The PwC Tanzania Country Senior Partner David Tarimo has been appointed the Board Chairman of the CEO RoundTable of Tanzania (CEOrt), with effect from 1 June 2022.
Tarimo has vast knowledge and experience that includes tax compliance and advisory for companies operating in Tanzania and spanning a broad range of economic sectors, but with a particular focus on mining, oil & gas and utilities and has significant involvement in national discussions on tax policy matters.
He takes over from outgoing Board Chairman and Former Standard Chartered Tanzania Managing Director Sanjay Rughani who will be leaving the country after securing a similar position at Standard Charted Uganda.
Rughani has served as Chairman of the CEOrt Board since 2018, becoming the second person to hold that position from the time the forum was formally registered. He was elected by the Board of Directors to succeed the late Mr. Ali Mufuruki. With invaluable insight, he has demonstrated outstanding leadership and helped steer the organization through a period of tremendous growth.
During his leadership at the CEOrt, Rughani played an integral role in launching the CEO Apprenticeship Programme, the flagship leadership initiative – a national capacity building effort to build visionary CEOs of the future.
He was also instrumental in cementing the organization’s commitment to ethical leadership and anti-corruption, where 100% of its members have now signed the National Integrity Pledge. With the CEOrt’s bold commitment to championing the climate change agenda.
He was at the forefront of driving sustainable business practices, leading by example and often speaking up about the private sector responsibility in the matter.
In addition, during his tenure as Chairman, the CEO Roundtable registered unprecedented membership growth with over 40% increase in membership.
Speaking on Rughani’s leadership legacy, CEOrt Executive Director Santina Benson expressed that the CEOrt holds immense gratitude for his numerous accomplishments during his time as Board Chair.
“Great leaders make a difference, and looking back at what Sanjay achieved here is testament to his excellence,” she said.
She added, “He has openly advocated for a number of impactful socio-economic projects and we have seen results. From growing our female leadership representation exponentially to spearheading our collaborative efforts with the Government for the shared purpose of Tanzania’s prosperity, Sanjay leaves a lasting legacy in the organization and across the country.”