Dr. John E. Tambi


Dr John E. Tambi is a transport Infrastructure Expert with more than 30 years of project management, planning, engineering, training, policy development, and economic analysis experience, with specialization in air, road, sea and rail transport modes. He is currently the Senior Advisor for Transport Infrastructure at the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, responsible for regional and continental transport programs and projects, as well as the Coordinator of the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI).  He has served in senior and executive positions with one of the world’s leaders in the management of airports, ports, rail and transportation facilities – the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and in major international consulting firms. He has also served as an independent consultant to national governments, the United Nations and international lending institutions. Dr Tambi was the Chairman and Transport Expert for the United Nations Monitoring Group for Somalia and a member of the UN Panel of Experts for Somalia respectively (United Nations Security Council Resolutions: 1519, 1558 and 1474). Dr. Tambi is also a registered aviation and transportation expert with the African Development Bank, the International Civil Aviation Organization, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations headquarters in New York.  He has a PhD and MSc in Transportation Planning and Engineering from the Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, USA, and an MBA and MAS (Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Aeronautical Science) from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida, USA, and a BSc in Aerospace Technology from the Indiana State University, Indiana, USA. Dr. Tambi also has operational experience as an airline pilot. He has a commercial pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine ratings, having received his training at the Oxford Air Training School, Oxford, England.  Dr. Tambi is a Fellow of the African Scientific Institute (ASI) and a Board member of South African Airways (SAA). Dr. Tambi has over thirty publications in several international journals on Transportation and Aviation issues relating to Africa. He is a well sort-after speaker for several international Aviation and Transportation Conferences and Seminars. He is also an expert on African Aviation and Transportation infrastructure development.