Council Chairman

Mr. George D. Yambesi

Council Chairman

The University Council is the governing body and principal policy-making organ of the University. It is responsible for the management and administration of the University properties, funds and assets. The Council has general control over the conduct of the affairs of the University with powers as are necessary for the discharge of its functions as they are defined in the Charter. The Current Chairman of the University Council is George D. Yambesi.

Short Biography

George D. Yambesi is an experienced former Permanent Secretary with a demonstrated history of working in the human resource industry and public service reforms. For nearly four decades he has primarily worked for the Government of Tanzania and government agencies implementing programs and advising on people management, good governance and human resource planning and development, as well as supervising projects funded by international development agencies. Over the past eight years he also served as the first President of the Africa Public Sector Human Resource Managers Network (APS-HRMnet ).

He worked in the President’s Office – Public Service Management as Permanent Secretary (May 2007 – March 2015), Deputy Permanent Secretary (July 2005 – May 2007), Director of Policy Development (August 1998 – July 2005) and Director of Policy Analysis and Research (January 1996 – July 1998). He also worked in the Civil Service Department as the National Project Expert for Capacity Building (July - December 1995) as well as the National Project Expert for Redeployment (September 1993 and June 1995). Mr. Yambesi served as a Principal Human Resources Officer under the Planning Commission from 1994 – 1996. He acted as Chief Secretary on various occasions between 2007 and 2011; the longest period being from December, 2009 to February, 2010. He has participated in and chaired several committees and boards.

Mr. Yambesi holds M.Sc. (Human Resource Development) from University of Manchester (1987) and B.A (Hons.) in Economic Planning from University of Dar es Salaam (1977). He has received a number of awards including the Long Service and Ethical Conduct Medal, First Class (awarded in 2010 by the then President of the United Republic of Tanzania, HE. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete); CEO Roundtable of Tanzania Public Sector Partner of the Year 2009 Award; and the Best Worker Award, of the President’s Office, Public Service Management in 2004. Mr. Yambesi has also carried out several consultancy and research works and published numerous papers and technical reports.