Mohammed Dewji

Mohammed Dewji

1975
May 08

Birth

Mohammed was born on May 8th, 1975 in Singida, a rural town in central Tanzania

1988
May 10

Joins MeTL

Mohammed returned to Tanzania in 1998 to join his family’s trade and transport company, MeTL Group

1994
Jan 09

High School Graduation

Graduated with a Diploma from Saddlebrook High School, New Jersey.

2000
Oct 10

First Attempt at Politics

He won the preliminary votes for Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM), the ruling party, with overwhelming majority but because of his age, being 25 years old at the time, he was deemed too young to hold the seat in parliament.

2001
Jul 10

Married

In 2001 Mo decided to marry his childhood sweetheart Saira. They now have three children together.

2005
Apr 10

MP of Singida Urban

Sworn into the Government of Tanzania as a Member of Parliament for Singida Urban Constituency (2005-2015).

2012
Oct 19

World Economic Forum

Mohammed was named a Young Global Leader (YGL) in connection with the World Economic Forum

2014
Jul 20

July 2014 – Mo Dewji Foundation

Established the Mo Dewji Foundation with the goal creating lasting solutions in order to enhance the quality of life and well-being for underprivileged Tanzania citizens.

2015
Mar 03

Forbes

Named Africa’s youngest billionaire by Forbes

Jun 13

Forbes Africa

Recipient of the Forbes Africa Person of the Year Award in South Africa.

Aug 18

Giving Pledge

Joined the Giving Pledge, promising to give away at least half of his wealth to philanthropic causes

Oct 10

October 2015 – Retired from Politics

in October 2015, Mohammed retired from Politics as the MP for Singida Urban

2016
Dec 02

November 2016 – Choiseul

Tops the 2016 Choiseul 100 Africa ranking recognized for their contribution to the emergance of Africa as a major player in the global economy