FSDT presents ‘The Gathering’

The Gathering is a one of a kind thought provoking series that triggers discussions on the future of the financial sector in Tanzania. The third installment of The Gathering will focus on the potential, requirements, and key issues in promoting the use of Venture Capital Funding and Enterprise Growth Market (EGM) in raising capital for potential Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and economic development. This discussion will also explore how venture capitalists can create value for growth, and promote readiness for IPO and EGM listing.

Venture Capital Funding-Incubating Companies for IPO and Listing

Thursday, 20 July 2017.

Location: Two O’ Six, Mediterranean Kitchen, Mkwawa Rd., Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam

6.15pm to 6.30pm | 15 min


6.30pm to 6.45pm | 15 min

Venture Capital Funding – Incubating Companies for IPO and Listing

Led by Salum Awadh (SSC Consulting)

6.45pm to 7.15pm | 30 min

Panel discussion with sector experts

Led by Ezra Musoke (SEAF), Salum Awadh (SSC Consulting), Nicodemus Mkama (CMSA), Ibrahim Mshindo (DSE)

7.15pm to 7.50pm | 35min

Open session

Led by Salum Awadh (SSC Consulting)




The Venue

Two O’ Six Mediterranean Kitchen

Mkwawa Rd.,
Dar es salaam


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Contact: Victor Kyando | + 255 222 602873/5/6 | victor@fsdt.or.tz

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Ezra Musoke

  • Mr. Ezra Musoke, Managing Director for SEAF KASI Agriventures in Tanzania, is a Ugandan national with an outstanding track record of investing in SMEs in East Africa. Prior to joining SEAF, Mr. Musoke invested in SMEs in East Africa for GroFin, InReturn Capital and Grassroots Business Fund. In Uganda, Mr. Musoke was involved in the GroFin operations from its early start and in was selected to lead the launch of the Tanzania office and later moved on to serve as a managing partner with InReturn Capital.

    Mr. Musoke has closed 25 deals in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and has exited deals successfully over course of the past 5 years. Further, as a member of the GroFin and InReturn Capital finance committees he was involved in 13 deals in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda.

    Mr. Musoke holds a BA from Makerere University, two post-graduate diplomas in Financial Management and Banking and Masters in Management Studies from the Uganda Management Institute.

  • Salum Awadh

  • Salum Awadh is a young renowned business and financial consultant in Tanzania with about six (6) years of experience in providing advisory services in the areas of business development, management, finance, investment, transaction advises, venture capital, deal structuring, project management, risk management, socio-economic development, research and training.

    Salum also works as a transaction advisor helping Tanzanian companies to raise both equity and debt from regional and global private equity and venture capital firms, advises on divestments, deal structuring, and M&A.

    He holds an MBA from the University of Dar es Salaam, and holds different certifications in Chartered International Investment Analyst (CIIA) –Nigeria, and certification in Islamic finance and banking with Charted Institute of Management of Accountant -UK, he is also UNCTAD-certified as a trainer in entrepreneurship

    He has also received certifications in the areas of investment management, supply chain management, labor economics, consultancy services, accounting packages (QuickBooks and Smartstream), risk management, governance, pension funds administration, and E-marketing, he received these courses from local institutions, Swaziland, and United States of America. He is also an Empretec trained from United Nations Commission on Trade and Development as certified entrepreneur.

    He has received his professional trainings in USA, UK, Nigeria, Swaziland, and South Africa

  • Nicodemus Mkama

  • Mr. Nicodemus Mkama is the Director of Research, Policy and Planning of the Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA)., Tanzania.

    Mr. Mkama has worked with the CMSA since 1997 and he is responsible for market development and spearheading policy development for the execution of the mission and business implementation strategy of the CMSA. He has participated actively in developing the Enterprise Growth Market (EGM) segment of the Dar salaam Stock Exchange( DSE) that caters for small, medium and startup companies that cannot meet the requirements of the Main Investment Market Segment (MIMS) of the DSE.

    Mr. Mkama also worked with the Bank of Tanzania, Directorate of Banking Supervision for 8 years where he played a leading role in developing Banking Supervision Information System (BSIS) which comprise the Early Warming Module, Banking Supervision Application (BSA) for SADC Countries, Risk Based Supervision Framework, Risk Management Guidelines for Banks, etc. In addition, he worked as a Commercial Banker at Eurafrican Bank, a subsidiary of Belgolaise Bank, Brussels.

    Mr. Mkama holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Master Degree in Business Administration (Finance) and is he is Certified Public Accountant (CPA) registered by the National Board of Accountants and Auditors Tanzania. Further, he is a certified trainer of International Financial Reporting Standards offered by the NBAA and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland; and trainer of the Securities Industry Certification Course offered by the CMSA and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), United Kingdom.

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