Tineyi Mawocha is a Zimbabwean banker and hotelier who is currently based in Rwanda and heading Urwego Opportunity Bank, a registered commercial bank that focuses on micro-finance. He has been at the helm of a number of financial institutions both in Zimbabwe and in the region.

Tineyi Mawocha
Tineyi Emmanuel Mawocha
Born Tineyi Emmanuel Mawocha
December 20, 1964
Residence Rwanda
Education Masters in Development Finance - University of Stellenbosch Business School
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) - University of Zimbabwe
HND in Hotel & Catering Management - Hotel School Zimbabwe, Bulawayo Polytechnic
  • Banker
  • Hotelier
Years active 1990 - present
Employer Urwego Opportunity Bank (Rwanda)
Spouse(s) Gail Mawocha (nee Cummings)
Children Iwani Zoe, Tinaye Emeka, Eddie and Langa Bakhuluma-Ncube
Awards University Book Prize - Univesity of Zimbabwe



Tineyi Emmanue Mawocha was born on 20 December 1964 in Harare, Zimbabwe. He grew up in Mufakose where he would do high schooling at Mufakose High School then Ellis Robins Boys High. He is married to Gail Mawocha (nee Cummings) and together they have 4 children.


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Mawocha has worked extensively in the financial industry since 2000 but the banker was initially in the hotel and catering field. He tells of how he accidently joined the banking field after attaining his MBA and even after turning down the job, Standard Bank would insist on him taking up the appointment.[1]




  1. Banking on Success, USB.AC.co.za, Published: 2010, Retrieved: 1 Mar 2015