Susan Mashibe

Founder and Owner, Tanzanite Jet Centre Ltd dba VIA Aviation

Susan Mashibe is a FAA certified commercial pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer, the first female with both qualifications in Tanzania. At present she runs Tanzanite Jet Centre, a very successful Fixed Base Operation company, she founded in 2003. It is unique in Tanzania, specializing in logistical support to business aviation in the region. Her company has catered to Heads of State, monarchs, Fortune 500 executives, and military flights.

Additionally, Susan is a Director of Universal Africa Logistic Ltd dba Kilimanjaro Aviation Logistic Center, which processes clearances for private jets throughout Africa.

Ms. Mashibe is now a recognized leader in business aviation in Tanzania and East Africa.

Susan is a 2011 WEF Young Global Leader and an Archbishop Tutu Fellow on 2009. Susan is also a 2011 Fortune Most Powerful Woman mentee.

Currently, Susan is establishing aircraft maintenance and repair services at Kilimanjaro which will measure up to international standards for general and corporate aviation.

Susan strives to promote math and science, paying special attention to female pupils in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania.

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