About Maputo Port Development Company

Maputo Port Development Company (MPDC) is a national private company, which results from the partnership between the Mozambican Railway Company (Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique) and Portus Indico, comprised by Grindrod, DP World and local company Mozambique Gestores. On the 15th of April 2003 MPDC was given the concession of Maputo’s Port for a period of 15 years, with an extension option of another 15. In June 2010, the concession period was extended for another 15 years, with an option of an additional ten years of operations after 2033.

MPDC holds the rights to finance, rehabilitate, construct, operate, manage, maintain, develop and optimize the entire concession area. The company also holds the powers of a Port Authority, being responsible for maritime operations, piloting towing (tugboats), stevedoring, terminal and warehouse operations, as well as port’s planning development.


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MPDC Board Members


 Suhail Albanna (Chairman)


Suhail Al Banna, 56, UAE national, is the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DP World Middle East and Africa Region. He was formerly the Company’s Executive Vice-President – Technical from February 2007 to June 2008. He was a part of the world of information technology for 20 years and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of the latest technology trends and developments, vis-à-vis the management and control of ports and terminals. A graduate of San Diego State University, USA, he also enhanced his management proficiency and expertise through participation in Executive Training and General Management Programmes at well-reputed institutions, viz. Kellog Business School and Harvard Business School, respectively. Whilst he continues to function as a Board Member of ATI,Philipines, his involvement in DP World’s present and future business development is now more global.

In 2008, he was appointed Senior Vice President – Government Relations, DP World and is based at the organization’s Head Office in Dubai. He is a Member of the Board of DP World Dakar in Senegal since 2008. In 2012, he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Tejari Solution, a JV company established between Tejari World and Bravo Solution. He has been with the Board of Tejari since 2007.

In November 2013, he was appointed SVP&MD DP World Middle East & Africa Region. He was also appointed to the Board of various companies of DP World Middle East & Africa, many of which as the Chairman.

Andrew Waller

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Andrew is the CEO for Grindrod Limited and Grindrod Freight Services since September 2018. He has worked for Grindrod since 2011, where he took the positions of CFO and Executive Director of the Grindrod Group.

He is a Non-Executive Director for The Spar Group (since February 2018) and for Senwes Limited (since December 2014). Andrew has worked previously for Deloitte and Touche where he was a partner.

 Sam Manipadam


Sam Manipadam is serving as a Board Director of MPDC since 2008. Sam is the Finance Director of DP World MEA Region based out of Dubai. He has joined DP World in 2005 and is currently serving on the Board of several DP World Companies in Middle East and Africa. Sam has previously worked with  Ford Motor Company and the TATA group.

Sam is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Chartered Secretary and a Graduate in Law. He is a citizen of India.

Maria Alice Mangore


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Agostinho Langa


Agostinho Langa is an Executive Administrator at the Mozambican National Railways – Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM). He has an experience of over 20 years in the ports and railways sector, having held several positions in CFM since 1991. He holds a degree in Electric Engineering and in Port Management (Roterdam and Israel).

Xolani Mbambo
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