Mr. Ramalingum Maistry has assumed the office of Chairperson of the Mauritius Ports Authority with effect from 27 February 2015. Mr. Maistry has an enriching experience in both the private and public sectors. After having been the Mayor of the Municipality of Beau Bassin/Rose-Hill, he presided over the Boards of the Tourism Fund under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism & External Communications and Discover Mauritius, a State-Owned company respectively.
Mr. Maistry has also served as Senior Adviser to the actual Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism & External Communications when the latter occupied subsequently the portfolios of the Ministry of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
Mr. Maistry is presently the Vice Chairperson of the Indian Ocean Observatory of Ports & Cities and has recently been elected as the first Vice President of the Ports Association of Indian Ocean Islands.
He is also the President of the “Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate”, which is a partner in the present Government.