimbabwe. Today we operate in 23 African markets through six strategic business units which cover mobile telephony (Econet Wireless), fibre broadband services (Liquid Telecom), data centre & cloud services (Africa Data Centres), fintech (Cassava Fintech), solar energy (Distributed Power Africa) and digital on-demand platforms (Vaya Technologies).

Econet MNG - Inception Years

 
 
Our Locations
 
 

Burundi Botswana Democratic Republic of Congo Egypt Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Lesotho Liberia Malawi Mauritius Namibia Nigeria Rwanda Sierra Leone South Africa South Sudan Sudan Swaziland The Gambia Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

Selected Awards (2013 – 2017)
 
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