Logistics Middle East 3PL Power List: 20 - 16
Welcome to day two of the 2014 edition of Logistics Middle East’s 3PL Power List – a detailed ranking of the region’s 25 most influential 3PL executives.
After introducing numbers 25-21 on the list on Sunday, today we bring you numbers 20-16.
16 Mahmood Sakhi Al Balushi
CEO, Al Madina Logistics Services (AMLS)
Under CEO Mahmood Sakhi Al Balushi’s guidance, Al Madina Logistics has developed into one of the largest logistics providers in Oman in a relatively short period of time. The company was the first in Oman to establish an inland port and its distribution centre in Oman is ISO:22000 certified.
The firm has attracted customers such as the tyres and batteries division of Oman’s MHD group, McDonalds, Carrefour and PDO. Al Balushi is a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Texas and has an MBA from Franklin University, Ohio.
Before joining AMLS, he held a senior position at Golden Group of Companies, and between 1989 and 1995 he was an administrative supervisor at the Royal Diwan.
17 Claus Svane Schmidt
Middle East managing director, Panalpina
With a 30-year career in logistics and supply chain management, Claus Svane Schmidy became Middle East managing director of Panalpina at the start of 2010, when the company’s regional operations were expanding. He has overseen diversification, away from an almost pure focus on oil and gas, which has been a key element of Panalpina’s success.
Today it is one of the most respected brands in the logistics world, active in over 80 countries, and Panalpina Middle East has made a real impact in the region.
Erisson has been a key account for nearly two decades and another fast-growing industry vertical for the company is the pharamceutial and healthcare sector, with clients including Envirotainer.
18 Majed Zambaraji
Chief executive officer, RAK Logistics
Majed Zambara took over as CEO of RAK Logistics in 2009, having prevoously been CEO UAE for Agility Global Logistics, when the UAE was dealing with the global financial crisis. He has since positioned the firm as the UAE’s largest freight forwarders and non-oil exporters, growing by a quarter year-on-year.
RAK’s business model revolves around price, reliability, speed and diversification from one side of the world to the other.
A previous recipient of the Maersk Platinum Shipping Award, which recognises the best performing logistics providers and top customers of Maersk Line, RAK Logistics covers over 160 destinations worldwide and moves more than 50,000 containers cargo per year.
19 Peter Glatz
Regional director near Middle East & Africa, DB Schenker AG
Peter Glatz was appointed regional director near Middle East & Africa in 2007, having held several management roles in the Schenker Group since 1979 in Austria, the UK and India.
The past year has seen DB Schenker establish a JV called Schenker Logistics with long-term global network partner Salem Freight International in Abu Dhabi, start work on the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis in the Logistics District at Dubai World Central (DWC), and expand inAfrica with its first branch office in Mozambique and a new set-up in Angola.
20 Andrew Granger
Middle East regional general manager, Logistica
Boasting nearly three deacdes in the industry, Andrew Granger became Middle East regional managing director five years ago and has helped deliver double-digit growth for Logistica. A highilight this year has been taking ownership of the company’s newly purchased, temperature controlled, 10,000 square metre office and warehouse in Jebel Ali.
With projects ongoing in Bahrain, the end of 2014 will see expansion in the country with the addition of another 3,000 square metre warehousing complex.