Professor Zororo Muranda is currently the Pro Vice Chancellor (Business Development and Resource Mobilisation) at Chinhoyi University of Technology. He is a Full Professor of business and a widely respected senior academic in business education. He has worked for the past twenty four years as a university lecturer and professor. Professor Muranda’s first call of duty as an academic was in 1992 when he joined the University of Zimbabwe as a lecturer in 1992. He served the University of Zimbabwe up to February 2003. Whilst with the University of Zimbabwe, Professor Muranda had served as Chairman of the Department of Business Studies in the Faculty of Commerce between 1996 and February 2003. His first promotion in academia was in 2002 when he was promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer. In March 2003 Professor Muranda moved to Midlands State University in the position of Executive Dean. He served Midlands State University up to April 2004. During his service with Midlands State University Professor Muranda worked hard to establish the MSU MBA programme and the Banking and Finance programmes. In April 2004 he moved to Chinhoyi University of Technology as Executive Dean. He served as Dean up to July 2006. In August 2006 up to December 2008 he was the Acting Pro Vice Chancellor of the university. From January 2009 up January 2013 he was with the University of Botswana. At the University of Botswana he served as Chairman of the Department of Management from January 2010 to December 2012. He rejoined Chinhoyi University of Technology in March 2013 as Dean of the School of Entrepreneurship and Business Sciences. Professor Muranda has now cumulatively served Chinhoyi University of Technology for eight and half years, five as Dean and three and half as Acting Pro Vice Chancellor.
Professor Muranda is currently serving as an External Examiner for the National University of Science and Technology, Africa University, Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Namibia and University of the North West in South Africa. He has served as an External Examiner for Solusi University, ABM University College in Botswana, and formerly Masvingo State University. He has been involved in examining postgraduate students up to doctoral level in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa. He has also successfully supervised Masters’ and Doctoral candidates in various universities.
Professor Muranda is a prolific researcher. He has published more than 40 articles comprising a book, journal articles and refereed conference proceedings. His research interests and advisory are in strategy, international marketing, internationalisation, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and entrepreneurship. He has been and continues to be a major asset in the areas of training and development in our profession. Professor Muranda sits on the ZB Financial Holdings Board.