Former PMAESA Chairman – Mr Bisey Uirab


The PMAESA Board of Directors on November 2014 in Mombasa elected as Chairperson of PMAESA, Mr Bisey Uirab (CEO of Namibian Ports Authority). This decision follows the retirement of Mr Tau Morwe (former CEO of Transnet National Ports Authority).

Mr Bisey Uirab holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School (Herriot-Watt University) in Scotland, in addition to his other academic and professional qualifications.

Prior to joining the Namibian Ports Authority as its Chief Executive Officer in April 2009, Mr Uirab worked in senior and executive management capacities in the mobile telecommunications environment at MTC, Namibia’s leading mobile telecommunications provider, and Somali Telecoms Group, the oldest private telecommunications provider in the greater Somalia Region. He was responsible for the human resources function in both these institutions. Prior to joining the telecommunications industry, Mr Uirab worked for Bank of Namibia as Human Resources & Training Manager and for the Legal Assistance Centre, as Paralegal & Office Manager.

Over the years, Mr Uirab served on the Boards of several institutions, including Institute of Bankers, Namibia Employers Federation, Employment Equity Commission, Namibia Qualifications Authority (alternate) and Namibia Red Cross Society. He currently serves as Director of the following companies: Namibia Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Walvis Bay Corridor Group, International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa (PMAESA) and the Legal Assistance Centre.

Mr Uirab lectured the following MBA courses on a part-time basis: Human Resources Management, Strategic Management & Managing Strategic Change, for MANCOSA and Organisational Behavior & Management, for Regent Business School.