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Benjamin Munyao

Chief Executive Officer

Benjamin Munyao, is an inspirational leader with an impressive 17-year tenure in the Water and Energy sector. He serves as the dynamic Managing Director of Davis & Shirtliff (Tanzania) Limited and plays a pivotal role as a Director at Davis & Shirtliff (Zanzibar) Limited. He is at the forefront of transformative initiatives, tirelessly working to improve lives through offering water and energy solutions across Africa.
Prior to his current role, he wielded his expertise in the Telecommunication and Manufacturing Industries, showcasing his versatility and strategic acumen. Within Davis & Shirtliff, he seamlessly transitioned through various roles before assuming leadership in Tanzanian entity. He is committed to nurturing talent and believes in training and delegating responsibilities to young professionals, guiding them to assume senior positions.
He holds a record of impactful projects aimed at bettering communities. Notable endeavors include leading Water and Energy solutions across Tanzania pioneering solar pumping initiatives using renewable energy and spearheading water treatment projects across the country. His commitment to sustainable solutions supports the Davis & Shirtliff’s Group mission of converging people, technology, and resources to improve lives in Africa through cooperation and a resolve to find sustainable solutions to existing challenges.
Holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering, he is not only a leader in the technical realm but also a champion for diversity and inclusion. He actively promotes women empowerment at the workplace and has received well-deserved recognition for fostering an environment that supports and uplifts women in leadership. Beyond the boardroom, he finds joy in a healthy lifestyle, indulging in his love for cycling and swimming. His commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is evident in his active participation in community service initiatives.



Davis & Shirtliff

The Davis & Shirtliff Group is the leading supplier of water related equipment in the East African region. Founded in 1946, business activities are focused on seven principal product sectors – Water Pumps, Boreholes Solutions, Swimming Pools, Water Treatment, Generators, Solar Solutions and Irrigation. The group is Kenyan based and operates through a network of Kenyan branches, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Rwanda, South Sudan, DRC, Zimbabwe and a partnership in Ethiopia.