Othman Aljeda to replace retiring COO Iyad Kamal
Aramex has announced the appointment of Othman Aljeda as the Company’s Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO), replacing Iyad Kamal, who has retired from Aramex as on May 31, 2020 after a long and fruitful 29 years of service.
Aljeda currently serves as the Regional CEO for Aramex in Europe, North America and Asia. He joined the Company in 1994 and grew within the global network having started in the GCC and thereafter moved to help build the Far East operations.
For ten years, between 2007-2017, Alejda played a crucial role in establishing Aramex’s Asia regional business, and eventually led the Asia business as CEO.
Under Alejda's leadership, the Company’s client base and operations grew in line with the long-term strategy of the business. He will assume the role of Acting COO as of May 31, 2020 until a permanent successor is named.
Bashar Obeid, Chief Executive Officer of Aramex said: “Throughout his tenure with Aramex, Iyad Kamal has been an invaluable member of the team. He was instrumental in strengthening our corporate strategy and global operations that helped us drive steady growth over the years.
"Under his leadership, he envisioned the Aramex e-commerce journey and played a pivotal role in setting up and driving Aramex’s e-commerce operation, services and infrastructure.
"Most recently, he and his team have worked tirelessly to resolve the challenges our industry is facing in light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and they have done so with resolute commitment.
“I have full confidence that in his additional responsibility as Acting COO, Othman Aljeda will continue to optimize our operations and maximize efficiencies especially amid the current unprecedented operating environment.
"With Othman’s experience, deep knowledge of the Company and industry, coupled with his solution-oriented mindset and strong work ethic, we will ensure a smooth transition into the additional role.”