Denis Chiminya is the Technical Director for Riders International. His role is Pan African in nature and involves the maintenance of Riders for Health International’s technical standards across 7 African country programmes. He does this through training of fleet managers, motor vehicle and motorcycle technicians and road safety training. He has been involved in the setting up of several Riders International country programmes and just recently, he was part of the Riders Replications Team (RRT) which was involved with the setting up of a fleet management system in Liberia. This involved setting up systems and processes to enable decentralised maintenance of vehicles across Liberia and included among others, construction of maintenance facilities and equipping them, training of local managers, technicians and drivers in the running of a fully-fledged fleet management system. In addition, he has also been involved with the training of technicians in the maintenance and management of motorcycles used for biological sample transportation in Liberia.
He joined Riders for Health soon after completion of his apprenticeship training in June 1999 and owing his dedication, he rose through the ranks to his current position. Apart from being a qualified Journeyman Class 1 in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Denis is also a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Transport and Logistics from the University of South Africa, (UNISA).