William Ruto joined Kenya Ports Authority in the year 2001 as a Senior Marine Pilot
where he rose through the ranks to the current position as the General Manager
Operations and Harbor Master. He is a trained Mariner by profession scaling through
the heights from Cadetship to Ship Master. He has worked on board various
foreign going vessels for over 9 years. He holds a Class 1 Master Mariner from
the United Kingdom (UK).
Ruto served at sea as a deck officer on board a variety of vessel types,
including tankers, container and General Cargo vessels before finally taking
command on a General Cargo Ship. He studied at South Tyneside college for an
HND in Nautical Science and gained his class 1Master Mariner (Foreign Going) in
holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Strategic Management option,
from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
is an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute (AFNI) and a Member of
International Harbour Master’s Association (IHMA – UK).
He has attended
various local and international seminars and workshops on shipping, maritime,
transport and logistics matters. He has done Port Security course at the University
of Maryland (USA), IMO
course on Port Management and Operations, in France - Port du Havre and
several other short courses on port maritime and management.
docket includes overseeing Marine Operations, Container Operations, Conventional
Cargo Operations, Inland Container Depot, Port Logistics and Safety.