[Johannesburg, 13 April 2015] Mr Richard Vallihu took up the reins as Chief Executive of South African port authority, Transnet National Ports Authority, on 1 April 2015.
He succeeds Mr Tau Morwe, who led the company formidably for a number of years before opting for early retirement in March 2015.
Mr Vallihu is no stranger to Transnet SOC Ltd, the custodian of South Africa’s freight and logistics sector. He has served Transnet since 1995, including a decade long tenure from 2005 as the Chief Executive of Transnet Engineering, formerly known as Transnet Rail Engineering.
Mr Vallihu has proven to be a seasoned and valued member of the Transnet Executive Committee. His career has been marked by senior positions in Business Development, Strategy, Marketing, Information Communication and Technology.
He is a South African with a BSc Honours Degree from the University of Loughborough in the United Kingdom and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia. Recently he achieved his Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard Business School. During South Africa’s apartheid era, he spent 10 years in exile as an MK freedom fighter, which nurtured his current passion for community engagement programmes, especially in the field of education.
Source: press release
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