Human management

KPA makes senior management changes with two women appointed chief executives

A Kenya Ports Authority security guard stands guard shortly after the UK’s Maro Polo cruise ship docked at Mombasa Port on February 13, 2020. [Gideon Maundu, Standard]

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has made changes to its senior positions, sending two chief executives home.

In changes resulting from the resolutions of a special board meeting held last week, career naval officer Mr. Godfrey Namadoa has been appointed Director General, Maritime Operations.

Prior to his elevation, Mr. Namadoa was a senior naval officer.

The Director General of Human Resources and Administration, Mr. Daniel Ogutu, and the engineer, Mr. Vincent Sidai, who was in charge of infrastructure development, have been replaced.

The changes were made by the KPA Board of Directors and Acting Managing Director, Mr. John Mwangemi.

Yesterday, Dock Workers Union (DWU) General Secretary Mr Simon Sang welcomed the changes, saying they were timely.

Mr. Ogutu left KPA when his contract expired. “We are happy that these changes have taken place at this time. They are timely,” Mr. Sang said.

Mr Namadoa, who previously served as an officer in the Kenyan Navy before being poached by KPA, was instrumental in planning and successfully sending heavy cargo handling equipment to Lamu Port by sea. from Mombasa.

Mr. Edward Kamau, General Manager of Corporate Services, has been given additional responsibilities, including overseeing human resources, administration, medical services and security.

The Corporate Services role has been merged with the Quality and Safety Management System, with Ms. Everlyne Mwamure as the Managing Director.

General Manager of Lamu Port Mr. Abdulahi Samatar returns to Mombasa Port as General Manager of Infrastructure Development.

Ms. Everlyne Shigoli, who was Director of Support Services at the Kenya Coast Guards Service on secondment from KPA, has returned to lead a new division – Supply Chain and Procurement – ​​as Managing Director.

Mr. Anderson Mtalaki, who served as Mwangemi’s assistant, is now the General Manager of Engineering Services. Others appointed are Mr. Sudi Mwasinago as General Manager – Cargo Operations in charge of Inland Container Depot, Mombasa Container Operations and Conventional Cargo Operations, Mr. Geofrey Kavete as General Manager, Finance and Mr. Said Mata as Financial Accounting Officer.

Mr. Tony Kibwana has been confirmed as Head of Security, while Mr. Mohamed Golicha has been appointed Head of Business Development. Mr. Daniel Amunyuzu is the Procurement Manager, while Mr. Johnstone Gachanja leads the Supply Chain Management.