Ambassador John Mwangemi was on Thursday appointed the new Acting Managing Director (MD) of Kenya Ports Authority.
In a press release, the KPA Board of Directors announced the appointment of Amb. Mwangemi to replace, Eng. Rashid Salim, who is proceeding on retirement until a substantive MD is recruited.
The new Acting Managing Director is the immediate former Ambassador of Kenya to Djibouti and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Amb. Mwangemi previously served as Kenya‘s High Commissioner to Rwanda and also held executive leadership positions in the corporate world locally and internationally.
His appointment comes shortly after the launching of berth No 1 and container terminal No 1 of Lamu Port in Manda Bay.
Prior to his appointment as Acting Managing Director in March last year, Eng. Rashid who worked at KPA for more than 30 years was the General Manager Engineering Services.
He took over from the former Manager Director, Daniel Manduku, who resigned after being implicated in corruption cases.
By Mohamed Hassan