Ali Mufuruki
Founder and Chairman, Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa Foundation

Ali A. Mufuruki is a Tanzanian entrepreneur, philanthropist, public speaker and leadership coach.

A Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute Class of 2001, Ali Mufuruki 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 100 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 also 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 beyond.

Ali Mufuruki is currently Chairman of Vodacom Tanzania PLC; Chairman of TradeMark East Africa, Nairobi Kenya; Chairman of Board of Trustees – National Environment Trust Fund, Tanzania; Chairman of Chai Bora Limited; Tanzania, Chairman, AMSCO, Netherlands; Council Member and Chairman of Grants Committee Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences; Chairman and Co-Founder – Legacy Capital Partners LTD; Trustee – ATMS Foundation, Netherlands; Member of the Tanzania National Business Council; Director of BlueTown ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark; Chairman of The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa and is a 2017 Policy Fellow Resident at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Centre.

Mr. Mufuruki graduated with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Design Engineering from Reutlingen University, Germany in 1986 and lives in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania with and his wife and four children.

He is a member of the 2001 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.