Tichaona Zororo – CIA, CRMA, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, CDPSE, COBIT Certified Assessor
Tichaona is Director, Digital Transformation & Innovation Advisory focusing on advising Boards of Directors, Senior Business Leaders, IT Executives and Management on Digital, Digital Transformation, Innovation, Modernisation, Cybersecurity, Governance of Information & Technology, Cybersecurity Mainstream IT and IT Auditing.
He has several years of in-depth experience in IT, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation & Innovation Governance, ICT Governance, IT Auditing, and IT Risk across private and public sectors in Africa, Europe, the USA and Asia. Tichaona is an advisor to a number of Boards of Directors, IT and Business Leaders across the globe on Digital, Innovation and Digital Transformation, Governance of Enterprise IT, Cybersecurity, IT Risk and IT Auditing.
Tichaona is an Advisor to South African National Biodiversity Institute [SANBI] Audit & Risk Committee, an Independent Member of its Business Innovation & Technology Committee and sits on a number of Audit and Risk Committees.
He is a sought-after Digital Transformation & Innovation Governance Advisor, Trainer, Speaker and Published Author in IT Governance, COBIT, IT Auditing, Cybersecurity, Social Media, IT Modernisation, Cloud Computing, Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation.
Tichaona is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE), Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and COBIT Certified Assessor. He Holds a BSc. Honours in Information Systems (MSU), A Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Auditing (Wits), An Executive Education in Digital and Digital Transformation Strategies [University of Cambridge Judge Business School] and several other certificates in business and IT.
A renowned COBIT Subject Matter Expert, and Advisor, Tichaona is credited for being the first COBIT Certified Assessor in Southern Africa and the 40th world-wide, the first African and person from Africa to sit on the ISACA Board of Directors [2016-2017, 2017 – 2018, 2018 – 2019 and 2019 – 2020 terms] and to chair its Audit and Risk Committee [2017 – 2018 and 2018 – 2019].
An Accredited COBIT and ISACA Certifications Trainer, Tichaona participated in the development and review of numerous COBIT publications and ISACA research papers on Big Data, Cloud Computing, BYOD and Outsourced IT Services to mention but a few. He has presented and participated in COBIT expert panels at many COBIT conferences world-wide and was voted the best speaker Africa and Asia CACS 2017.
Tichaona served on ISACA’s Framework Committee, charged with identifying and supporting activities required to appropriately define, build and maintain a globally applicable and practically usable ISACA enterprise governance and management of IT (GEIT) framework, CGEIT Test Enhancement Sub Committee, ISACA Technology Committee and ISACA External Advocacy Committee. He was ISACA South Africa Chapter President [2016 – 2018], Vice President [2014 – 2016] and Certifications Director [2012 – 2014]. Tichaona Zororo was the Deputy Chair of ISACA Audit and Risk Committee [2016 – 2017] and served as a member of ISACA Finance and Audit & Risk Committee [2019 – 2020]. He was Chairman of the IT Governance Committee of Eastern Cape Province Department of Roads and Public Works [2014 – 2016].
Passionate about everything Digital and Innovation Governance, Tichaona is a 2017 recipient of the prestigious ISACA Harold Weiss Award for Outstanding Achievement for his exceptional dedication and achievement that far exceeds the norm in Digital and Innovation Governance.
He is a Board Member [2012 – current] and the Immediate Past President of ISACA South Africa Chapter.
A natural strategist, Tichaona is married to Ruth Zororo and together they are blessed with 4 daughters.