Board of Directors

Chairman of the board

Leonard Kitoka (Tanzanian) is the Non-Executive Director and current Chairman of the Board of Directors of VFP. Leonard has over twenty-six years’ experience in Management Consulting in the Great Lakes Region. He is currently the Managing Director and the Founder of INNOVEX.


Company Secretary

Patrick Malewo (Tanzanian) is currently serving as Secretary to the Board. He is the Advocate of High Court of Tanzania with practical experience in handling legal and corporate affairs. Patrick is a Legal Practitioner in corporate legal counselling. He spent more than twenty years in Banking serving as head of legal for Bank of Africa and Commercial Bank of Africa. Prior to joining the banking fraternity, Patrick was Head of Sales for New Africa Hotel. He is currently an Advocate with Jundu & Adadi Co. Advocates.


Farida Kangesa
Board Member

Ms. Farida Kangesa (Tanzanian) is a Non-Executive Director of VFP and she sits on both Board Finance, Human Resources and Administration and Board Credit Committees. Farida is a founder and Managing Director of Milestone International, a Company involved in Marketing and Promotion. She also serves in a number of boards including Victoria Insurance Brokers and Go Promotions. She holds Masters in Business Administration (Finance), BCom Finance and Certificate in Directorship.


Board Member

Xavery Makwi (Tanzanian) is an independent Director of VFP and member of Credit Committee. He is the Director of Credit at CRDB Bank Plc. He is also an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and Courts subordinate thereto save for primary Courts and a qualified Accountant (CPA).



Board Member

Victoria Tunu Chale (Tanzanian) is a Non-Executive Director of VFP. She is currently the Chairperson of Victoria Insurance Brokers and serves in Audit & Risk Committee. She is a Co-founder and Managing Consultant with People Dynamics Limited, a Tanzanian human resources management consultancy firm. Prior to becoming a consultant, Victoria was the Director of Human resources for CRDB Bank PLC. Victoria joins CRDB Bank from Citibank Tanzania Limited where she was Head of Human Resources with overall responsibility for development and Implementation of HR strategy.



Board Member

Abel Kaseko (Tanzanian) is a Non-Executive Director of VFP and serves as Chairman of Board Credit Committee and member of Audit & Risk Committee. He is currently the Head of Change and Performance at NBC Tanzania, He is a Business Leader and Certified PRINCE 2 Practitioner with more than ten years’ experience. Abel specializes in E- Government, E- commerce, Mobile and SMS Banking, Information Technology, IT Risk, Analysis; Project planning, project management, systems analysis and software development. Academically Abel possess a Master’s of Science in Information and Technology Avinashilingam Deemed University (ADU, India) Bachelor of Science with Computer Science, majoring in Information Science, Economics and Statistics at University of DSM.



Board Member

Robert Boniface Butambala (Tanzanian) is a Non-Executive Director of VFP and Chairman of the Board Audit and Risk Committee and member of Board Finance, Human Resources & Administration Committee. He has over 18 years of experience in a wide range of disciplines including management, accounting, quality management and leadership. Academically, he is an MBA, and B. Com Accounting graduate.



Board Member

Rose Funja (Tanzanian) is a Non-Executive Director of VFP and serves as Chairperson of Finance, Human Resources & Administration and also a member of Credit Committee. Rose is the Co-founder of Impact hub Dar es salaam and Managing director of Agrinfo, a Tanzanian local business harnessing the power of digital technologies. Rose embarked on social entrepreneurship after spending 5 years as a Senior Engineer at Huawei Technologies in China. She is Mandela Washington Fellow 2014 and IVLP Hidden No More 2019.