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
Alan Olivier (Chairman of the MPDC Board)
Chief Executive Officer at Grindrod Limited, he was appointed to the Grindrod’s board in May 1999. Alan was employed in 1986 in the Shipping division and held senior treasury and financial positions before his appointment as chief executive of Unicorn Shipping in 1995. Alan is a director of local and international subsidiary companies, including Grindrod Bank Limited and is deputy chairman of The United Kingdom Mutual Steamship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited.
Bongiwe was appointed to the Grindrod executive committee in December 2012 and over and above her responsibilities as CEO of Terminals and Rail, she also currently heads up the Corporate Services for the Group. This includes: Information Technology, Group Human Resources, Group Procurement, Marketing, Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Social Investments. Bongiwe was previously the Chief Financial Officer of the Grindrod Freight Services division and is currently a director of major local subsidiary companies and associates, including Grindrod (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (Pty) Ltd, Röhlig-Grindrod (Pty) Ltd, RRL Grindrod (Pty) Ltd and Vanguard Rigging (Pty) Ltd. Bongiwe qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2001 after serving her articles with Ernst and Young in South Africa including a secondment to New York. Bongiwe joined Freight Services on 1 May 2008 on her return from London where she had worked for Anglo American plc at their Head Office as a Senior Corporate Accountant for Anglo Industrial Minerals division. Bongiwe previously held various finance, treasury and risk management positions within Anglo American at Head Office and in their subsidiaries in different countries including South Africa, Canada and London.
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.
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.
Adelino Mesquita is Consultant to the Board of Directors of Mozambique Ports and Railways (CFM). His background is in project management, port management and port&railway construction. He has worked in CFM since 1989 in several executive and managerial positions in ports and railways, both in operations and projects.
During all these years, he has simultaneously been working on several committees advising the Government on issues related to Regional Transport Corridors.
He seats in some non-executive boards of public private partnerships of CFM with major international companies. These PPPS are MPDC-Maputo Port Development Company, CDN- Nacala Development Corridor, CEAR- Central East African Railways.
For the last 20 years he is also engaged in the development of private family owned business in the areas of logistic’s management, road haulage, industrial equipment leasing&maintenance, real estate development and consulting.
He holds a Master Degree of Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique (1988) and a Master Degree in Maritime Economics&Logistics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (2001).
Born in 1965 in Mozambique, Gurue.