has extensive experience of managing businesses and in financial services.
Israel managed timber operations for a Tanzanian company, employing 630 people, and eventually became General Manager of a timber business with branches across Tanzania.
He was subsequently General Manager of a micro-finance organisation, Incofin, in Arusha, which provided micro loans to sole traders and other individuals.
Israel has a degree in Forestry from the University of Dar es Salaam and an MBA from the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands.
Hekela joined Equity for Tanzania in July 2006 as an assistant to Israel and has already made a useful contribution to the business.
He is a former loan officer at Akiba bank in Arusha.
Hekela & Israel
Hekela (left) and Israel
on top of the office building in Moshi