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Our fleet moves cargo, our people deliver.

We have built a strong team that is strategically positioned across our network.  These are the people who drive the Strauss story to become the transporter of choice.


Chief Operating Officer

Adrian Smuts 

Adrian joined Strauss Logistics in March 2021. He brings over 22 years’ experience in the Motor and Transport industries to his role of COO, which involves the day-to-day responsibility of running the company. Adrian reports directly to the Board of Directors. Skilled in sales management, business operations, people management, and strategic alliances, Adrian employs a “hands-on” approach to management that is characterized by disciplined leadership and dedication to incredible team spirit. With his executives, Adrian is wholly dedicated to delivering world-class service to customers that leads to solid results for the business.


Fleet Manager - Flat Decks

Calton Mhondiwa

In 2015, Calton joined the SLZ and to date, has vast experience in both Rail and Road Operations goods and commodities movement. During the years, Calton got acquainted with vast experience of the SADC region, dealing with loading, agents, regional legislations and offloading terminals too. He had worked with vast sub-contractors too, making contracts and sealing deals with SHEQ emphasis for the success of SLZ.


Driver Trainer

Climbon Dzvete

It has been an amazing journey for Climbon, since the 1990s, when he was attached to BP as Aircraft Refuelling Champion at Harare International Airport, to Driver Trainer at Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe since 2016. His achievements include: BP Global Driving Championships Finalists Qualification 2007 (Las Vegas, Nevada United States of America), BP Global Driving Championships Regionals Qualifications 2007 (UAE Dubai), Global Driving Championships Africa Qualifications 2007 (Johannesburg, South Africa), Global Driving Championships Zimbabwe Qualification 2007 (Harare Zimbabwe), Global Driving Championships Finalists 2005 (Cape Town, South Africa), and Global Driving Championships Africa Qualifications 2005 (Johannesburg, South Africa). He has seen it all, both theory and practice, he adds incredible value to our establishment.


Chief Financial Officer - Commercial Fuel Sales

Diana Green

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


SHEQ Manager

Gilbert Musariri

Gilbert is an experienced SHEQ practitioner with a demonstrated history of working in the logistics and manufacturing industries. A strong and focused professional who holds a Master of Science degree in Safety, Health and Environmental Management. He is committed to the highest standards of safety, health, environment, and quality, and is an expert at ensuring that risk is eliminated or minimized in the workplace. He has helped Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe in the development and implementation of international standards.


Chief Financial Officer

Iona Fallon

Iona is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Zimbabwe). She has spent over 20 years in the audit and accounting professions and was previously Deputy Managing Partner of KPMG Zimbabwe. She has held finance director and Chief Financial Officer positions both locally and internationally in the aviation, investment banking, petroleum, and transport industries.


Subcontracting Manager

Kyle Van Leeuwen

Kyle joined Strauss Logistics in 2022 with the intent to further develop the business. He brings with him a wealth of academic knowledge as well as over two years of experience in transport and logistics. Having completed two masters degrees in Supply Chain Management and Business Administration, Kyle will be responsible for ensuring our continued growth as we venture into new opportunities while continuing to offer the most comprehensive transport solution in the region.


Stores Manager

Nyasha Manjeese

With over 20 years experience in Supply Chain Management, both at home and abroad, and as a member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), Nyasha brings valuable knowledge and skill set to the Strauss table.


HR Manager

Tavonga Machigere

We are proud to have Tavonga as our human resources specialist, advisor, and strategist with over 10 years of experience. Tavonga joined Strauss in February 2014 to create and head the human resources function from scratch. He is a seasoned, proactive, and dynamic human resources expert with several years of progressive human capital responsibilities including but not limited to human capital management, human resources governance and business partnering, business leadership, strategic planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, innovation, and reporting. Highly skilled in championing change, project management, systems thinking, ISO standards development, implementation, and internal auditing.


Fleet Manager - Fuels

Tsungai Mubatsa

In February 2014, Tsungai started working at Strauss Logistics Zimbabwe. He is an enthusiastic, creative, and a dynamic transport and logistics operations team player. He has more than ten years of experience in successfully managing highly commercial transport and logistics operations in the dry cargo and petroleum products industries in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. He is responsible for the movement of fuel tankers in the SADC region and upholds the highest standards of customer service delivery, efficiency, and performance throughout. Tsungai has an Advanced International Diploma in Transport and Logistics (CILT 2016) and a Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree in Supply Chain Management (Chinhoyi University of Technology 2010).


Workshop Manager

Antiny Chikuni

Antiny Chikuni Has been in the transport industry for 32 years. He started work as an Auto-electrician and then learnt mechanics because of the changing technology in the motor industry. From there, he worked as workshop foreman for 5yrs then has been Workshop Manager for the past 11 yrs. Antiny has an amazing record; incredibly proficient in workshop and fleet management, preventative maintenance, and all leadership skills.


Operations Manager - Rail

Calvin Chipunza

Calvin joined SLZ in 2011 and pioneered the Rail Logistics Division under the Strauss banner. He developed a strong rail division through strategic partnership with Rail Authorities within the Region, with special mention to a Private Public Partnership (PPP) with the National Railways of Zimbabwe. This resulted in the refurbishment of 160 rail fuel tankcars between years 2012 to 2018. He has proven leadership skills, developing and motivating teams to achieve set objectives.


Fleet Manager - Fuels

Denford Zimuto

Denford returned to Strauss Logistics in October 2022 after previously working there from 2014 to 2020 for six years. As Fleet Manager - Fuels, he provides more than a decade of experience in the transportation sector. The role comprises managing the company fleet on a daily basis with a strong focus on maximizing efficiency, effectiveness, and safety in order to achieve customer satisfaction. He has expertise in logistics and supply chain management, uses a "hands-on" management style, and possesses the gravity and charisma essential to swiftly earn the respect and trust of a workforce in order to accomplish predetermined organisational objectives.


Management Accountant

Farayi Vudzijena

Farayi joined Strauss Logistics in August 2014 as Management Accountant. She is a qualified accountant and has over 15 years’ experience in accounting. She has worked in the Transport, Petroleum and Financial sectors.


Fleet and Admin Manager

Godfrey Dondo

Godfrey has been in this industry for more than 14years .After getting accreditation as diesel plant fitter Class1, and motor mechanics Class 1, he has never looked back. His knowledge, skills and ability in the field of automotive engineering is phenomenal, he has experience with several engine types including, but not limited to: Cummins, LSX, Detroit, CAT, Colombia, Faw, Shackman, DAF, Volvo, MAN and Scania.


Business Analyst

John McCree

John brings a wealth of experience to the business earned over 35years, in various industries in Zimbabwe and abroad. He has been with Strauss since 2012, when the size was 21 trucks, operating out of the Zuva Workshops on Birmingham road. He has a vast knowledge across the industry and, with his skills as an accountant, he provides vital analytical, procurement and commercial strengths to Strauss. John has a simple philosophy to business… “Treat it as if it was your business, would you make the same decision?”


Operations Manager

Mike Chakonza

Having joined Strauss in February 2010, Mike is one of our longest-serving colleagues. He oversees all operational affairs in the Commercial Fuel Sales Division and has vast experience in the importation and logistical movement of petroleum products. One of his most important roles is that of our principal liaison with petroleum industry regulatory authorities.


Fleet Manager - Specialties

Tapiwa Tukuta

Tapiwa joined SLZ in 2012 as Rail operation assistant. In 2019 when Rail and Road operation merged, he doubled as a driver controller and rail assistant. He has a vast knowledge in both rail and road operations. Tapiwa has over 18 years of experience in transport industry.


IT Manager

Trenna Lunga

Trenna ensures that Strauss is abreast with the technologies required in the industry and globally. She has provided ERP consultancy in the SADC Region, Kenya and Tanzania for more than a decade. With her experience, she has shifted Strauss towards a paperless environment; through implementation of SAP business One Solution and supporting mobile applications. She is committed to providing adequate and up-to-date ICT resources, user training and support for the company to surpass its objectives.

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