Marah Hativagone Managing Director

areas of expertise
  • General Management
  • Tourism
  • Trade and investment
  • Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • MBA majoring in Business Policy from Nottingham Trent University(UK)
  • Diploma in Finance(ACCA)
  • Diploma in General Management

Marah Hativagone is the Managing  Director of Codchem™ Pvt Ltd. She is married and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

She holds an MBA majoring in Business Policy from Nottingham Trent University(UK), Diploma in Finance(ACCA), Diploma in General Management and other management certificates from NTU and Zimbabwe Institute of Management ( ZIM ). She is a member of  ZIM, IODZ, ZNCC as well as that of women’s business groups eg.  Proweb, AWEP, AWIEF.

She sits on the following corporate boards: FBC Building Society, Dzikwa Trust and has chaired the following parastatal boards: ZTA(Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, ZIA(Zimbabwe Investment Authority, WUA(Women’s University in Africa) Council and ZNCC as President. She also participated in the write up of the National Code of Corporate Governance in 2012. She has won a number of accolades as an accomplished leader and has been honoured by the Heritage Society for her philanthropic work.

Marah has 36 years work experience. She started her career as an administrator in government then worked in the pharmaceutical sector before venturing into general trading . In 1993 she co- founded Codchem as a family business. The company currently employs 40 people directly and  indirectly creates  further employment downstream. The company later diversified into flexible plastic packaging and now operates from two manufacturing divisions – a food chemicals  division and a flexible packaging division.

“Flavouring the Nation”

In her spare time, Marah likes to seek renewal through reading and training. She enjoys travelling, cooking and choral singing.  She is quite involved in mentoring young emergent business women from different sectors, working to improve the lives of marginalised people and assisting in financing educational needs of orphans.


contact details

+263 4 487711/2
Bay 1 & 2 Cavan Industry Park

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