Our Team

EFTA has built a strong team with a blend of experience from across the world and investment knowledge in Tanzania. EFTA currently has a team of over 25, drawing on Tanzanian talent from across the country.

Alfred Ngenzi Branch Manager Mwanza

Alfred Ngenzi

Mwanza Branch Manager

Alfred has been with EFTA for three years. Prior to EFTA, Alfred was Branch Manager at Bayport Financial, a company focused on salaried loans to Government employees. He has an Advanced Diploma in Information Technology from the Tanzanian Institute of Finance Management.

Chris Oliver

Chris Oliver

Training and Special Projects Director

Chris came to EFTA in January 2015 with a wide variety of experience, managing training programs in Swaziland and acting as the CFO for a variety of global businesses, including as founder and director of Red Spider technologies which specializes in making down-hole tools for the oil and gas industry.

Coy Buckley

Coy Buckley

CEO

Coy has been with EFTA for five years, acting as the CFO prior to becoming the CEO in 2014. Before joining EFTA, Coy worked with KPMG in various capacities, including transaction and advisory services in Zurich and the U.S. capital markets desk in London. Coy has been a featured speaker on leasing in Tanzania at the World Bank, FMO and International Finance Corporation. He has also consulted with Technoserve on their agricultural finance programs in West Africa, as well as the Millennium Cities Initiative’s activities in Ghana. Coy is a Certified Public Accountant (US).

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Edgar Kalinga

Mbeya Branch Manager

Edgar has been working with EFTA since January 2014. Prior to EFTA, he was working with CRDB Bank as a Lending officer for SMEs. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management Sciences from the University of Dar es Salaam.

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Elias Leasa

Arusha Branch Manager

Elias has been working with EFTA since January 2014. Prior to EFTA, Elias worked as Project Manager for Empower Tanzania Inc., an american NGO based in Tanzania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dodoma.

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Leonce Malamsha

Special Loans Manager

Prior to EFTA, Leonce was working with Barclay’s Bank as Arusha Branch Manager. Before that he held a number of other positions at Barclays and Standard Chartered. He has an Advance Diploma in Certified Accountancy from Mzumbe University and an MBA from ESAMI Arusha.

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Martin Jeremia

Morogoro Branch Manager

Prior to coming to EFTA, Martin was based in Morogoro as a Branch Manager for Opportunity, an international microfinance institution. Martin has previous experience from Real People, KCB and NMB. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Dar es Salaam.

Peter Temu

Peter Temu

Marketing and Business Development Manager

Prior to EFTA, Peter was Managing Partner at Inops Tanzania, a marketing and advertising firm. Before this, he held positions as Content Manager at Zoom Tanzania, Senior Sales and Marketing Executive at South African Airways and Head of Credit Control Unit at Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation. He has an MBA from Amity University.

Sarunny Saibull Training Manager

Sarunny Saibull

Training Manager

Sarunny spent three years between 2012 and 2015 as an investment officer at EFTA. In 2015, she was made EFTA training manager, overseeing staff development as well as EFTA’s training programmes for its customers, aimed at improving bookkeeping skills, health and safety and other initiatives.

Tim Ellis

Tim Ellis

COO

Tim worked for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation for four years as a policy and programming officer before joining the International Fund for Agriculture for a further year as a consultant. With EFTA since 2013, he holds degrees from the University of Oxford and King’s College, London.

Board of Directors

Coy Buckley

Managing Director

Coy has been with EFTA for five years, acting as the CFO prior to becoming the CEO in 2014. Before joining EFTA, Coy worked with KPMG in various capacities, including transaction and advisory services in Zurich and the U.S. capital markets desk in London. Coy has been a featured speaker on leasing in Tanzania at the World Bank, FMO and International Finance Corporation. He has also consulted with Technoserve on their agricultural finance programs in West Africa, as well as the Millennium Cities Initiative’s activities in Ghana. Coy is a Certified Public Accountant (US).

Michiel Timmerman

Chairman

Michiel Timmerman co-founded EFTA Ltd in 2005.  Michiel is CEO of Mbuyu Capital Partners, an Africa-focused investment business.  Before founding Mbuyu, Michiel was MD and Chief Investment Officer of Ignis Advisors, Ignis Asset Management’s $3.5bn alternative investment business, investing in hedge funds, private equity and real estate.  He is also a non-executive director of two AgDevCo Ltd, an African agriculture investor, and of LAFCo Ltd, which finances working capital for SMEs in the African agriculture sector.

Clement Kwayu

Director

Clement is Co-Founder and Director of EFTA. Clement also acts as Managing Director of BUMACO, EFA’s partner in Tanzania. BUMACO is a well-established management consultancy and insurance brokerage business, with offices in Moshi (Kilimanjaro region) and Dar es Salaam. Clement is a specialist in co-operatives and rural development and founded BUMACO in 1982.

Simeon Galpert

Director

Simeon is an accountant, and has held senior finance and treasury positions at major companies including Guinness, Saatchi & Saatchi and WPP. He was most recently Director of Treasury, Tax and Risk Management at Guinness, before becoming an independent consultant. He has also undertaken consulting work for the IFC in East Africa on small business investment and performance monitoring.

Daniel Hulls

Director

Daniel Hulls is the CEO of AgDevCo and is a finance, economics, public policy and development professional, with close to 25 years’ experience in working in both the private and public sectors. Daniel joined AgDevCo in 2011, prior to which he was the founding director of Cambridge Economic Policy Associate (CEPA) and Managing Director until 2009. Before CEPA, Daniel worked for N M Rothschild (1999-2001) and Her Majesty’sTreasury (1991-1998). Daniel has a BA in History and Economics from Oxford University; and an MSc in Economics from University College London.

James de la Fargue

Director

James is a Zimbabwean citizen with a BA (Hons) Business Administration and ACCA, who worked in Europe for several years with Unilever PLC, Deloitte and the French group Chargeurs SA. In Zimbabwe, he was head of corporate finance at Merchant Bank of Central Africa (MBCA). James has extensive experience in both agriculture and financial services in the region, serving on the boards of NMB Bank and African Century Leasing in Zimbabwe and several companies in Mozambique.

SMEs in developing countries

Caught in the Middle: EFTA's work in East Africa featured by the Economist

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News

  • 1 October 2016
    EFTA opens new branch in Dar es Salaam! The branch is located at IT Plaza on Ohio Street. Currently EFTA is only working with customers who work with an EFTA preferred supplier.
  • 8 August 2016
    Morogoro wins 3rd place for best Financial Institution for Farmers (after NMB and Finca); Mwanza wins 3rd best service provider among financial institutions at East African Exhibition (after CRDB and FNB)
  • 6 June 2016
    EFTA’s work with SMEs in Tanzania featured by the Economist.
  • 9 April 2016
    EFTA opens new branch in Morogoro, Tanzania on Madaraka Road – now able to serve the Morogoro region!
  • 9 December 2015
    EFTA opens new branch in Bukoba, Tanzania on Migeyo Street – now able to serve customers in Kagera!
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