Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) board has appointed German trained Naval architect and ocean engineer, Martin Dzombo Munga, to the position of Director General in the authority. In statement circulated to media houses at midday today, the board said the appointment would take effect immediately replacing John Omingo who has been the acting Director General for the past 18 months.
In making the appointment, the board appears to have been thoroughly impressed by Munga experience and skills in international maritime business and said as much in the statement announcing the appointment.
“A distinguished naval architect and ocean engineer, he brings a vast array of international experience to KMA. His extensive background in maritime and shipping sectors across Europe has enabled him to demonstrate remarkable skills and leadership in various senior positions,” said the board in the statement signed by the authority’s chairman Hamisi Mwaguya.
Munga has been involved in groundbreaking maritime projects such as the Green Ship Breaking as well as Euro Offshore projects which the board noted have underscored his commitment to sustainable maritime practices. He has been involved in heavy cargo freight shipping design making a critical resource in shaping contemporary shipping logistics.
According to the board, the engineer has held senior positions in leading organisations such as Beluga Shipping GMBH in Germany, Siemens AG, Airbus in Finkenwerder, Hamburg, Germany and Kroger Werft GMBH, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
The board said it is confident that Munga diverse experience and leadership will be instrumental in achieving KMA’s strategic goals and strengthen Kenya’s standing in the global maritime industry.
Munga holds a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Bremen University of Applied Science in Germany.