Group Chief Executive of Transnet SOC Ltd

Mr. Siyabonga Gama has been Group Chief Executive of Transnet SOC Limited since May 21, 2016. Mr. Gama has been Chief Executive of Transnet Freight Rail (Pty) Ltd. at Transnet SOC Limited since May 2005. He served as the Acting Group Chief Executive of Transnet SOC Limited until May 21, 2016. Mr. Gama served as Chief Executive Officer of Spoornet, a subsidiary of Transnet Ltd. Mr. Gama joined Transnet in 1994. He served in the management ranks as Port Manager and General Manager at Portnet, which culminated in him being appointed in 2000 as Chief Executive of the National Ports Authority of South Africa where he served for five years. He held two terms as Chairman of the Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern African (PMAESA) from 2000 to 2004.

He is also the past President of the Pan African Association for Africa Ports (PAPC) and has served as Vice-President of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) until May 2005. Prior to joining Transnet, he held various management positions at Standard Bank and JP Morgan (New York). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Swaziland; Certificate of Port Management from Vrije Universiteit; Advanced Executive Programme from New York University; Advanced Certificate Port & Operations Management from University of Singapore and IHE from Delft University.