Zimbabwe Institute of Public
Administration and Management



Director General

Dr. Edgar S. Makande

Dr. Edgar S. Makande is currently the Director General of the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and management (ZIPAM). Prior to this, he was the Institute’s Deputy Director General responsible for the Training, Human Resources and ICT functions of the Institute.

In his 7 year tour of duty at ZIPAM since 2017 he has led the turnaround management team and significant progress has been made up to this day towards bringing the institution closer to its old glory as well as financial sustainability. ZIPAM successfully embarked on a marketing and business approach to financial recovery and sustainability. It is now attracting attracting significant business from Government especially through the Public Service Commission and from from the Private sector, through trainings and conferences.

Before joining the Institute he worked as an independent business consultant for several years gaining experience in management and leadership. Dr. Makande has wide experience in business education. He was a full time lecturer in the Graduate School of Business of the National University of Science and Technology where he taught Human Resources Management, Operations and strategic management to Executive MBA students. He has been a visiting part time lecturer to several other business schools in the region.

He has also worked with several other organizations including Fidelity Printers and Refiners (Reserve Bank subsidiary) as a Mobilisation executive. He has also worked as a senior consultant (Training and Development) with Best Practices (Pvt) (Ltd). He gained his operational, management, leadership experience over a period of 18 years in a state corporation where he rose from a chemist to General Manager and Chief Executive Officer. He holds a BSc degree, a masters and doctoral degrees in business administration.