Prof. Mohammed Hafidh Khalfan

Member Of The Board Of Trustees Of ZMBF

Mohammed Hafidh Khalfan is a freelance academician, consultant and researcher. An Associate Professor in Economics, he is also the Chairman of Zanzibar Research Centre for Socio economic Policy Analysis (ZRCP). He lectures several courses in Executive Programs in Economics at Zanzibar University as well as at the Sumait University in Islamic Finance and Administration.

Mohammed had worked at the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA), SoS Children’s Village, Zanzibar University, Bank of Tanzania and Zanzibar National Chamber of Commerce. He has served in several Boards, which has exposed him to active discussion on measures to strengthen the Public-Private Dialogue, advocacy, lobbying and marketing. During his tenure as CEO of the Chamber of Commerce he was a Co-chair of the team that prepared the Zanzibar National Export Strategy (NES) under the Commonwealth Secretariat. He also participated as a Senior Judge in the annual Dar es Salaam International Trade Fairs.

Mohammed is an active member of Non State Actors and serves as a trustee or board member in several public entities and NGOs. He has participated as a local observer in several local elections. In 2015, he was honoured to speak to the AU Panel of Eminent Personalities in Addis Ababa. Later in 2018, he was appointed to the Team of Eminent Persons of SADCC in Zimbabwe General Elections. Recently, he was on the international observer mission again to assess Zimbabwe’s Harmonized General Elections on Aug. 23, 2023.

On the provision of social services, Mohammed is committed to assisting the needy and destitute. For instance, he has been actively involved in helping the needy students in getting funding for their tertiary education through UKUEM Education Fund. He is also an advisor and a mentor to a number of youths involved in entrepreneurship development or innovation. He is the current Chairperson of Kanga Maternity Trust (KMT), an NGO established in Zanzibar aiming at reducing maternal mortality and care for newly born babies.