Dr. Katana is a seasoned maritime administrator with demonstrated distinguished service in the sector.

Prior to this appointment, he was serving 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.
Previously, he worked at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) where he served in various capacities rising through the ranks to the position of Principal Port Logistics Officer.

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.

Besides attending several short courses on maritime, transport and logistics both locally and internationally, Dr. Katana has presented research papers on maritime strategy,
widely published in peer reviewed journals and is an editor of maritime journals with high impact factor. He is accredited with successfully organizing the first ever research
conference for the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME) on the African continent.

He 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).