|Executive Director and founder of TanJet|
Susan Mashibe was honored by the World Economic Forum as a 2011 Young Global Leader (YGL). This honor is bestowed every year by the forum, recognizing up to 200 outstanding young leaders from around the world for among other things their professional accomplishments.
Susan is the executive director and founder of TanJet, an international Fixed Base operation service and the first of its kind in Tanzania. TanJet provides logistical support for corporate, diplomatic and private Jets. Her clients include Heads of State, Monarchs, Fortune 500 executives, celebrities, and military flights. It is probably the first woman-owned international company of its kind in Eastern Africa.
Ms. Mashibe also runs another company, Kilimanjaro Aviation Logistic Center, that process landing and overflight clearances for private jets throughout the African continent. She is currently developing aircraft maintenance and repairs services at Kilimanjaro to provide modern and safe scheduled maintenance services for general and corporate aviation within the region. This is a much needed service and she has captured the niche in the market of aviation.
|Coat of Arms|
Therefore, as its neighbors, Kenya and Uganda, received favorable attention, sadly Tanzania was ignored even though it is the third largest producer of gold after South Africa and Ghana. The impact continues to be felt throughout their economy particularly in health and education. While Kenyans and Ugandans boast high literacy rates, Tanzania's is estimated to be 72%. Although education is compulsory for seven years until the age of 15 years, most children drop out before they are 15 years and some do not attend at all. As of 2006, 87.2% of children who started primary school were likely to reach grade 5.
|Susan on the TanJet Falcon|