Choksi - Linux Administrator - Tanzania

Mitesh Choksi



Linux Administrator


Able to administer Linux server and tune performance

Work History

Group Manager, Technical Services

Soft-Tech Consultants Ltd.

November 1996 - November 1996

Coaching and mentoring a team of 10 IT professionals
Managing IT personnel and IFMIS operations in Tanzania (East Africa), Malawi (East Africa), The Gambia (West Africa), Kingdom of Lesotho (Southern Africa) and Bauchi State Government, Nigeria (West Africa)

Managed team of young and dynamic IT professionals, many of them currently managing IT projects on their own.
Strategic Planning for IT Service organization based on strategic management principles.
Actively participated in management of the ERP projects
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity design and testing.
Microsoft Windows Network Infrastructure,
SQL Server Database Infrastructure
Terminal/Remote Desktop Services based Infrastructure,
Citrix servers and thin client deployment,
VMWare ESXi based server consolidation
Microsoft Sharepoint based web based document management system in organizations
VMWare Zimbra based email and Collaboration system,
Nexenta (based on Open Solaris) Storage systems with iSCSI based Storage Area Network

Evaluate, Design and Manage Solutions design based on VSAT based data networks using Gilat Satellite Networks SkyStar Advantage, 360e and SkyEdge satellite data network hubs.


rcl iCAFE

October 1996 - October 1996

The oldest successfully running Internet Cafe in Tanzania.

Pioneer of internet cafe services in Tanzania. All current internet cafe business replicated the successful business model demonstrated by rcl iCAFE.

Inspired from internet cafes in Lisboa in 1996.

Software Engineer

Shelys Pharmaceuticals

June 1994 - March 1995

Maintaining DBase based ERP system with 300+ tables for the largest pharmaceutical company in Tanzania during the timeframe. ERP system incorporated from raw materials procurement to sales receipts recording. Included inventory and stock management.
Creating reports requested by the CFO and CEO as and when required.


Chatrabhuj Jewellers

May 1993 - May 1993

One of the oldest family run goldsmith shops in Tanzania.

Inherited business.

Designing and manufacturing of jewelry.
Jewelry repair works of all kinds of jewelry and other precious metal items.
Manufacturing and trading goldsmith related tools, chemicals and accessories.


Zimbra on CentOS 6.3

Migrating Zimbra from CentOS 5 to CentOS 6.3

Qualifications & Certifications


Soft-Tech Institute of Information Technology


Institute of Information Technology

Baroda High School Jr. 2

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