Ngwarati Mashonga: Director- International Office

Ngwarati is a Health Logistics and Supply Chains specialist, Fleet, Supply Chain, Operations and Transport Management expert. Ngwarati is a holder of a Master in Science Degree in International Logistics and Supply Chain Management attained from the University of South Wales, a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with Specialisation in Transport Economics attained from University of South Africa (UNISA) and a Skilled worker Class 1 in mechanics in addition to other business related courses from Leadership Trust and Said Business School, Oxford University.

As Director- International Office, Ngwarati leads new Riders Programs. His responsibility includes new thinking, setting new operational and financial systems, consultancy, setting new programs and new projects utilising 21 years of operations expertise horned from his work with Riders for Health in Africa and the United Kingdom. He is currently the overview supervisor for Riders Liberia program, after leading Riders for Health Ebola response in February 2015 and now leading in Health Systems Strengthening.

Ngwarati joined Riders for Health in 1996, has worked up the organisation from being a motorcycle mechanic to be a Country Director for Riders for Health Zimbabwe programme from 2001 to 2006. In 2007 Ngwarati was transferred from Zimbabwe to the UK to oversee all operations across all programmes in charge of Programme Directors, initially starting as a Field programme Co-ordinator in 2007 and then Operations director from 2008. Ngwarati was part and mostly led the set-up of all existing Riders programmes (Kenya, The Gambia, Nigeria, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and now Liberia ). He has led the establishment of Riders for Health International. Ngwarati’ s development and growth from the work floor, many years of working in Africa and the United Kingdom gives him a unique understanding and experience of the practical work delivery, administrative work to support transport and a deeper understanding to solve issues and problems as they occur in any environment in the world.