Captain William Kipkemboi Ruto has been appointed as the new Managing Director of the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) for a three-year term.
Ruto was appointed to the position by Roads and Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen through a gazette notice dated March 10th, 2023.
Murkomen indicated that the authority’s board received over 75 applications for the position during the recruitment exercise and settled on Ruto as the most qualified candidate.
“After a rigorous and intensive recruitment process, the Board of Directors has this morning submitted a report and recommendation to my office for the appointment of Captain William Kipkemboi Ruto, having attained the highest aggregate score from the interview process,” said Murkomen.
Prior to his appointment, Captain Ruto was the General Manager of the Kisumu Port. He boasts over 32 years of experience having started his career in 1991 as a Cadet Marine Deck Officer at KPA before rising through the ranks to be a General Manager, Operations and later a Harbor Master.
Ruto holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and has attained the highest qualification as a Ship Captain (Class 1 Master Mariner) from South Tyneside Marine College, UK.
He is also an associate of the Nautical Institute (AF-NI), a member of the International Harbor Master’s Association in the United Kingdom.