On October 2018, President John Pombe Magufuli appointed Prof. Elifas Bisanda, the Vice Chancellor of Open University, to be the Chair Person of the SIDO Board of Directors. Following this appointment, other appointed members for the SIDO Board are Maduka Paul Kessy (Dodoma Regional Administrative Secretary), Prof Bashira Alli Majaj (Lecturer at the University of Dar Es Salaam), Seraphia Robert Mgembe ( Coordinator of the Property and Business Formalization Programme - Mkurabita), Eng. Peter Chisawilo ( Chief Executive Officer – Intermech Engineering Ltd), John Cheyo ( Director of Policy and Planning in the Prime Minister’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government) and Eng. Gilman Kasiga (Development and Business Director at General Electric - GE) who will serve the board for three years from February 3rd 2019.
On 11 March 2019, for the first time, the appointed members met with SIDO management at SIDO Head Office venue to familiarize themselves and to get brief explanation about activities carried on by SIDO to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This was followed by a visit to SIDO Industrial Estate where they saw various activities carried on by SMEs at SIDO Industrial Park.