Barcode firm gets CEO

GS1 (TZ) National’s Board of Directors has appointed Fatma Kange the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Ms Kange (pictured) becomes the first woman and CEO of the firm and will be responsible among other duties for sensitisation of the business community in making full use of the country’s barcode.

Tanzania is a member of GS1, an internationally established organisation that provides bar codes and supports traceability of services, e-commerce and other trade related issues, globally. GS1 (TZ) has so far registered over 370 companies and issued barcodes to 6,000 products since it started operations in August 2011.

GS1 (TZ) Board Chairman Elibariki Mmari told reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday that Ms Kange’s appointment become effective since April 2013.

“The board has appointed her because of her hard work and efficiency,” Mr Mmari said of the confirmed CEO who has since been acting on the post. GS1 operates in 110 worldwide and Tanzania becomes the third country to have own barcode in sub Saharan Africa after South Africa and Kenya.

Ms Kange promised to work hard to achieve the organisational goals as well as fulfill the interest of business community and that of the nation, promising to work closely with fellow staffs to successfully execute the firm’s five-year strategic plan. “We have a lot to do because barcodes remain a new concept to many Tanzanians,” she said.
Source: The Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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