Outgoing CEOrt Chairman – Sanjay Rughani (right) with the incoming Chair – David Tarimo (left) at a farewell event held for Mr. Rughani on 30th May 2022 at Hyatt Regency, Dar es Salaam.Dar es Salaam 30th May 2022: The CEO Roundtable of Tanzania (CEOrt) is bidding farewell to its outgoing Board Chairman, Mr. Sanjay Rughani, following his relocation to another country.
Mr. Rughani has served as Chairman of the CEOrt Board since 2018, becoming the second person to hold that position from the time the forum was formally registered. He was elected by the Board of Directors to succeed the late Mr. Ali Mufuruki. With invaluable insight, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership and helped steer the organization through a period of tremendous growth.
During his leadership at the CEOrt, Mr. Rughani played an integral role in launching the CEO Apprenticeship Programme, the flagship leadership initiative – a national capacity building effort to build visionary CEOs of the future. He was also instrumental in cementing the organization’s commitment to ethical leadership and anti-corruption, where 100% of its members have now signed the National Integrity Pledge. With the CEOrt’s bold commitment to championing the climate change agenda, Mr. Rughani was at the forefront of driving sustainable business practices, leading by example and often speaking up about the private sector responsibility in the matter. In addition, during his tenure as Chairman, the CEO Roundtable registered unprecedented membership growth with over 40% increase in membership.
Speaking on Mr. Rughani’s leadership legacy, CEOrt Executive Director Ms. Santina Majengo Benson expressed that the CEOrt holds immense gratitude for his numerous accomplishments during his time as Board Chair. “Great leaders make a difference, and looking back at what Sanjay achieved here is testament to his excellence,” she said. “He has openly advocated for a number of impactful socio-economic projects and we have seen results. From growing our female leadership representation exponentially to spearheading our collaborative efforts with the Government for the shared purpose of Tanzania’s prosperity, Sanjay leaves a lasting legacy in the organization and across the country.”
The CEO Roundtable also takes this opportunity to welcome Mr. David Tarimo, Country Senior Partner – PwC as the incoming Chairman of the Board with effect from 1st June 2022. His experience includes tax compliance and advisory for companies operating in Tanzania and spanning a broad range of economic sectors, but with a particular focus on mining, oil & gas and utilities. He also has significant involvement in national discussions on tax policy matters. Within PwC’s Africa region David has also previously held regional tax leadership roles.
Having joined the Board of the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania in October 2017, David is well positioned to lead the organization in continuing to support the Government of Tanzania’s transformative development aspirations through meaningful dialogue, collaboration and partnership.
About the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania
The organization represents CEOs from over 180 leading companies in Tanzania cutting across multiple sectors of the economy with a shared purpose to enhance impact in leadership and the country’s sustainable socio-economic prosperity. Collectively, members of the CEOrt contribute to Tanzania’s economy through tax collection, employment, capacity building, technology transfer and skills development.