Namport New CEO Appointment

The Board of the Namibian Ports Authority has appointed Mr. Andrew Kanime as the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority.

The appointment is effective from the 1st of November 2020 and is for a five-year term. Mr. Kanime holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), an Honors degree in Accounting and Finance as well as three undergraduate qualifications in the fields of Business Management, Human Resources and Public Administration.

His broad set of academic qualifications, complemented by the extensive corporate and leadership experience which he has gathered over the years in the banking, telecommunications, broadcasting, energy, transport and logistics sectors, places him in a very strong stead to steer the Nam port ship over the coming years.

Mr. Kanime is currently employed by the FirstRand Namibia Group as the Chief Human Capital Officer. He has operated at Executive Management level over the past 17 years and also held several senior management positions and directorship, which inter alia, include being the Acting Director General at the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation. He presently serves as a non-Executive Director for NamPower and just retired from the NBC Board.

He also served on the Board of Namport for nine years, during which period he cut his strong understanding of, and experience within, the transport and logistics industry.

Mr. Kanime takes over from Mr. Kavin Harry, who has been acting in the position of CEO from 1 May 2019. Mr Harry took on the role with determination and demonstrated exemplary leadership in the face of some of the most
exciting developments and challenges in the recent history of Namport. Mr Harry will reassume his substantive role of Executive Finance from 1 November 2020.