Najib Balala was born on September 20, 1967.
He served as Tourism Minister and during his tenure was declared the best ministry by the African Investor.
He was also elected President of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
He attended a leadership course at the JF Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and another in Urban Management at the University of Toronto.
He served as Mvita MP for 10 years and is married to Najaah with four children.
Mr Balala is the nominee for Cabinet Secretary Mining.