Faith Mazani has 35 years’ experience in revenue administration covering customs and both direct and indirect taxes, having served at senior management levels in different administrations in Southern Africa.
She is currently the regional revenue administration advisor for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) for West Africa, based in Ghana (AFRITAC West 2). In her current job, Ms Mazani delivers and coordinates technical assistance and capacity building support to six non-francophone countries in West Africa, namely Cabo Verde, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. She joined the then Department of Taxes in January 1983 and was one of the first revenue commissioners of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) at its inception in 2001. She served as the Revenue Commissioner for Region 1 and 2, and as the Commissioner Projects and Planning. She left ZIMRA in February 2007 and joined the South African Revenue Service (SARS) as a senior manager in October 2007, after a brief stint as a senior tax manager at Deloitte and Touche Zimbabwe. Ms Mazani contributed, as a commissioner, to the setting up of the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA), which she joined in November 2010, and was responsible for the implementation of value added tax (VAT) and setting up the reform and modernization programme.
Before joining the IMF in January 2014, she gained extensive experience working with regional and international organizations, including ATAF, COMESA, the OECD and SADC, representing ZIMRA at technical and council meetings of the World Customs Organization (WCO), leading a CATA Management development programme for 3 years, and was involved in training workshops and seminars for different regional and international organizations. Ms Mazani holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Zimbabwe and a master’s degree in economics (public policy and taxation) from the Yokohama National University in Japan.