Crispen Sachikonye Wikipedia
Crispen Sachikonye (born 28 March 1969) is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur and co-founder of Hash Three (PVT) Limited, one of Zimbabwe’s largest advertising agencies, which has interests in four internationally affiliated advertising agencies across three southern African countries. He is also the founder of the independent news agency African Open Media Initiative (Private) Limited which was licensed in Zimbabwe in July 2010, and in Malawi in November 2010.
Crispen received his primary education at Martindale School and Hartmann House Preparatory School; his secondary education at St. George's College, Harare and went on to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe. In 1993 he successfully applied to the Ministry of Women's affairs for the unbanning of the beauty pageants in Zimbabwe, and subsequently produced the Miss Zimbabwe pageant under the Miss World licence, and the Miss Universe pageant under a licence from Miss Universe. In 1994 he donated the Miss World pageant franchise to the Miss Zimbabwe Trust which holds the licence to this day.
He left Zimbabwe in 1994 and worked in the Graphics Department at the Swiss Bank Corporation in London for three years, returning to Zimbabwe in 1997 when he teamed up with Vojin Dakovic to build Hash Three as a graphic design company. Crispen is part of Team Zimbabwe, a special brand building unit brought together by the Deputy Prime Minister to define and develop Zimbabwe's brand.