Board of Directors

Mr. John Ndibalema Mayanja - Chairman

Mr. Ndibalema John Mayanja

Mr. John Ndibalema Mayanja is the Managing Director of John Baptist Ltd which owns John Baptist Secondary School. He is also the President of Tanzania Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) since August 2016.

Mr. Mayanja is a Land Economist by profession and is registered with Tanzania Institute of Valuers and Estate Agent (TIVEA) and is a member of the Institute of Surveyors in Tanzania (IST). He has attended various seminars and workshops within Tanzania and abroad including a course in leadership at the Tanzania Institute of Leadership (Chuo cha Taifa cha Uongozi).

Mr. John Mayanja is the current Chair of the East African Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA).


Mr. Kiprono KITTONY



Mr. Kiprono Kittony graduated with a Global Executive MBA with the Strathmore University Business School, together with the Columbia University Business School. He has a degree in Bachelor of Commerce Business Administration as well as a degree in Law both from the University of Nairobi. He has a wealth of experience in public life as an implementer of various developmental projects countrywide and has a wide exposure in International relations.

He is the Founder Chairman of Radio Africa Limited which is now the fastest growing media company in Kenya with several radio stations including the market leading Kiss TV, Kiss FM, and Classic 105 Radio Stations, as well as a national daily newspaper, “The Star”.


Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is one of the three founding members of EACCIA together with Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture. UNCCI is represented by one person at the EACCIA Board.

Mr. Bernard Bangirana

Mr. Bernard Bangirana graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (SS) degree majoring in Economics and social administration from Makerere University in 1990, He further obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) – Economics and Political Education at Makerere University in 1992 and is currently finalizing with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) at Nkumba University.

Mr. Bangirana joined the Insurance industry in 1992 as an underwriter and rose to the positions of Chief Executive Officer by 1999. In 2007 he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

In 2009 he joined Uganda Allied Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture as its Executive Director up to date. Mr. Bangirana’s experience has enabled him to serve on various company boards like Uganda Insurers Association Board.



Mr. Toufiq Salim Turky is the current President of Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (ZNCCIA). Possessing vast managing directorship and CEO experience he always ensure that clear objectives and expectations are delivered and maintained. He is a passionate leader with first class communication skills and a long track record of successfully management. Mr Toufiq is educated to a very high level, with extensive knowledge of all current economic, social and regulatory issues. An inspiring and motivational manager with first-rate interpersonal skills and the ability and passion to develop the vision of Turky Group of Companies. He is able to push performance improvement whilst at the same time delivering growth. He joined the EACCIA Board of Directors upon his election as the President of Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

He is also the CEO of Vigor - Turky Group of Companies which is one of the largest business group in Tanzania, owning 12 Companies with operations in Zanzibar, Tanzania mainland and Comoros’ islands as well.


Mr. James Ndungu MUREU

Mr Mureu is currently the Managing Director of Prolong Paints Kenya Ltd and Mastrade Holdings Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & industry (KNCCI), Mombasa County Branch. He is a non-executive director at the Mombasa Water Company. He holds of a diploma in banking from the Kenya Polytechnic and a B.Sc degree in Business Management from Hartford University, USA. He is a Lion Scout, a holder of the Gold Award of the President’s Award Scheme, and has also attended the Outward Bound Mountain School in Loitokitok for endurance and the Corporate Governance course. He is a past Captain and Chairman of the Nyali Golf & Country Club. He is a founder member of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, and the National Peace Committee, Coast Chapter. Mr. Mureu was nominated by KNCCI to represent it on the Board of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (EACCIA) and was EACCIA Board Chairman untill January 2015.


Mr. Charles N. KAHUTHU - Secretary


Mr. Charles Kahuthu is the Secretary to the Board, CEO  and  Regional Coordinator of the East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA). Before then he was Deputy CEO of KNCCI and also coordinated the functions of Membership and Branch Network Development, as well as all external partnerships between the Chamber and other stakeholders, including development partners. He was particularly very involved in regional integration issues having contributed to the two key protocols that are guiding the integration process of East Africa, namely; the Customs Union Protocol and the Common Market Protocol

 Mr Kahuthu is a Private Sector Development Specialist, as well as public-private sector partnerships building specialist, providing a wide range of business management and socio-economic development consultancy services to Governments, private sector institutions, development agencies and non-governmental organizations, among others.



EAOGS 2018

Global Event Partners of the UK, the organizers of East Africa Oil and Gas Summit (EAOGS) in partnership with East African Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (EACCIA) are inviting delegates, speakers, sponsors, media groups, corporates, investors, government officials and other professionals to a summit and exhibition where, in 2018 this prestigious, government-led summit and exhibition will once again provide a platform for East African ministries and the national oil companies to engage with international and local investors to examine the hugely significant opportunities across the East Africa region. To join the event, download the Delegation Booking Form here, Exhibition Space Booking Form here, and the
Floor Plan here.

East Africa Trade Week 2018

In hosting the East African Trade Week 2018, our primary objective is to promote economic growth in the region and the continent, at large, through the network of Chambers of Commerce and business associations and to advance the East African Community (EAC) regional integration as well as Africa-wide development agenda, as championed by the African Union Commission (AUC), notably, the Boosting of Intra-African Trade (BIAT) to accelerate and deepen the con t's market integration by ensuring that we realize the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agenda. The continental chambers of commerce and industry, through the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) are some of the key drivers of CFTA. The objective of the EATW 2018 is to promote investment and trade through partnerships and joint ventures in key sectors such as agriculture and agro-allied ventures, financial services, small and medium enterprises, textiles and infrastructure. It will institutionalize strategic economic partnership between the East African Community member States, rest of Africa and Globe. It is seen as the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between the rest of the Continent and East Africa with the rest of the globe for mutual benefits.  The target countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda, in the Eastern Africa region. The EATW will also feature some national and regional project portfolios with regional investment and export trade opportunities that require international financing and partnerships. Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi. DATE: 3rd – 6th April, 2018. More information about this event will be posted soon.