Mohammed Dewji Biography, Net Worth, Family, Age, Nickname, Wife, Awards, Recognition And Businesses.
Mohammed Dweji a Tanzanian by birth who is currently the richest man in East Africa with a net worth of $1.4 Billion
Age And Nickname
Mohammed Dweji is 41 years old and is popular known as Mo Dweji.
Personal Life – Wife And Family
Mohammed Dweji or as populary known Mo Dweji was born on the month of May 8, 1975, in Ipembe, Singida, Tanzania.
Was born to a couple named Gulamabbas Dewji and Zubeda Dewji, a Shia Muslim family.
Mo Dweji married Saira his current wife with home they have three children in 2001.
And his schooling days was first recorded in Dewji received his primary education in Arusha at the Arusha Primary School and continued his secondary education at the International School of Tanganyika (IST) in Dar es Salam, Tanzania then In 1992 his father enrolled him at the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida, where Dewji also attended Trinity Preparatory School for 11th Grade. Dewji then moved for his last and final year of high school to the Saddle Brook High School in New Jersey. Georgetown University in Washington D.C, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelors in International Business and Finance and a minor in Theology.
Within his return he joined the family business.
Line Of Businesses
Mohammed Dewji is the CEO of METL, a Tanzanian conglomerate founded by his father in the 1970s. It is active in textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in eastern, southern and central Africa.
Dewji is responsible for increasing MeTL’s revenues from $30 million to over $1.5 billion between 1999 and 2018. MeTL Group has investments in manufacturing, agriculture, trading, finance, mobile telephony, insurance, real estate, transport and logistics, and food and beverages. The group conducts business in 11 countries and employs over 28,000 people with the aim to target over 100,000 people by 2021. MeTL’s operations contribute ~3.5% of Tanzania’s GDP.
Mohammed Dweji is not only a business man he is also a politician and a good one at that.
Tanzania held its third multi-party elections in October 2005 and Dewji stood for the parliamentary seat again and was chosen by CCM to stand as a candidate for Singida Urban. In the general election he won with 90% of the votes and was sworn in as an MP for Singida Urban constituency on 29 December 2005. Dewji served for ten years before resigning from politics in October 2015.
He served as a member of the Tanzanian parliament for 10 years after which he resigned from politics in October 2015.
Honours – Awards And Achievements
Mohammed Dweji is refognized both in Africa and abroad and this has earned him so many Awards and achievements.
- 2012 – Young Global Leader Award by the World Economic Forum
- 2014 – 10 Most powerful men in Africa by Forbes Magazine
- 2014 – African Philanthropist of the Year Award by African Leadership Magazine
- 2014 – Top 100 of Young Economic Leaders
- 2015 – Receiver of Alhulbayt TV Award for excellence for contributions to the community.
- 2015 – Philanthropist of the Year Award for East African Region by All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA)
- 2015 – Business Leader of the Year Award by African Business Magazine.
- 2015 – Forbes African Person of the Year Award 2015
- 2016 – Choiseul 100 Africa 2016: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow
- 2017 – Recipient of the African CEO of the Year 2017 Award at The African CEOs Forum 2017.
We have seen a bit through the life of a well respected man and rich at that, his wealth I not I’ll gotten and took a lot of hard work and courage to get where he is today.
At the age of 42 he is the richest man in East Africa if he can do it I believe you and I can.