Changes at the PMAESA Secretariat

The PMAESA Board of Directors announces the resignation of the PMAESA Secretary General and PAPC Executive Secretary Ms Nozipho Mdawe effective 15 May 2018. The Board also announces the resignation of Mr Mathews Adera, former PMAESA Accountant effective 30 April 2018.

Ms. Mdawe was appointed in July 2015 and has played a critical role in the development and success of the Association. She will be taking up a new endeavour as the Chief Operations Officer at Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa.

The Board extends its appreciation for her dedicated and passionate service to the Association.

Ms. Mdawe’s tenure at the Secretariat saw many significant accomplishments including among others:

  • Taking an integrated value chain approach to enhance the role of PMAESA
  • Expanding the scope and attention to land-linked countries in the PMAESA region.
  • Revival of PMAESA membership which saw the admission of Swaziland and Uganda as members and the renewed participation from the Western Indian Ocean Island Countries (Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles)
  • Forging closer relationships with collaborators such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO), United Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), The Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP) and Common Market for Eastern & Southern Africa (COMESA).
  • Building on cooperation and support with stakeholders in Kenya such as Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), Transit Transport Coordination Authority for the Northern Corridor (NCTTCA) and the Intergovernmental Standing Committee on Shipping (ISCOS).
  • Focus on women development with common initiatives with Women in the Maritime Sector for Eastern & Southern Africa (WOMESA).

In light of the above developments the Board has appointed Col. Andre Ciseau as Acting Secretary General of PMAESA and Acting Executive Secretary of PAPC. Col. Ciseau is the former CEO of Seychelles Ports Authority and former PMAESA Board Member.

Ms. Rozina Mwandawiro currently the holding the Accounting Assistant role will in the meantime act in the position left vacant by Mr Adera’s departure.