His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem became Chairman of DP World on 30 May 2007. He is a leading UAE and international businessman whose visionary leadership spearheaded the rapid expansion of Dubai’s infrastructure, including ports and free zones, contributing significantly to the stellar growth trajectory of the United Arab Emirates. Mr Bin Sulayem was previously Chairman of Dubai World and in this role oversaw businesses in industries as diverse as real estate development, hospitality, tourism, retail, e-commerce, commodities, transportation and logistics. He previously served as Chairman of Port & Free Zone World FZE and remains one of the two representatives of DP World’s majority shareholder on the Board. Highlights of his career, spanning three decades, comprise DP World’s international expansion, including the $6.85 billion acquisition of P&O Group to become a leading global marine terminals operator, establishing and leading Nakheel, a real estate and tourism property development firm that created many iconic Dubai projects including The Palm, the world’s largest man-made islands; establishing and leading Istithmar World, a major global private equity investment house; and pioneering the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.
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.
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.
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.