Reginald Massawe

CEO, African Microfinance Limited

Membership:  Class of 2013 (Mawimbi)

He is responsible for setting and overseeing the direction of the institution, to institute sound management and operational controls by setting up appropriate governance structures. He began his career in Human Resources Management in 1996 and has since held a variety of management posts covering a wide range of responsibilities. In 2004, he wanted to change his career, committed himself to doing a PhD program, and started working toward writing a PhD thesis on Alternative Approach in Financing SMEs. While working on his PhD studies, he developed an intense interest after seeing the immense opportunities in providing microfinance services as one way of reducing poverty in developing countries like Tanzania.

He decided to postpone the PhD study to engage fully in the microfinance business by setting up a Microfinance Institution and thus crossed the floor from being an employee to being an entrepreneur and self-employed. Reginald believes in daring to be imaginative. Therefore, wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you may be following as an occupation, there is room for you to make yourself more useful, and in that vein more productive, by developing and using your imagination.

Reginald holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor Degree in Education. He also holds two Diplomas, one in Personnel management and another one in education.

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