Johny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Walvis Bay Corridor Group

Johny M. Smith to participate at AIX: Transport and Infrastructure in London, 9 to 10 June 2016.
Johny is CEO of the Walvis Bay Corridor Group, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) of transport and logistics stakeholders, who jointly work towards developing the various corridor routes through the port of Walvis Bay, and facilitating fast, safe, reliable and efficient transport along these routes.
As CEO, he is leading the growth and development of new business along the three main corridor routes in Namibia. These corridor routes are the TransKalahari route which links Namibia with Botswana and Gauteng, the Walvis Bay-Ndola-Lubumbashi route which links Namibia with Zambia, DR Congo and Zimbabwe, and the TransCunene Highway, which links Namibia to southern Angola.
Johny has more than 25 years’ commercial experience in the fields of telecommunications, land and sea transportation. His relevant experience covers the aspects of business strategy, organisational development, business development, marketing and project management. He previously held various positions at Namport, Telecom Namibia as well as TransNamib.
Johny serves as a commissioner of the National Planning Commission and is on the board of Namibia Post and Telecom Holdings, Namibia Trade Forum, as well as non-profit organisation Men on the Side of the Road. He also serves as the chairperson for the ACMA, which is an alliance for all corridor management institutions in Africa. He has a B Comm degree, MBA and various other management and logistics academic qualifications.