Chief Executive Officer
Transnet Port Terminals
Karl Socikwa, a graduate of Rhodes University, has been at the helm of South Africa’s national port operator, Transnet Port Terminals, since November 2009.
Previously Mr. Socikwa practiced as an attorney with Deneys Reitz Attorneys in Durban and Johannesburg. In 1995 Mr. Socikwa joined Transtel, a division of Transnet SOC Limited, as Head of its Legal unit. In 1999 he was appointed joint-deputy Chief Executive Officer and as Chief Executive Officer from 1 April 2001.
In September 2005 Mr. Socikwa was invited to take on responsibility as Head of Restructuring for Transnet, primarily responsible for closure, transfer and disposal of non-core businesses and investments of the Group.
With the successful conclusion of the Restructuring program Mr. Socikwa was appointed as Transnet Group Executive - Commercial charged with the establishment, launch and roll-out of this new unit as a key enabler to Transnet’s four-point growth strategy.
Mr. Socikwa has sat on numerous discussion and judging panels, and has delivered papers at conferences and seminars around the world.
Mr Socikwa is a Governor on the Board of Governors of his alma mater, Rhodes University and serves as Director on the boards of listed and unlisted companies.