The late Reginald A. Mengi was the founder and chairman of the IPP Group. Coming from humble beginnings, Mengi’s company today ranks amongst the largest private companies in Tanzania. Mengi consistently advocated the need for business to actively engage with communities and take responsibility for their development. He promoted initiatives that assist the disadvantaged and fostered national unity as a leading advocate for peaceful coexistence. He indiscriminately contributed to all religious faiths and helped finance the construction of schools. The examples of social responsibility set by Mengi are widely emulated in the Tanzanian business community.