As the founding member of Ringdrive Logistics, Ed is actively involved in spearheading the development and expansion of this dynamic company. Ed holds a Bsc (Hons) Business Studies Degree from the University of Zimbabwe, a BBA Marketing Degree and a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from The Institute of Marketing Management of South Africa. He has strengthened his business acumen through intensive in-house technical and generic management development training with the British American Tobacco Group. Ed has extensive experience in the FMCG industry with robust global and multi-national experience gained in various roles across the Africa Middle East region in a career spanning over 12 years.
Following a tenureship with British American Tobacco, Ed started a sole proprietor consultancy operation offering services to non-multinational tobacco companies based in Johannesburg. With the aim of providing a strategic drive for companies in delivering competitive products and services to compete at a global level, Ed focused on technological advances, brand strategy and a high speed to market.
Ed then founded Ringdrive Trading Services in 2009 and started offering various commodities to the private and public sectors in Zimbabwe and Zambia. He later extended the business by establishing the road haulage division in June 2014 tranding as Ringdrive Logistics. The road haulage division has so far performed very well with on-time, in-full deliveries for client cargo.
A holder of a Bsc (Hons) Sociology Degree from the University of Zimbabwe as well as an MBA from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Brighton has a wealth of experience in business development acquired over many years within the banking and pharmaceutical industries. He pioneered Trust Bank - Zimbabwe’s Electronic Banking division - between 2000 and 2004, joining Sagmed as Director responsible for Business Development - a position he now holds at Ringdrive Logistics. He is a shrewd business development guru who brings to Ringdrive Logistics the much needed know-how in creating smart partnerships with our source and end markets.
Chereen is a fully qualified Internal Auditor and Professional Accountant registered with SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) and COTE (Centre of Tax Excellence). Chereen is also a Tax Practitioner registered with the South African Revenue Service (SARS). She started her own practice after completing her articles in the field of Accounting and Auditing Practice. She later on merged her practice with the Investpro Group when they formed their Tax Division under their sister company Investpro (Pty) Ltd. Chereen manages the Finance and Tax affairs for Ringdrive Trading Services.