Biography - Mkhululi Ndlovu
Mkhululi Ndlovu (MK) was born in 1976 in Filabusi, Zimbabwe. He holds a BSc degree in Computer Science and Statistics from University of Zimbabwe, a Diploma in Business Leadership. He also has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA). He has attended management, leadership, strategic implementation courses and technology training in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. MK has also attained a Certificate in Strategic Business Management sponsored by Swedish Development Agency (SIDA) in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1999 Mk has worked in the business consulting, banking, health, warehouse & distribution, education, Non-Governmental and humanitarian sectors (including UN agencies). His areas of expertise include enterprise software solutions implementation, innovation, training, project management, strategic decision making, and advisory.
MK has developed information technology innovations with his first one being a commercial software to manage stock he developed for a Bulawayo based Furniture business when he was still a university student. MK also developed Retirement management software for a religious organization also whilst he was still a student. The other software innovations that he developed in his career include a Labour Information Management Database that is hosted in Geneva by ILO, a United Nations Staff member database, A Geographical Information Systems based database to help in forecasting crop harvest as well as to identify where different agricultural partners work and what they focus on, A Gender Based Violence Database, A database to report and manage children cases that are handled by an organisation that focuses on offering legal services for deprived and vulnerable children.
In 2003 MK was one of the founders of Westchase Consultants a technology firm with a foot print of developing and implementing technology solutions in over 16 African and Middle Eastern countries. Westchase’s major focus is around healthcare and education where it has innovated technology solutions to manage information and drive efficiencies in the health and education delivery system. Westchase won a Microsoft country partner of the year award for the year of 2012. Westchase’s innovations in Healthcare and Education were featured on two Global Microsoft Public Sector publications for year 2012 and 2013-2015. One of the software solutions Westchase developed for Ministry of Health and Child Welfare to support their Delivery Team Topping Up (DTTU) program funded by USAID/Zimbabwe was one of the Grand Prize winners of the 2013 Science and Technology Pioneers Prize. In their citation the award was “Offered for the first time by the USAID Office of Science and Technology, the prize recognizes excellence in the use of science and technology to solve development challenges”.
MK seats in various boards and committees in different organizations and is a speaker in various events. MK has recently published a book in Project Management. MK is the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce – Harare Branch Chairman.
MK is married with 3 kids, 2 sons and a daughter. His interests include reading, travelling, meeting new people and golf.