A trained Chartered accountant, Mengi is one of Africa’s most revered media moguls, and one of Tanzania’s most influential men.
The IPP Group, which he founded in the mid-1980s, owns ten national newspapers (including Tanzania’s Financial Times, ThisDay and The Guardian), two of East Africa’s most popular Television stations (EATV and ITV), and about ten radio stations.
Mengi started from extremely humble beginnings, living in a mud shack as a kid. Beginning his business career by manufacturing and selling FMCG, he has now acquired one the of the largest media empires in Africa. He is a devout philanthropist. His charitable organisations work with children born with congenital heart diseases.