Commissioner General

Faith Mazani has 35 years’ experience in revenue administration covering direct and indirect taxes, having served at senior management levels in different administrations in Southern Africa. Faith is the Commissioner General of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) an organisation she joined in February 2018. Before that, she was the regional revenue administration advisor for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) for West Africa, based in Ghana (AFRITAC West 2).

As regional revenue administration advisor for the IMF, Faith delivered and coordinated technical assistance and capacity building support to six non-Francophone countries in West Africa, being Cabo Verde, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

Faith joined the then Zimbabwe Department of Taxes in January 1983, and was one of the first Revenue Commissioners of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) at its inception in 2001. She served as Revenue Commissioner for Region 1 and 2, and as Commissioner Projects and Planning. She left ZIMRA in February 2007 and joined the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as Senior Manager in October 2007, after a brief stint as senior tax manager at Deloitte and Touche Zimbabwe.

Faith contributed, as a Commissioner, to the setting up of the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA) which she joined in November 2010, and was responsible for the implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) and setting up the reform and modernisation program.

Before joining the IMF in January 2014, Faith had gained extensive experience working with regional and international organisations including ATAF, COMESA, the OECD and SADC, representing ZIMRA at technical and council meetings of the World Customs Organization (WCO), leading a CATA Management development program for three years, and has been involved in training workshops and seminars for different regional and international organizations.  She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies from the University of Zimbabwe and a Masters' in Economics - Public Policy and Taxation from the Yokohama National University in Japan.