David Tapuwa Hatendi was a Zimbabwean banker and entrepreneur. He is mostly know for being Zimbabwe's first black Rhodes Scholar.
David Tapuwa Hatendi|
22 May 1953.
12 March 2012 (aged 58)|
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Resting place||Peterhouse Boys' School, Zimbabwe|
|Alma mater||University of Zimbabwe, University College, Oxford|
Hatendi was born on 22 May 1953 in [[Marondera], Southern Rhodesia He went to Springvale School and later Peterhouse Boys' School from where he finished in 1972. He proceeded to the University of Rhodesia (Now University of Zimbabwe) where he studied for an undergrad in Sociology. In 1977, David got a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University, becoming Zimbabwe's first black Rhodes Scholar.
Business career and interests
Hatendi worked for the following organizations in his career:
- World Bank, Young Professionals Network programme in 1982
- NM Rothschild, Executive Director, 1991 - 1995
- MBCA - MD and then CEO, 1996 -
- NMB Bank, CEO in 2004
- Hatendi Private Equity Advisors, 2007
Hatendi is the father of US-based famous actor Nyasha Hatendi.
On 12 March 2012, Hatendi died of a heart attack at his home.