His Excellency Dr Eng. Abdulla Al-Nuaimi joined the Federal Government in 2013 as Minister of Infrastructure Development, which is responsible of developing the infrastructure of the federal state road networks and federal buildings (schools, hospitals, government buildings, research centers, cultural and sports centers, police stations and civil defense, housing for the citizens, and other governmental projects).
Besides his responsibilities as a Minister Dr Eng. Abdulla Al-Nuaimi is Chairman of Sheikh Zayed Housing Program and also he is a Chairman of Federal Transport Authority.
- As a member and chairman of the technical committee of the Initiatives of H.H the President of UAE committee, he played a key role in achieving the goals of this committee.
- Al-Nuaimi played a major role as a vice-chairman of the Committee of Residential Development in Abu Dhabi. This committee master-planned and built many residential compounds for UAE nationals in Western Region, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain during the period from2005-2009.
- Dr Abdulla was a board member of the following: Al Etihad Rail, Federal Electricity and Water Authority, and Tennis Federation.
- As a Director of Engineering from1993 till 2005 (Department of Civil Aviation), he played a major role in developing all the facilities of Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain international airports.
He taught as a Visiting Professor at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai during the period from (1991-1994).
Dr Eng. Abdulla Al Nuaimi holds a PhD degree in Construction Management from the University Of Reading, UK (1990), and a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in the USA (1980). Among his hobbies playing tennis, swimming and reading.
With more than three decades of port operations and management experience, Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, 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 the last decade, the container throughput in the UAE Region has doubled from 7.6 million TEUs in 2005 to 15.2 million in 2014.
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 from the University of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. and has completed extensive training in the UK at the University of Cranfield College, Manchester.
Mr Al Muallem assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for DP World, UAE Region in January 2017 to explore a new world of opportunity of global supply chain & trade corridors and is responsible for UAE Region's Ports, Parks and Free Zones, Logistics, Dubai Trade and World Security.
Iqbal AliKhan is a change agent; he has been at the forefront of applying technology to build new business models for IBM and its clients. Banker by training and experience he moved over to management consulting, building an intuitive understanding of technology and its application. He has used cognitive analytics, Watson (artificial intelligence & machine learning), mobile, big data, IoT, cloud deployments and Blockchains to operationalize new business models. Iqbal has built a diverse portfolio of facilitating enterprise responses to industry disruptions working at the bleeding edge of innovative adoption by commercial and central banks, governments, and commercial organizations.
With over 20 years of work experience Iqbal has worked in the US, Europe and Asia, lived in China and has recently been using Dubai as the base to serve China, Hong Kong, ASEAN, Middle East and Africa, including Pakistan and Turkey.
1. Mr. Saeed Al Malik is a UAE National, graduated in Business Administration from the Loma Linda University in Riverside California, United States.
2. Started his career as a credit officer in Commercial Bank of Dubai. Later, he moved to Citibank. He became a Manager and further a Credit Committee Member of Citibank. Mr. Malik has worked in the Corporate Credit Department of Citibank for a good term, which gave him very good exposure to the management of large corporates – not only assessing their financials but also looking into management profiles and their credibility, corporate governance etc. He has attended many courses and seminars in banking, Human Resource Management, Management Skills etc. from Citibank.
3. He established Middle East Shipstores in the year 1993 as his own business. The Company established itself as a major ship supplier for vessels calling UAE Ports. Since then, he is actively involved in the business of the Company as the President and Chairman of Middle East Fuji LLC.
4. He is the founding member of UAE National Ship Supplier Association (UNSSA) and heads UNSSA as the President from its inception in 1999 until 31st December 2017.
5. He has successfully hosted and managed the International Ship Suppliers and Services Association (ISSA) Conference and Exhibition in Dubai in the year 2002 under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of UAE and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The ISSA 2010 Conference and Exhibition was again hosted by him under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The recent ISSA 2016 Conference and Exhibition was held in Dubai under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
6. Mr. Malik was first elected to the Executive Committee of ISSA as an Executive Vice President in the year 2010. He continues as a member of the Council since then, continuously been re-elected and currently the International Ship Suppliers and Services Association (ISSA) President.
7. Mr. Malik is the Vice Chairman of Dubai Maritime Advisory Council, established in the year 2015.
8. Mr. Malik is a member of the Board of Trustees of Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).
9. Mr. Malik commenced his 3-year term for the position as International Ship Suppliers and Services Association (ISSA) President on 1st January 2018. I.S.S.A. is the international association representing nearly 2,000 ship suppliers throughout the world.
Mike is a visionary Leader with comprehensive experience in ecommerce, supply chain, logistics, Robotics and Information Technology; In DP World he is responsible for driving the digital transformation to enabling smarter trade and Blockchain.
Prior to joining DP World Mike was the Chief Supply Chain Officer at Staples and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer of Beyondtherack.com were Mike was responsible for global logistics, transportation, fulfilment and all Information Technology infrastructure and Software development efforts; Mike also worked as Vice President, Global Logistics of Starbucks Corporation and Director of Global Transportation Operations & Technology at Amazon.com.
He has M.S. in Industrial Technology & Engineering from Utah State University and M.B.A. from Purdue University.
Abdulla Bin Damithan has been with DP World since 2001. He was appointed Chief Commercial Officer for DP World, UAE Region in 2017.
Abdulla is responsible for all revenue generation activities, products and services offered across the portfolio including Ports & Terminals, Parks & Zones and Trade Enablement solutions.
Abdulla is a recognised leader in the maritime & logistics landscape within the Middle East with commercial success across the maritime & logistics industries. His focus on innovation and customer centricity have been the core of his commercial strategy.
Abdulla sits on the Board of a number of DP World Ports & Terminals globally and also is an independent director in logistics ventures.
A proud Emirati national, Abdulla has a Bachelors in Business from the United States and a Graduate Diploma in Maritime & Port Management from the National University of Singapore. He has also completed the Dubai Leaders Program and leadership courses at the London Business School.
Robert Day, Head of Offshore at VesselsValue, is responsible for overseeing the analytical and commercial strategy of VV’s Offshore product.
Robert works closely with the Analyst, Research, and Development departments of 100+ people. His role includes overseeing the values, developing additional functionality for the mapping module, covering new ship types and developing new products.
Benefitting from Roberts extensive UK, Norwegian, South East Asian and US based market network, ensures VV’s offering is kept to date and relevant for the latest market needs.
Aaron Heslehurst is one of the main faces on BBC World News TV. He’s been a high profile BBC business news presenter since February 2002.
In May of 2017, he launched his own named show "Talking Business with Aaron Heslehurst" A daily half-hour global show that's dynamic, exciting and very energised. Aaron delivers big stories with his usual enthusiasm and excitement and cuts through the jargon with live top CEO interviews and brings you the latest innovations in technology. (Mon-Fri 14.30BST)
Aaron regularly covers the big stories that matter, to consumers. From global food prices to the fast-changing face of technology and the devices we use today.
From the plane-makers to the car-makers, from leading international corporate news to global finance, Aaron breaks the stories down by asking the right questions. Aaron has also interviewed some of the world's biggest corporate leaders and leaders, from the World Bank, the IMF, the European Union and the World Trade Organisation. His passion and speciality lie in the global aviation industry. Aaron has interviewed the heads of most of the world’s largest and leading airlines.
In 2009 Aaron won "Best Industry Commentator of the Year" - voted by the British Public in the Daily Telegraph Wealth Management Awards.
Over the past 16 years Aaron has presented across all of the BBC television channels, including the 24 hour News Channel, the BBC Travel Show and as part of the presenter team on BBC Breakfast, the acclaimed morning program on BBC One.
Prior to joining BBC World News, Aaron was a Senior News Anchor with CNBC Nordic, a branch of NBC America, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. And he was the European Bureau Chief for Paramount Pictures and Real TV News in the USA and later in London. Aaron is a native of Sydney, Australia.
Jesper Kjaedegaard is an independent Board member of several Maritime related companies and a Senior Advisor at the Marcura Group, whose products include DA-Desk, PortLog, Martrust, MCaaS, PortsDirect and Mardocs.
Mr. Kjaedegaard had a long career with the A.P.Moller-Maersk Group where he served as a member of the A.P.Moller Group’s Executive Board for all Container related Business, whilst also heading up the company's global liner division, known then as Maersk-Sealand.
Mr Kjaedegaard currently serves/has served as a Non-Executive Board Director for a number of both listed and privately owned transport related companies in Europe and the Middle East. This includes V-Group, Red Sea Gateway Terminals, The Stobart Group, Hafnia Tankers, Seatruck Ferries, APMT Bahrain, and BIMCO.
Jesper Kjaedegaard is also past President of the British Chamber of Shipping and Chairman of Maritime UK – a body which represents all maritime interests in the UK including ship-owners, ports, banks, classification societies, insurances etc.
Shipping and commodities market analyst with nearly two decades of experience, responsible for building and managing research desks for some of the world’s leading shipbrokers.
Now the in-house strategist for NS Lemos & Co Ltd, the London agents for the Enesel Group, which currently manages a fleet of crude oil tankers and container vessels. Recent studies have focused on the tanker markets, electric vehicles and renewable energy.
James graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge University in Natural Sciences and Law, followed by a masters in International Relations at Sussex University.
Marcus Machin is a Law graduate of Cambridge University with senior shipping and project finance banking experience in London and Switzerland.
Resident in Dubai for over 20 years, initially as the Finance Director for a major regional participant in the oil services and vessel owning sectors, prior to establishing arabCapital in 2000 and partnering with London based Tufton Oceanic Finance Group (‘TOFG’) in shipping and offshore sector finance and investment assignments.
Tufton Oceanic (Middle East) Limited (‘TOME’) an asset manager, was established in 2006. TOME manages conventional and Shariah compliant funds invested in the marine sector on behalf of a number of GCC and international institutions. To date investments exceeding US$1,300.0m have been made by TOME whilst in aggregate TOFG manages in excess of US$1.5bn of assets, all invested in the international marine and offshore sectors.
Richard has spent more than 30 years in the Freight Forwarding, Liner Shipping and Supply Chain Industry and 15 of those years with the Maersk Organisation. Originally from Ireland, Richard has held Regional and Global Supply Chain and Commercial Roles within the Maersk Organisation.
Most recently as Global Chief Commercial Officer of Damco, a Maersk Company and from January 1st, 2019 as Regional Managing Director of Maersk West and Central Asia, which comprises now of the Maersk Liner Ocean Business and the former Damco Supply Chain and Logistics business.
Domenik Nizet, Senior Vice President – Shipping Finance Asia Pacific & Middle East, DVB Bank SE.
Domenik Nizet is a multi-faceted maritime banker who started his banking career in 1992 covering shipping clients based in Europe and the U.S. From 2005 he was responsible for the global Shipyard Consulting business at UniCredit advising public authorities, ship owners and investors in evaluating opportunities and solving challenges related to the shipbuilding industry in Europe and Asia. He was a former lecturer at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
He joined DVB in 2008 and since 2010 he is based in Singapore covering DVB’s shipping finance activities and advising clients on the wide-ranging platform of maritime finance services and products.
July 2019, Henning Schleyerbach was appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Digital Container Shipping Association, a neutral and non-profit association supported by nine of the largest carriers: A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, ONE, Evergreen, HMM, Yang Ming and ZIM.
Henning has spent more than 20 years at Hapag-Lloyd leading various international projects and strategic initiatives. Most recently, Henning held the position as Senior Director for Customer Relationship Management at Hapag-Lloyd.
Through his various positions and broad experience in the industry, ranging from IT to customer relations in Hapag-Lloyd, Henning has gained in-depth knowledge and brings with him a passion for shaping the future of digital shipping, making Henning the natural driver for digital transformation as COO of DCSA.
Passionate about new technologies, driving performance and growing business through connecting and developing people. Martijn has a strong international track record in Operational Management, Business Development, Strategy and Business Transformations.
Within Port of Rotterdam, Martijn is responsible for setting and activating the strategic digital agenda for the commercial departments. This means coordinating and driving the digital commercial strategy and translate this into tangible objectives. The key here is to Identify potential and create business opportunities, new business models and the possibilities it creates in order to transform the Port Of Rotterdam to its future proof role in facilitating and accelerating Supply Chains with digital business solutions and platforms.