A private family man, Ken’s and Joanna have been married for 19 years, raising their daughter together but also sponsoring a foster son for the last three years – particularly in education. His family is his number one priority and main source of hope, inspiration, courage and love. After family, Ken’s other passions are traveling, cycling, theater, skiing, God and philanthropy, and simply relaxing with friends and family. He’s also discovered an immeasurable passion for simply being alive; having been given a second chance.
January 2007 would be another life altering year for the young businessman, but in a very different way. Whilst on a private family vacation to Whistler, Canada Ken survived a life threatening ski accident. As a result of the mishap, he suffered from the possibility of permanent brain damage and memory loss. According to doctors, his chance of recovery was only 2% and the outcome looked bleak. After surgery and many prayers from friends and family, Ken miraculously woke up after five days in a coma; ironically on his daughter’s 11th birthday (something she hoped and had faith that it would happen). But during what seemed like his hour of desperation, Ken had a spiritual encounter which altered his perception and perspective on life. He believes life is a precious gift from God’s and what we do with it is our gift to Him, and his purpose and mission going forward is to make real lasting and sustainable changes in his personal, family and business life. “Paying back” what’s been given to him, Ken actively participates in charitable and philanthropic activities in his country and all over the world. Ken has also interacted at a senior Government level in Zimbabwe in an attempt to try and contribute positively toward the socio/economic impact he has in his homeland by making a difference. His focus is to drive poverty alleviation, job creation and responsible transformational development through FDI (foreign direct investment) - hence his involvement in the World Economic Forum - where he represents the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) as the “Doing Business in Africa” and the “Family Philanthropy Network” Chair. He has been an active member of the Harare YPO Chapter since February 2005, serving as the Chapter Forum Chair, Education Chair and youngest Chapter Chairman in 2008. Ken has given presentations and speeches on these experiences and his resultant driving motivation is being enthralled throughout the world.