We are thrilled to welcome Athu Karume as the first Country Director of First Access. With over a decade of strategic business development experience, Athu co-founded Infinit Group, an IT and market advisory services firm in Dar es Salaam, where he played a key role in defining the company’s strategy, growing revenues and building alliances worldwide. Prior to his return to Tanzania, Athu rose through the ranks for eight years at Thomson Reuters as a Corporate Advisory Director, heading its Corporate Advisory business in the Brussels office and providing European market intelligence to US corporate clients. Deeply committed to giving back to his community, Athu has organized charity events for local populations in Tanzania and Zanzibar. He has multiple years of professional and academic experience in Brussels, London, New York and Boston. Athu is fluent in English and Swahili, and holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Northeastern University and a Graduate Certificate in Multilingual Business and Financial Management from Boston University.