Board Chair, TMEA and CEO, Infotech Investment Group

Ali Mufuruki is a Tanzanian entrepreneur, philanthropist, public speaker and leadership coach. A Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute Class of 2001, Ali co-founded the Africa Leadership Initiative in 2002 whose mission is to engage the energy and talent of emerging leaders in Africa in order to release their potential to build a good society for their nations. He is co-founder and chairman of the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania, a policy dialogue forum that brings together more than 130 CEOs of leading companies in Tanzania. This group engages regularly with the senior government leadership of Tanzania to find solutions for the country’s economy. He is owner, Chairman & CEO of Infotech Investment Group LTD, a family business that has interests in ICT, media, telecoms, private equity, retail and real estate across a number of countries in Africa and Europe.

Ali is currently Chairman of the Boards of Msingi LTD (Kenya), Legacy Capital Partners Ltd (Tanzania), Trademark East Africa (Kenya) and Chai Bora Ltd (Tanzania). He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Media Council of Tanzania (MCT), Board Director of BlueTown Holdings Ltd (Denmark), AMSCO (Netherlands) and Wananchi Group HOLDINGS LTD of Kenya. He previously served on the Board of the Tanzania Central Bank where he became the first ever independent chairman of the Audit Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of Technoserve, Inc. of Washington, DC and the Nation Media Group of Kenya. Mufuruki graduated with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Design Engineering from Reutlingen University, Germany in 1986 and lives in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania his wife and four children.

Ali MUFURUKI is speaking at the following session