OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sir J. K. Chande - Chairman
Sir Chande has held many high positions in Tanzania and received several awards. In 2003, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II conferred on him a Knighthood. He has also been honoured with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award by the President of India.
Served as a member of the National Assembly Executive Council from 1958-1961. Has previously served as Chairman of: Barclays Bank Tanzania Limited, Air Tanzania Corporation and Tanzania Harbours Authority among many others.
He presently chairs, ARIS Limited, Kioo Limited and Emco Industries Limited among others.
A fellow of International Academy of Management and the British Institute of Management, he also holds an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from International Management Centres, England. He is a member of the World Business Academy and a Consulting Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation (International Multi-disciplinary Research Group). Was elected to the court of Honorary Members of International Management Centres, Buckingham and nominated International Man of the Year 1998/99 by the International Biographical Centre, England. He received the “Service Above Self” Award of Rotary International in 1998.
Hon.(Rtd) A. O. Kinana
A Harvard University (USA) graduate, Hon. Abdulrahman Omar Kinana holds a number of key leadership positions, apart from being a successful businessman. He is the current Secretary General of the ruling party, CCM and the Chairman in: Tanzania Pharmaceutical Industries, Diamond Shipping Company, Tanzania Red Cross, Tanzania Red Cross the Board of Trustees - Muhimbili National Hospital, and a Board Member of Tanzania Tobacco Leaf Company.
Previous positions: Speaker of E. A. Legislative Assembly, Commission Member - Disaster and Relief Commission of Inter Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent, Member – Development Commission of International Federation of Red Cross, Board Member - Mellicom International Company, Special Envoy of the President to the Great Lakes, Minister of Defence and National Service
Others include service as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Member of Parliament for Arusha, Co-chair – Rwandese Peace Process, Deputy Minister of Defence and National Service
Has also served in the Defence Forces. Retired Army Colonel, Chairman – Committee of the Ministers of Defence and Security of the SADC States and Head of Delegations to Conferences of the Front-Line States, SADC, OAU, UN, and Non-Aligned Movement.
Mr. Paul Arthur Riches – Non Executive Director
A Chartered Insurance Practitioner and Associate of the UK Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII), he holds a BA (Hons) First-Class Degree, and a Diploma in European Humanities.
With 50 years of experience, Paul has spent his working life in the Energy Insurance industry and has published various papers and co-authored a book, "Risk Management - New Challenges and new solutions" published in 1999 by Datamonitor PLC, UK
He is former Director and Chairman of Longdown Associates Limited, the leading Independent Energy and Risk Management consultancy and also Managing Director of Partonna Ltd Independent insurance and risk management consultancy.
He is respected in global energy community and a regular expert witness in a variety of complex disputes and as well as trainer for Clients, Underwriters and Brokers.
Previous, he worked in senior positions for Sedgwick Group UK, including as Managing Director of Sedgwick Energy Ltd for over 30 years.
During his illustrious career, he operated as a Lloyd’s broker and as well as an underwriting member of Lloyd's in the prestigious Lloyds of London
Sanjay Suchak - Managing Director
ARIS is the personification of the dream and toil of Sanjay Suchak, its Managing Director. He has diligently, with the assistance of a committed team, made it a name to reckon with. Sanjay is a local Tanzanian with a special talent in strategic management and has a wide exposure in varied businesses in Tanzania spanning over 18 years, most of it in insurance. He holds various leadership positions in a number of organizations and trade associations including the following: Chairman of the Insurance Technical Committee under the Financial Sector Assessment Programme (FSAP), a World Bank sponsored project, immediate past President of the Insurance Institute of Tanzania (IIT), and a past President of the Tanzania Insurance Brokers Association (TIBA), among others.

Sanjay is also Board Member of FNB Tanzania Ltd, a subsidiary of FNB of the South African bank,
Surekha Suchak - Executive Director
Surekha is a holder of a Diploma from the Chartered Insurance Institute London, UK. She has an experience of 10 years in the insurance industry and has been with ARIS since its inception. She is in charge of aviation business; underwriting and placements.
Dominic Osumo - Executive Director & General Manager
A Fellow and Chartered Broker of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London with over 23 years experience in the insurance industry. Started his career in Kenya with Pan Africa Insurance Company Ltd (now APA Insurance), one of the oldest composite insurance companies in East Africa. Subsequently worked with Jubilee Insurance Co. (K) Ltd and later Royal Insurance Company of East Africa from where he was seconded to Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance, Tanzania Ltd (now Real Insurance Tanzania Ltd). He has been part of the liberalised insurance industry in Tanzania from its very inception.

Has been Chair of the Technical Committee of the Tanzania Insurance Brokers Association (TIBA), which guides TIBA on technical matters affecting the brokers, and by extension the service to clients.
Manoj Shinde – Executive Director – Finance and Administration
Manoj is a resource of diversified experience of over 29 years. A qualified stock broker and one time authorized dealer on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange, he is a pillar of our administrative discipline and Financial management. He is adept in industry research and analysis.
He holds a Masters degree in Business Management from India and is a licentiate of the Insurance Institute of India.
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