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textile and clothing industry executive

Amritlal Jivraj Shah, textile and clothing industry executive.


Shah, Amritlal Jivraj was born on November 6, 1941 in Mombasa, Kenya. Son of Jivraj Devraj and Vejiben Shah.


Bachelor of Commerce Sydenham College Commerce and Economics, Bombay University, 1963.


Trustee National Provident Fund, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1975-1979, 88-92. Vice chairman Tanzania Society for the Deaf, 1974-1984, Association Tanzania Employer, Dar es Salaam, 1969-1986, chairman, 1987-1989. Managing director Garments Manufacturers Ltd., since 1966, Polyknit Textile Industries Ltd., Dar es Salaam, since 1977, Jiemel Industries Ltd., Dar es Salaam.

Board directors United Farming Corp, Household Supplies Company. Vice-chairman Shree Hindu Mandal, Dar es Salaam, 1984-1987, Tanzania Occupational Health Services, 1969-1982. Councillor confederation Tanzania Industries, since 1994.

First vice chairman confederation Tanzania Industries, since 1996. Member task force to review tax structure in Tanzania, 1996-1997, 97-98. Member research supervision committee projects on taxation United States Agency for International Development, Tanzania, since 1997.

Trustee Shree Hindu Mandal, since 1998. Member executive committee, management committee Electronic Arts Business Council. Chairman Association Paper Printing, Converting and Packaging Industry, since 2003.


Delaware/member state visit of President Mkapa to Kenya and Uganda. Member executive committee East African Business Council, since 2003, chairman management committee 2004. Fellow Institute Directors.

Member British Institute Management, Association Tanzania Employers (chairman 1987-1989), The Textile Manufacturers Association of Tanzania (chairman 1986-1990), confederation of Tanzania Industries, Royal Oversea League (honorary correspondent secretary since 1995), Guiding Star, Rotary (district governor), Tanzania Philatelic Association (founder, chairman since 2003).


Married Manjula Amritlal, October 23, 1967. Children: Reshma, Amar.

Jivraj Devraj

Vejiben Shah

Manjula Amritlal

Reshma Shah

Amar Shah