Public sector appointments
Chief Executive (CE) of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)
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Shulami Qalinge has been appointed CE of TNPA, becoming the first female CE of the organisation.
She joined Transnet 23 years ago as an engineering technician at Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). She rose through the ranks and held various general management positions at TFR and the Group Corporate Office before joining the Group Chief Executive's office as General Manager.
She holds an MBA from De Montfort University in the UK.
Qalinge, an industrial engineer by qualification, has most recently been Transnet's Group Executive: Strategy, where she was responsible for leading and directing Transnet's growth strategy in international markets, with particular focus on generating revenue from the rest of the African continent and the Middle East.
In her new role, she will provide strategic direction and leadership in the implementation of the overall TNPA strategic objectives and operational targets, including total oversight of the operation of eight commercial ports with more than 3 500 employees.
She will also drive Transnet's overall strategy to ensure the attainment of growth targets and compliance to the National Ports Act 12 of 2005.