Maureen Primrose Mutasa
Mrs Maureen Mutasa has over 35 years’ diverse experience in the food industry, lecturing and agricultural research, standards development and management, conformity assessment and accreditation. Mrs Mutasa joined SADCAS in June 2008 as its first Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining SADCAS, Mrs Mutasa was with: the Standards Association of Zimbabwe (SAZ) for 20 years, eight of which she was the Director General; National Quality Assurance Manager for a dairy manufacturing Company in Zimbabwe; Lectured in Food/Animal Microbiology and Biochemistry at graduate and post graduate level at the University of Zimbabwe; and Senior Research Officer- Dairy services and Research officer – Plant Pathology.
Mrs Mutasa has a first class BSc Honours, Degree in Biological Sciences (Biochemistry and Microbiology) from the University of Wolverhampton (UK)  and MSc Food Science with Distinction from the University of Zimbabwe . A “Beit Scholar”, she attended management development and leadership training programmes in Singapore as a Singapore International Foundation Scholar and in the USA as an Eisenhower Fellow.
Mrs Mutasa is currently an Executive member of the SADCAS Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the AFRAC and serves on the SADCA and AFRAC Executive Committees and represents SADCAS in ILAC/IAF and represents AFRAC on the IAF Executive Committee.