Silvester M. Kututa
Founder and Chairman of Express Shipping & Logistics EA Ltd
Mr Kututa is the Founder and Chairman of Express Shipping & Logistics EA Ltd, a leading provider of the sea and air shipping logistic solutions across Eastern Africa. He holds an MSc in Shipping Management from World Maritime University, Sweden; a B.A. in Economics & Business Studies, Kenyatta University; he was the first African to win the Cory Brothers Shipping Award from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK); and is a Fellow at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.
Currently, Mr. Kututa is the Chairman of several organizations, including Kenya Ships Agents Association; Marine Transport and Port Logistics Industry Advisory Board for East Africa Skills for Transformation and Regional Integration Project (EASTRIP); Kenya Coast National Polytechnic; and Kenya Alumni at World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden. Mr. Kututa is a Consultant at GuidePoint, consulting for African, American, British, and European investment funds on emerging opportunities in Eastern Africa. He is a Taskforce Member at Africa Europe Foundation.
Previous Board and Taskforce positions served include Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Controlling Council, London; Member, Institute of Chartered Shipbroker, Executive Committee, London; Founding Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers -Eastern Africa Branch; and Board Member (Director) at Kenya Maritime Authority.
Mr. Kututa has won Top Company Awards (ESL Group): twice as Best C&F Agent (Kenya) 2018 & 2020 by East Africa Maritime Awards (EAMA); Most Preferred Shipping Company (2019), Decade of Excellence in Business (2017) Mombasa Business Awards, Kenya National Chambers of Commerce & Industry.