Dr. Mataba holds a PhD in Community Banking from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) an MBA (Finance) and B.Com (Finance) from the University of Dar-es-Salaam and a Diploma in Co-operative Accounting from the Moshi Co-operative College. He is among the employees of the former Co-operative College and has been of service in various capacities as an internal auditor, instructor and academic administrator. His academic administrative records include Head of Department, Administrator of the Rural Microfinance Management Programme (RMMP) and Coordinator of the Professional Financial Cooperative Management Programme (PFCMP). His public services include serving in various Boards, Expert Teams and Church Committes. Dr. Mataba has particiapted in various researches including those funded by IFAD, Ministry of Agriculture and Co-operatives and has consulted a number of both local and international organizations including MIVARF, FHI 360 and has published widely in microfinance, community banking and financial systems. He has supervised and contuinues to supervise students at Master and PhD levels. He has also carried a number of consultancies in strategic management, rural finance, housing microfinance, SACCOS and Housing Co-operatives. Currently he serves as a Commissioner of the Tanzania Commission for Co-operative Development (TCDC).