The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Ireland,Europe


The Board & The Team


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Board members

Our board is made up of a broad and diverse group of people with varied levels of management and leadership experiences and from different business sectors and this has proved invaluable to our chamber’s growth.

Maurice A. Buckley - Advisor

Maurice A. Buckley, Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of the The Ireland Chamber of Commerce – United States which promotes business between USA & Ireland and has played an important role in the success of the Celtic Tiger over the last 15 years making Ireland one of the most successful economies in the world today.

He is a former President of NECO (National Ethnic Coalition) which presents every year the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The Medal is presented to outstanding American citizens from all walks of life that have distinguished themselves among their specific ethnic groups. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor ranks among this country’s most prestigious awards officially recognized by both the US Senate and the US House of Representatives.

Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Pamarco Technologies, directing the growth of that firm from $25 million in annual revenues to more than $130 million in four years.

In 1965, Mr. Buckley founded MAB group, a European manufacturer in the graphic arts field. In 1974, he became chief executive of a publicly traded industrial firm listed on the Dublin Stock Exchange. He currently serves as a consultant to several international business operations.

He is also a Knight of Malta. He is a recipient of the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor. A graduate of Manchester University in England, he and his wife Nancy are residents of New Jersey (USA). They are committed to several fundraisers like HOBY, Gift of Life, GOAL, CONCERN that benefit children.

Jim Ferguson Biodata

Worked as a teacher, teacher educator, director and educational consultant for over 40 years before retiring in 2012. Held various university and British Council posts in Africa, South and North America and Europe before returning to Ireland in 1994 to take up the post of CEO of the Advisory Council for English Language Schools. Held this position with the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI) from 2010 to 2012. Following retirement spent one year as an advisor on Education for All (EFA) with the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia as a volunteer with Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and subsequently did short term placements with VSO and Global Campaign for Education (GCE) in Mozambique, Rwanda and Ethiopia.


Dr Jeff Luande

Dr Jeff Luande is a consultant oncologist in Tanzania by profession but also a writer on cancer realated illnesses.
He is one of the founders of the Ocean road treatment facility in Dar es salaam Tanzania together with Dr Henschke of the United States of America.
He is regarded as the top authority on the issue of skin cancer since 1978, an issue affecting a great number of the country’s albino population.


Sonya Curley

Sonya has been delivering projects across all areas of technology since she began her career with Harvey Nash (formerly known as Rescon) in 1997. She advanced to become Managing Director of Harvey Nash Ireland in 2007; this provided the opportunity to develop deep strategic partnerships and a wider service to her client base from multinational to SMEs spanning across all sectors. Her role has given her unique insight into the local labour market and wider European economy over the past two decades. Sonya is passionate about workplace Diversity & Inclusion and actively works to promote greater diversity in the Talent Acquisition Process.

Sonya earned a BA (Hons) Degree in Economics and Computer Science from University College Cork as well as a Diploma in Strategy from University College Dublin.

She enjoys running, traveling and supporting her two sons’ sports clubs. Sonya also regularly gives back to the local community through programs such as ALONE and Junior Achievement.

Her success within the technology sector, knowledge of the economy, and refined leadership skills ensures that she will without a doubt be an invaluable contribution to the board of the Tanzanian Chamber of Commerce Ireland.


Management

TCCIE has a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure world class service is delivered to our partners, members and clients.

Mrs Edna Lyatuu Hogan

Co-Founder, CEO, & Board Member, The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Ireland / Europe (TCCIE)

The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Ireland/ Europe (TCCIE) was co-founded by Mrs Edna Lyatuu Hogan. Edna remains a key consultant on all Africa related affairs, particularly business and trade relations between Africa and Europe, and Diversity, Inclusion and Multiculturalism.

Edna was educated at UCD - University College Dublin and the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

She has a varied expertise in Recruitment, Management, Banking, Charity and Media Sectors, experience gained in Ireland and Africa.

Edna is also a Published Poet, and an Inspirational Speaker.


Mr. Richard Gibney

Project Director-Europe

Richard is an award-winning short story writer. Richard’s fiction has appeared in the US- based Best New Writing and on RTE Radio.

Richard has over a decade of experience in eLearning and technical writing related roles, and decades more in writing part-time. He freelance edits in a variety of fields, including the academic and fiction sectors. Richard has BA(Hons) in Literature from UCD-University College Dublin.

Contact Richard directly at info@tccireland.org


Mr. Menelick Erick

Chief Operating Officer - Africa

Menelick is our COO. He has vast experience working with international organizations. Menelick’s professional experience ranges from Law, Business, IT and Logistics.

He has been with our company since its inception and instrumental to its growth. He started off as a manager, then programme Director and was recently promoted to COO position.

He has a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Law from Griffith College in Dublin, Rep of Ireland and holds other professional qualifications from renowned Institutions.

Contact Menelick directly at info@tccireland.org


Irene

Partnerships Manager – Africa

Irene has great management experience gained from her tenure in the hospitality sector in Tanzania.
She has been working at our company for 3 years now.
She is in charge of our African Partnerships and International Students Recruitment Programme

Email: info@tccireland.org & tanzaniachambereurope@gmail.com
Mob/WhatsApp: +255654160969 / +353894616871 / +353861560054


Leah

Partnerships Manager – Europe/Global Irish/EU Educational Institutions and Companies

Leah is a lady with a can do attitude.
Leah has been working at our company for nearly 5 years now.
She is in charge of our EU/Global Partnerships and International Students Recruitment Programme in Europe/Global.

Email: info@tccireland.org & tanzaniachambereurope@gmail.com
Mob/WhatsApp: +255654160969 / +353894616871 / +353861560054


Seb

Education and Visa Support Officer

Seb brings 3 years of experience working and supervising the youth in Ireland and USA.
He holds a BA (Hons) in Business from IADT in Dublin, Rep of Ireland
Great guy, full of energy and excellent people's skills.

Email: info@tccireland.org & tanzaniachambereurope@gmail.com
Mob/WhatsApp: +255654160969 / +353894616871 / +353861560054


Karl

Accomodation Officer

Karl has over 4 years experience working for a number of companies in Ireland such as UCD, HSE and Accenture.
He has great experience interacting with people of different cultural backgrounds and this makes him a great asset to our company when it comes to engaging with landlords and host families in Ireland trying to sort accomodation for our International students and professionals.

Email: info@tccireland.org & tanzaniachambereurope@gmail.com
Mob/WhatsApp: +255654160969 / +353894616871 / +353861560054


Julie

Student Wellbeing Support Manager

Julie has excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with children and the youth both in Ireland and Africa.
She has great prior experience in Public health and mental wellbeing gained from her work with HSE and Google
She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from UL in Rep of Ireland.

Email: info@tccireland.org & tanzaniachambereurope@gmail.com
Mob/WhatsApp: +255654160969 / +353894616871 / +353861560054


Derek

Accountant

The man with a great numerical mind.
Derek is a chartered accountant with ACA in Ireland.
He has been in charge of our accounts since we were established.

Email: info@tccireland.org & tanzaniachambereurope@gmail.com
Mob/WhatsApp: +255654160969 / +353894616871 / +353861560054


Eng. M. W. Lyatuu

IT & Marketing Consultant - Africa.

Winston is our Technical & Marketing Consultant. He has been with us for 4 years.
He loves the selling aspect of his job and also solving difficult technical issues that he faces at his job from time time.

Email: info@tccireland.org & tanzaniachambereurope@gmail.com
Mob/WhatsApp: +255654160969 / +353894616871 / +353861560054