This year's Exceptional Entrepreneur Award at the 2014 EY Africa Chapter of the World Entrepreneur Awards has been awarded to the inspirational Zimbabwean woman entrepreneur, Divine Ndhlukula, founder of Securico.
Divine is the founder and managing director of Securico. She started the company with just four employees, but was able to carve out a niche for herself in the male-dominated security sector. Today, her company has more than 3 700 employees and is the first Zimbabwean-manned security company to be certified to the internationally acclaimed ISO9001:2008 Quality Management System. Her company is the largest employer of women – currently 900 in Zimbabwe outside civil service, a feat she is most proud of, as she is a champion and proponent of women’s economic empowerment.