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Dr. Gideon Kaunda



Dr. Gideon Kaunda is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Investments PLC. He graduated as a lawyer earning an LLB degree from the University of East Africa, Dar-Es-Salaam College. Practiced in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda as Counsel in the EACSO/EAC, prior to appointment as Tanzania Permanent Representative on ICAO Council in Montreal, Canada. He rejoined Government service after his overseas diplomatic tour of duty. As a UNDP Scholar, Dr. Kaunda obtained a Diploma in Air and Space Law, subsequently graduating with a Master’s Degree (LLM) and a Ph.D. (DCL), at the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University, Canada.

At different times Dr. Kaunda has served as a Consultant with the World Bank, the UNDP, the European Union (EU), AFCAC, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), COMESA, and the Lesotho Government on infrastructure projects. Dr. Kaunda supervised the establishment of Alliance Air, a jointly owned airline by the Governments of Tanzania, South Africa, and Uganda. In 2001 he became an Associate Director, at DCDM, a Mauritius-based Consulting firm of Business Integrators, Auditors, and Accountants.

Before joining the private sector as a TPSF Member, Dr. Kaunda was appointed by a London Panel of Judges Session as an Arbitrator of the International Court of Aviation and Space Arbitration (ICASA). He maintains a special interest in the Outer Space regime and scientific studies on celestial bodies, associated with the UN- COPUOS. Other areas of involvement include Member, Tanzania Institute of Directors; Trustee; Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology; Founder Director, VIASAT-1 Free to Air Television Network (TV-1.); Participant; Tanzania Government Technical Preparatory Team for the Five Year Development Plan (FYDP- II) 2016 – 2021; Member, Court Users` Committee, High Court Commercial Division; Chairman; Rural Energy Agency (REA); Board Director and Investment Committee Member; TICL; Member, Tanganyika Law Society and Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania; Life Member, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law Canada, Co-opted Member, Flight Transportation Laboratory, Centre for Advanced Engineering Study, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Boston USA; Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow (2002); President, Rotary Club of Dar-Es-Salaam (2002- 2003).