Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since 30 May 2007. He was previously Chairman of Dubai World and in this role oversaw businesses in industries as diverse as real estate development, hospitality, retail, e-commerce and various commodities exchanges, as well as those associated with transportation and logistics. He has more than 25 years' experience in the marine terminal industry, is Chairman of Port & Free Zone World FZE and is a leading Dubai and international businessman.
With almost three decades of port terminal operations and management experience, Mohammed Al Muallem, the Senior Vice President and Managing Director of DP World UAE Region, has led the growth and development of the region's most important port through a period of major expansions, defining and driving its strategic vision. Jebel Ali Port, the flagship of DP World has developed rapidly under his guidance and counts itself today amongst the top 10 ports in the world.
In 2003, Al Muallem inspired port operations in the region, when he employed the use of the Quad Lift Gantry, a gantry crane capable of lifting four 20 feet containers or two 40 feet containers in one single lift, a concept never before seen in the world.
Al Muallem joined Port Rashid in 1983 and moved rapidly through various operational and management roles, before overseeing the UAE Region of DP World in September 2005. Al Muallem was appointed Chairman of the Executive Merging Team of Dubai Ports Authority, Dubai Customs and the Free Zone in 2000 and in May 2004, Executive Coordinator for the Terminal 2 development at Jebel Ali Port.
Mohammed Al Muallem holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Degree from the University of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. and has completed extensive training in U.K. at the University of Manchester, Cranfield College and British Airways obtaining qualifications in Cost & Budgetary Control, Planning Maintenance, Computer Systems and Condition Based Maintenance.
Mohammed Ali Ahmed is the Chief Operating Officer for DP World, UAE Region; an industry leader in international marine terminal operations and development, logistics and related services.
His leadership, insight, vision and operational expertise have strengthened DP World’s culture of service, excellence and innovation.
Mohammed has 18 years of port and management experience and currently serves as a Board member for DP World, Dakar, Africa Region. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and Management, and Masters of Business Administration from the United States of America.
Jamal Majid Bin Theniyah has served as a Director and Vice Chairman of the Company since 30 May 2007 and became a Non-Executive Director on 27 October 2009. He joined Dubai Ports in 1981 and, from 2001, led Dubai Ports Authority. He is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Port & Free Zone World, and in this role he oversees P&O Ferries and Economic Zones World, which includes Jebel Ali Free Zone. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Istithmar World Holdings LLC and Istithmar World PJSC and as a Non-Executive Director of Etihad Rail (Abu Dhabi).
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