Executive and Senior Management Team

Michael A Saywood - General Manager Agriculture


Michael grew up in an agricultural environment in Mashonaland province and attended Peterhouse School. He obtained a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Cape Technikon South Africa. His experience includes production engineering and ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification in manufacturing in Canada, large scale agricultural production as General Manager of over 3000 hectares of tobacco, maize and timber with Universal Tobacco in Malawi. Prior to joining Tanganda he worked for Forrester Estates in Mvurwi and has had significant experience in managing tobacco, horticultural and row cropping programs. He joined Tanganda in 2018 as Group Engineer. In 2020 was promoted to Agriculture Manager assigned to oversee coffee and macadamia production, a position he held until being promoted to General Manager in February 2024.

Tony is a broad skilled manager with exposure in sales, marketing, security and risk management

Tinashe Kaisa - Human Resources Executive

Tinashe is a seasoned Human Resources professional who started his Human Resources career in 2009. He worked as a Personnel Officer for Tanganda Tea Company before leaving in 2019. Prior to re-joining Tanganda in February 2024, he worked for Irvine’s Zimbabwe as a Human Resources Manager.

Tinashe holds BSc Honours Degree in Human Resources Management  from Midlands State University and a Diploma in Industrial Relations (IPMZ).Tinashe is currently studying a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management with Chinhoyi University.

Samson Kandoko - Finance Manager

Samson is a Chartered Accountant who completed his articles of clerkship with Deloitte. He attained a Bachelor of Accountancy Honours degree with a first class from the University of Zimbabwe in 2016. Prior to joining Tanganda, Samson was an Assistant Audit Manager
at Deloitte

Lincoln Mushiwokufa- Agricultural Manager (Avos)

Lincoln was born and educated in the Chipinge district of Zimbabwe. In 2000 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Agriculture- Crop Science at the University of Zimbabwe. For two years after graduation, Lincoln worked as a Research Officer at the
Coffee Research Station before joining Tanganda on an internship programme. Lincoln then rose through the ranks to his current senior
management position of Agricultural Manager (Avocados). His farming skills and attention to detail were instrumental during the construction of Tanganda’s state of the art Avocado packhouse.

Will Stanley - Agricultural Manager (Tea)

William was born in Kenya on a Livestock farm and attended school in both Kenya and the United Kingdom until joining the Royal
Air Force Police (“RAFP”). After leaving the RAFP, William went to Lackham Agricultural College for a three-year Farm Mechanisation
Course. Prior to joining Tanganda, William worked for highly reputable agricultural companies such as Eastern Produce Kenya Limited as General Manager, Agricultural Services Company servicing Unilever Tea Tanzania and Rift Valley Holdings.

Julius Guni - Estates Administration Manager

Julius has vast experience in safety, health & environmental management and administration. Prior to joining Tanganda as Estates Administration Manager he worked for Standard Chartered Bank and the Lowveld Trading and Irrigation Supplies (Pvt) Ltd. Julius holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the Zimbabwe Open University, a Master in Business Administration from Midlands State University, a Master of Science in Agribusiness from Africa University and a Diploma in Environmental Health and Safety Management from the Zimbabwe Institute of Management.