Logistics Middle East 3PL Power List: 20 - 25

A ranking of the 25 most powerful 3PL executives operating in the Middle East


20. Andrew Granger
Regional General Manager - Middle East

2014 position: 20
2013 position: 20

Andrew Granger became Middle East regional general manager of Logistica/Enkay Express nearly six years ago and has helped to consistently deliver double-digit growth for Logistica.

Logistica/Enkay Express, founded in Kuwait in 2004, has grown strategically with the 10,000 square metre temperature controlled warehouse with complete pick and pack facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), which the company took ownership of last year.

With ongoing projects in Dubai, Bahrain and Kuwait, further growth and prosperity for Logistica/Enkay Express is well within the reach. Granger recently told Logistics Middle East that he foresees a bright future for the company.

Granger possesses three decades of logistics industry experience and has a diploma in Logistics from Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland.

21. Ranjeev Menon
Group CEO
Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC)

2014 position: 25
2013 position: N/A

With over 25 years’ experience behind him, Ranjeev Menon has led Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) to become one of the fastest growing companies in the MENA region with year-on-year CAGR of 73% in net profits since he took control of the organisation.

Under his leadership, the company has grown its logistics infrastructure to nearly 2 million square meters, offering every supply chain solution across nearly a dozen facilities and logistics hubs, while bringing the best breed of international express courier under GWC’s umbrella.

Menon holds a Masters of Business in Supply Chain/Logistics Management from RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia. He began his career with respected companies MESCO, DHL, and Agility until assuming his role at GWC in 2009.

His service to the logistics sector has earned the company a number of accolades from prestigious committees and industry titles, with the latest being Leading Domestic Logistics Provider of the Year by Frost & Sullivan in 2015. He was ranked 15 out of 100 CEOs in the GCC by Trends magazine in conjunction with INSEAD business school.

Since entering the H2 2015, GWC has added courier services to its service portfolio by signing an agreement to become the authorised service contractor for UPS in Qatar. GWC began offering the range of UPS services after the inauguration of its new flagship outlet located on D-Ring Road in June 2015.

Last month, GWC announced phase five of expansion works for Logistics Village Qatar, which it developed, is underway and in December 2014, GWC won a contract to build the $188m Bu Sulba logistics hub dedicated to SMEs in Doha.

INTERVIEW: Ranjeev Menon, group CEO, GWC

22. Abhishek Ajay Shah
Managing Director, RSA Logistics
Director, RSA TALKE

2014 position: 24
2013 position: N/A

Family-owned RSA Logistics was founded in Dubai in 2007 and is headed up by managing director Abhishek Ajay Shah, who is also director of chemical & petrochemical logistics company RSA-TALKE, a 50-50 joint venture between RSA Logistics and Germany’s ALFRED TALKE.

Shah manages the entire team across RSA Logistics, which was one of the first companies to set up offices at Dubai World Central (DWC), and is responsible for planning and executing corporate strategies. Under his guidance the company has grown significantly and Shah has single-handedly overseen brand development across different levels, working in various areas covering operations, sales and development, and technology.

In an interview with Logistics Middle East at the end of 2014, Shah said his career “started from the ground-up”, giving him “a great overall perspective”.

He added: “Being at the helm of a company from the get-go means you really do get to appreciate every facet of the organisation.”

Shah holds a degree in MEng Civil Engineering with Business Management from Warwick University.

INTERVIEW: Abhishek Ajay Shah, RSA Logistics

23. Mohammad Mohebi
Mohebi Logistics

2014 position: N/A
2013 position: N/A

Mohammed Mohebi is CEO of Mohebi Logistics, one of the largest vertically-integrated supply chain management companies in the Middle East, and Zainal Mohebi Holdings, one of the longest established businesses in the UAE.

He presided at the ground-breaking ceremony of Mohebi Logistics’ entry into Dubai World Central (DWC) this year, marking a historic turning point for the company; just seven years ago Mohebi founded the family-owned Emirati company with 33,000 pallet positions and by the end of 2016 Mohebi Logistics will supply over five times that number.

Mohebi says he is influenced by the time he spent in Switzerland, firstly as a teenager at the College Du Leman in Geneva and then at the European University in Montreaux where he gained his Bachelor in Business Administration.

“In Europe, you learned to become very methodical and analytical and progress yourself in measured steps,” he explains.

INTERVIEW: Mohammed Mohebi, CEO, Mohebi Logistics

24. Oliver Klingbeil
Managing Director

2014 position: N/A
2013 position: N/A

Having worked in various segments of the logistics industry for over 30 years, Oliver Klingbeil is managing director of Saudi Arabia’s S.A. TALKE, a joint venture company between the TALKE group from Germany, the SISCO group from Jeddah (Western Province) and the Al-Jabr group from Jubail (Eastern Province).

S.A. TALKE’s main focus is providing logistic services for chemical and petrochemical manufacturers in Saudi Arabia.

Klingbeil recently told Logistics Middle East that a key objective for him is “motivating and empowering employees to act as a team and provide best in class logistics services with the utmost adherence to safety standards for one of KSA´s first industries: the petrochemical sector”.

Last year S.A TALKE achieved a milestone of 2.5 million safe man-hours.

INTERVIEW: Oliver Klingbeil, MD, S.A. TALKE

The number 25 ranking was removed due to personal circumstances.

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