Leadership Team

Innocent Dutiro


Innocent joins Partners in Performance with more than 30 years of corporate and consulting experience covering Financial Services and other industries. He has extensive experience working with retail and corporate banks, and Insurance institutions in Southern Africa. Recently, as Group CEO of Adcorp Holdings Ltd (ADR:JSE), a South African based workforce management solutions group through the first phase of a strategic turnaround that achieved notable success.

Prior to that he co-led the Africa Financial Services Practice at Bain and Company and led the Southern Africa Financial Services Practice at Deloitte Consulting. In both these roles, Innocent worked with several Banking and Insurance organisations on the African continent.

Innocent is an avid football fan (dyed-in-the-wool Manchester United supporter) and enjoys cycling, golf, and squash. He enjoys spending time and travelling with his wife Gloria and their young adult daughter and son.

Career snapshot

  • Led the first phase of the strategic turnaround of Adcorp holdings delivering R1bn of cost savings and repositioning the brand
  • Set up and led the Programme Management Office for the 2010 Soccer World Cup hosted in South Africa
  • Led the transformation of the finance function of a life insurer, delivering cost savings and efficiency improvements
  • Developed a digital strategy for a long-term savings business
  • Developed and implemented a portfolio prioritisation strategy for an Industrial Development Finance Institution
  • Formulated a turnaround strategy for an integrated phosphate producer
  • Led the merger and integration of a wealth manager and a high-end retail private bank to form a full-service private bank


  • He holds a MSc in Engineering Solid Mechanics from University of Manchester, MBA from Wits Business School, and BSc Mechanical Engineering (Hons) from the University of Zimbabwe