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Raymond is an experienced and well-maintained professional having ample amount of knowledge spanning 25 years of working with both Private and Public Organizations. Raymond is a Certified Engineer and registered with the Engineers Registration Board of Tanzania. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dar es salaam and he is also an MBA (Marketing) graduate. Raymond is a Certified Project Manager by IBM South Africa and also certified Director by Strathmore Business School, Nairobi, Kenya.

Raymond started his career in 1992 with TANESCO where he worked as maintenance Engineer. He later joined BP Tanzania Ltd now Puma (One of the leading Petroleum company in Tanzania) as Solar Sales Engineers. Raymond also worked as Retail Business Manager, Project Manager and Retail Network Development Manager for a period of 9 years at BP Tanzania Ltd.

With the rapidly growing population of the Dar es salaam City the government embarked on Bus Rapid Transit system in 2003 and Raymond was appointed to lead the Organization (DART) as a Project Director. While at DART; Raymond championed the successful completion of the Engineering design, Resource mobilization, potential private sector mobilization and Institutional setup of the project.

April, 2007; Raymond joined the Tanzania Investments Centre (TIC); A government institution established in 1997 by the Tanzania Investment Act to be the Primary Agency of the Government to coordinate, encourage, promote and facilitate investment in Tanzania and to advise the Government on investment policy and related matters. He worked as Director of Facilitation and later Director of Promotion for 4 years. Raymond was appointed to Act on the position of Executive Director from June 2011 to March 2013. Working at TIC provided Raymond with appropriate insight on public institutions and create a strong working relationship with them while solving investors problems. Raymond also gained relevant knowledge on investments in all sectors of the economy.

Subsequent to working at TIC; Raymond was appointed as Executive Secretary of Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC); the Government institution Chaired by HE the President of the United Republic of Tanzania providing a forum for public and private sector dialogue. The bottom line is to create a conducive environment for private sector led economic growth.

Having successfully completed his tenure with TNBC; Raymond  is one of the Founder of TanBizLink Ltd as a Chairman & CEO. Promoting Investment opportunities in Tanzania and Facilitating both Foreign and Domestic Investors willing to Invest in Tanzania. Working for more than 28 years with both public sector and private sector has given him deep knowledge of country business environment and investment climate and the required skills to understand client’s challenges/aspirations to start and grow their businesses in Africa.


Mr. Erick Mpallano is our Co-Founder and Managing Director,

Responsible for giving strategic guidance and direction to ensure that the Company achieves its vision, mission and long term goals.

With a proven record of success in business management, With more than 10 years’ senior level experience of management of business, people and resources.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Prepare a corporate plan and annual business plan and monitor progress on these plans to ensure that the company attains its objectives as efficiently as possible.
  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the chair and members of the board, to keep them aware of developments within the industry and ensure that the appropriate policies are developed to meet the company’s mission and objectives and to comply with all relevant statutory and other regulations.
  • Establish and maintain effective formal and informal links with major customers, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decision-makers and other stakeholders generally, to exchange information and views and to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services.
  • Develop and maintain research and development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry, applies the most cost-effective methods and approaches, provides leading-edge products and services and retains its competitive edge.
  • Develop and maintain an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the products, services and image of the company in the wider community.
  • Represent the company in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts to secure for it the most effective contract terms.
  • Develop and maintain Total Quality Management systems throughout the company to ensure that the best possible products and services are provided to customers.
  • Direct and control the work and resources of the company and ensure the recruitment and retention of the required numbers and types of well-motivated, trained and developed staff to ensure that it achieves its mission and objectives.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that the company complies with all health and safety and other statutory regulations.