About Us

Zimborders aims to provide world class border facilities in Zimbabwe that optimize border efficiencies and revenue collection for Government.


We partner with world class and industry leading construction firms and engineers for our projects.


Zimborders have forged strong relationships with various international institutions in order to ensure the optimal financing structure for a project.


We have a world-class team that has extensive knowledge and experience in operating international border posts.


We are able to provide various concession structures that aim to maximise revenues for our key partners.


Zimborders provides a turnkey solution for the infrastructure and ICT systems to modernise and upgrade the border posts of Zimbabwe. 

Zimborders not only specialise in the construction element, but also the operating and maintenance of selected projects. 

Together with our strategic partners, Zimborders handles each phase in the project life cycle. This includes the design, construction , financing and maintenance of projects. We have achieved this without any financial assistance from Government. Zimborders success on the continent is linked to our ability to forge long lasting, successful partnerships with a country’s authorities as well as its emerging contractors. It is the combined expertise, knowledge and operational experience that should provide a country’s authority with comfort.

Zimborders aim to:

  • Consult with all administration departments involved to re-engineer the border post processes (including simplification and streamlining of operational rocedures) in order to facilitate trade and solve congestion issues.
  • Finance, supply, install and interface the Border Information System so that all required reporting is readily available to the relevant authorities. We aim to make the border process as seamless as possible.
  • Ensure the full empowerment of the Government officers through an extensive training program to ensure a smooth and efficient adoption of all technologies employed.


Why Zimborders?

Zimborders and its partners are leaders in their sector with a proven track record in Africa. Zimborders expertise and its ability to deploy resources for successful project delivery sets it apart from the other groups. Our strength and experience has enabled the group to raise adequate funding when required.

Management Team

Glynn Cohen


Was born in Kadoma, Zimbabwe and currently serves as Executive Director and Chairman of Zimborders. Prior to this, Glynn Cohen was involved in clothing manufacturing and through various acquisitions became one of the largest clothing & textile companies in Zimbabwe. At its peak, the company employed in excess of 3600 people. Glynn founded GDC Logistics which had operations throughout the SADC region and were one of the largest contractors to the United Nations WFP. GDC Logistics was merged with Super Group which became a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, making this one of the largest logistics operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. At its peak Super Group had 10,000 trucks and 12,000 employees. Super Group made over 60 substantial acquisitions in various sectors of the market. Glynn held the positions of Chairman of Super Group International and Group Managing Director of Super Group.

Francois Diedrechsen

Chief Executive Officer

A qualified accountant, currently serves as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zimborders. Prior to this, Francois, served as one of the two Executive Directors of Raubex Group for 10 years in the positions of Commercial Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Francois, was jointly responsible for the building of the group from a provincial road builder to the largest road and bridges infrastructure group in SADC, where Raubex now employs more than 7000 people. Francois was responsible for the public listing of the Raubex Group on the Johannesburg Stock exchange. Prior to his involvement at Raubex Francois, served as CEO of the JIC Mining & Construction (PTY) Ltd, then the largest mining construction company in S.A. and was further the driving influence in the creation of the Matlapeng group in S.A. which became one of the country’s most successful empowerment investment vehicles. Francois has exceptional experience and a proven track record regarding the requirements, needs and shortfalls of building infrastructure in Africa.

Rugare Pasipamire

Non-Executive Director

Completed his articles at Ernst & Young Chartered accountants, and qualified as a Chartered accounting technician. Rugare was with Ernst & Young for 3 years in an entrepreneurial focused role, before he became Associate Director of Dominion Capital International. Rugare has consulted on numerous large scale international deals. Rugare consulted for Sino Hydro Corporation (China) on the the rehabilitation of the Zimbabwe and Zambia power generation and transmission projects. The project was valued at approximately $1.5 billion. Rugare was also instrumental in infrastructure and development planning for major cities throughout Northern and Southern Africa. These projects were valued in excess of $700million.

Caleb Dengu

Non-Executive Director

Caleb is an experienced Development Banking and Finance Professional who has 22 years experience in international and regional development banking. Caleb graduated from Harvard Business School Executive Program, and holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Caleb is the Managing Partner of CDF Trust and Consulting BV, an Investment Advisory Platform and Private Equity Management firm established in 2010. CDF Trust & Consulting BV is the lead financial advisor in raising USD 1,2 billion to build the Sengwa Power Station and PowerChina International Limited 700 MW Power Project. Caleb is the Chairman of Rio Energy Private Limited, a subsidiary of RioZim Limited, an integrated natural resources group listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. He is also a Non-Executive Director of RioZim Limited and RioGold. Caleb chairs the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the RioZim Board. Caleb is also an investor and the Chairman of Cellulant Zimbabwe (Private) Limited a digital and mobile payment company that supports major banks in Zimbabwe and 12 other African countries.