Dr. Katana is a seasoned Maritime Administrator with demonstrated distinguished service in the sector.

Dr. Katana holds a Bachelor of Science (Honors) Degree from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Nairobi, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Business Administration from JKUAT and a Diploma in Business Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.  He has attended several short courses on maritime, transport and logistics both locally and internationally.  Dr. Katana is a full member of IAME, a member of the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Institute of Economic Affairs-Kenya and a Sector Training Committee member of the Transport, Storage, Communication and Allied Agencies at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

Prior to this appointment, he served as the Principal, Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA)-Mombasa Campus where he is credited with implementing several high impact and turn around strategies for the institution.

The Director/CEO is responsible for the day to day Management of the Academy, staff, funds, policy implementation, programmes and general Academy objectives  among other functions.