Philipp Steyn is the Regional Director for East Africa and the Managing Director for Tanzania. In this role he has responsibility for all elements of the company’s commercial and operational activity. He has direct responsibility for Salama Fikira’s interests in Tanzania, DR Congo, Comoros, Mozambique, Seychelles and Somalia. Philipp joined SF in 2012. He is resident in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Philipp was born in Nairobi and was brought up between Kenya and Tanzania. He has 17 years’ work experience across the region, managing numerous projects and teams. He has also handled large land litigation cases, and worked very closely with local communities as well as local and central governments. Philipp has exceptional knowledge of East Africa and a comprehensive understanding of the legal and judicial systems. He speaks fluent Kiswahili, as well as English, German and French.
Philipp holds a Commercial Pilots license from The California Flight Academy in San Diego, USA, a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University, UK, and a MBA (2008) from The University of Cape Town, South Africa, in conjuncture with Anderson Business School, UCLA, USA.