Company Overview

Welcome to Curechem

Curechem was established in 1998 and over the past 2 decades has become a leading supplier of high-quality chemicals, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa and located in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania and India, including an Agrochemical formulation plant in Mozambique. Curechem is a distributor of chemicals for the beneficiation of the industrial (food, pharmaceutical, detergents, personal care, paint etc), water treatment, mining, and agricultural sectors.

The company’s distinctive competencies are premised on efficiency, personalised client service and quality products and service and an international presence of renowned suppliers of chemicals and related products.

Vision

Leading supplier of quality chemicals in Sub-Sahara Africa by 2030

Mission

To supply quality chemicals and solutions to the key industries in Africa with a reduced environmental footprint along the value chains at a competitive advantage

Values

Highest ethical behavior, respect for people, safety & health, strategic partnerships scientific thinking towards innovative culture

Our Branches

Group Management

Anup Chand

Anup Chand

Group Managing Director

Anup Chand a Civil Engineer educated from the prestigious Institute, Dehli College of Engineering, and an MTech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. In 1981 Mr. Chand worked as Senior Engineer in State Organizations of Roads and Bridges in Iraq. In 1986 worked as an Executive Engineer in the Ministry of Surface Transport where he was entrusted with the responsibility of construction of bridges in the state of Andhra Pradesh. In 1990 he went to Mozambique where he worked as a Resident Engineer for supervision of rehabilitation of Maputo roads. Mr. Chand joined Civil and Planning Partnership (Pty) Ltd, a Construction Consultancy Company in Zimbabwe, as Senior Highway Engineer where he was later promoted to Senior Management Engineer. In 1998 Mr. Chand formed Curechem Overseas and is the current Group Managing Director.

Yevai G Goto

Yevai G Goto

Deputy Group Managing Director

Yevai Gladys Goto joined Curechem in 2004 as a Sales Agronomist for the new agricultural division for the Cure Chem Group in Zimbabwe. In 2009 she was promoted to Director of the Zimbabwe branch a post she held until her appointment as Deputy Group Managing Director in May 2015. She holds a B.sc Degree in Agriculture, MBA, MSc Strategic Management, and Diploma in Marketing Management.

Urmil Mahajan

Urmil Mahajan

Director HR & Administration

Urmil Mahajan has a BCom & Masters in Commerce from the Himachal Pradesh University of India. She then went to Iraq where she worked as Senior Engineer in the Expressway project. While in Iraq she was involved in several social welfare projects. In 1986 she returned to India and worked as a senior teacher in St. Vivekanand School till 1990 when she relocated to Mozambique. In 1992 the couple moved to Zimbabwe. In 1996 she joined Global Intertrade Network (Pty) Ltd and worked in various administrative capacities. In 2002 she, together with Anup Chand founded Cure Chem South Africa (Pty) Ltd and assumed the function of Director of Human Resources & Administration.

Manoj Joshi

Manoj Joshi

Group General Manager Finance

Manoj Joshi holds a Master of Commerce Degree with over 25 years of rich experience in the field of Financial Planning, Audit, Taxation, and Management skill at various positions in Cure Chem Group since 2005.

Manoj Joshi currently holds the position of Group General Manager Finance with the additional responsibility of Managing Director of Cure Chem South Africa Pty Ltd.

 

Devender Mehta

Devender Mehta

Group General Manager Logistics

Devender Mehta serves a dual role as the Group General Manager Logistics for the group and COO for the Zimbabwe branch. He is a holder of an MBA in Finance and joined Curechem as an Internal Auditor in 2013. He was promoted to the position of Group General Manager- Finance and in June 2018, became Chief Operating Officer of the Zimbabwe branch. He has over 27 years wealth of experience from his previous work experience in the financial sector.

Mugove Manjera

Mugove Manjera

Group HR & Administration Manager

Mr. Mugove Manjera holds an MBA, Psychology Degree, and Diploma in Human Resources Management. He has eighteen years of experience in Human Resources and Administration. He worked for Steel Makers Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd and Typocrafters, a commercial division of Zimpapers Public Limited. He joined Curechem Overseas (Pvt) Ltd in July 2010 as Human Resources and Administration Manager. In 2014 he was promoted to the position of Group Human Resources and Administration Manager, the position he holds to date.

P N Kutty

P N Kutty

Group General Manager Procurement

P N Kutty’s career started in 1985.  Kutty joined CURECHEM in 2002 as an Office Assistant. Kutty was promoted as Group General Manager-Procurement in 2010.  Kutty is also played the role of Curechem India Branch Head. Kutty is a Procurement professional with 36 years’ vast experience across the source to Pay cycle covering Purchase, Market Surveys, Cost Management, Innovation (New suppliers & buyers), Logistics, Partnerships, Customs clearance (Import & Exports), International Trade, Banking, Documentation, Business Promotion, Administration, etc. The entire experience in Chemical Industry.

Obert V J Chikwature

Obert V J Chikwature

Group SHEQ Manager

Obert V J Chikwature joined the organization as an Agro Telesales in 2008 before shifting to the Quality department as the Quality Assurance Officer in 2010. He has overseen the establishment of a Safety, Health, Environmental, and Quality department for the group and ensures compliance and sustainability in our operations. Obert graduated from the prestigious Blackfordby College of Agriculture in 2006 and is a farmer at heart.

Chetan Asthana

Chetan Asthana

Managing Director CureChem Zambia

Chetan Kumar Asthana is a Chemistry graduate with a Business Management degree. He started his career in 1998 with the Japanese giant Juki Singapore in consumer electronics. In the year 2000, he joined  IOL Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd, India’s leading  Chemical & Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing company under the flagship of Trident Group as Manager Marketing.  He was promoted to Vice President of Marketing & Purchase in 2009. Later on, in 2012 he joined Luna Chemicals Ltd another leading Indian manufacturing company in Chemicals & Pharma as a COO. He is with Curechem since 2105

Teerai Marange

Teerai Marange

Curechem Mozambique Country Head

Teerai Alex Marange’s career spans 40 years across Commerce and Industry over half of in Internal Auditing Leadership. Teerai is a holder of, among other qualifications MBA (Zimbabwe Open University), ACIS (Institute of Chartered Secretaries), AIOB (Institute of Bankers), and HND- Business Studies (Harare Polytechnic). Teerai worked for Cimas (Zimbabwe’s then-largest medical aid society) from 1981 and left in 1999 as a senior internal auditor having worked in Claims, Finance, and Treasury. He joined The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe (Cottco) in 1999 through 2015 exiting the Internal Audit Executive. Teerai joined Curechem as Internal Audit Manager in the fall of 2015 before migrating to Operations at Curechem Mozambique Limitada fall of 2017 as Country Head leading the sole agro chemicals formulation plant in Mozambique. Teerai transformed from a career internal auditor to an accomplished brand ambassador in Mozambique involving marketing, sales, and production of agrochemicals including procurement, imports and exports, PR, HR, and Administration.