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Mohammed Dewji

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Mohammed Dewji

President, MeTL Group
Mohammed Dewji

Mohammed Dewji is a businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and former politician. He serves as President of MeTL Group, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s. Mohammed is responsible for increasing MeTL’s revenues from $30 million to over 2 billion between 1999 and 2023. MeTL group has investments in textiles, energy, petroleum, agriculture, insurance, mobile telephony, transport and logistics, trading, real estate, and food and beverages. The group conducts business in 8 countries and employs over 34,800 people. MeTL’s operations contribute ~3.3% of Tanzania’s GDP. Mohammed served as a Member of Parliament from 2005 – 2015 for his hometown of Singida. In 2021, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa appointed Mohammed to serve on the country's investment advisory council. Mohammed contributes to the well-being of Tanzania and beyond via the Mo Dewji Foundation, which he established in 2014. The foundation covers education, health, water accessibility and gender empowerment. In 2016, Mohammed joined the Giving Pledge, an initiative through which he has committed over half his wealth to philanthropy. In 2022, Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business awarded Mohammed an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for distinguished leadership in business and philanthropy. Mohammed is an investor in football, with a 49% stake in Simba Sports Club, the largest and most popular sports club in Tanzania. Since his USD$ 20 million investment 4 years ago, the club is now ranked in the top 20 on the African continent.