Sosthenes Kewe is the Executive Director of Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) Tanzania. Sosthenes has been running the FSDT since July 2010. His major role is to see that the FSDT delivers to achieve an improved capacity and sustainability of the financial sector to meet the needs of MSMEs and poor men and women and to contribute to economic growth. During the period, the FSDT has established itself as a valuable partner in financial sector development in Tanzania through its facilitation role and thought leadership.
Irene Madeje Mlola is the Operations Director at the Financial Sector Deepening Trust Tanzania, an organisation that aims to develop market systems that benefit underserved individuals, households and enterprises by supporting innovations and market interventions. Spanning an experience of over 19 years in the Financial Sector both in Canada with banks such as Scotia Bank and Royal Bank to within Tanzania with setting up operations for Barclays Bank Tanzania and to the Telecoms industry, with Vodacom and Airtel all at strategic high-level roles.
Robert is an Office Driver with 23 years experience behind the wheel. At FSDT, Robert is in charge of the office car fleet and transport logistics, delivery of outgoing hardcopy correspondences and to drive staff up country for field missions.
Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Sophia oversees the design and management of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities of FSDT projects, including maintaining a comprehensive plan for M&E implementation, data collection, management and analysis, planning and implementing M&E-related capacity-building activities for project partners in order to improve M&E-related practices in individual projects.
Digital Finance Advisor
Juliet Kiluwa works as the Digital Finance Advisor at FSDT. She is responsible for managing and developing digital finance service portfolios, providing specialist advice on Digital Financial Services (DFS), integrating digital solutions into other FSDT themes and collaborating with market players driving the digital finance agenda in Tanzania.
Head of SME Finance
Peter Stephen Kingu is the Head of SME Finance with over 19 years’ experience in financial services managing SME finance. He joined FSDT in 2013 and was previously the Head of SME Banking for National Bank of Commerce Ltd where he worked for 10 years and held a number of senior management positions including Manager, Medium Corporates, Manager, SME Business and Manager Credit Administration.
Victor is an experienced communications specialist, with 5 years of experience in communication and public relations. He is responsible for supporting the communications function at FSDT in developing and sharing of content across all FSDT platforms, including implementation of internal and external communications to promote inclusive finance in Tanzania to stakeholders and beneficiaries. Victor has a wide range of communications skills and public relations, ranging from coordination and management of advocacy campaigns, content development for digital and traditional media, to stakeholder engagement.
Agriculture and Rural Finance Advisor
Samora Lupalla has worked with microfinance institutions including PRIDE Tanzania and RPMS (Rural Participative Microfinance Scheme) for over nine years. During those years, he developed competence in Finance Management, Budgeting, Planning, Training, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Agribusiness value chain Product design, Value chain mapping, Microfinance product design, Marketing Management and Project management.
Head of Digital Finance
Daniel Mhina joined FSDT in July 2015 to serve as an Advisor in Digital Finance. Daniel drives FSDT’s focus on digital finance through delivery of digital solutions that are first and foremost mobile to support innovation and delivery of financial products to the poor in a more effective and affordable manner. He has the responsibility to shape the digital finance strategy, manage and develop digital finance service portfolio management, provide specialist advice on Digital Financial Services (DFS), integrating digital solutions into other FSDT themes and collaborating with market players driving the digital finance agenda in Tanzania.
Neema Mosha is a seasoned public affairs and communication specialist. Overseeing the communication function at FSDT, she leads the development and sharing of content across all of FSDT’s platforms leveraging off of her experience of over 14 years. She is responsible for strategic development and implementation of internal and external communications to promote financial inclusion in Tanzania.
SME Finance Advisor
Christian Mpalanzi is the SME Finance Advisor responsible for providing advisory services to the banks and other financial institutions design inclusive financial solutions to the MSME market in Tanzania. To achieve that, he undertakes market analysis, strategy and business planning, identifying gaps in institutional knowledge, product development and processes in banks and other financial institutions. He organises and manages technical assistance to banks and other financial institutions. He develops proposals for funding, identifies, selects and contracts consultants to provide TA (Investment Cycle Management).
Head of Gender
Head of Research
Elvis Mushi is a leading applied researcher in East Africa, with vast experience across the region. Elvis is an innovative and multi-talented researcher with over 10 years experience and expertise in market, social and political research applying a wide range of data collection methodologies. Mr. Mushi is highly efficient and methodical with a good eye for detail and a proactive approach to performance and data accuracy.
Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Officer
Emmanuel plays a supportive role in the design of monitoring and evaluation instruments. Specifically, Emmanuel designs result chains and measurement plans, monitoring and evaluations tools, coaches program staff on proper use of M&E tools, measures and monitors program interventions, collects and analyses quantitative and qualitative data, coordinates reflection and strategic reviews, coordinates both internal and external reports, among others. Ultimately, Emmanuel desires to assist teams across all portfolios to capture the right data to support informed decision-making.
J. Kemibaro Omuteku
Head of Insurance
I am passionate about insurance and ensuring that no one is left behind when it comes to the management of risks.
I am currently the Head of Insurance at the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In this role I oversee the market facilitation initiatives and address market constraints in order to drive the penetration of Insurance in Tanzania to be accessible to more farmers, rural dwellers, women, youth and enterprises. This is in line with the overall financial inclusion agenda for the country.
Julia Seifert is a data analyst and applied researcher with vast experience in the East African market. With over 6 years of experience, Julia has worked on financial, education, marketing, audience measurement and health sector research projects in the region. Julia has a wide range of data analysis skills, including data cleaning and processing, survey data analysis, data weighting, and advanced analytics models.
Ashura’s current role at FSDT (Financial Sector Deepening Trust) is to attend to all administrative duties, assist other staff with travel arrangements for both domestic and international travels, organize events, plan internal and external meetings and attend to office guests.