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.
Alan joined EFTA in 2016. He previously spent over 20 years in the finance sector, most recently with Barclays Capital, and in management consulting, where he focused on the delivery of strategic change programs. Alan has a background in microfinance, having worked with Kiva in Zimbabwe and Kenya. Alan has MA in Economics and French from St Andrews University, and a MBA from the London Business School.
Alex became EFTA’s CFO in 2017 having joined the company as FC in 2016. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in the UK, having trained in a London local government and managed a breadth of public services and finance functions. He has also volunteered through Accounting for International Development for an NGO in Guatemala. He read Economics & Management at Oxford University, where he also obtained a master of science degree.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Internal Audit
John joined EFTA in 2017 as Head of Internal Audit. He previously worked with NBC Ltd (A Part of Barclays Africa Group) at their Internal Controls Department and KPMG East Africa as an External Auditor. He is a Qualified Accountant (ACCA), a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), a Certified Governance, Risk and Compliance Professional (GRCP), Auditor (GRCA) by OCEG US and a Certified Forensic Investigator from the IICFIP.
Josh joined EFTA in 2017 as COO. Before joining EFTA, Josh worked in customer service and operations for more than 10 years at a large industrial supplier in the U.S. He holds a MA in the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Biola University and a MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology.
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.
Lilian joined EFTA in August 2017 as a financial controller. Prior to joining EFTA, Lilian worked as a Manager in the tax department at PwC Tanzania. She holds a BS in Accounting and Finance from Mzumbe University and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and National Board of Accountants and Auditors. She is also a registered tax consultant with the Tanzania Revenue Authority.
Arusha Section Manager
Maria joined EFTA in January 2014 as an investment officer and in 2018 became Section Manager leading EFTA leasing activities in the Arusha, Manyara and Simanjiro regions. Prior to that Maria was a procurement intern at TBL and conducted volunteering activities in Tanzania, Uganda, and Nigeria with international student organizations. Maria holds a BBA from Mzumbe University and a MS in Finance and Investment from Coventry University. She is also a Certified Procurement and Supplies Professional CPSP (T).
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 joined EFTA in 2012 as an investment officer and in 2015 became Training Manager responsible for staff development and customer training. In 2017 she became the Operations Manager taking on additional procurement and operations responsibilities. Prior to joining EFTA, Sarunny worked as a peer education coordinator for Global Service Corps for three years. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Logistics Management, a Certificate in Public Procurement and Supplies and completes her MBA from ESAMI in 2018.
Board of Directors
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 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 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.
James de la Fargue
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.
Sean is Associate Director at AgDevCo and he is responsible for certain new and existing investments across the AgDevCo portfolio. Sean joined AgDevCo’s London office from an alternative investment business, focusing on renewable energy, infrastructure and other real asset investments. Sean previously worked for Ernst & Young focussing on multinational mining, renewable energy and oil & gas engagements in various countries. Sean grew up in South Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Business Science degree specialising in finance and management and is also a chartered accountant (CA).
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.