Transnet announces new leaders for ports, engineering units.


Transnet announces new leaders for ports, engineering units.



State-owned freight transport group Transnet has announced that Richard Vallihu has been appointed CEO of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) from April 1, following the retirement of Tau Morwe.

Vallihu, who has hitherto headed Transnet Engineering (TE), would be replaced by Thamsanqa Jiyane, who will also join the group executive committee from April 1.

Vallihu, who joined TE in 1995 and had been CEO since 2005, is credited with overseeing the development of the unit into a manufacturingenterprise.

Jiyane, who is a teacher by qualification and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Operations and Supply Chain and a Master of BusinessLeadership, joined Transnet in 2001. He has worked as a procurement expert at three Transnet divisions, including Transnet Port Terminals, TNPA, and Transnet Freight Rail (TFR).

At TFR, Jiyane is credited with having spearheaded the multibillion-rand fleet renewal programme, which includes a strong focus on localisation, as well as supplier and enterprise development.

BY: Terence Creamer
Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter