Ruvimbo Katiyo

2016 Dartmouth Mandela Washington Fellow
Creator, Hair and Beauty Hub
Zimbabwe

Ruvimbo Katiyo has over four years of experience in the beauty and fashion industry. She is a former Miss Zimbabwe 2nd Runner Up who represented Zimbabwe at the 2012 Miss Tourism World pageant in Thailand. She created Hair and Beauty Hub, a platform that connects brands and consumers in the ethnic hair and cosmetic space. She has conducted workshops in major cities in Zimbabwe doing product awareness and educating consumers on proper hair care. Ruvimbo spearheaded the production of Zimbabwe Hair Show, the first ever Zimbabwean television show focusing on ethnic hair styles. She holds a B.A Chemistry from Berea College, Kentucky USA and is currently pursuing an Msc in Supply Chain Engineering and Management at Jacobs University, Germany. Ruvimbo is also a fashion and jewelry designer. She hopes to capitalize on her experience as a Mandela Washington Fellow and her experience in Europe to equip her with skills she needs to venture into manufacturing of cosmetic and hair products. 

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