John Ulanga is the Country Director of TradeMark East Africa in Tanzania. Before joining TradeMark, Ulanga was the Vice President, External Affairs and Sustainability for BG East Africa (Tanzania and Kenya) and prior to that, Ulanga was the Executive Director of the Foundation for Civil Society, and the Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF).
Ulanga sits on several boards as Chairman of the University Council of the Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Dar es Salaam, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tanzania Financial Services for the Underserved Settlements (TAFSUS), member of the Board of Directors of Mwananchi Communications Limited (publishers of The Citizen, Mwananchi and Mwanaspoti Newspapers); member and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Tanzania Media Foundation, a Board Member of KCB Bank Tanzania and a Member of the USAID Tanzania Advisory Group. Ulanga is also a member of the ONE Campaign Africa Policy Advisory Board.
He is also a Fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, East Africa and the Aspen Global Leadership Network of the Aspen Institute, and a 2012 Senior Fellow of the Centre for Philanthropy and Civil Society Studies at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York.