By Business Reporter
JOHNY Smith, Chief Executive Officer of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group (WBCG), was named Africa’s Transport Leader of the Year for 2016 at an awards ceremony hosted by Terrapin in Johannesburg recently
Launched in 2008 by Terrapin, the Transport Africa Awards have become the blue chip mark of success for the African transport and infrastructure sector. The annual Transport Africa Awards are designed to identify and reward companies and individuals who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed and who continue to set standards of excellence. These awards recognise outstanding achievements in the transport and infrastructure industry. The drive for success and competitive advantage, coupled with the need to satisfy transport demands across Africa, is pushing companies and individuals to innovate.
The African Transport Leader of the Year award recognises an individual that has the courage and conviction to make fundamental changes in the way they operate, changes that are disruptive and forward thinking that competitors can only follow their lead. By winning this award, Smith states that, “It is a great accomplishment to receive this esteemed award. However, it is important to note as Namibia is transforming itself into a logistics hub, we continue to focus on developing infrastructure and improve competitiveness by serving the logistics sector in the SADC region.” The Africa Transport Awards constitute seven categories where one category centres on the individual and the other categories focuses on the outstanding excellence of companies. The Africa Awards incorporate a range of solutions that match individual purpose with organisational goals, creating value in the process. An acknowledgement like this is also important as the position of Namibia to become a logistics hub is becoming well recognised by industry leaders in the Southern African region and abroad, says Smith.
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