Susan Mashibe is is the Founder and Executive Director of VIA Aviation formerly Tanzanite Jet Centre. She is a FAA certified commercial pilot and an aircraft maintenance engineer, the first female with both qualifications in Tanzania. Additionally, Mashibe is a Director of Kilimanjaro Aviation Logistic Center.
Mashibe is a recognized leader in business aviation in Tanzania and East Africa and has received several accolades including the 2011 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a 2011 Fortune Most Powerful Woman mentee and 2009 Archbishop Tutu Fellow. Mashibe studied aviation at Western Michigan University and she strives to promote maths and science, paying special attention to female pupils in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania.