Douglas Mboweni

Douglas Mboweni

Douglas Mboweni

CEO - Econet Wireless Holdings

Douglas Mboweni is the CEO of Econet Wireless Holdings. He joined Econet in 1996 and became one of the pioneers of Econet Wireless when the company went through the processes to obtain a license as a mobile phone operator in Zimbabwe. Douglas has more than 20 years of senior management experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industry. He was also part of the team that spearheaded Econet’s entry into the international mobile markets including in Botswana and Nigeria, one of Africa’s largest mobile markets. He has held various managerial positions in Econet Wireless International before his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe in March 2002.


Douglas is a holder of a Masters in Business Leadership (UNISA), and a BSc Mathematics and Computer Science degree from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ).  He is also a board member of a number of influential organisations and private enterprises. Since his appointment as the CEO of Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, Douglas has consistently steered the company as Zimbabwe’s largest mobile phone operator. In recognition of his leadership and his success, Douglas has won several national and international accolades, including the Zimbabwe Institute of Management (ZIM) and the Director of the Year Awards.