Pres. (ret.) Kikwete joins Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program Advisory Board

Jakaya Kikwete
His Excellency President Jakaya Kikwete, who served two terms as President of the United Republic of Tanzania from 2005 to 2015, will be joining the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program Advisory Board. 

In his more than 30 years of public service, President Kikwete served in different party, military and government positions. 

He joined the Cabinet in 1988 and he held several ministerial portfolios including Minister for Finance, Minister for Water, Energy and Mineral Resources and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. 

He was the longest serving Foreign Minister in the history of Tanzania after serving that position for a ten year tenure. 

President Kikwete’s experience both as a head of state and as a cabinet member will be a great resource for the Advisory Board as it continues to help shape and guide development of the Program.