Tanzania Tourist Board gets new MD

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The President of the United Republic of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan has appointed former Hospitality Association of Tanzania Head Damasi Mfugale as the new Managing Director of the Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB).

Mfugale replaces Felix John who was the Acting MD since 2021. Mfugale, who has been managing the family-owned Peacock Hotel in Dar es Salaam, has an MA in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from IMI Switzerland and is a seasoned hospitality industry person.

He is expected to continue the growth trajectory of its tourism as it sees incredible recovery numbers.

Making it a lead economic priority under her administration, President Samia Suluhu launched the historic royal tour last year to invite the world to come and experience alluring Tanzania tourism products.

Damasi Mfugale (Left) with the Ministry of Tourism’s Permanent secretary

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Mfugale has a master’s in Arts (MA) in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from International Management Institute (IMI) Switzerland. Mfugale is a consultant for the African Chapter of EBI International Consulting Group in Canada.

With twenty years of professional tourism and hospitality experience in Switzerland, the USA, Tanzania and South Africa, Damasi has progressive advancement and consistent achievement within the private sector and government-funded agencies and institutions. He has extensive work experience as a Chairman, Member of Boards, and Director in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Damasi has an excellent reputation in defining corporate direction, providing leadership by engaging employees, being customer focused, and promoting individual and institutional objectives attainment. An inclusive and collaborative leader and a manager that strives to build strong commitment, competence, and motivation; at the same time fixing success processes to safeguard productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, and quality to achieve the essential performance results and organizational mission.

Possessing extensive professional local and international networks supported by outstanding qualifications in building and managing business partnerships, Damasi helped organizations to relate better to the industry stakeholders.

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