Gilbert has over 34 years’ experience in industry in various capacities . He trained as a mechanical engineering technician under Blue Circle Cement (Lafarge) and worked in various industries which include coal mining and processing, precision machining and container glass manufacturing as an engineering maintenance superintendent. He has also worked at Field Tech Sales (Hunting Group) as a Workshops Manager (hydraulics – hoses and fittings) and Product Manager. He joined 3M South Africa in 2012 (SIBG – Safety and Industrial Business Group) and was responsible for managing the 3M portfolio in Zimbabwe as the Country Manager until 2021.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management from Midlands State University (MSU) and a Masters in Business Administration from MSU.