With decades of development experience, our management team have worked across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and CIS.

Meritus Management Team


Chief Executive Officer

Vimba Hungwe

Chief Financial Officer

Mohammed Al Dahbashi

Chief Legal Officer

Peter Gray

Chief Investment Officer

Masimba Hungwe

Director of Logistics

Andrew Gregory

Director of Chemical & Process engineering

Nick Brant

Director Uganda

Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Malchow

Director Marine Engineering

Meritus Advisory Board

Abdullah Saeed Ahmed Lootah

Abdullah is a banker. He was educated in the UK and Canada and brings extensive experience to the management team. His achievements include an Executive Directorship of the Lootah Educational Group. Board member of of Saeed Lootah and Sons which is an umbrella for many national companies and institutions.

Alex George

Alex is a production engineer. Alex has decades of experience in the production of processed foods and their distribution.

Alistair Keron

Alistair is a civil engineer. He has decades of experience in the design, construction and supervision of civil engineering and infrastructure projects.

Guy Wilkinson

A highly experienced hospitality and real estate consultant, based in Dubai since 1995, Guy has managed or contributed to some 450 hotel and related projects throughout the Middle East, as well as in Ethiopia and the following other African countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tunisia, Sudan, Uganda and Zanzibar.

James Elston

James’ career has centre around the creation and management of exhibitions, conferences and international live events. In very changing world James is at the forefront of new ways of handling the way we meet and do business.

John Robertson

John has had a distinguished career in the mining in Africa. His understanding of logistics and operations in Africa are key to the main objectives of Meritus.

Mark Beer OBE

Mark is a lawyer. He has decades of experience overseas including Chief Executive of the Dubai International Finance Centre’s Dispute Resolution Authority, Registrar General of the DIFC Courts. Mark has advised governments.

Paul Donaghue

Paul is a property developer and restauranteur. He has decades of experience in high-end property with an emphasis on food and beverage.

Simon Atkinson

Lt Col (Ret’d) Simon Atkinson commissioned into the British Army in 1990, and recently retired after a career that spanned over two decades. His expertise is in the management of medical assets and the functioning of hospitals in adverse conditions.

Simon Davenport QC

Simon is a leading QC who is regularly called upon to represent company directors and individuals in a wide range of cases. Simon's strength is in his strategic thinking and advice.

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