Management Team

Our international management team, led by seasoned former Fortune-500 executives, have decades of in-country residence, business relationships, and operating expertise in the emerging markets of Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.

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“We went to Africa with a project and came back with a purpose…” Pete Hemingway – Director, Ruaha Energy

Chief Executive Officer:  John Tate (LinkedIn)
In addition to his role as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Tate serves as Ruaha Energy’s Chief Executive Officer, driving our long-term strategy and overseeing our day-to-day operations.

Director of Administration:  Younghee Han
In addition to her role as a member of the Board, Ms. Han also overseas all of Ruaha Energy’s corporate human resources. She is also responsible for the day to day administration of our offices located on the main headquarters campus in Tanzania.

Senior Manager:  Nurdin Abdulghafur (LinkedIn)
Mr. Abdulghafur is a Senior Manager for the Company. He has worked with Mr. Tate for eight years serving in various management and operating roles for Kastan Mining and Kastan Industries. Mr. Abdulghafur holds a VETA Certificate as an Electrical Technician. He is a Tanzanian Resident.

Corporate Secretary & Senior Legal Officer:  Elay Nyamoga (LinkedIn)
Mr. Nyamoga is a graduate, holder of a Degree of Laws LLB (Hons), from the University of Dar es Salaam. He also holds a post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law School of Tanzania. He is a Tanzanian Resident.