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Reginald Mengi

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Reginald Abraham Mengi, a Tanzanian industrialist and media tycoon, a Lutheran member, is the founder and Executive Chairman of IPP Group, one of East Africa's largest privately owned companies, based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A chartered accountant by training, Reginald Mengi created the IPP business conglomerate in the mid-1980s after serving as Chairman and Managing Partner of Coopers & Lybrand in Tanzania. When he was in secondary school in the early '60s on holidays he used to work at TPC Limited at a salary of less than Tsh. 100 a month. The IPP Group, which started as a small scale hand-operated ball point assembly plant in Dar es Salaam, has expanded and diversified to become one of the largest industrial groups in East Africa. Among other activities, it includes a Financial Consulting firm (IPP Consulting), a soft drink bottling company in a joint venture with Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Kwanza, Bonite Bottlers and Kilimanjaro Spring Water), Tanzania's leading manufacturer of soaps, detergents, and toothpaste (IPP Bodycare Ltd), as well as a media unit made up of eleven newspapers, three radio stations, and two television channels, one of which operates in each of Tanzania,  ( Wikipedia article )

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