Chester Makwanya is an entrepreneur, travel consultant and philanthropist.”He stands at the forefront of the travel and hospitality company & is the pioneer ,founder and CEO of Makchester Tours and Travel. Throughout his 2 & half-year tenure with Makchester tours and travels, he has built a reputation for developing business strategies, incubating new business models, and building out channel programs for the growth of the business.
Embracing the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth, Makwanya consistently ranks among the top highly recognised successful entrepreneurs amongst the Zimbabweans in UAE .He was born on the 15th October 1984 and was raised in Rugare Township in Harare. His passion for entrepreneurship started and was crafted when he was 9years old, selling for fundraising for Jairos Jiri Children Home. After High school Makwanya then worked for the City of Harare for 3years .Whilst at the City of Harare, he was selling hardware materials to companies as a part time business. In 2008 he left for South Africa where he worked but was not limited to his job, he started selling electrical gadgets there and also in Zimbabwe. He then relocated to UAE in 2010 where he is currently based.Chester is an experienced calculated risk-taker with deep infatuation of knowledge, entrepreneurship and investments. Makwanya was part of UAE – based entrepreneurs who assisted financially and logistically to help people who were affected by Cyclone Idai in the eastern part of Zimbabwe. He has devoted his free time to help people coming to UAE with information of what need to be done, jobs in the market and an insight of life in UAE.
Makwanya is the current Vice Chairperson of African Christian Business Fellowship, Abu Dhabi, it’s a Christian board for helping people to startup.