Mr. Omar Shane Bendera

BenderaMr. Omar Shane Bendera was appointed member of the Board of Directors of EWURA in March 2010. He has served as Permanent Secretary in Ministry of East African Cooperation. Before this appointment Mr. Bendera served as a Deputy Permanent Secretary in the President’s Office, Planning and Privatization (2001-2005). He headed various Divisions for 21 years as a Director to Growth Strategies, Industry and Mining, and Science and Technology.

Education:
Holder of a Masters Degree in Development Economics with specialization in Development Economics, International Trade and Development, Statistics in Economics, Project Analysis and Public Finance from the Centre for Development Economics, Williams College, Massachussetts, USA.
Holder of First Degree in Economics and Management and Administration from the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics from the ISS, the Hague, Netherlands.
Attended various training courses held in various countries dealing with industrialization and development, policy and planning, trade, financing of industrial and infrastructure projects and Civil Service/public reform programs.

Experience:
Currently a Consultant/Director in Allied Business Development Ltd., a Consulting firm with accumulated experience in business management consultancy. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of East African Cooperation from January 2006 to January 2007. Deputy Permanent Secretary in the President’s Office, Planning and Privatization (2001-2005). Director of various Divisions for 21 years. The Divisions or Departments included the following: Growth Strategies, Industry and Mining, and Science and Technology. Principal Economist in 1980s An Economist in the Planning and Finance Ministries mostly in Industry, Trade and Mining sectors (1971-1980).

Contact Information:

Telephone: +255(0)22 2120770, Cell: +255(0)784 279518

Email: omsbendera@yahoo.co.uk

P.O. Box 72175 , Dar es Salaam , Tanzania