Gratian R. Bamwenda
Gratian R. Bamwenda
Intervention Manager - Business Environment

Gratian's role is to support the accelerated development of Tanzania’s textiles and garments industry through analysis, review/formulation, and adequate implementation of enabling policies, strategies, institutional and regulatory frameworks, and viable approaches that will attract and spur incremental investments in the textiles industry and its competitiveness. His vision is to see an increasing number of Tanzanians wearing clothes made in Tanzania and seeing "Made in Tanzania" clothes in foreign department stores.

David Boselie
David Boselie
Deputy Director - Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Dave is motivated by working in a trusted environment, where learning from failure and celebrating the success of positive change are two sides of the same coin, as well as improving opportunities for farmers and workers in East Africa that lead to social mobility for them and their children. His career path has ranged from experiences including academic PhD research in Vietnam to consultant international supply chain development and importer of fairtrade and organic tropical fruits.

Aida Kiangi
Aida Kiangi
Programme Director
Frank Maimu
Frank Maimu
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer

Frank works to facilitate evidence-based decision making, he makes sure that there is enough quality information to support decision making, and in doing so collect evidence of what works and what doesn’t. Frank's role is to ensure that programmes can make quick adjustment to stay on track, and hence achieve their objectives.
Frank started his career as an M&E Officer at the Tanzania Horticultural Association and later joined PELUM Tanzania as a M&E specialist, the position held until he joined Gatsby Africa. He has a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics from Sokoine University of Agriculture and is about to finish his MA in Monitoring and Evaluation.

Richard J. Mghamba
Richard J. Mghamba
Project Manager - Zone Development

Richard's role is to shape, guide and manage the programme’s interventions in order to achieve the desired impact.
Richard holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management from the University of Dar es Salaam, College of Engineering and Technology (CoET). Previously Richard worked at Gulf Africa Petroleum Company Ltd (GAPCO) as a Terminal Maintenance Engineer.

Arthur Mtafya
Arthur Mtafya
Senior Manager - Institutional Functions

Arthur’s role involves engaging with strategic stakeholders to help realise a conducive national policy environment for textile and apparel development in Tanzania. This involves identifying and engaging with strategic decision makers and people who can influence the key decision makers. Arthur is motivated by making change happen and the positive impacts that effective policy has on the day-to-day lives of so many people.
Arthur joined the TDU from the Tanzanian National Business Council where he was the Environment Director.

Edith Mtinda
Edith Mtinda
Textile Programme Officer

Edith's role is to undertake research and analysis of critical constraints to business growth and performance and develop a spreadsheet of different aspects of the business environment in Tanzania and respond to investors’ queries regarding investment opportunities in Tanzania. She manages the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document which provides information investors tend to ask regarding T&A and update it whenever new questions come up. Edith joined Gatsby Africa as an intern, subsequent to her being awarded a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from the University of Dar es Salaam.

Naima Sykes
Naima Sykes
Senior Manager - Strategic Communications

Naima's mandate is to design and execute a comprehensive communication strategy which aims to position Tanzania as a leading destination for industrial investment, specifically in the textile industry.
She is passionate about socio-economic development through public-private partnerships. Naima believes that clear, consistent and transparent communication between these sectors is the key to achieving developmental and commercial success in Africa.

Theodora Meru
Theodora Meru
Communications Officer

Theo’s role in the TDU is to help ensure that programme implementation is supported by effective communications. This involves managing the TDU’s online and digital communications as well as collating and sharing industry-specific knowledge to internal and external stakeholders.

Following completion of her MBA in International Business in the UK, Theo started her career as a marketing officer for a Dubai-based technology company. She returned home to Tanzania to set up a computer supplies company in Tanzania that was subsequently acquired in 2018. She is passionate about the economic transformation of Tanzania, and what it means to its people, and the role of the TDU in helping achieve this.