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Danford Mugadza

B.Sc.(Hons) (Elec Eng), M.Sc. (Electrical Power Engineering)


Born in 1969 in Zimbabwe, Danford Mugadza is an electrical power engineer and businessman in the transformer, utility and electrical industry in South Africa and Africa. He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Zimbabwe in 1993, and obtained an M.Sc. in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Strathclyde (Centre for Electrical Power Engineering) in Glasgow, UK, in 1995.

He worked in the transformer and utility industry in Zimbabwe from 1992 and has resided in South Africa since 2003. In 2003 he was appointed MD and shareholder of Hawker Siddeley Transformers which became WEG Transfomers Africa in 2013 after a successful sale to WEG of Brazil, where he stayed on as MD of WEG Transformers Africa until December 2015.

Danford also had a stint in 2016 with Schneider Electric as VP Energy.

He has also lectured at the University of Zimbabwe in electrical power systems and design at undergraduate and masters level.

He is driven by the desire to ask those taboo questions – why, why, why. He is a change driver, always setting the highest bar for himself, and is a practitioner of the “theory of constraints – TOC” management philosophy.