Nehemiah Kyando Mchechu

Director General, National Housing Corporation

Membership:  Class of 2008 (2nd Liberation)

Nehemiah is an inspirational and transformational business leader. He is currently leading the largest Company in East Africa with a Capital base over USD 1.2Billion. He was recruited in his current job to undertake the restructuring the State Owned Corporation following his good track record in restructuring the ailing Companies. He has been able to transform the NHC from the Bureaucratic State owned Corporation to among the best performing Companies in Tanzania.

Nehemiah was the former MD & CEO of Commercial Bank of Africa Tanzania Limited before his current job, where he was at that time the youngest CEO within the Banking sector in East Africa up to the time when he moved to his current role. 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 an Alternative Director, Head of Global and Co-Head Wholesale Banking, during this time he was very instrumental in bringing the new second horizon products and therefore raising the number of products offering from three to twelve all under his stewardship. He has also worked for Citibank and Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited.

Nehemia sits on several Boards including KCB Tanzania Limited, and Tumaini University where he both Heads the Boards Audits Committees, He is the Chairman of the Rightway Schools Board of Directors, is also a Director & Founding member of the CEO Roundtable, a policy dialogue forum that brings together CEO’s of the top 50 companies in Tanzania. He is also saves as a Presidential appointee in two Committees under the Tanzania Business Council where he serves on the Land Development Committee and also on the Public Private Sector Partnerships. He also saves as the as a member of the National Economic Task Force Team.

Nehemiah saves before as a board of Director in Different Institutions and member to various Task Forces and the technical Committee within the Private and Public Sector. He is also a mentor and runs a leadership program for young People who want to stand high among their best peers.

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