Fellowship Year: 2009
Nationality: Tanzania
Job Title: Chairman
Organisation: Housing Development and Finance Corporation Limited.


Job Title: Chairman

Organisation: Housing Development and Finance Corporation Limited.

Professional History: Nehemiah is the Chairman of Housing Development and Finance Corporation Limited, an Investment Company that has an Interest in Real Estate; Hospitality Industry; Agricultural Sector; Education Sector and Investments in Financial Institutions.

Nehemiah is the former Director-General of National Housing Corporation, the largest Real Estate Company in East and Central Africa with a capital base of over USD 2 Billion. He was recruited in this job to undertake the restructuring of NHC following his good track record in restructuring the ailing Companies. He was able to transform the NHC from the Bureaucratic State-owned Corporation to among the best-performing Companies in Tanzania.

He also worked as MD & CEO of CBA Bank in Tanzania before, where he was at that time the youngest CEO within the Banking sector in East Africa up to the time when he moved to NHC. Nehemiah did a transformation and restructuring of the loss-making Bank to Profit Making Bank within the shortest period of one year. Prior to CBA, Nehemia worked for Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Limited, and in his last role he was a Head of Global Markets and Co-Head Wholesale Banking, during this time he was very instrumental in bringing the new second horizon financial products to Tanzania Financial Market. He has also worked for Citibank and Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited.

Beyond HDFC, He also saves as the Board Chairman of Amboni Sisal Properties Limited and Amboni Beach Limited and he is the Founder and Chairman of the Rightway Schools. He also saved before as a Chairman of Serengeti Breweries Ltd and National Banks of Commerce (NBC) Limited Bank in Tanzania; A Board member for KCB Tanzania Limited; East Africa Breweries Limited; Tanzania Mortgage and Refinancing Company (TMRC); DAWASCO; Tumaini University; Tanzania Investment Center (TIC) and CEO Roundtable of Tanzania among other Corporate Institutions.

Academic and professional credentials: B.com (Finance) of the University of Dar es salaam



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