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.
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.
Raju Modha: Treasurer
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.