Ignatius joined Grant Thornton in 2022 as an Assistant Manager in the Advisory services division. He has over 13 years of experience in the financial services sector.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Ignatius spent 13 years working in the financial services sector spanning across risk management, corporate and investment banking and microfinance.
He started his career in 2008 with Premier Banking Corporation (now Ecobank Zimbabwe) in private banking division and later joined BancABC in 2011 as a Senior Credit Analyst, he was later promoted to Corporate Finance and Advisory Manager responsible for handling assignments on fund raising, corporate re-organizations, business valuations, due diligence and feasibility assessments.
In 2016, he was appointed as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer for BancABC Zimbabwe on a double-hatting basis to coordinate strategy execution across the group’s four subsidiaries involved in commercial banking, wealth management, stockbroking and microfinancing.
Ignatius co-founded Lincoln Capital in 2018, a trade finance house specialising in provision of structured finance solutions to SMEs participating in Zimbabwe’s productive value chains.
At Grant Thornton, Ignatius is responsible for advising clients on corporate transactions encompassing business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, feasibility assessments as well as coordinating the activities of other specialists who may be part of such assignments.
Ignatius provides services to a diverse range of clients from various industries including financial services, agriculture and agro-processing, manufacturing, transport and logistics, telecommunications, and public service.
Professional qualifications and memberships
Ignatius holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Banking from the National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe). He has completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, and CFA Society South Africa.
Ignatius participates in Grant Thornton’s CSR initiatives such as recently supporting Government’s Digital Transformation Strategy within the education sector by sponsoring a state-of-the art imported tech panel – a first for public schools in Botswana. Over the years, Grant Thornton has supported various local communities such as Learn to Play Bontleng community (2021), SSVP Christ the King Cathedral in Gaborone-west (2021/20), COVID-19 National Relief Fund (2020), Tswaragano Primary School in Old Naledi (2022/19/18/17).