Logistics Middle East 3PL Power List: 25 - 21
21 Eugene Mayne
CEO, Tristar Transport
Eugene Mayne, Tristar Group’s CEO, started the company with three used trucks in 1998 in Dubai. Today the company has a fleet of more than 1,000 road tankers, pick-ups and flatbed trailers in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Tristar, which employs nearly 2,000 people, also offers specialised warehousing in the GCC and owns a small fleet of lube oil barges operating under charter with major oil comapnies.
This year Mayne accepted the Dubai Quality Appreciation Award for Tristar from His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the firm won RoSPA’s Gold Award for Occupational Health & Safety for the third consecutive year.
22 John Wylie
Managing director – Middle East, Barloworld Logistics
John Wylie joined Barloworld Logistics as Middle East managing director in July 2013 and has been instrumental in driving its rapid growth in the GCC region. He has established a new management team, increased sales and customer service resources, invested in new transportation and warehousing assets and expanded operations in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and most recently Qatar. Under his leadership the company has seen a 25 percent year-on-year improvement in gross profit.
Barloworld Logistics provides freight forwarding and contract logistics services alongside innovative supply chain solutions supported by a variety of complementary software.
The company is part of Barloworld Group, which posted $7billion in revenue in 2013 and is one of the leading logistics and supply chain management businesses in southern Africa, with operations in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Wylie has worked in the logistics and supply chain industry for 25 years and has an MBA from Instituto de Empresa, Spain.
23 Juergen Hirsch
General manager, Tranzone Logistics
Juergen Hirsch has been with Tranzone for three and a half years and has over 30 years supply chain experience in different regions. Tranzone operates a state-of-the-art 3PL warehouse in Jebel Ali Free Zone and specialises in healthcare and pharmaceutical logistics, with clients such as GlazoSmithKline.
A subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Banaja Holdings, the firm aims to attract international pharmaceutical companies to establish regional distribution centres in Jebel Ali, enabling them to supply their clients in the Gulf States and Africa.
Just five years since inception, Tranzone has developed a solid reputation in the pharmaceutical market, built on the back of quality infrastructure.
24 Abhishek Ajay Shah
RSA Logistics, director of operations
RSA Logistics is family-owned and was founded in Dubai in 2007. Abhishek Ajay Shah is director of operations and a member of the board at the newly launched chemical logistics JV RSA-TALKE. He manages the entire team across RSA Logistics and is responsible for overall planning and execution of corporate strategies.
Under his guidance over the past five years the company has seen multiple folds of growth. Shah has has single-handedly overseen brand development across different levels, working in several areas covering operations, sales and development, and technology. He holds a degree in MEng Civil Engineering with Business Management from Warwick University.
25 Ranjeev Menon
Group CEO, Gulf Warehousing Company
Ranjeev Menon was promoted to group CEO in 2012 at a time when Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) was experiencing rapid expansion. Under his leadership, the company has become one of the fastest growing in the Middle East logistic sector.
Earlier this year, the company, which is Qatar’s leading asset-based 3PL, announced 20% profit growth for 2013 partly due to the high performance of specific sectors, with revenues from several of its departments seeing a significant increase due to several exclusive new contracts.
Having celebrated its ten-year anniversary in March, GWC’s biggest driver for growth continues to be the acclaimed Logistics Village Qatar, a one million square metre fully-integrated logistics hub. The fourth phase expansion of this to complement the existing offering and increase the warehousing capacity was completed last month.