Abednego K. B. Chigwada is currently the Group Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Manager for Zimplats Zimbabwe. He has also worked for several companies in the mining industry in underground and open pit mines, concentrators and smelter operations.

He is President of the Zimbabwe Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (ZIOSH) and a regular global speaker at international leaders’ forums.

Abednego has a Doctorate in Management of Technology, Innovation and People with emphasis on operational Risk management and also a MSC in Strategic Management and BSc in Environmental Science. He is a Consultant and Lead Auditor for the Standard Association of Zimbabwe on Occupational Health, Safety, Environment and Quality Management Systems. Personal interests include following global trends in SHERQ, ravelling, gardening, reading & singing Soccer and Rugby.