The Managing Director provides strategic leadership to organization which manages, oversees and provides various support services to a number of its sister companies in the safari and tourism industry and wildlife conservation and preservation initiatives, forming the organization such that it is enabled to achieve its core mission:
“To deliver the world’s finest safari experiences whilst protecting Tanzania’s wildlife and natural heritage”
The MD shall be answerable to the Board of Directors of organization and responsible to the shareholders and ultimate beneficiaries of organization and its sister companies.
2.0 Duties of the Managing Director (MD)
The MD shall be one of the Directors of organization and shall have all the powers necessary for managing, directing and supervising the management of the business and affairs of the company in accordance to the Companies Act, Cap. 212 R.E 2002 and the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company. The MD shall be responsible in maintaining efficiency by applying modern planning and organizing standards and tools. In particular, the MD shall be responsible in:
2.1 Management, Administration and Financial Reporting
2.1.1 The MD shall be the main liaison person between the Board of Directors of organization and the shareholders and ultimate beneficiaries of organization and operations team thereby contributing to positive communication and enabling strategic direction to organization. The MD shall be required to work closely with directors of organization and other in performing his/her duties and fulfilling the organization Mission. 2
2.1.2 To communicate effectively and appropriately with the representatives of the ultimate beneficiaries of organization and other FTC, ensuring they are each well and timeously informed about matters relevant to their respective roles as regards the business; and that they are appropriately mobilised in support of the business when and if necessary.
2.1.3 To provide effective leadership in order to motivate, inspire and positively influence all FTC employees and stakeholders for the on-going benefit of the organisation and the role it plays in Tanzania. The MD shall be a role model for people focused, engaging and transformative leadership
2.1.4 To manage and oversee office administration and ensure that the office is run in a well organised manner and in accordance with accepted corporate standards, and by using and applying the appropriate methodology which includes information technology, stationaries and modern filing systems.
2.1.5 To devise and implement, on a cooperative basis with the management team, an annual strategic plan for FTC which enables the group’s long-term sustainability.
2.1.6 To devise appropriate management structures for the organization and FTC and ensuring that their key positions are timeously filled with due regard to the group’s standards and culture. The MD shall ensure that the human capital of the FTC is well trained, appraised and well incentivized to ensure retention of key talents and skills.
2.1.7 To provide effective guidance and management to maximise the operational efficiency of the business including ensuring that budgets are adhered to; that revenue generation is a priority; that stringent cost controls are in place and adhered to; that consultants and service providers to the business are effectively engaged and managed; and that the organisation is run according to internationally accepted, ethical business principles and practices.
2.1.8 To work with the finance department of KDT and other FTC companies to devise and prepare an annual budget of the group and present to the boards of each company for review and approval at least 3 months before the commencement of a new financial year.
2.1.9 To oversee the FTC financial advisors, accountants and auditors to ensure that proper books of accounts, financial reports and audited accounts are prepared in a timely manner and in accordance with the international accounting standards. The MD shall
3 ensure tax compliance and reporting is done in accordance with Tanzanian laws by seeking the advice of engaged FTC tax consultant(s).
2.1.10 To oversee and organise the procurement of services and goods in a qualified and efficient manner and in the best interest of KDT and other FTC by obtaining viable and feasible competitive quotations for goods and services.
2.1.11 To ensure capital allocations are strategically utilised and the associated projects are effectively managed and completed in a timely manner. The MD shall ensure that employees and engaged contractors or service providers deliver their work according to their respective terms of engagement.
2.1.12 The MD shall work with the legal service providers of the group to ensure that the FTC are run and operated in accordance with the legal requirements as per the applicable laws of Tanzania. This shall include good corporate governance, procurement of permits and licences for running the businesses or projects undertaken. The MD shall ensure proper recording keeping of all legal documents in the custody of the FTC. To effectively drive cost efficiency and ensure that the FTC operate seamlessly and profitably.
2.1.13 To work closely with the directors of the Friedkin Conservation Fund Limited to ensure proper management of wildlife conservation and community projects in areas that FTC operates.
2.2 Hospitality Industry Development and Management
2.2.1 Championing of the FTC mission and values and working to strengthen the Friedkin’s brand and all it represents.
2.2.2 To oversee the hospitality business of the group, in line with the FTC brand and its market positioning.
2.2.3 Playing a positive role in the marketing of FTC’s hospitality business to the international tourism market, in line with the FTC Marketing Strategy.
2.3 Liaison with the Government and Support of Local Communities
2.3.1 The creation and maintenance of strategic, sound and positive relationships and communications with the responsible Central Government Ministries and Departments,
the respective Local Governments and the Local Communities in the areas where FTC operates.
2.3.2 Working/collaborating with other FTC in representing FTC at key functions, in representations to the Central Government, Local Government and local communities and deal positively and strategically with the media.