Michael Ngaleku Shirima is a Tanzanian businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist

He is the founder and current chairman of Precision Air. He is also the founder and proprietor of Cornel Ngaleku Orphanage, located in northern Tanzania.

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On My Father's Wings

An Entrepreneurial Journey of Finding Humility, Resiliency, and a Lasting Legacy

"If you start slowly from the beginning, there is only one direction you can go—up.”

Michael Shirima is an exceptional figure whose perseverance and stalwart principles of faith, family, and friends contributed to his astounding and inspirational career navigating the inherent challenges and obstacles of the air transport industry in Africa.

In this candid and riveting memoir, we discover the thrilling journey of an aircraft performance engineer turned serial entrepreneur who, after resigning from an executive position in a national airline, began his private career trading coffee and other commodities culminating in his founding of Precision Air—Tanzania’s largest privately-owned and premier airline—in 1993. But more than just a catalog of his mistakes and successes, this is also the story of a son guided by the wisdom of his father, the story of a devoted husband, and the story of a loving father to his own children as well as to those at the orphanage he founded at the base of Kilimanjaro.

Richly observed and suffused with humility and ingenuity, On My Father’s Wings equips us with important life lessons—on the value of taking risks; being kind to everyone no matter what age, race, status, or gender they are; and to never lose sight of what’s most important in life—from one of the most influential figures in the aviation industry, to remind us why we fly.

Product Details
Publisher: River Grove Books (September 6, 2022)
Publication Date: September 6, 2022
Language: English
File size: 2492 KB
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Screen Reader: Supported
Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Print length: 204 pages
Lending: Enabled
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Editorial Reviews

Dr. Manu Chandaria
OBE,CBS,EBS, industrialist, and philanthropist

Fabulous, exciting, inspiring, and precise journey of an entrepreneur. A very useful and thought-provoking story of resilience, humility, and lasting legacy. An interesting, simple, and helpful read.

Zakia Meghji
Former minister of finance of Tanzania

Michael Shirima writes with passion as he takes us through his journey in the aviation industry in Tanzania and his not so-easy journey traveled in his amazing life.

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