Board of Directors and Senior Management
Mr. Mohele holds a Master’s Degree in Economics (MA ECONOMICS), Bachelor of Arts in Economics both from the University of Dar es Salaam and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management– Institute of International Training of USDA Graduate School, Washington DC, USA. He is the Chairman of the MUCOBA Board to date and the AGM has approved to continue to be a chairman although has reached above the age provisions under the Companies Act, chapter 212 of the Laws of Tanzania (R.E.2002).
He has worked with CRDB for more than twenty seven years starting as a principal credit supervisor, project officer, research officer, secretary of the Board and Advisor to the Managing Director. After worked with CRDB he worked with Rural Financial Services Programme (RFSP) as Programme Coordinator from 1999 to 2011 and currently he is an independent consultant
Dr. Kasilo holds PhD in Business Administration: Financial Management; University of Twente: Enschede -The Netherlands; 1997, Master of Business Administration [MBA] in Industrialisation and Strategic Management; Maastricht School of Management [RVB-MSM], The Netherlands; 1987, Advanced Diploma in Certified Accountancy [ADCA]; The Institute of Development Management IDM Mzumbe – Tanzania, 1983. Currently he is a senior lecturer for Corporate Finance; Strategic Planning/Management; and Management Control Systems at Ruaha University College . He was also senior lecturer for Financial Management; Financial Statements Analysis; Management Control Systems; Strategic Management at Mzumbe University, School of Business between 2006 – June 30, 2014. He held position of Dean, Faculty of Commerce; Chairman, Faculty of Commerce Board at Mzumbe University, Faculty of Commerce (2001 – 2005). He has also been Lecturer I, II; Assistant Lecturer; Tutorial Assistant at IDM Mzumbe Department of Business Studies (1998 – 2001) and Bank Clerical Officer I, II at The National Bank of Commerce (1978 – 1980)
Mr Mwakyalanda Yessaya Ambindwile holds Advanced Diploma in Cooperative Business Management Moshi Cooperative University (MOCU), Ordinary Diploma in Cooperative Business Management Cooperative College Moshi. 2001 to date:
He has been Independent Management Consultant in areas related to;
Participatory planning of Development Projects, Establishment and Management of Grassroots Micro finance Associations/Institutions, Cooperative Business management, Marketing and inventory management together with Training and Mentoring on Development programs/projects,Founder member of Tanzania Mentors Association (TMA), the organization is actively involved in provision of professional mentoring and coaching to both public and private sector development programs/projects aimed at reducing poverty among people, Founder member of Community Grass root Initiatives
Association (COAS) –A local NGO in Iringa Region involved in programs related to Agricultural production and profitability, promotion of income generating activities and establishment of local micro finance schemes. He employed by Christian Social Services Commission(CSSC) Dares salaam, and seconded to Wajibika project as Council Mentor to Mufindi District Council to strengthen fiscal and programmatic accountability in Local Government, Tanzania. Also was employed (on part time basis) by USAID – Abt.Associates Inc -WAJIBIKA Project as a Consultant (Mentor) to Mufindi District Council. The project key activities was in areas of Planning, Budgeting, Accounting, Reporting and Use of Data for Decision Making/Accountability. He has been Project Officer with International NGO –Irish Foundation For Cooperative Development (IFCD) from Dublin 2 Ireland. The NGO was actively involved in Promoting and Enhancing creation of Self Help Farmer Group Associations, carrying out training & education Programs related to Agricultural Marketing and Saving&Credit viable systems in Iringa Region.Between 1988-1995:
He was a Cooperative Officer in Mufindi District facilitating various Cooperative Development activities.
Mr. Mahenge holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy (PGDA) -IFM and Advanced Diploma in Accountancy (ADA) both from the Institute of Finance Management (IFM).He also attended various training on financial management, Customer care and Service Quality Initiatives Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention Internal Audit Practice – IT Audit, Security and Governance, Performance Auditing, Asset Liability Management, Loan Documentation and Legal Procedures in Lending, Crucial Confrontations and Crucial Conversations.He has worked with various institutions before joining the bank such as an internal auditor with Tanzania Audit Corporation, Internal Auditor :Tanzania Elimu Supplies, Accountant: Iringa RETCO, Accountant: IDYDC, Iringa, Internal Auditor – MuCoBa, Finance Manager – MuCoBa, Operations Manager –MuCoBa and currently a general manager of the bank.He has been board member of among others; Sustainable Iringa Project (SIP), KKKT Ilula Hospital and Mufindi District Council Audit Commitee.
The Senior Management
BEN MAHENGE-(GENERAL MANAGER)
Mr. Mahenge is the General Manager of the Bank and his credentials have been explained under the Board of Directors’ profile.
Mr. Philip is a Certified Public Accountant CPA (T) with Masters Degree in Finance and Banking from Tumaini University, also holds Bachelor of Accounting and Commerce (B.COM) from University of Dar es salaam. He has been attended various courses in Risk Management, Internal Audit Practices, Project management, Audit Committee, International Reporting Standards, Human Resource and IT Auditing, Operation Risk & Forensic Accounting, Good Governance, leadership and Professional code of ethics, accountancy & accountability in transforming the organization, Risk Based Audit, Asset Liability Management, Loan Documentation and Legal Procedures in Lending and Stress Testing in Risk Management. He has more than 13 years’ working experiences in Auditing, Risk Management, Accounting, Project Appraisals, Planning, Leadership and Management in both Public and Privet sectors. Before joining MUCOBA Bank PLC, Mr. Philip was the Chief Internal Auditor of Mkwawa University and the Head of Internal Audit Unit, before then he was a senior Assistant Internal Auditor, also he was a Secretary of Audit Committee, Member of Finance Committee, Member of Funding and Promotion committee. Mr. Philip also worked with Dodoma District Council as an Accountant and later was appointed to be a TASSAF Project Coordinator; the project was funded by the Word Bank. In 2004 he was employed as an Assistant Accountant at the COW Water International Project funded by Canadian Government in Collaboration with Economic Social Research foundation (ESRF).
Mr.Job Malekela holds Bachelor of Accountancy and Finance (Business Accounting and Finance) – (BAF): from Mzumbe University .He has also attended various courses in Money Laundering, Fraud Detection and Prevention of Armed Robbery, Business Continuity Management, Loan Documentation and Legal Procedures in Lending, Customer care and Service Quality Initiatives , Money Laundering Control, Stress Testing in Risk Management, Internal Audit Practice – IT Audit, Security and Governance, Performance Auditing, Asset Liability Management , Loan Documentation and Legal Procedures in Lending and Stress Testing in Risk Management
He has worked with the Southern Paper Mills (SPM) Mgololo, Mufindi as an assistant Laboratory Technician, Assistant Manager, Marketing and Transportation Officer for the United Lumber and Forests Products Company Limited. He joined Mucoba in 2005 as credit officer, accountancy and currently is the finance manager of the bank.
Mr. Priscus Joseph Shirima is a Graduate from University of Dar es Salaam with a bachelor of Commerce (B.COM) degree in Finance banking. He has a working experience of about ten (10) years in banking industry working at different levels. Mr. Priscus heads the department of Operations responsible for expanding banking operations to its potential outreach. Before joining MUCOBA BANK PLC he was working with TPBBANK PLC as a Branch Manager at Ruvuma branch, Branch Operations Manager at Mwanza and Tanga branches and Branch credit officer at Shinyanga branch since February, 2006.