10th December 2019

Zoona’s winning streak continues

Lelemba Phiri – Zoona CMO

Zoona has announced that it had been awarded two international awards. Lelemba Phiri, the Group Chief Marketing Officer, was recognised as being one of the Top 5 Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders at the World Marketing Congress in Mumbai. In addition the company was honoured with the Africa Best Employer Brand Award, at a ceremony held in Mauritius. They recognise organisations that have used marketing communications effectively in attracting, retaining, and developing talent.

“2017 has been an incredible year for Zoona, we have been very fortunate to receive some amazing international recognition. We appreciate the accolades as they fuel our fire to keep striving. Through the dedication and commitment of over 1000 active entrepreneurs – we have created 3500 + jobs and serviced more than 2000 communities.” says Lelemba Phiri, Group Chief Marketing Officer.

More than 600 marketing leaders from at least 70 nationalities attended the ‘Most Influential Global Marketing Leader’ ceremony held in Mumbai.

The Most Influential Global Marketing Leaders is an intensely competitive award. The shortlisted individuals are people that are doing extraordinary work. The jury consists of senior professionals from across the globe that assess and track their achievements over a period of time.

The second award received by the company was the prestigious Africa Best Employer Brand Award.

The awards recognize organizations that have used marketing communications effectively in finding talent. The Africa Best Employer Brand Award is chaired and headed by Dr. Indira Parikh the Ex-Dean of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, the most prestigious education institute in India.

The Africa Best Employer Brand Award features the Top organizations from the African Region, who are exemplary in HR Practice and use marketing communications effectively for Human Resources Development.

“At Zoona we have a big mission and we need the right people in the right roles to achieve it. In addition they must be motivated and empowered to make it happen, therefore our culture and values are very important to us – and we invest resources to make sure we treat our great culture as an asset. Winning awards like this is an outcome of this investment by the founders and leaders since we began our journey in 2009 – and will help us to keep attracting top talent so we can help communities thrive” said Erica Hannath, Zoona’s Executive heading up the People Function.

A number of weeks ago, Zoona’s Chief Executive Office, Mike Quinn received the coveted Claugus Award for Social Entrepreneurship, while the company itself was recognised by UNCDF Digital Chikwama Awards for the important work being done in Zambia in the field of financial inclusion at the awards held in Lusaka.