New captain at helm of NMB Maritime Cluster

09 September 2020 | Web Article Number: ME202020433

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THE Port of PE’s Senior Operations Manager, Captain Faisal Sultan, has been appointed Chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Bay Maritime Cluster (NMBMC).

Sultan, a Master Mariner, will lead the new leadership team of seven, who will focus on the implementation of the cluster’s strategic goals and objectives.

The other six are Derek Zimmerman (Deputy Chairperson, representing Rand International Capital), Jeremy Dobbin (Secretary, representing the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber), Mohammed Riedau De Maine (Eastern & Southern Cape Pelagic Association), Lusanda Fibi (Iya Group), John Lawlor (East Cape Business Development Advisory Board) and Tasneem De Maine (Solutions 2 Go).

New captain at helm of NMB Maritime Cluster
Captain Faisal Sultan

The NMBMC was established in 2012 as a joint initiative of the Nelson Mandela University, the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber.

At present, the cluster functions on a voluntary basis with no membership fees, with the benefits of membership derived from participating in NMBMC activities such as cluster-to-cluster missions, business-to-business matchmaking events, maritime conferences, exhibitions and training.

To become a member, contact the NMBMC Secretary, Jeremy Dobbin, at or on 078 651 8511.

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