December 14, 2017: In a bid to steer its next phase of growth, Saudi Arabia-based tanker giant Bahri Logistics, a global leader in transportation and logistics roped in Abdullah Aldubaikhi to head the company as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018.
According to reports, Aldubaikhi would be responsible for overseeing the implementation of Bahri's core strategic direction to further cement its global leadership position in the maritime industry.
He is also responsible to lead the company's expansion into new growth markets while seeking new revenue streams. He will also be at the helm of the Bahri's ongoing plans to integrate innovation into its business model.
He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Oxford, UK, and a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia.
"Aldubaikhi's appointment as our new CEO comes at a time when the company is fast entering into a new phase of expansion and development on the back of our phenomenal growth over the past few months. By leveraging our unmatched technical and human resources capabilities, we have reinforced our strong foothold in the global maritime sector, and are looking at the future with a renewed commitment to play an even bigger role in strengthening the Kingdom's position as a unique regional logistics gateway. Aldubaikhi's extensive experience across diverse sectors, deep understanding of the evolving business landscape, and strong leadership credentials makes him a natural choice to achieve our long-term business goals and align our strategy with Saudi Vision 2030 objectives," said Abdulrahman M. Al-Mofadhi, chairman of Bahri Logistics.
Said Aldubaikhi, "It's a great honor to be named as the CEO of a company, which is an established transportation and logistics company. My immediate priority will be charting short and long-term goals for Bahri, while strengthening its commitment to the Saudi Vision 2030, and ensuring a positive impact on the continued growth of the global maritime sector through ambition and innovation."
According to sources, Aldubaikhi is a Saudi national who will be joining Bahri from Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), where he served in the same capacity for six years. During his career spanning three decades, he held various senior management roles at several firms including Afwaf Investment, Awalnet, and DowLog Technology Company, which he co-founded in 1993.
Aldubaikhi is a member of the joint business councils between Saudi Arabia and the nations of Canada, Russia and France, and is a member of the board of directors of several local and global companies, including Bank Alkhair, Alessa Industries, Abdullah Abdulghani&Bros. Co. W.L.L., G3 Global Grain Group (G3), and United Farmers Holding Company (UFHC).