EU-Tanzania Business Forum


Santina Benson

CEO Roundtable

Executive Director


Santina M. Benson is the Executive Director of the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania (CEOrt), which brings together 200 CEOs of leading companies in Tanzania and provides a platform for regular engagement with government and key stakeholders for the country’s sustainable economic development. During her time with the CEO Roundtable, Ms. Benson has led key initiatives including driving the organisation’s Business and Sustainability agenda with a focus on implementation of the Sustainable Finance Principles and Private Sector led Climate Action initiative. She also spearheaded the Ethical Leadership, Good Governance and Responsible Business agenda as part of Tanzania’s National Anti-Corruption campaign in collaboration with the Government of Tanzania. In addition, Ms. Benson was responsible for launching the ground-breaking CEO Apprenticeship Programme (CAP), a leadership initiative aimed at developing Tanzania’s future leaders. The programme has demonstrated significant impact with 25% of participant graduating to CEO positions in the first year. Prior to her role with the CEO Roundtable of Tanzania, she held senior positions at various multi-national corporations within the Telecoms, ICT and Financial sectors. Her experience includes Programme Management, Strategic Planning, Team Building and Business Development.