Worldwide Affiliation of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) is happy to announce that Mr. Michael Achagwe Luguje, Managing Director, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Ghana, has been elected as Vice President for the Africa Area by a vote of confidence of its Area’s members.
Michale Luguje commented : “On behalf of my nation Ghana and the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, I thank IAPH’s member organizations in Africa for the arrogance they’ve positioned in me. Throughout my tenure as VP, I’ll deal with rallying Africa’s ports to additional improve our resilience by stronger cooperation, data sharing and capability constructing inside Africa and globally beneath the umbrella of the IAPH.”
IAPH President Captain Subramaniam Karuppiah commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Michael to the IAPH board and his new function as Vice President. In recent times he has labored very intently with our group on elevating the profile of the worldwide initiatives taken by IAPH, specifically the efforts to speed up digitalisation within the maritime provide chain and the significance of building a sound port cybersecurity technique, with IAPH consultants attending in individual and remotely on the current Port Administration Affiliation of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) convention in Douala, Cameroon.”
Michael will take over the reins from Jens Meier, IAPH Vice President for the Europe Area and CEO of Hamburg Port Authority, who was moreover appointed as momentary Coordinator for Africa following the tenure of Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman, former Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority.
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Jens Meier commented : “I welcome Michael as he joins us as Vice President for Africa Area. Within the final 12 months, we took the initiative to achieve out to particular person members in our IAPH Africa Area to extend their engagement, together with private calls I’ve made with their CEOs and an open, on-line discussion board to debate key points together with decarbonisation and digitalisation along with our European members. We want Michael effectively in taking this engagement to the subsequent degree.”
Michael Luguje holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma in French and Linguistics from the College of Ghana, and a Grasp of Science diploma in Maritime Affairs (Port Administration) from the World Maritime College, Malmo, Sweden, and an EMBA in Mission and Strategic Administration (PGSM, France).
Previous to being appointed Director-Common of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) in July 2018, Michael occupied a number of different worldwide roles representing the continent, together with Secretary-Common – Port Administration Affiliation of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA); Govt Secretary – Pan African Affiliation of Port Cooperation (PAPC) and Regional Coordinator for West and Central Africa, Worldwide Maritime Group (IMO).
Based mostly on Article 21 of the IAPH Structure, Michael has formally taken workplace as of April 27, 2022, till Annual Common Assembly throughout the IAPH World Ports Convention in 2023.