COUNCILORS

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 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.

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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.

Mr. Vincent Modaha: Councillor

 

Mr. Vincent Modaha is among few strong-willed individuals born in the interior on the southern slopes of Ngorongoro highlands in Oldeani Karatu; he is in TATO meetings as company representative since 2012. Mr. Modaha is one of the directors of The African Walking Company which specialized in organising high quality trips on Kilimanjaro and Meru at competitive prices mostly aims to provide a safe and well managed climb of Kilimanjaro with an excellent quality of service. Modaha demonstrates his love of Kilimanjaro, because whilst he is a qualified accountant; with Masters of Science in Finance and Investment from Coventry University he still has a Kilimanjaro chief guide’s licence! Once or twice a year he escapes from the office to lead a trip on Kilimanjaro.

Starting as a porter in 1997, he grown from porter, safari and mountain camping cook, mountain guide and accounts manager of tourist company – he collectively have many years of experience.  In 2009, Mr. Modaha lead 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 which means to finish Seven Summits within 365days.

Mr. Modaha is full of lobbying skills in 2012/2013 had some inputs on the current prevailing park fee especially part of crew fee on safari and mountain; he spared his time to illustrate the numerical facts on increment. He is also among the member who raised concern on association constitution and demanded review of constitution.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ms. Hadija Msami: Councillor

 

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. 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.

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Mr. Sirili Akko: Executive Secretary

 

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

Being the Executive Secretary he is charged with role of being head of TATO secretariat, an executive arm of the association, and is virtually responsible to, among other things, develop and crafting advocacy strategies, spearhead negotiations, and representing association in various platforms.

He reports to the Governing Council, an oversight body for the membership.

Email: sirili@tatotz.org