Group Chief Executive (acting), Transnet SOC Ltd

Mr Siyabonga Gama, 48, is the Group Chief Executive (acting) of Transnet SOC Ltd, South Africa’s state-owned freight transport and logistics company.  He is also Chief Executive of Transnet Freight Rail, the rail freight division of Transnet.  Mr Gama was previously Chief Executive of Transnet National Ports Authority, where also he served as Port Manager and General Manager.  He has been with Transnet almost 21 years.

He has received several industry awards in recognition of his leadership, including honorary lifetime President of the Union of African Railways and honorary member of the International Association of Ports and Harbours.

He has also served as President of various entities such as the Union of African Railways, the Union of International Railways Africa, the Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa and the Pan African Association for Africa Ports.

Mr Gama holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and various qualifications in business leadership, management and operations.