Zimbabwean rises at Canada’s BC Ferries

ZIMBABWEAN Dennis Dodo has been named chief financial officer for the world’s second biggest ferry company.

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Canada-based BC Ferries said Dodo would assume the role beginning April 8, 2015.

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“In this position, Mr. Dodo will … will lead and oversee our Finance Division as well as have shared responsibilities for government and regulatory affairs,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries’ President and CEO.

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“Mr. Dodo’s proven track record in leading key strategic initiatives will be a welcome addition to BC Ferries’ management team.”

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In a statement, the company said Dodo brings extensive experience to the role having been a financial executive in various industries.

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He has spent nine years in the rate-regulated energy industry, most recently as Vice President of Shared Financial Services for Ontario Power Generation.

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In addition, he has had many strategic achievements such as leading the financial function on one of Ontario’s largest infrastructure projects, the company added.

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Dodo is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration (Accounting) from Revier College in New Hampshire, as well as a Graduate Certificate in International Finance and Accounting from the University of the District of Columbia.

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BC Ferries is an independently managed, publicly owned company that provides all major passenger and vehicle ferry services for coastal and island communities in the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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Established in 1960, the company has become the largest passenger ferry line in North America and the second largest in the world, boasting a fleet of 36 vessels with a total passenger and crew capacity of over 27,000, serving 49 locations on the BC coast.