BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Tato chairman

Mr. Wilbard Chambulo: Chairman

Save for the Forbes’ (French version for outstanding community service) recognition, Mr Willbard Chambulo is, indeed, an unsung tourism hero of our time. The man behind the thriving Tanganyika Wilderness Camps Ltd (TWC) and Kibo Guides Company (T) Ltd is credited as straightforward and pragmatic visionary leader in the business community. He is well known for his steadfast stance on conservation and community support.

Willy Chambulo, as he is simply referred to, is one of such rare strong-willed individuals who have moved mountains to overcome challenges up the ladder both for his companies and the tourism industry at large. He has always been believer in collective bargaining power. He joined TATO Board from 1990s ‘on and offs’ basis.

Today he is Chairman who is recognized for having taken TATO to this new height in collaboration with other board members in few years at the association’s helm.

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Mr. Henry John Kimambo: Vice Chairman

Finished Umbwe High School in 1995. Graduated in 1999 with Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from Institute of Development Management Mzumbe.

Worked as Operations Manager at Kirurumu Luxury Tented Lodge from 1999 until 2001. Graduated in 2002 from Mzumbe University with Masters in Business Administration and majored in Finance & Banking.

2003 joined Asilia Management Company as Project Manager for Kigongoni Lodge until 2006 when he was shifted to Sokwe – Asilia as Transport Manager. Joined A & K end of 2007 as Reservation & Sales Manager for Sanctuary Camps.

End of 2007 joined Grumeti Expeditions as Country General Manager until end of 2008 when he started his own company Dhana Investment Company Limited which runs and operates the following trading names; Osupuko Lodges & Camps, 40-40 Lounger and Dhana Safaris.

Also one of the Founder Directors of Kamitei Foundation.

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Raju Modha: Treasurer

Mr Raju Modha has an extensive experience in the Tanzanian Tourism Industry of more than 30 years. 
He is the CEO of Krisha African Safaris founded in 2009. 
Before starting his own company, Mr. Modha worked for an American Company – Abercrombie and Kent as their Financial Controller for 18 years.
Before Abercrombie and Kent, Mr. Modha worked for Shah Tours in Moshi.
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Mrs. Vesna Glamocanin Tibaijuka: Board member

 

Mrs. Vesna Glamocanin Tibaijuka of Pure Afro Travels Tanzania is known for her posture on conservation drive. She has, particularly, been vocal on poaching menace. During her time with TATO as a Treasurer, Ms Tibaijuka played a key role to organize ‘Elephant March Campaign’—the TATO’s flagship crusade against poaching.

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Mr. John Corse: Board member

 

Mr. John Corse is a Tanzanian businessman with extensive experience in the tourism sector.

He has been involved in Nomad Tanzania since 1998, was its Managing Director from 2007-2015 and remains on its board to this day.  In addition, he has managed the low cost airline, fastjet and is currently Managing Director of Serengeti Balloon Safaris.

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Ms. Mozzah S. Mauly: Board member

Ms Mozzah Mauly is a vibrant Managing Director of Mauly Tours & Safaris

Mauly Tours & Safaris is one of the most pioneers successful family run business based in Moshi and Arusha towns. The company has been operating for over 30years in the tourism industry in Tanzania.

With an educational award in Business Management, Ms Mozzah is credited to have helped raise the family company from a humble beginning to great heights earning great accolades and international awards.

She is also an ardent participant and follower of tourism fairs internationally and locally

Her dedication to attend tourism meetings held by TATO and other tourism bodies is driven by her passion for tourism in Tanzania.

Ms Mozzah hopes to provide great ideas to overcome challenges faced in the tourism industry by local tour operators.

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Ms. Hadija Msami: Board member

Ms. Hadija Msami has actively been working for H & A Unique Safaris (2000) Ltd for approximately 2 years. Within the company, she retains the role of Operations Manager. As Operations Manager, Hadija is tasked to oversee the reservations department by means of assorting price arrangements, and additionally aids the accounting department via generating and reviewing yearly rate cards. In addition, her role requires that she sustain a secure relationship with the clients.
 
Prior to obtaining the role of Operations Manager, Hadija attended school in the United States and successfully received a Degree in Business Administration. Through this degree, she familiarized herself with intense marketing skills, paradigms of financial stability, and account consultation. Being a 27-year-old woman in the tourism industry, she greatly feels that she could propel this field of work in the forthright direction. She is vibrant, quick to learn, and eager to understand how the industry works.
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Mr. Tim Mndinka

Tim was born and raised in South Central Tanzania. He received BA in Tourism

Management Studies at Open University of Tanzania and also

received a Diploma in Wildlife Management in Arusha Tanzania at

College of Tourism and Wildlife Management, He also did his Diploma in

Outdoors Leadership at NOLS, Headquarters in Wyoming USA. He has been working in the Tourism Industry and Conservation of Natural Resources since 1998.

Tim enjoys designing different safari products by incorporating Leadership Development skills, Authentic life of Africa, Sports, Beautiful Landscapes of Africa, and Cultural Heritage. Through his knowledge and being in the industry for more than long, he has managed to come up with organizations like Learning and Discovery Africa ( LanD Africa Safaris and The Serengeti Safari Marathon which is now one of the biggest annual events in East Africa.

At the moment Tim is leading the South Eastern and Coastal Chapter of TATO.

In his free time Tim spends most of his time practicing Beekeeping, He loves Bird

watching, lots of nature Hiking, and Biking in the plains and mountains. Tim does like reading non-fiction books and traveling. www.landafrica.co.tz

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Mr. Vincent Modaha

Mr. Vincent Modaha, one of the directors of The African Walking Company, is among few strong-willed individuals born on the interior of Southern slopes of Ngorongoro highlands at Oldeani village in Karatu district. He has been in TATO as a company representative since 2012.

 

Mr Modaha demonstrates his love on Mount Kilimanjaro climbing. Whilst he is a qualified accountant; with Masters of Science in Finance and Investment from Coventry University, he still maintains his Mount Kilimanjaro chief guide’s licence!

 

Once or twice a year he escapes from the office to lead a trip on Kilimanjaro.

Starting his career in 1997, he rose through the ranks from porter, safari and mountain camping cook, mountain guide to the current position of Accounts Manager of Tour Company.  In 2009,

 

Mr. Modaha is known to have led to the top of African – Uhuru peak the youngest guy doing Seven Summits, the Utah-native Jonny Collinson (17) who accomplished his mission on 19th Jan 2010, meaning to finish Seven Summits within 365 days.

 

With some lobbying skills, Mr. Modaha in 2012/2013 had some inputs on the prevailing park fee, particularly part of crew fee on safari and mountain. He is credited to have successfully managed to illustrate the numerical facts on proposed increment, leading Tanzania National Parks to shelve the fee hike proposal.

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Mr. Emmanuel Wera: Board member

Mr. Emmanuel Wera [BA HRM, MBA] is one of the Directors at Park East Africa limited for over 10 years. Born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania (the heart of Tourism in the country) he grew up seeing and interacting tourists from a tender age.

His broad experience in the sector is supported by an MBA in marketing and other courses attended namely a Certificate on Export Marketing Course from The Centre of Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI) Netherlands.

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Mr. Sirili Akko: CEO

Mr. Akko joined TATO in 2010 from World Vision Tanzania where he was working as a project accountant. He holds solid training in Private Sector Development, Finance, and Business Management.

Being the CEO he is charged with the role of being head of TATO Secretariat which is an executive arm of the association and is responsible to among other things, develop and crafting advocacy strategies, spearhead negotiations, and representing the association in various platforms. More importantly, his key role is to support The Board to discharge its role to serve the members and industry at large.

He is the proud Rotarian and is serving on Boards of community non-governmental organizations and Tourism sustainability organizations both within the Country and abroad.

Email: sirili@tatotz.org

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