DP World announces change in leadership in the UAE

DP World announces change in leadership in the UAE

Date: 05-22-2021

Move is in line with growth and expansion plans that will bolster its position as a world leader in global supply chain solutions. Abdulla Bin Damithan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of DP World, UAE Region and Jafza.

After revealing robust financial results for the year-end of 2020 and an encouraging start to 2021, DP World will turn a new page with a transition in management in the UAE. Abdulla Bin Damithan has been 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 

Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and Jafza

Mohammed Al Muallem, Executive Vice President, DP World

 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. This has further helped us achieve great success in the emirate and contribute to its thriving economy. The new position will bring with it numerous challenges, however, I will continue to stay committed to my goal of leading the organisation and our subsidiaries to newer heights. Moreover, it is an honour to be passing the baton to a strategic leader like Abdulla Bin Damithan, who has contributed to our strong financial performance and the execution of key initiatives that resulted in substantially improved profitability and expanded margins."