Mr. Benson Mahenya is a director of PASS and chairs the Board Audit Committee.
Mr. Benson Mahenya is a Tanzanian Certified Public Accountant in Public Practise (ACPA – PP) with more than twenty years of experience in audit, banking, finance, management and accounting. Benson has worked in different capacities with various local and international organisations.
Benson trained for his articles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, before joining the banking industry. He started off his banking career with Standard Chartered Bank as a Management Accountant before joining Bank ABC as Director of Finance and Administration and later on as Deputy Director of Finance with National Microfinance Bank. Prior to establishing his private practise in 2008 Benson worked with T-MARC, an international health NGO as their first Director of Finance and Administration.
Benson is a member of the Institute of Directors Tanzania. He also holds a M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and an MBA in Marketing as well as B.Com. Finance (Hons - 1st Class) from the University of Dar es Salaam. Benson was the winner of the National Junior Mathematics Contest for the year 1986.
Currently Benson is the Managing Partner of BM Associates overseeing both auditing and advisory services with a diverse clientele base covering both private and public sectors.
Peter Shao is a freelance consultant in Innovative Finance with bias in Agriculture and Rural
Anna Chonjo-Mariki is a Partner at Rex Attorneys (“the Firm” or “Rex”), one of the leading Law Firms in Tanzania. At the Firm, Anna heads the Labour and Employment Department and is one of the team leaders in the Corporate Commercial Department.
Anna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law, LL.B from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – December, 2007; and a Master’s Degree (LL.M) from University of South Wales (formerly University of Glamorgan) – September, 2010. She undertook her bar exam and was admitted to the bar of Tanzania mainland as an advocate by the Chief Justice of Tanzania on the 10th of August, 2011.
Anna has vast experience in transactional work as she predominantly focuses on corporate commercial transactions, labour and employment, competition, telecommunication, legislation reviews and reforms, mergers and acquisitions. In the course of her legal practice, Anna advised on multimillion dollar transactions for corporate entities such as Vodacom Tanzania Public Limited Company, Airtel Tanzania, Helios Towers Tanzania Limited, HTT Infaco Tanzania Limited, CRDB Bank PLC Tanzania, The Private Agricultural Sector Support Trust (PASS). Others include, ECOBANK Tanzania, LETSHEGO Bank, FUCHS Petrolube to mention a few.
Anna is also an investment advisor for Epitome Group – VICOBA Investment Scheme that was established in 2017. Her role includes researching, analyzing and proposing investment opportunities for the group and its members.
For leisure, Anna enjoys travel and discovering world cuisine.