Portos do Norte Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Fernando Couto, was nominated as the
African Industrial Personality of the Year 2016 by African Leadership magazine for his
exceptional leadership capacity in terminal management and port traffic at the Port of
Nacala. The award distinguishes leaders and companies in the African continent that
have excelled in the economic sector by contributing to Africa’s economic growth and
development. Others who have received this award in the past include former
presidents from Liberia, Ellen Johnsen Sirleaf, Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete, Namibia
Hifikepunye Pohamba, among others.