Breaking News: DP World UAE Region and Jafza get New CEO

Breaking News: DP World UAE Region and Jafza get New CEO

Abdulla Bin Damithan takes over the reins from Mohammed Al Muallem who is appointed Executive VP of DP World

DP World UAE Region is turning a new page in top management with Abdulla Bin Damithan being appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of DP World, UAE Region and Jafza.

He takes the reins from Mohammed Al Muallem, who has been promoted to Executive Vice President of DP World.

During his 20-year long career at DP World, Abdulla Bin Damithan has held leadership positions with increasing responsibilities, the most recent being Chief Commercial Officer for the UAE Region.

As an accomplished leader in the maritime and logistics sector, he has led different aspects of the business to commercial success. This includes Ports & Terminals, Parks & Zones and Trade Enablement solutions.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World said: “DP World has been integral to Dubai’s economic success story, contributing more than a third of gross domestic product. Jebel Ali Port and Jafza account for nearly a quarter of all foreign direct investment into Dubai, and support 135,000 jobs.

"I am confident that the leadership of Abdulla Bin Damithan will take DP World, UAE Region to the next level of growth. I would like to thank Mohammed Al Muallem for his pioneering work and look forward to continuing to work with him closely.”

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Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and Jafza said: “In my new role, alongside my accomplished colleagues, we aim to expand DP World, UAE Region and increase our contribution to Dubai and the country.

"I am looking forward to utilising my experience in the company to create unparalleled solutions that support sustainable socio-economic growth, and also to cement DP World’s position as a leading smart trade enabler. I am taking responsibility for a business in robust health.

"Over the years, I have had the privilege of working under the leadership of Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Mohammed Al Muallem, and have learnt about the fundamentals of business in the region and around the globe.”

Following his promotion to Executive Vice President, Mohammed Al Muallem will work closely with the Chairman of DP World providing executive leadership to the company globally.

He will also be responsible for DP World’s marine-based assets in the UAE, including Dubai Drydocks World, Dubai Maritime City (DMC) and P&O Marinas.

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Mr Al Muallem, stated: “I have had the privilege of leading DP World, UAE Region and I am proud of relentless work our team has put in to build a better company and a better world and the positive impact we have made on the economy of Dubai.

"As I assume this new position, I would like to thank Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem for having the confidence in me.

"I would also like to express my gratitude for the support the wise leadership of Dubai has shown us through the years."

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