Executive Assistant to the Commissioner General

John Chakasikwa joined the Commissioner General’s Office as the Executive Assistant to the Commissioner General in 2018. He has served in ZIMRA since 2002 in various capacities and levels within the Taxes Division, Customs and Excise Division and the Research and Development Unit. Regionally, John is a Board Member of the African Tax Research Network (ATRN) since 2016.  The network seeks to facilitate African capacity building for credible research in tax policy, administration, law and leadership. The Board plays the strategic role, develops policies and oversees their implementation as well as establishing various functional committees. Internationally, John has also worked as a Tax Expert for International Monetary Fund (IMF) – Fiscal Affairs Department. He obtained an MPhil (Taxation) at the University of Pretoria, an MBA and BSc. (Hons) Economics from UZ and a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Taxation (Certified Tax Accountant) and Advanced Certificate in Tax and Customs. He is currently studying towards a PhD (Taxation).