Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku, born in 1971, holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Business Administration from the United States International University (USIU)- Kenya, a Master’s in Business Administration from the same university and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He has attended several corporate governance courses both locally and internationally. He is a corporate member of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) and Institute of Construction Project Managers of Kenya. He has undertaken training in Corporate Governance from the Centre of Corporate Governance-Kenya as well as Strategic Leadership Management Training from the Columbia Business School in New York among other local and international management courses.
Dr. Arch. Manduku was appointed Managing Director of Kenya Ports Authority with effect from June 2018. He is responsible for driving the corporate governance agenda of the Authority by providing strategic guidance and support to the Board. In his current role as the Managing Director, Dr. Manduku is in charge of overseeing several huge port infrastructural development projects aimed at enhancing efficiency at the port of Mombasa. Among the key projects he is overseeing include Phase II of the Second Container Terminal, Completion of the Cruise Ship Terminal, Relocation of Kipevu Oil Terminal (KOT), Rehabilitation of berths 11-14 and implementation of the Green Port Policy in the Port of Mombasa which is first of its kind in Africa. In addition, Dr. Manduku is in charge of overseeing operationalization of the first three berths at the Lamu Port, which is a key component of the government backed LAPPSET Corridor Development Project.
Before his appointment as the Managing Director of the Kenya Ports Authority, Dr. Manduku was the Executive Director and Registrar of Contractors at the National Construction Authority, a state corporation mandated to oversee and regulate the construction industry, a position he held since November 2012.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of the Authority, he founded and managed a private architectural consultancy firm, Cadplan Architects Ltd, from 2001 to 2012. The firm was amongst the first Kenyan architectural firms to expand within the East African market with branch offices in Uganda and Rwanda. In addition, he was a founder member of the Rwanda Architectural Association. During his tenure as the Managing Director of Cadplan Architects, he oversaw the training of over 25 Architects and won several international architectural awards.
In 3 years, he facilitated the outstanding development of the Authority from a start up with no funds to a vibrant and nationally recognized organization. He spearheaded the registration of over 20,000 local and foreign contractors in Kenya in 2013, as well as the passing of NCA Regulations 2014 which established all Authority operations.