Published 02 July 2020 by Georgina Crouth

Valentine Dzvova was promoted to the hot seat of listed African Equity Empowerment Investments weeks before the Covid-19 lockdown. Photo: Ian Landsberg/African News Agency (ANA)

CAPE TOWN – Drawing strength from her mother, a resourceful professional who defied the patriarchal norms of her culture and time, Valentine Dzvova was promoted to the hot seat of a listed company weeks before the Covid-19 lockdown.

At a time of heightened fear and anxiety, when revenues were tanking everywhere, markets were shutting and the world became islands, Dzvova became the acting chief executive of African Equity Empowerment Investments Limited (AEEI), transitioning from bean counter to driving strategy in March.

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