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Micael Tanzborn
Owner , Social enterprise
Arusha, Sweden
Ambitious, creative, hardworking and a doer, that’s me, let me introduce myself.

Let my experience, shown in my CV, prove that I am flexible enough to adapt to different fields and also said with a demonstrated record of success.

5 years experience in East Africa, rural environment as Operations Director now seeking similar challenges and opportunities.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Executive Profile
I am a seasoned strategic Business Operations Executive with expertise in operating commercial and industrial business set-ups and intensive skills in sales and marketing, business consultancy and successful revenue growth. I have over 30 years of leadership in various organizations, from multinational FMCG companies as Procter & Gamble to Social enterprises like Ongeza focusing on rural empowerment, solar power and agro inputs. I have successfully led the sales and marketing team to improve business growth in both local and multinational companies.
I have operated with companies and organizations in Germany, Italy, UK, Canada and Australia, and successfully managed businesses and staff in Sweden, Denmark, Tanzania and Kenya, showing compliance and understanding for both workers and staff, to undertake the difference in cross cultural environments. I am knowledgeable in working both in remote areas as well as in highly business oriented environments and showing adaptability across different cultures and a sensitivity to what is required.
Professional Growth
My progressive career has enabled me to develop revenue growth strategies, various client relationship skills and people management, as orchestrated from my client-focused and entrepreneurial approach to business. I have an operational understanding and a proven performance in general management, with an ability to efficiently execute strategies and implement stakeholder growth. I also have a broad understanding of diverse industries, form B2B in the beauty sector and a global company in garden segments, to B2C in a local automotive branch.
I possess an agricultural knowledge gained together with distribution and production input, while supporting and advising companies in logistics and online marketing in the tourism sector.
I am looking for a managerial or director level opportunity in East Africa, preferably in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and UAE, in business operations, startups, NGO, FMCG, commercial institutions or social enterprises.

Language Proficiency
Fluent in English, Swahili, Swedish, Danish & Norwegian.

Diploma in Business and Marketing.
I also have a NLP Practioner and Master Practitioner, shorter courses attending in sales and marketing.
But I also have a life experience hands-on, autodidact and self-thought in many cases, learning by doing.
Affiliations and Achievements:
MICAEL TANZBORN | +255 758 205030 |
Kanisa Road, Arusha, Tanzania
Dear Sirs and Madams,
I have over 30 years of experience in the general management, business operations and sales and marketing. Currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer at Kila Kitu Trading & Marketing Ltd, I possess intensive managerial skills with an ability to grow and implement various business strategies. I have productively worked with stakeholders in Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), bringing growth and change in product development and innovation. My professional expertise encompasses financial management, budget controls and cost-efficient strategies which I believe will steer your organization to new heights.
As illustrated in the pointers below, I possess relevant skills that fit in with the requirements of this job:
• Business Management: As the Business and Operations Director, in charge of finance & business transformation function, I have successfully updated and implemented all necessary business policies and accounting practices to improve the overall business policy. I have strategically improved the profit-making position of the company through cost management and sales growth strategies.
• General Management: At Kila Kitu Trading & Marketing Ltd, I spearhead successful management of all business aspects through efficient personal and stakeholder management, examining new strategies to maximize opportunities and advance the resource of the organization, connected to the idea and project of producing an organic and ecological fertilizer made out of sea weed.
• Sales & Marketing Strategy: I have orchestrated viable recommendations for improvements in the sales and marketing sector, while monitoring competitor activity to stay updated about latest industry trends. I also implemented sales and marketing tools for vital decision making and worked collaboratively to fulfill strategic plans.
• Revenue Development: As an Operations Director at Ongeza Tanzania Ltd, I actively grew the company revenues through coordination and leading management meetings, resolving sticky customer issues, strategic pricing and overseeing implementation of key strategic initiatives to drive sustainable profitable growth. I delivered a double revenue in 2 years, which broadened the portfolio and increased the brand awareness of the company.
• Leadership & Supervision: During my tenure at Ongeza Tanzania Ltd, I also effectively implemented viable recommendations for improvements in the sales and marketing sector, while monitoring competitor activity to stay updated about latest industry trends. This improved both client and work relationships.
• Stakeholder & Client Engagement: Throughout my professional development, I have strived to ensure that clients and stakeholders get the satisfaction as intended while improving the value of the company services through constant innovation and advancement in the sales and marketing sector. I have worked with multinational stakeholders, both individual and governmental to improve revenue and drive growth.
I am open for a one-one discussion to further discuss my skills about this role. Hoping to hear from you soon.
Yours sincerely,
Micael Tanzborn.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Swedish, Norweigan, Danish, Swahili
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