Sylvester holds a BSc Honors Sociology from the University of Zimbabwe, Diploma in Personnel Management and a Trainer Development Diploma. He is a chartered human resources practitioner and a fellow member of the Institute of Personnel Management Zimbabwe (IPMZ). He joined Zimasco in January 1992 as Graduate Trainee – Human Resources and was promoted to Assistant Human Resource Officer in January 1994. Sylvester was further promoted to Human Resources Officer in August 1994, a position he held until December 1998. He was also promoted to the positions of Training & Development Manager (January 1999 – April 2002) and Capability Development Manager (May 2002 – September 2006), a position he held until his appointment to his present position of General Manager Human Resources in October 2006.