Our Team

FSDT is spearheaded by a dynamic team of experts moving in unison towards the same vision.

Eric is the Interim CEO and Chief Programmes Officer at FSDT, and an experienced International Development Professional with a proven track record of managing economic development programmes across diverse sectors.

Eric Massinda

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Peter is the Head of Policy, MSME and Inclusive Finance, where he is responsible for Policy development and Inclusive finance for MSMEs, working hand in hand with Policymakers, Regulators, and Financial Service Providers focusing on areas with the potential for high-impact, sustainable solutions for MSMEs in Tanzania.

Dr. Peter Kingu

Head- Policy, SME Development and Inclusive Finance

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.

Robert Chikawe

Driver / Administrative Officer

Victor is an experienced communications specialist, with 9 years of experience in communications and public relations.

Victor Kyando

Communications Manager

Samora Lupalla has worked with microfinance institutions including PRIDE Tanzania and RPMS (Rural Participative Microfinance Scheme) for over nine years.

Samora Lupalla

Project Portfolio Manager

Zenais is a Community Development Specialist with 19 years of experience working in various programmes at national, district and at the community levels.

Zenais Matemu

Lead Consumer Engagement & Capacity Building

Raphael work as the ICT specialist for FSDT where he engages closely with FSDT’s Senior Management to develop ICT plans, which facilitate the delivery of the overall strategy and business plan. He leads the planning, design, documentation, and implementation of systems, tools, and data infrastructure.

Raphael Mhando

ICT Specialist

Narsim’s career spans 8 years of diverse experience in project coordination, executive assistance, and administration, with valuable experience gained through work with NGOs and diplomatic missions in Tanzania.

Narsim Mkanzabi

Administration Officer

As the Knowledge Management Specialist, Bernie designs and embeds learning frameworks into FSDT interventions and research studies to determine our approaches' relevance and effectiveness and obtain knowledge and insights for improving our strategies and supporting our communications and advocacy activities.

Bernadetha (Bernie) Mshana

Knowledge Management Specialist

Emmanuel plays a supportive role in the design of monitoring and evaluation instruments.

Emmanuel Mwamakula

Monitoring and Results Measurement Manager

Joyce is the Project Accountant at FSDT, responsible for managing financial transactions, internal financial systems, and day-to-day financial operations. She has over 4 years of experience in finance.

Joyce Ndile

Project Accountant

Nellin is the Research and Insights Manager at FSDT, where she supports the development and implementation of the FSDT’s innovative research agenda.

Nellin Njovu

Research and Insights Manager

With a wealth of expertise spanning nine years in the areas of human resources management, administrative operations, corporate services, and organizational development, Rehema brings immense value to the organization.

Rehema Sinda

HR & Corporate Services Manager

Happy Sollo has over a decade of myriad professional experience, cutting across management consulting, program management and technology in banking, supply chain and digital financial services.

Happy Sollo

Lead-Digital Finance Services & Infrastructure Development

Doreen is the Project, Grants, and Finance Manager at FSDT, where she excels in planning, budgeting, risk management, grants management, and overall functional leadership.

Doreen Yussuf

Project, Grants & Finance Manager