Zimbabwe's leading Tobacco exporter
Corporate Governance

We believe that excellence in corporate governance goes hand in-hand with delivering business results. We strive for transparency in our governance practices and policies while remaining responsive to our shareholders. We see these as indispensable ingredients in positioning the company for
long-term success.

Discover what our Board does for PLT

Our Board is the governing body for PLT and is a team of seasoned advisors who help oversee the company’s full range of activities.
Led by its Chairman Mr V.G. Gwaze, the Board is responsible for the oversight of corporate policies, strategic direction, and management. The Board is regularly informed of the company’s performance, future plans, and significant issues affecting our business.

Mr O. Nyakudya

Sales & Marketing Director

Mr V.G. Gwaze

Managing Director

Mr E. Taruvinga

Leaf Director


Mr V.G. Gwaze
Managing Director of Plug Leaf Tobacco a renowned tobacco farmer, with several years of experience in tobacco crop farming. He brings with him a wealth of experience and expertise to the organisation.
Former Co-Founder & CEO of Tilly's Inn, a Fast Food Chain outfit situated in Chivhu along the Harare Masvingo highway. 

Managing Director of Starchat Communications, a telecommunications entity established in 2015 which specialises in VoIP solution and services. The company also seeks to introduce new state of the art technology that assist farmers realise better crop yields.

Founder & Managing Director of Native Host. A media and advertising company established in 1998. Mr. Gwaze is a passionate brand marketing guru.

Brand Marketing & Commercial Manager of CAPS United FC from 2004-2006.  Valentine Gwaze was responsible for the rebranding of CAPS United FC.

Mr Oswart Nyakudya 
Sales & Marketing Director of Plug Leaf Tobacco.
He has a wealth of experience in agrobusiness. Had a lengthy period as director of Finsem Pvt Ltd responsible for importations of fresh produce and export of
different varieties of chillies.
He has previously worked in the telecommunications industry as an Investigations Officer.



Plug Leaf Tobacco’s experienced team comprises of a leaf buying personnel, agronomy personnel, factory production personnel, sales administration, leaf finance and accounts personnel and we do all our business complying with the rules and regulations set by the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board (TIMB) as to meet the international standards required by all our customers globally.


Bard House, 69 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe


Email: admin@plugleaftobacco.co.zw
Phone: +263 712 555 551 
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