Managing Director, Alistair James, who has worked in Tanzania since 2002, founded Alistair Group in June 2008. Since then, the Company has gone from strength to strength and now boasts a large fleet suitable for all types transport as well as a dedicated team of logistics experts and trained drivers. Today, Alistair Group operates a fleet of over 200 trucks and a wide range of material handling equipment in locations throughout Sub Saharan Africa.



Alistair Group’s team is the key to our success. The Company encourages advancement by continual learning and readily supports any relevant training team members wish to undertake. It is the Company’s goal to be an Employer of Choice in the region. Each employee, whether a mechanic’s assistant or a operations manager, play a vital role in keeping the Group operating to the highest standards.


Alistair James

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Alistair James is a U.S. citizen and U.K. citizen who has worked in Tanzania since 2002. Alistair also brings work experience from Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, and Cameroon. Alistair initially came to Tanzania to work in the hunting industry. In 2004, Alistair opened his own company, Alistair James Safaris, which marketed African hunting trips in the United States and Europe.

Alistair registered Alistair James Company Ltd. in 2006 in order to explore further investment opportunities in the region. Alistair is a fluent Swahili speaker and has successfully executed tourism, grain trading, and transportation projects in the country. Alistair was formally educated at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, U.S.A and holds a B.A. in Economics.


Angelo Caruso

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Angelo Caruso is a German citizen who has worked in Africa since 1997. Angelo has experience managing logistical and workshop operations in the demining, gemstone, and road construction industries. Angelo has worked on projects in Tanzania as well as Angola, Kenya, and South Sudan.

He served as an officer in the German Army and managed the maintenance and transport section of his battalion from 1987 until 1991. Angelo was formally educated in Germany and holds a Master Mechanics Certificate.

Clementine James

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Clementine James is a U.S. citizen and U.K. citizen who has been working with the Alistair Logistics team since February 2011. She previously served as the Director of Operations for Lillingston, a management consultancy in the UK.

Clementine holds a BA from Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and an MBA from Imperial College Business School, London.

AnnaJoyce Mbise

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Anna Joyce Mbise is a Tanzanian citizen who has worked with the Company since April 2010. Anna and her team have the unenviable job of ensuring that the trucks are moving and clients are happy at every turn. Anna has previously worked at Asilia Lodges and Camps, and Nashera Hotels on tourism projects in the country.

Anna studied at Waldorf College in Iowa, USA and holds a B.A. in Computer Information and Business Management.


Nuno Timoteo

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Nuno is a Portuguese citizen who has worked with Alistair Group since 2014, with the role of Mozambican General Manager. Nuno has an MSc in Civil Engineering amongst several other degrees. He is a qualified Civil Engineer and Project Management professional with over 10 years’ experience with some of the top international construction companies.


Fatema Esmailji

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Fatema Esmailji is a Tanzanian citizen who recently joined the Company in April 2015. Fatema heads the finance department of the equipment rental operations. She previously worked as an Accounting Supervisor at Halliburton, Finance Manager at MACS and Internal Auditor at Caspian. Fatema is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Scott Carrison

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Scott Carrison, our token Scotsman from Aberdeen, oversees all HSE and Quality initiatives from our regional base in Mtwara. Scott is a certified Lifting & Rigging Supervisor and Inspector, with accreditation from LEEA, OPITO, NSL, amongst others. Before joining Alistair, Scott held a variety of positions both on- and off-shore working as a Lifting Independent Competent Person, NDT Supervisor and LOLER Focal Point.


Yona Nyaguda

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Yona Nyaguda Ouma is a Kenyan national who has been with the Company since September 2013. Yona previously worked for leading hotels in the region and holds a diploma in Management from Kenya Institute of Management and B Ed Degree from Maseno University, Kenya. The Company recently sent Yona to London Business School to attend a course on Organizational Transformation. Yona and his team are responsible for people and process transformation within Alistair Group.

John Faull

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