NICHOLAUS M.F. DUHIA, Partner, holds an honours degree in law from the Open University of Tanzania (2005), He also holds a Certified PublicAccountant Professional Degree (1991), a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (IFM 1983) and a Diploma in Tax Administration (IFM 1980).

He is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania, a Registered Tax Consultant (Tanzania Revenue Authority) and a Certified Public Accountant in Public Practice. He is also a Certified Director and Registered Arbitrator.

Currently he is a Managing Director of Taxplan Associates Limited, a Tax Consultancy Company based in Arusha, he is also a Managing partner with TPA Auditors, a firm of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice based in Arusha. He has previously worked with, Philips Electronics (EA) Limited, as a Chief Accountant (1987-1993). Pannel Bellhouse Mwangi, a firm of Chartered Accountants as a Tax Consultant and Auditor (1985-1987) and the Ministry of Finance as a Finance Management Assistant (1977-1980) and Finance Management Officer Gr. III (1980-1985). The positions so held equipped him with strong experience in tax laws, procedure and practices and finance, business and corporate aspects.

He is a member of various professional bodies, including the Tanzania Association of Accountants, the Tanganyika Law Society, the Tanzania Institute of Directors and the Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board of Accountants and Auditors, Tanzania.