Zim businessman inducted as ambassador for youth entrepreneurship

© Frank Buyanga, a South African-based Zimbabwean businessman, has been inducted as an ambassador for the Youth Leadership Entrepreneurship, in recognition of his undying desire to grow young people and become successful entrepreneurs.

The continental honour took place in Ghana and was conferred on him by Pan African Leadership Foundation, whose mission is to transform society by nurturing young leaders. This is just the latest gong, coming after he was honoured in May as the leader of a startup that has displayed the greates  growth over
the last year at the World Business Leaders and Honours Summit held at the Lady Majestic 71, one of Dubai’s 5-star luxury yacht.

The entrepreneur and philanthropist  is known for his career as a
leading African businessman, with interests in gold, financial
services, mining, and property, and is also a trusted financial
adviser to presidents and former presidents within and around Africa.

He is the founder of the AMG, founded in early 2017, which has
surpassed the staggering R1 billion threshold in gold reserves in less than one year after its inception. This multi-billion Rand
establishment has since gone on to break records and establish greater standards of excellence within the marketplace.

Together with this, he has been linked with creating a Sovereign
Wealth Fund within Africa, for Africans, which will result in the
emancipation, social financial inclusion and the upliftment of the
general standards of living of inhabitants of the African continent.
Salako Omatayo, convenor of the summit,  hailed Buyanga for his
excellent contribution to the advancement of young people at the
gathering last weekend.

Omatayo said he was thrilled to be bestowing ambassadorship upon a businessman who has contributed so-much towards entrepreneurship at a summit that “provides an avenue for young entrepreneurs to discuss issues relating to the development of entrepreneurs globally”.

“The award to Mr Buyanga is for his undying desire to grow young
people and become successful entrepreneurs,” Omatayo said.
Buyanga led AMG through its sprint to greatness,remaining the
diversified group's chief product visionary and business strategist.
Through bold acquisitions and the articulation of a remarkably
constant mission, the 40-year-old entrepreneur has kept AMG on track with his young team.

In January this year, Buyanga signed a landmark cooperation deal with a subsidiary of the South African Reserve Bank to resell and redistribute its gold and related products such as medallions and krugerrands. The multi-year deal has allowed the appointment of the SA coin dealer as an official reseller and re-distributor of the fast expanding startup’s yellow metals.

That deal came after the April 2018 consummation of a Rand 100 million acquisition of Pagliari Group (Pagliari), a former subsidiary of Rand Refinery (RF) and supplier of high-quality gold products. With thePagliari deal having been concluded in April, the 62-year old jewellery maker’s acquisition also came as Buyanga was stockpiling on the yellow metal from the world-famous RF – one of Africa and the universe’s largest gold refineries.

Admirers attribute Buyangwa’s business success to his Christian
grounding, inquisitive nature as well as to his relatively grounded
approach to business. He maintains a relentless focus on innovation, but at the same time he is said to be imbued with exceptional deal-making dexterity.

Accepting the award, Buyanga said: “I am pleased, honoured and humbled to accept this award and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected. I am so grateful tonight for your support and the endorsement this award represents. And although I am the one holding this award, it actually belongs to a much larger community of individuals at AMG.

“Truly, this recognition has everything to do with the talented,
supportive, creative and intensely passionate people I’ve surrounded myself with over the years at AMG.”

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