SBL chief excited with appointment to CEOrt board

05Aug 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
SBL chief excited with appointment to CEOrt board

CEO Roundtable has announced two new appointments to its board of directors and they include Serengeti Breweries Limited’s Managing Director, Mark Ocitti.

New CEOrt’s Chairman, Mark Ocitti.

Speaking after learning of his appointment yesterday, Ocitti said it’s a great honour to get the appointment to the CEOrt’s board of directors. "I'm excited about the opportunity to join CEOrt's board at a time when the world is going through the biggest shift it has ever witnessed,” Ocitti said.

Ocitti who is an Executive Master’s of Business Administration holder from London Business School and Master of Business Administration from Herriot Watt University in Scotland, said the challenge of shaping discourse in these critical times offers exciting opportunities he is looking forward to. “I see the CEOrt as a strategic organization for the private-sector partnerships between us and the public sector and will play my part in bringing that vision to life,” the SBL chief added.

Commenting on the two appointments of Ocitti and Deloitte East Africa Partner, David Nchimbi, CEOrt’s Chairman, Sanjay Rughani expressed confidence in the appointees saying, "We are delighted to welcome Mark and David to our board. They carry decades of leadership experience and will help the organization execute its plan to accelerate sustainable socio-economic growth in Tanzania.”

Rughani explained that he knew both men in person for a number of years hence looking forward to work closely with them to drive prosperity through effective engagement with the government, development partners and other private sector leaders. He also paid tribute to former director, Francis Nanai from Mwananchi Communications Limited for outstanding performance and invaluable contribution to the roundtable.

Responding to his appointment Nchimbi said, “I look forward to contributing to the growth of the CEO Roundtable within both the Tanzanian and global context. By harnessing strategic partnerships, we will enhance the organisation’s brand for further reaching impact.”

The CEOrt is a policy dialogue forum bringing together CEOs of leading companies in Tanzania. Established in 2000, the CEOrt fosters close cooperation between the public and private sectors in the country with the view of accelerating expansion and growth of the nation’s economy.

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