The PMAESA Board appointed on 1 March 2013, Mr. Franklin Mziray of The United Republic of Tanzania as the new Secretary General of the Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA).
Mr. Mziray formerly served as a Corporate Communications Manager with Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA)
He has had professional training in several institutions including JICA, Tokyo Japan between 1974 and 1975 where he did an Intermediate University Diploma in Film Production.
He later on in 1978 did a Specialized Media Logistics Course at the International Journalism Centre in Belgrade in the Republic of Kosovo before going for a Special Maritime Induction Course and PR Attachment the Port of Singapore Training College in 1980.
He underwent special training in 1987 on Financial Management for non-Financial Managers in Morogoro, Tanzania.
He attended a Commercial Management Development Seminar by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Harare, Zimbabwe. Just before then he had been to Port of Rotterdam for a certificate training on Port Operations Management at Delft Holland.
In 2005 he attended an Advance Customer Relationship Management Programme in Dubai. Mr. Mziray is a member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT), member of Eastern Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Committee among others.
He has had a long running relationship with PMAESA whilst working at TPA becoming the Associations founding Communications Technical Committee Chairperson.
He also helped found the Cruise Indian Ocean Association (CIOA), a body set up by PMAESA to help develop and promote cruise tourism in the region.
Mr. Mziray intends to elevate the status of the Association to regain its status as the voice of the members in inter-alia, advocacy in maritime affairs.