Strive Masiyiwa (born 29 January 1961) is a London-based Zimbabwean billionaire businessman and philanthropist. 2015 – African Business Awards – Lifetime Achievement Award. [48], He recently[49] took over, from former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, the chairmanship of AGRA, an organisation that supports Africa's smallholder farmers. Masiyiwa's international appointments and board memberships over the years include: Unilever (board member), the National Geographic Society (trustee), UN Commission on Adaptation (Commissioner), Generation Africa (co-founder), Pathways for Prosperity Commission on Technology and Inclusive Development (co-chair), The Rockefeller Foundation (former board member),[13] US Council on Foreign Relations (Global Advisory Board),[14] the Asia Society (Board member), Stanford University (Global Advisory Board), the Africa Progress Panel,[15] Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (Chair, now Chair Emeritus),[16] , The Micronutrient Initiative of Canada (former board member),[17] Grow Africa, the African Union's Ebola Fund (co-founder),[18] Morehouse College,[19], the African Academy of Sciences (Honorary Fellow) and the Pan African Strategic Institute. We know the importance of doing the right thing at the right time. Strive is a 2019 American independent coming-of-age drama film. In January 2020 he paid for Zimbabwe's doctor's to return to work after they struck to get paid. After more than ten years in South Africa, Masiyiwa moved to London; however, he still retains significant business interests in South Africa. Moreover, he pledged US$60m to be used to build resiliance against the disease. Masiyiwa's investment in Seattle based Trilogy International, have also helped him secure interests as an investor in Viva's Bolivia and Dominican Republic businesses. 2015 – Freedom Award – International Rescue Committee. [6] He had realized as Chief Marketing Officer that CDs and DVDs would soon prove obsolete and that the emerging digital market had a strong future. [citation needed], Flickering Myth critic Erika Hardison gave Strive four out of four stars,[11] stating that "Strive isn't a feel-good film but it's a real film. Strivr quickly became a part of our process improvement initiative.”. [31], At the UN Global Leadership, 2015 awards dinner in New York City; The Africa Against Ebola Campaign was recognised for their humanitarian contributions and outstanding work in response to the Ebola epidemic. Become a knowledge sharing team and remove staff dependencies.. [12] The company's first cellphone subscriber was connected to the new network in 1998. Strivr is the tool we would have needed at the time.Today, Strivr serves more than 300 users, and is steadily growing. [6][7] Masiyiwa is also a member of the Bill Gates and Warren Buffett initiative known as the Giving Pledge. Strivr keeps all your processes in one place. Copyright © 2020 Strivr - All rights reserved. The film premiered at the Harlem International Film Festival in May 2019.

[13], Strive received the Audience Award, while JoiStaRR received the Best Actress Award at the Harlem International Film Festival and the film screenplay was awarded the Jury Award at the American Black Film Festival in 2019. After working briefly as a telecoms engineer for the state-owned telephone company, he quit his job and set up his own company with the equivalent of US$75. [34], Masiyiwa returned to his native Zimbabwe in 1984 after a 17-year absence. With Strivr Carnegie Fonder can consolidate all their oversight of outsourced and inhouse operations. [23], In September 2014, the Chair of the African Union (AU), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, asked Masiyiwa to help mobilise resources for Africa's response to the Ebola outbreak. “Strivr helps us remember our critical processes and allows us to focus on getting the work done rather than remembering what to do, giving us headspace”. [...] I want people to watch this and say, if Kalani can do this I can too. He is married to Tsitsi, they have six children, and live in London, England. Our Essential plan includes the entire platform with everything you need to simplify your day-to-day operations. His main interest remained in telecoms.

[21][22], 2019 American urban youth film starring Danny Glover, "Harlem International Film Festival » Closing Night – Double Feature", "2019 Harlem International Film Festival Announces Lineup",,, "American Black Film Festival announces 'Best of ABFF' winners", "Interview with Robert Rippberger and Sha-Risse Smith about their upcoming movie, 'Strive,,, "Harlem International Film Festival » 2019 Awards", "The Slate of Films in Competition Announced for the 2019 American Black Film Festival", "The Films in Competition Announced For The 2019 American Black Film Festival",, "At 25 years old, the Black Harvest Film Festival still schwings", "Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival | Film Schedule", "Valley Film Festival begins in NoHo Arts District Saturday",, Short description is different from Wikidata, Wikipedia articles without plot summaries from August 2020, Articles with unsourced statements from August 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 September 2020, at 21:35. They sent him to private school in Edinburgh, Scotland. [7] Writer Sha-Risse Smith set out to make an inspirational film: "I wish I had a film like this when I was going to boarding school. Use these for audits and regulatory visits - without adding an additional management system.- All signoffs are stored digitally and easily accessible- Standard and customized reports to follow-up on your operations- Full csv-export with all data needed to create your own KPI’s and reports, Connect your systems and workflows directly into Strivr with our API.

“The fact that we can replace physical sign-offs with electronic sign-off means that we save a lot of time during the audits and in our daily tasks.”, “Before incorporating Strivr into our business, we were, as most companies, using to-do lists in separate spreadsheets which later were printed and signed. “With Strivr, we have saved both time and costs and can operate much more efficiently.” Mohammed Farahani, CFO, Enter Fonder. The Dashboard provides you with a real-time overview of your progress and status.- Detailed overview. When he was seven, his family fled the country after Ian Smith's government declared independence from Britain. 1999 – Junior Chamber International (JCI) – Ten Most. Filming took place in and around both of these locations. The company he created is known to have operations and investments, in more than 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, US, Latin America, and New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, and China.[42][43]. [35], Masiyiwa appealed to the Constitutional Court of Zimbabwe, on the basis that the refusal constituted a violation of "freedom of expression". Keeping track of processes, controls, approvals and everything needed to stay on top of their operations. Most of the doctors on strike were earning less than $100 a month. They first met in 2009 as colleagues at one of the largest financial administrators in the Nordic region, and have 18+ years’ combined experience from the fund and asset management industry.

Make sure you and your team always stay one step ahead. When he graduated in 1978, he travelled back to Zimbabwe, intending to join the anti-government guerrilla forces there. For press or media inquiries, please email us directly at For support requests, please email us at [1][2] In June 2019, it screened in competition at the American Black Film Festival in Miami,[3][4][5] and won the Jury Award for "Best Screenplay".

Strive Masiyiwa was born in Zimbabwe on 29 January 1961.

[51], Together with his wife, they pledged $100m to establish a fund to invest in rural entrepreneurs in his home country. Virtual-Reality Startup Strivr Raises $5 Million in Initial Funding Round Funding group led by Signia Venture Partners