THE TCRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The TCRA Board of Directors is the governing body of the Authority and consists of seven members: Chairman and Vice-Chairman (both non-executive and appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania), four non-executive members and the Director-General (all appointed by the Minister responsible for communications).
The following are the current TCRA Board Members: Dr. Jones A. Killimbe (Chairman), Ambassador Sylvester Massele Mabumba (Vice Chairman), Ms. Valerie Ndeneingo-Sia Msoka, Mrs. Butamo Kasuka Phillip, Dr. Mzee Suleiman Mndewa, Dr. Jabiri Kuwe Bakari.
Dr. Jones A. Killimbe
Dr. Killimbe holds a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. in telecommunications from the University of Communications and Transport; Dresden, Germany. He held several senior management positions in the Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited from 1994 - 2003 including Director of International Relations, Director of Construction and Deputy Managing Director in charge of commercial services. He served as Governor of INTELSAT’s Board of Directors, representing Africa Region I and Director and Chairman of the Regional African Satellite Organization (RASCOM) Board of Directors. Dr. Killimbe was Director General and CEO of RASCOM for 10 years from 2004
Amb. Sylvester Massele Mabumba
Ambassador Mabumba is currently Tanzania’s Ambassador to the Comoros. He has a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development (Msc CED) from the Southern New Hampshire University, USA (in collaboration with the Open University of Tanzania); Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Regional Development Planning - Weitz Centre for Development Studies, Rehovot, Israel and an Advanced Diploma in Economic Planning from the Institute of Development Management-Mzumbe, Tanzania. He was Member of Parliament for Dole Constituency in Zanzibar between 2010 and 2015. During this period he was also elected Deputy Chair to the Parliamentary Committee on Subsidiary legislation (March 2011- November 2013) and later elected as Chair of the said Committee. He has also served as Presiding Officer of the Tanzania Parliament to preside in the Speaker’s chair. Other positions held by Amb. Mabumba: Head of Young Child Survival Protection and Development (YCSPD) programme in the Ministry of Finance and Planning (Planning Commission) and Chief Economist, Zanzibar Planning Commission.
Ms. Valerie Ndeneingo-Sia Msoka
Ms. Msoka holds a Master of Arts degree in International Journalism from City University, UK and has attended several professional training in Management and Financial sustainability She has more than thirty years of experience in journalism during which she was United Nations Senior Public Information officer in Iraq and South Sudan and BBC World Service producer. Ms. Msoka has been Executive Director of the Tanzania Media Womens Association (TAMWA), an organization of which she is one of the founder member. In 2015 she established the International NGO, Internews, in Tanzania of which she was the Project Director. She was also member of the Constitutional Assembly and of the Drafting Committee of the proposed Constitution of Tanzania. She currently specializes in media, training and advocacy.
Mrs. Butamo Kasuka Phillip
Mrs. Phillip holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in International and Comparative Law from Chicago - Kent College of Law, USA and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) degree, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and Courts subordinate thereto except Primary courts. Currently, Mrs Phillip is the Managing partner of Top Attorneys, a law firm based in Dar es Salaam. Mrs. Phillip has been State Attorney at the Ministry of Constitutional Affairs and Justice and Legal officer at the National Bank of Commerce. Mrs. Phillip is a Member of the Tanganyika Law Society (TLS), East Africa Law Society (EALS), Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA); International Bar Association (IBA), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Dar es Salaam Chapter and Tanzania IFP Alumni Association. She is also an associate member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the National Construction Council and the Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb).
Eng. Dr. Mzee Suleiman Mndewa
Dr. Mndewa has a Ph.D. in Optoelectronic Information Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan - China; Master of Information Technology (Griffith University, Queensland Australia); Bachelor of Science in Electronics (Osmania University Hyderabad, India) and Full Technician Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Karume Technical College, Zanzibar). He is currently the Director of Communications; Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation; Zanzibar. He has been member of the Technical team for Tanzania National Fiber Optic Backbone Network Infrastructure (NICTBB) since 2004. Other positions held by Dr. Mndewa include Director of ICT at the University of Dodoma; ICT Consultant, Government of Tanzania and member and supervisor of the Technical team on E-Government Optical Transmission Network infrastructure Project - Zanzibar.
Dr. Jabiri Kuwe Bakari
Jabiri Kuwe Bakari (Ph.D) is a Tanzanian pracademic: his experience spans both the academic and practical realms. He is a researcher, trainer, analyst and reputable advisor with over twenty years’ experience in ICT Planning, Management and Security Management. Dr. Bakari holds a Ph.D in Computer and Systems Sciences from Stockholm University in Sweden (2007), a MSc. (Eng.) Data Communication Degree from Sheffield University in UK (1999), and a BSc in Computer Science Degree from the University of Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania (1996). Dr. Bakari is currently the Director General of the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). He is also the Director General of the recently established e-Government Authority, following the enactment of the e-Government Act, 2019. He has been the CEO of the former e-Government Agency, from its establishment in April 2012 to January 2020, where he spearheaded the Agency’s growth from infancy to its maturity. He has also been working as a Senior Lecturer and Director of Institute of Educational Technology, Open University of Tanzania (OUT) since 2007, the post he took after ten (10) years of holding various technical, management and leadership posts at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) including that of Associate Director of the University Computing Centre in 1999. While at the University Computing Centre, he played a key role in the transformation of the Centre into a Limited Liability Company in 2000 where he became the Deputy Managing Director, the post he held until he left for his PhD. studies in 2003. On his return, in 2007, he was appointed as Deputy Managing Director, in charge of Finance, Administration and ICT services at the University Computing Centre (UCC). Working as a Director and Lecturer at the Institute of Educational Technology at the OUT, he has been the force behind the transformation of the Institute that witnessed the establishment of ICT Training Centres countrywide and in the region. As a Cisco Regional Academy Coordinator and a Certified Cisco Academy Instructor, he played a key role in introducing Cisco Academies in Tanzania between 2000 and 2003. Dr. Bakari is also a founding member of the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET) - http://www.ternet.or.tz/, who spearheaded its establishment in 2008 and became the first Executive Secretary until 2012. His main research is in the field of ICT Security Management in which he has published and presented a number of Articles and Papers at the ISSA, IFIP, and IEEE International Conferences. In addition, he is an active member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Tanzania Chapter, where he once served as a Vice President. He is also a Certified Director as well as a part time facilitator of Directorship Programs focusing on Strategies for Integrating ICT in organizational Governance at the Institute of Directors in Tanzania (IoDT).