The Nelson Mandela University welcomed the appointment of Odwa Mtati as CEO at the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI).
The SAIMI is hosted at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth. It works nationally with role players across a range of disciplines and sectors that make up the Maritime Economy.
Nelson Mandela University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sibongile Muthwa, said that Mtati has been with SAIMI since its inception in 2014.
She said he has fulfilled a range of strategic roles. Thus, he has relevant experience in the broad-ranging mandate of the institute.
“This includes the critical national importance of the maritime sector to the country, including different Operation Phakisa Oceans Economy Structures,” Prof Muthwa said.
“Mr Mtati brings a wealth of experience, having served as the former CEO of the Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PERCCI) and Director and Owner of Jupilog Enterprise Development.
“He is also past chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism, Deputy Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Gambling Board and Chairperson of the Methodist Homes for the Aged and eZethu Development Trust and served on the Nelson Mandela ICT Incubator. ”
Mtati’s career path spans the portfolio of Business Development Manager at Canon Eastern Cape; Director: Management Services in the Department of Correctional Services; Head of Marketing at Port Elizabeth Technikon and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and Student Counsellor at Vista University.
Furthermore, he holds a Master’s Degree in Development Studies from Nelson Mandela University and a BJuris and BA from Vista University.