MEIKLES Limited has appointed James Mushore as one of the company’s board members.

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In a statement, Meikles said Mushore, a chartered accountant-turned banker with over 30 years’ experience, was instrumental in the setting up of National Merchant Bank of Zimbabwe (NMB) in 1993, the first indigenous merchant bank.

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He was NMBZ Holding’s chief executive officer and helped the company to have a dual listing on the London and Zimbabwe stock exchanges.

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Mushore spent six years in the United Kingdom from 2004 to 2010, as a financial advisor to companies doing business in Southern Africa. Prior to founding NMB Bank Limited, he was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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He is a former director of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, former chairperson of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe.

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Mushore stepped down from NMBZ last year due to ill health.