Susan MashibeSusan Mashibe


Tanzania

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Professional field

Occupational Position: FAA certified commercial pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer

Projects


Currently, Susan is working on her FAA Certified Flight Instructor ratings while setting up the first FAA Flight School in Africa.

Professional History


Susan Mashibe was the first female with the above mentioned qualifications in Tanzania. She currently runs Tanzanite Jet Centre, a very successful Fixed Base Operation company she founded in 2003, the first of its kind in Tanzania, specializing in providing logistic support to corporate, diplomatic and private jets in the region. Through a number of her innovations in client services and business operations, Susan has transformed the way business aviation operates in East Africa.

Her company now provides a one stop shop for all private jets needs. Her clients include Heads of State, monarchs, Fortune 500 executives, celebrities, and military flights. Susan also runs another company, Kilimanjaro Aviation Logistic Center, that process landing and over flight clearances for private jets throughout the African continent. Ms. Mashibe is now a recognized leader in business aviation in Tanzania and East Africa. Previously, Susan worked for Duncan Aviation, a Fixed Base Operation company in Michigan USA, where she performed scheduled heavy inspections on various business jets.

Qualifications


Aviation Management at Western Michigan University

Programs


2009 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

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Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

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About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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