BOARD OF
DIRECTORS

The CEOrt is governed by an independent Board of Directors; leaders who have significant experience and years of distinguished service in business, law, government and philanthropy. The Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing the organisation’s program and overall strategy.
Chairman

Sanjay Rughani

Mr. Rughani is the CEO for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in Tanzania. He joined SCB in 1999 and has held various key positions with the bank, including Interim Head – Global Finance Shared Services (FSSC), Head of Finance Operations & Change Management – Africa, Executive Director Finance for Ghana and Area CFO (Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone, and Cote d’Ivoire), Executive Director Finance for SCB Tanzania, and Regional Finance Manager for Africa (based in London).

Mr. Rughani has also held important positions, such as a Non-Executive Director for Standard Chartered Bank Uganda, Past Chairman of the Ghana Business Coalition, Chairman of TBA, and as a founding member of the FSSC Forum in Kenya.

During a meeting of the Board of Directors held on 6th September 2017, Rughani was appointed a member of the Board of Directors of the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania.

Company:Standard Chartered Bank

Designation:CEO

Director

Yogesh Manek

Mr. Yogesh Manek is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the MAC Group Ltd.
He is the Chairman of The Heritage Insurance Company Tanzania Ltd, Strategis Insurance (Tanzania) Ltd and Chemi & Cotex Industries Ltd. He also sits on the Boards of Tanzania International Container Terminal Services Ltd, Exim Bank (T) Ltd and Alliance Insurance Corporation Limited.

Mr. Manek has under his astute leadership, successfully guided and transformed business ventures to entrepreneurial excellence. He actively participates in various Trade, Business Councils and Social Welfare organizations in Tanzania.

Company:MAC Group

Designation:Chairman

Director

Brenda Msangi

Brenda Msangi, [MPharm, MBA in Healthcare] is a healthcare and management executive with 15+ years of experience in the UK and Tanzania. Brenda first served in the private sector in 2005, as Pharmacist Manager at Lloyds Pharmacy (one of the largest pharmacies in the United Kingdom).

In 2009, she returned home to Tanzania, where she joined the largest healthcare NGO in Tanzania, CCBRT. And she rose in the ranks to lead the organisation as Chief Executive Officer in 2018. CCBRT provides specialised clinical services and development programmes and is structured as a Social Healthcare Enterprise. It took Brenda 9 years to climb the ladder within the organisation. She was the first female and Tanzanian to hold the position of CEO since the organisation’s inception in 1994.
Brenda is a pioneer of Lean Management in Healthcare in Tanzania; she developed and implemented organization-wide initiatives to optimize organizational performance. She serves on various boards of organisations: CEO Roundtable of Tanzania, World Vision Tanzania, Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Pharmaceutical Society of Tanzania.

Brenda is also a frequent Public Speaker with a presence on many public platforms, including TEDx. Brenda is particularly engaged as the founder of an online mentorship forum called Dear Girl Child BMK, a rapidly growing platform with a large following, both female and male. Brenda’s impressive journey has a large following mirroring her commitment, persistence, and consistency, and passion and grit anchor her leadership journey.

Brenda holds Masters of Pharmacy from the University of Brighton (UK), and an MBA in Healthcare from the University of Plymouth (UK).

Company: :CCBRT

Designation: :CEO

Director

David Tarimo

With effect from July 2014, he has taken on the role of Country Senior Partner in Tanzania.

A graduate from Kings College, London University – LLB Honors, David’s professional experience includes 10 years in the United Kingdom with KPMG (1985 to 1995) and more than 20 years in Tanzania (1995 to date).

He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

His experience includes tax compliance, advisory and planning work for many of the major companies operating in Tanzania, including most of the listed companies and spanning a broad range of economic sectors (including agriculture, financial services, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, telecommunications, utilities). 

He has also had significant involvement in national discussions on tax policy matters – including interactions with the Ministry of Finance (for example, participation in the Minister for Finance’s Think Tank), Tanzania Revenue Authority, National Board of Accountants and Auditors and various private sector bodies.

His role as PwC’s tax leader for PwC’s East Market Area in Africa, and previously for PwC’s Africa Central region, has given him insights into tax regimes across Africa.

In October 2017, Tarimo accepted an invitation to join the Board of the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania.

Company:PricewaterhouseCoopers

Designation:Tax Partner

Director

Alex Nguluma

Dr. Alex Nguluma is a partner at Rex Attorneys, the successor of Maajar, Rwechungura, Nguluma&Makani Advocates and Epitome Advocates. He is head of the Corporate Tax and Insurance Legal Services Department and specializes in tax, commercial litigation, commercial arbitration, liquidations and receiverships, insurance and general company matters.

Nguluma’s previous experience consists of a successful teaching career at the Law Faculty, University of Dar es Salaam and 16 years’ experience in legal & business consultancy. Previously, he worked for PWC Tanzania for 9 years where his last role was an Associate Director and Head of Legal Department.


Nguluma formed part of PriceWaterhouseCoopers team which carried out a review of the road maintenance funds and related Regulations. He drafted the Road Fund Legislation which formed the backbone for the establishment of the Tanzania Road Fund Authority. He was previously involved in the privatization of the leather sub-sector, the pilot privatization initiative by the Government before privatization was adopted in all sectors of the economy.


Nguluma was also part of the MNK&M team engaged by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to draft Operational Regulations for the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) during the first half of the year 2001.

Company:Rex Attorneys

Designation:Managing Partner

Director

Mark Ocitti

Mark Ocitti is the Managing Director of Serengeti Breweries Limited in Tanzania, a subsidiary of East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) which in turn is a subsidiary of Diageo PLC.

Mark joined EABL in August 2014 as the Managing Director of EABLI, the international division of EABL based in Nairobi, Kenya. Two years later, in July 2016, Mark took up the role of Managing Director of Uganda Breweries Limited, the Ugandan subsidiary of EABL, following which he was assigned to his current role in July 2019. Mark has an illustrious career spanning over 28 years which started in the downstream oil industry with Shell in Uganda where he held a number of roles in the commercial field, the last of which was Retail Director Shell Uganda. After 11 years in the oil industry, Mark joined the Telecoms Industry in 2005 to work for Bharti Airtel International where he successfully performed in various roles, first as Sales Director for Celtel in Uganda, then as Sales Director for Celtel in Zambia, Commercial Director Airtel Zambia and Airtel Group Business Director based in Nairobi, Kenya. After 9 years working in the telecoms industry, he left in August 2014 to join EABL.

Mark, a distinguished C-Suite corporate executive, holds a Bachelor of Statistics degree from Makerere University in Uganda, an Executive MBA from the London Business School and a Master in Business Administration degree from the Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

Mark is currently also a non-executive board director for Equity bank in Uganda and a trustee of East African Breweries foundation. He was formerly a member and cluster head of the Uganda CEO forum and a member of the Ugandan President’s Presidential round table for investors.

Outside work Mark is a committed family man and an ardent sportsman.

Company:Serengeti Breweries Limited

Designation:Managing Director

Director

David Nchimbi

David is a Partner in the Deloitte East Africa firm based in Tanzania. He has over 19 years’ experience in audit, accounting, and risk management. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Dar es Salaam. David is registered by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors in Tanzania as a Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice. Before joining Deloitte in 2007, David spent over two years in one of the leading international commercial banks in risk and compliance fields.

Company:Deloitte

Designation:Country Managing Partner