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 Council 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 council members in few years at the association’s helm.
Raju Modha: Treasurer
Mr. Peter Lindstrom: Councillor
Mr. Peter Lindstrom of Hoopoe Safaris, a seasoned tour operator-cum-conservationist.
He has been a key player in tourism industry since 1960s consecutively.
His vast experience and passion in industry, particularly on conservation is expected to have a positive impact for the new generation.
Mrs. Vesna Glamocanin Tibaijuka: Councillor
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.
Mr. John Corse: Councillor
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.
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.
Ms. Mozzah S. Mauly: Councillor
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.
Mrs. Sayyedah Hirji Gulamhussein: Councillor
The Finance Director at multiple award-winning Easy Travel and Tours Limited, Sayyedah was delighted to be elected as a TATO councillor in 2017. She holds a Honours degree in Business and Accounting, as well as a Certificate in Management and is well-qualified to contribute to the objectives of TATO as it continues in its aim of representing licensed tour operators in Tanzania.
With her, she brings a wealth of ‘hands-on’ experience, having been in charge of Easy Travel’s finances for over a decade as well as contributing to the strategy of the company as it has grown and developed into a leading tour operator through its focus on customer care, attention to detail and consistent quality. As well as playing a leading role in Easy Travel’s success, Sayyedah is also the proud mother of two young children. Sayyedah is passionate about Tanzania and the preservation of its natural wonders and is determined to bring that passion – as well as her commitment to constant improvement – to her work with TATO.
Ms. Hadija Msami: Councillor
Mr. Emmanuel Wera: Councillor
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.
Mr. Sirili Akko: Executive Secretary
Mr. Akko, is the current Executive Secretary of TATO