The Namibian German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) has appointed a new director. Logan Fransman has worked for the NGCL for the last six years in various management positions and his background and experience make him a natural for this challenging job.
Logistics and transportation is a very specialised field that requires both experience and professional knowledge. The fact that logistics is one of the pillars of NDP4 means that it requires and deserves a lot of focus and attention.
Stakeholders from governmental sectors, public and private organisations, academia and the general public need to help raise the level of logistics in Namibia.
Fransman has the experience to act as a catalyst in this drive and raise the profile and prominence of logistics, thereby enabling NDP4 to be a success.
His time at the NGCL that includes the past nine months as acting director allowed him to accumulate experience at a regional and international level in the logistics sector.
Fransman being a holder of a master’s degree in information technology with a specific focus on transport collaboration systems, together with lecturing experience at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), ticks all the necessary boxes that a director of a well-established institute like NGCL should. Together with his team at NGCL and with the support of NUST, this appointment rings in an exciting new phase for the centre.
Fransman said: “I am thrilled to take up the challenge. Harnessing logistics know-how is key to economic transformation.”
In his new position he will push for logistics to be awarded the importance it deserves. “We have many plans, workshops and collaborations with our stakeholders planned for 2016. I am confident that the team we have now at the NGCL will be able to take transportation and logistics to the next level in the region and demonstrate its importance for growth in southern Africa.”