Our world

Looking to
the future

We are proud of our pioneering spirit –
always expanding; always moving; always
forward thinking.

We are proud of
our history

What was once a small trading business conducted painstakingly on annual dhow voyages plying between India and East Africa has blossomed into a highly respected group. Over the years the group has spanned wide business interests in trading, agriculture, property, and automobiles. But that pioneering spirit remains. Always expanding; always moving; always forward thinking.

Our forefathers put their lives at stake because they had a vision. They showed courage in the face of the unknown. But through determination, hard work and an enterprising spirit the family prospered in the face of amazing difficulties. We are proud of our long and established history. We owe so much to those who came before us.

We look to the future. We are innovative and progressive,
forever committed to furthering the economic and
business prosperity of our country and our region and having
a positive impact on society.

Group purpose

Growing and enabling together. We are a 21st century
family business driven by a legacy founded on our approach
to people, customers, partners, society and business

Progression and
entrepreneurship

We promote a culture of business progression and entrepreneurship, with the aim of leaving a robust legacy to the future generations. Sustainable growth and diversification means that we are in a strong position to lead the way for business and innovation in Tanzania. Businesses and partners that join the family become part of a collective that generates opportunities and development.

Community and
responsibility

Philanthropy and giving back is at the heart of our family and our business, and we proactively focus on the communities where we have a presence. At this time the core focus of the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation is supporting education as a means to enhance the socio-economic development of Tanzania.

Community and
responsibility

Philanthropy and giving back is at the heart of our business, and we proactively focus on the communities where we have a presence. At this time the core focus of the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation is supporting education as a means to enhance the socio-economic development of Tanzania.

Family values

Our business comes from a family, and that unity and strength still remains after seven generations. We are proud to have upheld our core values and these have stood the test of time.

Group Values

In 2020, the Karimjee Jivanjee Group celebrates its 195th business anniversary founded on values that remain relevant to this day

Honesty, integrity and trust
We act with honesty and integrity in everything we do. We are trusted.

We Care
We care about our people, our partners and communities.

Mindfully Bold
We are ambitious, creative and agile. We move strategically.

Relationships Matter
Our customers and partners are everything to us.

One Family
We can achieve more together.

Group strengths

History and trust

We have nearly two hundred years of
history as a company built on the values of
trust, honesty and integrity. The Karimjee
family reputation stands strong. Over the
last two centuries we have contributed to
the Tanzanian economy and helped raise
standards in business and education.

Knowledge and
expertise

A broad portfolio is underpinned by
extensive and established expertise
in every field in which we operate. We
understand local businesses and have in
depth knowledge of the Tanzanian culture.
We would not be where we are today
without such proficiency.

Knowledge and
expertise

A broad portfolio is underpinned by
extensive and established expertise
in every field in which we operate. We
understand local businesses and have in
depth knowledge of the Tanzanian culture.
We would not be where we are today
without such proficiency.

Relationships and
connections

We know that great businesses are built
on relationships. We have an international
network spanning multiple continents
and industries – a truly global footprint.
As well as cross country connections,
we have close associations with local
businesses and key organizations, and
a long-standing relationship with the
Government of Tanzania.

Vision

We are a team driven by passion, energy
and experience. We take a long-term
perspective, making sure that our ventures
are right for both present and future
people and places. We are constantly
evolving and growing, diversifying our
portfolio into new sectors and industries.

Vision

We are a team driven by passion, energy
and experience. We take a long-term
perspective, making sure that our ventures
are right for both present and future
people and places. We are constantly
evolving and growing, diversifying our
portfolio into new sectors and industries.