Tavonga Muchuchuti

Managing Director at Xavier Africa

Tavonga Muchuchuti is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and Managing Director at Xavier Africa, a leading AI development agency with operations in Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking AI projects for a diverse clientele, including blue-chip pan-African corporations and government entities. Among his notable achievements is an award-winning systemic risk monitoring platform designed for a financial services regulator in the Southern Africa region.

Tavonga specializes in implementing low-cost, high-impact AI solutions that substantially improve operational efficiency, elevate customer experience, and create new avenues for revenue growth. Beyond his work at Xavier Africa, he serves as the President of the Fintech Association in Botswana, where he contributes to the development of policy, technological infrastructure, and funding mechanisms for the fintech ecosystem.


In addition to his corporate roles, Tavonga advises both a JSE100 company's board and a Digital Transformation Ministry in a SADC nation. Academically, he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Digital Transformation, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and hyper-automation. He also holds an Executive MBA and a Summa Cum Laude Finance degree from Sheffield Hallam University.

14:30 - 14: 55

Day 2

Fireside chat: The future of gaming

Creative Economy Stage

Discussing the challenges of gaming in Africa and ways to grow the local game market sustainably