Hangwi Muambadzi
Head of Africa, CommerzVentures; Investment Committee Member

Hangwi Muambadzi is the Head of Africa at CommerzVentures, a specialist growth-stage fintech venture capital fund. As a tech investor and strategic advisor, she has built a career that connects investment, innovation and technology, with significant experience across the African continent. She began her investment career as a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) specialist at Deutsche Bank, then went on to early-stage venture capital and impact investing in South Africa. Following that, she continued to build her investment portfolio across sub-Saharan Africa and joined the CDC Group (now British International Investment - BII) in London. Most recently, Hangwi was Vice President at Barclays Africa (now Absa), driving the digital transformation and innovation strategy for the bank across its African markets, as well as leading various new business ventures within the bank, positioning it to seize growth opportunities across the continent. Hangwi sits on several boards in private equity, fintech, and agriculture across South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt and Zambia. She serves as an ambassador for One Young World, is a coach to young professionals and an honoured Desmond Tutu Fellow. Hangwi, a Saïd Scholar, holds an MBA from the University of Oxford and a Business Science degree from the University of Cape Town.

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