Dr. Dakuku Peterside
Peterside to Speak at International Bunker Conference
The immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside would speak at the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA), Africa conference taking place September 5-7, 2023 in Accra, Ghana.
As one of the leading voices in the African maritime sector, Peterside will be sharing his thoughts and ideas with industry experts, regulators, investors, operators, and policy makers.
It is on record that IBIA is the voice of the global bunker industry and represents all stakeholders across the industry value chain.
A statement from his media office and made available to Maritime Bits at the weekend said the International Bunker Conference (IBC) is a prominent forum for players in the global bunker industry as about 500 industry experts and stakeholders from around the world are expected to attend this year’s conference.
Described as a public sector turnaround expert, Peterside will be speaking from a well-informed background, having also been Chairman of the Association of Africa Maritime Administrations (AAMA), whilst holding the helm of affairs at NIMASA.
Maritime Bits had reported that during his term, Peterside rejuvenated the maritime regulatory agency and made it one of the most admired among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country.
A co-founder of Growth and Transformation Professionals (GTpro), Africa’s foremost government relations and policy strategy consultancy firm, he brings to the conference a wealth of experience and expertise that promises to effectively examine the dynamics in the African maritime sector.
Since leaving NIMASA, Peterside who was prior to his appointment as the NIMASA helmsman was a member of the lower chamber of the National Assembly and the gubernatorial candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has had several speaking engagements in many countries, within and outside Africa, where he shared his thoughts and processes with government officials, maritime operators, regulators, and investors.
This year alone, he has been lead speaker in maritime conferences in Kenya, Egypt, Singapore, and South Africa.