Logistics Middle East 3PL Power List: 15 - 11
11 Andy Weber
President, Middle East & Africa
Kuehne + Nagel
Founded in 1890 in Germany, Kuehne + Nagel is a heavyweight of the global logistics scene with more than 1,000 offices and 63,000 employees. The first half of 2014 has seen the Kuehne + Nagel Group increase volumes in all business units and gain market shares.
President of the company’s Middle East & Africa activities, Andy Weber began his career with the Kuehne + Nagel Group in Johannesburg in 1982. This was followed by management positions in Japan, Iraq and Ivory Coast.
In 1994 Weber took over the management of the national company in Taiwan, and three years later he was appointed managing director of Kuehne + Nagel Hong Kong where he was responsible for business operations in the whole of the Asia-Pacific region. In October 2013 he was appointed as the new president of for the Middle East and Africa.
12 Mustapha Kawam
Managing director, Gulf states
Globe Express Services (GES)
Mustapha Kawam, Globe Express Services’s managing director for Gulf states joined the company as a sales representative in 1995 and in the nearly 20 years since has overseen GES’s steady expansion in terms of geographic network and logistics resources.
This year Kawam accepted the prestigious Platinum Award from Maersk Line Shipping, which recognises the best performing logistics providers and top customers of Maersk Line, for the third consecutive year.
The company’s Kuwait office also achieved a 20% increase in revenue for the first half of 2014 Under his leadership the company has also received the Certificate of Approval by the Bureau of Assessment Services; added offices in India; opened a multi-million dollar industrial warehouse and accompanying office in Jebel Ali Free Zone and opened a 23,000 square metre Terminal Yard in Damman, Saudi Arabia.
13 Haluk Undeger
District manager, UPS
Haluk Ündeger was appointed as district manager of United Parcel Services (UPS) in the Middle East, Central Asia & Turkey, following the company’s decision to purchase Ünsped International Transport, its service agent in Turkey for two decades and a firm he had himself founded in 1981.
Following this, Ündeger was given responsibility for the express package, freight forwarding and logistics services of UPS in over 20 different countries, including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain and the UAE.
The company recently doubled its contract logistics capacity in Dubai with a nearly 15,000 square metre multipurpose, state-of-the-art facility, which expands UPS’s capability to connect trade throughout the Middle East, and to Europe and Asia.
14 Carlo Rosa
Managing director, CEVA Logistics
I n the past two decades, Carlo Rosa has worked across multiple countries and roles in almost every facet of the supply chain industry. He began his logistics career at Sifte Berti, before moving to TNT Logistics.
Rosa handled the expansion of the TNT Group starting with the branch house in São Paulo in Brazil and devoted his energies to commercial and operations development, working with major multinationals in the automotive and industrial sectors.
In 2005 he returned to Italy to head up the electronics division, subsequently extending his responsibilities to cover other market sectors and, in 2008, also the national transportation network. He joined CEVA in 2012 as managing director for CEVA Logistics Italy and accepted his current role in 2013.
15 Richard Bell
General manager, RHS Logistics
As general director of RHS Logistics, Richard Bell has developed Dubai-based RHS Logistics into a regional powerhouse. Possessing two decades of supply chain experience, Bell previously held roles at Taylor Barnard Distribution, Hays Distribution Services, NFT Distribution and Inchcape Marketing Services.
He has been responsible for the development of RHS Logistics, the 3PL division of the Rais Hassan Saadi (RHS) Group, since its inception in 1998.
Achievements this year include the launch of Phase 1 of a state-of-the-art distribution centre in Dubai World Central (DWC), conveniently located alongside Al Maktoum International Airport, to complement RHS Logistics’s facilities in Dubai Airport Free Zone and Jebel Ali Free Zone.