Dr Severine Kessy is the current Genral Secretary of University of Dar es Salaam Academic Staff Assembly (UDASA). He is a senior lecturer in the Department of General Management at the University of Dar es Salaam Business School (UDBS). Dr Kessy received his BA (Statistics), Master of Business Administration, and a PhD in Business Administration, all from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) in 1999, 2001, and 2010 respectively.
Dr Kessy areas of specialization include statistics, business and operations research. He joined the academic staff of the UDSM as an Assistant Lecturer in 2001. He has also undertaken a number of consultancies including Baseline Survey, Impact Assessment Methodology, Situation Assessment and extensive data collection management and analysis. Additionally, he provided Consultancy Service for Development of Strategic Plans for number of public and private organizations, including international organizations.
Dr Kessy's research interests include Microfinance, micro and small enterprises, good governance and local government authorities. Kessy is also a chief editor of ORSEA journal which is hosted by University of Dar es Salaam on behalf of Operations Research Society of Eastern Africa (ORSEA). .