Honorable Abdulrahman Omar Kinana
Chairman and Founder
A Harvard University graduate, Honorable Abdulrahman Omar Kinana holds a number of key leadership positions. He is currently the Secretary General of the ruling party in Tanzania and serves as chairman in a number of successful organizations and businesses. His previous roles have included: Deputy Minister of Defense and National Services in Tanzania, the Co-Chair at the Rwanda peace process, and a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Tanzania. As the Chairman ofWiA Group, Honorable Kinana is responsible for approving Group level strategies and shaping the organization’s overall direction.
CEO and Founder
Mr. Eric Mwenda is a graduate ofthe University of New Brunswick where he received a degree in Business Administration. The majority of his studies focused on finance, investment, markets and institutions, investments and corporate management.
After returning to East Africa, MrMwenda became heavily involved in the Information Technology sector. He pioneered the deployment of the first Wi-Fi networks in prominent public locations in East Africa, including major East African airports. He now heads WiA Group where his vision is to contribute to the development needs of Tanzania and East Africa by building a fully integrated ICT business on the continent. MrMwenda is responsible for providing strategic leadership and ensuring overall group performance.
Group CFO and Investments Director
With over 20 years’ experience in private equity investment and Venture capital, Mr. Bertram Eyakuze is responsible for overseeing finance and overall group investments. He previously served as board member at WIACOM prior to joining the Executive team at WiA Group.
Group Commercial Director
Mr. Patrick Nyindo has over 18 years experience leading high performance companies in the latest IT innovations and delivering solutions that utilize cutting-edge technologies. MrNyindo has been with the Group for 8 years from Chief Technical Officer, to General Manager for WiA before taking on the role of Group Commercial Director in Group. Reporting to the CEO, he is responsible for shaping and delivering the CEO’s strategic plans for each business division.
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Mrs. Manpreet Chana is a recipient of a Prince 2 qualification from the United Kingdom and has over 5 years experience as a senior Business Analyst. Reporting directly to the CEO, Manpreet provides executive support and serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the Office of the CEO.
Head of Corporate Affairs
Mr. Abraham Mwapongo has over 10 years experience in business and media relations. He has also served multiple roles in the investee companies before joining Group. He ensures the Group achieves its internal and external objectives. Mr. Mwapongo supports and implements strategies to build and protect the reputation of the group, and coordinates functions that help further the organization’s impact.
Special Projects Manager
With a background in international and managerial economics, Ms. Adelina Mbekomize serves as an executive support to the Chief Financial Officer and Special Projects Director. Her roles include: coordinating and managing matters pertaining to senior management in WiA Group, and ensuring coordination between the office of the CEO and Special projects division.