MS DEVOTA MDACHI APPOINTED NEW TTB MANAGING DIRECTOR –
The President of the United Republic of Tanzania Dr. John Pombe Magufuli has appointed Ms Devota Mdachi to the post of Managing Director of Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) with effect from 23rd October 2015.
Ms Devota Mdachi who was a TTB’s Director of Marketing has been acting in the position of Managing Director for two years before being appointed in full to this position which makes her to be the first Tanzania woman to hold the position of Managing Director of the Tanzania Tourist Board since its establishment in 1993..
Ms Mdachi (50) was first recruited by Tanzania Tourist Board as a Tourist Information Officer, at the TTB, Branch Office in Arusha 1994 before being transferred to Dar-es-salaam, the commercial capital city of Tanzania in 1998.
She later rose to the level of Senior Tourist Information Officer in 2000; and later Principal Tourist Information Officer and Head of the Tourist Information Centre, Dar-es-salaam in 2004. Later in May, 2010, Ms. Mdachi was appointed Principal Marketing Officer.
In March, 2011, Ms. Mdachi worked with the Regional Tourism Organization of Southern Africa (RETOSA), under the Marketing and Communications Department for a period of three months. On her return to Tanzania in June, 2011, Ms. Mdachi was appointed Director of Marketing of the Tanzania Tourist Board and later Acting Managing Director of the Tanzania Tourist Board in March 2014.
Ms. Mdachi who is also one of the Five appointed Mwl Nyerere Golden Award Women achievers for the year 2015, has a BA degree in International Relations and Advanced French Language from the University of Dar-es-salaam (1991); M.A in Tourism from the Open University of Tanzania (2008) and post graduate certificate in Tourism from the International School of Tourism, Rome Italy (2000).
Issued by : PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE, TANZANIA TOURIST BOARD