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Board Members

... "you are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream" ...

In memori of Baron Godi Van Lawick, unforgattable Friend and Honorary President Apca 1939-2022

Gabriele Petrone

President - Founder

Gabriel a Former Military background, he has been supported by 43 years’ experience in security Protection, and logistics, the very highest level – governmental, presidential, and royal. US Department of Defence, operation He protected and advised some of the world's best-known corporations and personalities, operating and providing services across five continents. As Director of Operation supervise and coordinate all activities for special Ops, He runs major security operations for Italian force and anti-terrorism, hostage negotiator in the hostile zone and managed distinctive security plans disaster recovery and evacuation plans as well as threat and crisis management from a corporate level to a country level, and in support for missionary congregation Roman Catholic, help the children’s and education program, including Wildlife education program. He has spends approximately half of his life in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. His headquarter is based in Africa and UK. He played a vital role in protecting the security and prosperity of the clients where has such a strong sense of purpose and pride in what he does with loyalty. His values define the way to operate Integrity Team Work making a different innovation. in 2021 Founder of APCA Foundation.

Annamaria Barone

co-Founder

Annamaria Barone I have extensive experience as International Business Development ExecutiveIn Legal, Real Estate, also not profit sector, in different countries Italy, France, Uk, Pakistan, Middle East , UEA, North Africa, Tanzania.

A Former British Civil Servant

Lord Chancellor Department Constitutional Affairs Administrator Officer in Court Found Office London Responsible for Managing 5 BB Sterling

Worked, with UK Government as Civil Servant in Ministry of Justice ,the court found office,(CFO),provides a banking ad investment service for the Courts throughout England and Wales including the High Court. It accounts for money’s being paid into and out of court and , as directed by the Court, look after any investment made with that money .

Support consultant for diplomatic members UK, IT, FR,TZ

Co Founder APCA Foundation . Tanzania Africa a Philanthropic entity that support in Tanzania the local community with a few different program from security training, to helping the children with a basic education program ,anti Poching and conservation.


Honorable board Member

Emanuel Tua

Board Member

Emanuel attended Politecnico di Torino, structural architecture. In 2001 started his career Banca Madiolanum as financial and insurance broker, after few years has been selected in Systema Mutui S.p.A (Meliorbanca Group) as specialist agent in loans. During these exciting financial expirience as registered Agent in Financial Activities and Loan Agent in Bank of Italy met Mr. Massimo Notte (First CEO Banca Woolwich Italia) and Mr. Carlo Rossi where they expressed their interest to bring Loan's Broker Agent, as in English-speaking countries, in Italy asking to share this project with them, so borned Carila s.r.l. Starting by 2007, concurrently with

financial and loans activity, i approached international market as consultant and developer in food & beverage and commodities as well. 2012 was the year when Michael Page Personel look for Emanuel as Manager for Gexc Group (Global

Energy and Commodities Excange Group). 2012 was the year where met Mr.

Franco Cremante (McKinsey&Company) and Mr. Vincenzo Moccia sharing their vision and projects till now with Vincenzo. 2021 board Member APCA Foundation and Founder-CEO of ET Trad UK Limited

Omar Mjenga

Diplomatic

Mjenga is a career diplomat having joined the Tanzanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as a Foreign Service Officer in 2002. Since then he has climbed up the ranks and served in different capacities throughout his career at home and key duty stations abroad.

From 2013 to 2016, Mjenga served as Tanzania’s Honorary Consular in Dubai, UAE, responsible for promoting Tanzania as both a tourist and investment destination. At this capacity, he also facilitated political and trade relations, as well as cultural exchange between his country and Dubai.

Between 2011 and 2013, Mjenga served as Country Director and Representative of UNOPS in Sierra Leone, where he was in-charge of the organization’s efforts in supporting peace and security, humanitarian and development projects throughout the country.

From 2007 to 2011, he was stationed at Tanzania’s Permanent Mission at the UN in New York, where he served as Head of United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programmes, and General Assembly Affairs Section. While in New York, he also took the capacity of Vice President and Member of the Bureau of the UNDP/UNOPS/UNFPA Executive Board, from January 2009 to January 2010. He continued to serve as a board member up-to January 2011.

From 2002 to 2005, Mjenga served as Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, H.E. Jakaya M. Kikwete, who later became Tanzania’s President from 2005 to 2015. As personal aide to the Minister, he also undertook the role of National Executive Secretary to the Secretariat of the Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy, an initiative by Governments of Finland and Tanzania, under co-chair of Foreign Ministers and later Presidents H.E. Tarja Halonen of Finland and H.E. Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, from 2002 to 2007. The final report of this Process was presented to the United Nations Secretary-General H.E. Ban Ki Moon by the Presidents during the 63rd General Assembly.

Mjenga’s former roles include being an Assistant Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Dar es Salaam, and Tutor and Instructor at the 411KJ Military Secondary Academy in Songea, Tanzania.

Mjenga holds a Master’s Degree (Distinction) in Security and Strategic Studies from the Tanzania National Defence College (NDC) 2016. A Master’s Degree (Distinction) in Political Science with a specialization in International Relations and Public Administration, 2002, and a BA (Honors) Degree in Social Sciences with a specialization in Political Science, International Relations and Public Administration. He is also a recipient of the prestigious ‘NDC’ award, from the National Defence College of Tanzania, July 2016.

Mjenga has published in various journals including the article, ‘Participation of Tanzania in Peacekeeping Operations: An Analysis of Its Contribution to National Security,’ published by the National Defence College of Tanzania Journal, 2016.

Audax Z. P. Mabulla

University Dar es Salaam DAH

Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology and Heritage-UDSM (23 October 2019-Present).

Director General, National Museums of Tanzania (Nov 2013-28th August, 2019)

Associate Professor, (Nov 2011-Present), UDSM

Associate Dean (Administration), School of Graduate Studies, (Dec 2006-Nov 2009) UDSM.

Coordinator, Archaeology Unit (2000-2006), UDSM

Senior Lecturer (1999-November 2011), UDSM

Lecturer, (August 1996-1999), UDSM.

Assistant Lecturer, (1990-August 1996), UDSM

Teaching Assistant, (1995/1996), University of Florida.

Tutorial Assistant, (1988-1990), UDSM.

Conservation Assistant of Antiquities, (1982-1985), Department of Antiquities.

with many pubblications :



Joshua M. MWankunda

Cultural Heritage Department and Ngorongoro

Certificate in Geological Protection and Geopark Construction: Covering Heritage surveys,

Protection, conservation and labelling; Cultural and geo-tourism; Geopark construction and management;

Geo tourism sustainable social economic development approaches. UNESCO, Global Geoparks Network,

China Geological Survey, China; October 28 – November 12, 2013.

2Diploma in Project Management: covering project cycle management, roles of the manager, detailed

objective oriented project planning and logical framework, communications, Finance management

monitoring and evaluation. Galilee International Management Institute, Israel; 17th – 29th October 2012.

Certificate in Project management: covering project cycle management, roles of the manager, tasks of a

manager in development co-operation, objective oriented project planning and logical framework,

communications, teamwork, project organisation, leadership, negotiations, monitoring and evaluation.

MDF Training & Consultancy, the Netherlands; 19th – 30th June 2006.

Certificate of Professional study for the fulfilment of all requirements for the planning and

Implementing Programmes/Projects under African Development Bank; covering knowledge of

African Development Bank Group (The African development Bank, the African Development fund and

the Nigerian Trust Fund), loan negotiations, loan approval, loan signing, loan entry into force, loan grace

periods, loan repayment, loan cancellation, re allocation of loan balance, principles of disbursement,

disbursement processing, methods of disbursement, projects accounting, monitoring and reporting.

African development institute of the African development bank group, Tanzania; 23rd August – 3

rd

September 2004

Fourth Capacity building Workshop on Nature – Culture Linkages in Heritage conservation in

Asia and the Pacific (Theme: Mixed Cultural and Natural Heritage); Covering Key Issues on NatureCulture Linkages in Heritage Conservation, Exploring Nature-Culture Linkages, Landscape approach in

heritage management - a new relationship for people, culture and nature. University of Tsukuba in

collaboration with UNESCO, IUCN, ICCROM, ICOMOS, Japan; September 24th – October 4th 2019.

Luciano Daniel Mpoma

Diocese Iringa

Priest Catholic Church,Lateran university Roma,PHD moral Theology, San Paolo university Catania , moral Theology master in marriage and Family, Seminary Arcivescovile Agrigento, B.A. in Theology, Diploma in Philosophy, Diocese of IRINGA Roman Catholic , Director SCSF of Lung'ali Natural Resources ltd (non-profit organization of the Diocese of Iringa founded a few years ago by the will of its Archbishop, Rev. Mons. Tarcisius Ngalalekumtwa precisely for the purpose of administering the plant we are building as part of the original project "Bread, Water, Health, Education, Work"

Lawyers

Projectus Rwehumbiza

GRK Advocates

Projectus is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of GRK Advocates. He has over ten years experience in legal practice. He has advised local and foreign clients in a wide range of matters including employment and labour relations law, competition, merger and acquisitions, land and conveyance, banking and debt recovery, and regulatory matters.

Projectus has acted for foreign investors who are investing in the country in various areas of their projects in the country including incorporating their SPCs. These include Sky Energy International an American company, Gaia Energy Holding, a Moroccan Company and Out growers ApS , a Danish Company.

As an all out practitioner Projectus has done litigation work at all court levels and quasi judicial tribunals in Tanzania and he has contributed in a significant way to the development of civil law jurisprudence in the country.

Before co-founding GRK Advocates with his other two partners Projectus worked with UNICEF Tanzania in the child legal protection section. He is also supporting charity and social development work through working with non for profit organizations including Center for Fraud Research and Investigation (CFRI) and Center for Widows and Children Assistance (CWCA).

Deborah Joseph

Secretary

I attended Seminar on How to Write a Grand Proposal organize by Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) at Dodoma.

I attended Workshop on Entrepreneurship and Small Business management Organized by Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO) Dodoma.

I attended a Marketing workshop presented by Barclays Bank at University of Dodoma.

Coordinator of the Christian Council of Tanzania (CCT) membership at Dodoma University.

As a member of Support for International Change (SIC) at University Dodoma, Dealing with Advocacy on behavior change prevailing in our community toward continuing awareness, intervention and combating HIV/AIDS epidemic in our community.

To carry out all administrative procedure, duties as directed by the Chief Executive Officer and Management of the firm.

To perform all other duties pertaining to the laws, objectives and development, based on policies and principal of administration which among others include advising the management administratively.

Members

Davide Firmo

Member

Qualified chief executive with experience in overseeing the daily activities of small businesses and large corporations alike. Excellent communicator who makes every person feel as if he or she is the only one in the room. Educated in economics,computer science,industrial management and accounting, including current financial markets. Have an excellent command of proper English, French, Italian and Spanish. Strong ability to solve complex company problems using excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Believe in receiving ongoing education and running a customer service-oriented company and have more than 20 years of experience in relevant positions.

Countries touched (companies in some of them with boards assignements as CEO and/or CFO):

ALL EUROPE

AFRICA: IVORY COAST, MALI, TOGO, BENIN, NIGER, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, GHANA, TANZANIA,

OTHERS: UNITED STATES, MEXICO, PERU, UAE, INDIA, SINGAPORE

FOUNDER and CEO of:Italian leader company for online supply of tender notices and related services

2008 - TO DATE: FOUNDER and ASSOCIATE of: local Italian bank

2014 – TO DATE: PRESIDENT and CEO of italian family real estate company

2016 – TO DATE: EAST AFRICAN MD and some WEST AFRICAN ATTORNEY of a Swiss Operator and Telecommunications Operator (wholesale, data center, telecommunications, special projects).

2020 - TO DATE: FOUNDER, ASSOCIATE and CFO of a Tanzanian investment company

2020 – TO DATE : FOUNDER, ASSOCIATE and CFO of Tanzanian mining company

EDUCATION:

HIGH SCHOOL: graduate accountant and computer science – BRESCIA ITALY

UNIVERSITY: bachelor’s in Economy and management of industrial companies – BRESCIA ITALY

LANGUAGES written and spoken: Italian, English, French, Spanish

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

2010 – TO DATE: FOUNDER and PRESIDENT of SOSTENITORI VIGILI DEL FUOCO C.B.O. Paitone – ITALY: north Italy area (BRESCIA) Fireman Volountary Army covering 100 km2 and 50.000 people.

2018 – TO DATE: MEMBER of the BOARD of LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.

Matthew Arundel

Member

A former Royal Marine Commando for 15 years, Matt Arundel completed missions in the world’s most austere, remote and hostile regions. He commanded small teams in specialist roles during operations in Northern Ireland, the Middle East and Africa.

During the latter stages of his military career, Matt was selected to work for a specialist unit where he led a team of covert human intelligence operators in Afghanistan for four years . The responsibilities of the team included the collection of highly sensitive information from both overt and covert indiginous sources which aided targeted military operations and contingency planning.

Since leaving the Royal Marine Commandos, Matt has established himself as one of the leading security advisers for some of the world's biggest multi-national corporations and institutions. He has provided services around the world for organisations such as the US Department of Defence, media organisations worldwide, American and European Universities, as well as numerous commercial enterprises within the oil, gas and mining industries. (Further details of which organisations Matt has provided his services for can be discussed in confidence in person.) He has also overseen emergency evacuations from countries such as Fiji, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Turkey, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Chennai and Brazil.

Matt’s does a lot of work with the media where he is responsible for the planning, logistics, surveillance and risk management of numerous investigations teams. More recently he has been involved in several BAFTA and RTS award-winning projects which have broadcast on network television including BBC Panorama. He is responsible for critical decision-making regarding the safety of the production teams, conducting full risk management, overseeing undercover and secret filming work, often involving targets from international serious and organised crime gangs as well as trafficking and smuggling networks.

Paolo Angelo Chelli

Member

Doctor Of Science In Criminology

Paolo former a Military service at “ Folgore “ paratroopers Battalions, hight operation all over the world

Collaboration with many detective agencies in investigations and security contest.

Owner of three detective agencies with many responsibilities in investigations and private security.

Italian Government consultant on security matters

investigative agency consultant

Doctor of science in Criminology

Expert in crime prevention

Undercover operation in the nautical sector

Owner private investigation company

Fire fighting course high risks

Protection service height risk operation

Lifeguard license 

Giorgio Paolucci

Member

Professional with many years of experience in agriculture, combined with a solid

experience in driving agricultural and road vehicles (tractor, forklift,

vehicles) and strong aptitude for continuous learning. Able to do work of

team and to operate independently when required, I stand out for my excellent skills

organizational, interpersonal and time management skills as well as solid skills in

handling and administration of food and valid experience in cutting

meats. Maximum seriousness, hourly flexibility and immediate availability