Former Managing Director - Ali S. Mchumo
Mr. Ali S. Mchumo took up his functions as CFC Managing Director on 1 September 2004.
Born in Kilwa, Tanzania on 5 May 1945.
Marital Status: Married
Education and Qualifications
1991 – 1992 M.Sc (Econ.) (Politics of the World Economy), London School of Economics, University of London.
1990 – 1991 Research Associate on International Law, International Christian University, Tokyo.
1966 – 1970 LLB (Bachelor of Laws) University of East Africa, Dar-es-Salaam.
2010 Executive Education Course on “Leaders in Development”, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
2012 Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania
Occupation and previous professional experience
2004 – 2012 Managing Director of the Common Fund for Commodities, Amsterdam
2002 – 2004 Deputy Secretary General (Finance and Administration), East African Community, Arusha
1995 – 2002 Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the UnitedNations, Geneva and Vienna.
1991 – 1995 High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Court of St. James, London and Ambassador to the Republic of Ireland.
1988 – 1991 Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to Tokyo, Japan with concurrent accreditation to the Philippines and Australia.
1983 – 1988 Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania to the Republic of Mozambique, with concurrent accreditation to Swaziland and Lesotho.
1981 – 1983 Minister of Trade, Tanzania
1977 – 1981 Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Tanzania
1975 – 1977 Junior Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Tanzania
1975 – 1985 Member of Parliament for Temeke District, Dar-es-Salaam
Other Leadership positions
July 2006 – July 2009 Chairman, International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty (ILEAP) – (An International NGO to assist developing Countries on International Trade and Economic issues).
2000 – 2006 Vice-Chairman of ILEAP.
Oct. 2001 – Oct. 2002 President of the Trade Development Board of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Dec. 2000 – Dec. 2002 Chairman of the Governing Council, Common Fund for Commodities.
January – December 2001 First Coordinator of the WTO Least Developed Countries Consultative Group, World Trade Organization, Geneva
Feb. 1999 – Feb. 2000 Chairman of the General Council of the World Trade Organization, Geneva
1998 – 2000 Chairman of the OAU Advisory Group of Experts and of the ACP Group of Experts on Negotiations with the European Union in the post – Lome IV Arrangements.
1998 – 1999 Chairman of the WTO Trade Policy Review Body.
1996 – 1997 Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Geneva.
1996 – 2000 Co-Chair of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of Ambassadors in Geneva.
Publications, Speeches, Participation in Conferences and References (Available upon request)
2004-2012 Statements & speeches at various fora as M.D for CFC
1994 “The Democratic Process in Tanzania” lecture given at centre for Africa Studies, University of Edinburgh
1993 “Prospects for Regional Economic Integration for Eastern and Southern Africa- a case for a viable Arrangement” as essay submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for M.Sc Degree at the London School of Economic University of London
1993 “Implementing Africa’s Second Liberation” presentation given at the Royal African society Conference on African at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University
1992 “Evolution towards Multiparty Democracy in Tanzania”, Lecture given at the Department of Politics, University of Leeds, UK
1984 “The Apartheid Regime and its Policy of Destabilization in Southern Africa” a paper given at a diplomatic Seminar, Lusaka, Zambia
1979 “Youth Unemployment”- address delivered at the second meeting of Young Commonwealth Leaders in Colombo, SriLanka, 3rd – 8th May 1979
1977 Contributed a chapter on “The state” in a book Ten Years after the Arusha Declaration
1976 “The Instruments of State power” (in Swahili) lecture given at the Kivukoni College, Dar es salaam and later published in the inaugural issue of the new journal of the College, Kivuko
1975 “The Laws and the Judiciary as Instruments for Socialist Construction” (in Swahili” lecture given to Law interns at the Kivukoni College, Dar es salaam and later published in the Journal of the college, “MBIONI” March 1 April 11, 1975
1969 “Revolution or Romanticism” an article published in the University College Dar es salaam Journal “DARLITE”