the Chairperson

Eng. Philbert Rweyemamu

Eng. Philbert Rweyemamu is the Chairperson of the Chamber. He is a seasoned Mining Engineer with vast experience in operations and closure of mines.
He started off his career in Diamond Industry of De Beers operations in Tanzania and later seconded to South Africa and Botswana. He later joined Barrick operations in Tanzania and worked in North Mara Mine, Head Office, Tulawaka Mine as well as Buzwagi.
While at ABG Head office, he was tasked with overseeing the Transformation of Artisanal Mining into Small Scale Mining Project with emphasis of coexistence between LSM and ASM. He was later assigned Government Relations duties.
Currently, he works for Shanta Mining Company Limited as the General Manager for Singida Project

Our Leaders

Tanzania Chamber of Mines leaders is a team of highly experienced leaders who are committed to the long-term growth and performance of the firm.

Vice Chairperson

Mr. Damien Valente is the General Manager - Africa for Orecorp Tanzania Limited, who are currently developing the Nyanzaga Gold Project in Sengerema district, Mwanza. Mr. Valente has 20 years’ experience of working across continents in mining, energy, manufacturing, equipment distribution and financial services.

Honorary Secretary

Mr. Frederick Kibodya has over 20 years experience in the extractive sector having worked for Oil and Gas prior to joining the Mining Industry in 2015. He is currently the Managing Director of Mantra Tanzania Limited, a company that operates the Mkuju Uranium Project in Namtumbo district, Ruvuma Region.

Honorary Treasurer

Mr. Godvictor Lyimo, Tax Manager with Geita Gold Mining Limited will continue with his role as Honorary Treasurer of the Chamber. Mr. Lyimo is a Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice and a Registered Tax Consultant with a long experience in financial audits – having previously worked as an External Auditor; and with extensive experience in Mining Taxation. CPA Lyimo has a combined Accounting and Extractive Taxation experience spreading over 15 years.

Executive Secretary

Mr. Gerald B. Mturi has over 20 years experience in the Mining Industry in Tanzania. Prior to that he worked for the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA); and later with TOTAL, the French oil company. He joined the Tanzania Chamber of Mines in September 2016 as its Executive Secretary after serving as CEO of Resolute (Tanzania) Limited for two years during which time he oversaw the statutory closure and final rehabilitation of the Golden Pride Mine, by then a Resolute’s flagship project in Tanzania, having produced in excess of 2M oz during its 15 years mine life. During his career with Resolute he spent 5 years at the mine site in Nzega and the remaining 11 years at the corporate office in Dar es Salaam. Mr. Mturi is the current Vice President of the Mining Industry Association of Southern Africa (MIASA).