Denias Zaranyika is the Managing Director for Seed Co Zimbabwe (Pvt)Ltd. He is responsible for driving Seed Co Zimbabwe’s strategy for profitability and realization of return on shareholder investment. Prior to joining Seed Co he worked for Cargil and Blue Ribbon Foods in Senior Management positions. Denias sits on the Seed Co Zimbabwe, Seed Co Malawi and Prime Seed Co boards as Executive Director.
Denias holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nottingham Trent University.
He is currently the President of the African Seed Trade Association (AFSTA). AFSTA is an organization that formulates policy and develops strategies for seed trade in Africa and intercontinental. AFSTA is headquartered in Nairobi Kenya. Denias is also the Chairman of Zimbabwe Seed Trade Association (ZSTA). He is also an active member of the following institutions in Zimbabwe:
- Advisory Committee with the Ministry of Economic Planning
- Trustee at the Meteorological Services Department
- Agricultural Marketing Trust (AGMARK) and
- Maizelands (Pvt) Ltd which is an extension of SOS Zimbabwe
In his spare time, Denias has taken a keen interest in raising student interest in ICT in his rural district. He held fundraising initiatives that saw the introduction of computers at various schools in the Murehwa District.