In early 2010, following the dollarization of the economy, Strauss saw an opportunity for a quality and standards driven company to enter the fuel trading and logistics market. It was from this inspired measure that Strauss was born.

We started trading in early 2010 with our focus being the numerous second tier retail customers and large industrial and commercial users. Our proposition of a seamless supply line through the use of our Logistics division proved to be an instant success and this continues to be the case.

Our core values of quality and standards have given us an enviable reputation and we aim to always exceed our customer’s expectations.

We supply the full spectrum of petroleum products, including:-

  • Gasoil
  • Gasoline
  • Jet A1
  • Avgas
  • LPG
  • Paraffin
  • Lubricants

We source products from all the major supply routes into Zimbabwe, including Beira, Matola and South Africa.


Diana Green

Diana Green

Finance Manager - Strauss Zimbabwe

Di joined Strauss Zimbabwe in July 2011 as Finance Manager for the fuel trading division. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant having trained under KPMG. Di has over 25 years experience in commerce and has worked in the corporate freight, transport and banking industries.

Di is an integral member of the team and is responsible for financial aspects of the Strauss companies. Her goal is to ensure that all companies are compliant with international accounting standards, local tax regulations and is the liaison for any tax and legal issues. She endeavours to ensure that all accounting data is accurate and that internal reports generated facilitate management in making the right, informed decisions.

Having built an efficient finance team around her, Di has become involved in the trading and selling of petroleum products and has enjoyed being involved in the commercial side of the business. She is dedicated and determined to add value to the business by maintaining the highest standards and work ethic.

Specialities

  • Accounts Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Fuel Trading
  • Administration
  • Business Development

Mike Chakonza

Mike Chakonza

Operations Manager - Strauss Zimbabwe

Mike is one of the longest serving members of Strauss Zimbabwe having joined the company in February 2010. Mike is in charge of all operational issues and has vast experience regarding the importation and logistical movement of petroleum products. One of his most important roles is being our main liaison with all petroleum industry regulatory authorities.

Mike's portfolio includes both local and regional operations, and he interacts daily with our business partners and customers. He strives to give our customers a professional and efficient service and has achieved a high level of success due to his strong work ethic. He is currently studying after work for a qualification under CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply).

Mike is a team player, dedicated to his job, reliable and personable, and is a valuable and integral member of the Strauss team.

Specialities

  • Fuel Operations and Management
  • Logistical Movement of Petroleum Products
  • Customer Liaison
  • Supplier/ Partner Interface

Allon Posen

Allon Posen

Data Analyst

Allon joined Strauss in February 2015 as a Data Analyst. He completed his Business Management degree in 2014 with specialisation in Finance and has a real flair for IT and system analysis.

Allon is being introduced to the business by spending time with all members of the management team, and has shown a keen interest in the business and specifically the IT systems currently being used by the companies. He will play an integral role in analysing existing data and developing new systems to enhance the productivity of our business.

Allon is a very talented, energetic young man. We are excited to have him as a part of our team and look forward to him adding value to our business as a whole.

Specialities

  • Data Specialist
  • Financial Analysis
  • IT Development