Fashion Week Zanzibar Ambassadors
Mahmoud Thabit Kombo
Mahmoud Thabit Kombo, 43, by background and training is an ICT and Telecoms Engineer and Consultant by Profession. Currently Mr. Kombo is Member of the Zanzibar Presidential Committee on Empowerment of the Youth, Current Chairman of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), Chairman of the Zanzibar Stone Town Heritage Society.
Mr. Kombo’s background is ICT Engineering and Computer Science with applied AI and telecoms engineering qualifications gained at University of Sunderland in the United Kingdom and later postgraduate qualifications through United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy, Mr. Kombo holds a Diploma in Computer Science, combined Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Computer Science and Master of Science in Telecoms Engineering with vast working experience in the Telecoms industry mainly for Fixed and Mobile operations on GSM Cellular networks for 15 years including network planning and operations.
In his career Mr. Kombo has held several positions in different academic councils and board of directors in different private and public sectors, businesses mainly in ICT, Telecoms and Consultancy business before joining active politics in 2005 that led him to become Member of the House of Representatives during the 2005 general elections in Zanzibar.
Mr Kombo was nominated as the Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Information, Culture and Sports by the Zanzibar President from January 2006 until October 2010. Mr. Kombo is married with 3 children and takes keen interest in the work he does including leadership and community based programmes at different levels including the most recent interest developed into the Film and Fashion Industry Development in Africa.