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Elia Timotheo
Co-Founder and CEO of East Africa Fruits Co.
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Elia Timotheo
Co-Founder and CEO of East Africa Fruits Co.
Elia is a 32 year old entrepreneur who at the age of 19, managed 3 businesses. He is a Certified Public Accountant, majored in Business Management and Finance. Elia grew from a farming family that emerged to become food chain entrepreneurs in 1980s. He is passionate about innovative solutions to agri-business structuring, agri-tech and agro-processing, which led him to establish EA Fruits in 2013. With Elia as CEO at the helm, the company has steadily grown to where it is today. His energetic drive, infectious enthusiasm, and entrepreneurial spirit makes Elia the right person to direct the company growth.
Headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, EA Fruits is a fast-growing ag-tech food distribution company, which leverages integrated logistics, technology, and intelligence to efficiently source produce from smallholder farmers to supply urban markets. We buy produce directly from our smallholder farmers, add value by sorting, grading, and packaging, and then supply directly to our customers who are informal vendors, small shops and supermarkets, hotels and restaurants, corporates, and schools. We are a social enterprise leveraging agri-tech to deliver tangible impact to our farmers and customers with plans to impact the African agriculture retail sector.
Mission and Core Value
  • People First
  • Unity and Diversity
  • Impeccable Service
  • Efficiency

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