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28-29 September 2021


Dr. Hamisi Hassan Mwinyimvua is a Tanzanian, born on 7th January 1960 in Singida, Tanzania. He is married and has two children. He obtained his secondary education in Tanzania before joining the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he studied and obtained B.A (Economics) in 1986 and M.A. (Economics) in 1988. He later pursued further studies in the University of Dar es Salaam and Lund University of Sweden and successfully completed his Ph.D (Economics) in 1996. Dr. Mwinyimvua’s occupational carrier mainly centered on academics before December 2006. He was employed as a Tutorial Assistant at the University of Dar es Salaam immediately after completing his undergraduate studies in 1986. He was promoted to a post of Assistant Lecturer upon obtaining his M.A (Econ.) degree in 1988 and Lecturer after completing his Ph.D studies in 1996. Dr. Mwinyimvua had risen to the rank of Senior Lecturer by December 2006 when joined, on secondment, the President’s Economic and Policy Advisory Unit as Personal Advisor (Economic Affairs) to President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania. In February 2015 Dr. Mwinyimvua was appointed to the post of Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, before being promoted by the 5th President of Tanzania, Dr. John Pombe Magufuli, to become Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office. On 25th October 2017, Dr. Mwinyimvua was appointed by President Magufuli to lead the newly formed Ministry of Energy as its Permanent Secretary after the split of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals into two ministries – Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Minerals; the position that he holds to date.

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