Bahri welcomes Abdullah Aldubaikhi as new CEO
Bahri has appointed Abdullah Aldubaikhi as the company’s new CEO. Taking over from January 1st, 2018, Aldubaikhi will be responsible for setting and overseeing the implementation of Bahri’s core strategic direction.
He will also be responsible for finding ways to integrate innovation into Bahri’s business model, according to a release from the transport and logistics giant.
“Abdullah Aldubaikhi’s appointment as Bahri’s new CEO comes at a time when the company is gearing to enter a new phase of expansion and development on the back of our phenomenal growth over the past few months,” said Abdulrahman M. Al-Mofadhi, chairman of Bahri.
“Aldubaikhi’s extensive experience across diverse sectors, deep understanding of the evolving business landscape, and strong leadership credentials make him a natural choice to achieve our long-term business goals and align our strategy with Saudi Vision 2030 objectives,” he added.
Commenting on his appointment, Abdullah Aldubaikhi said: “It is a great honour and privilege to be named CEO of a company that is recognised the world over as a transportation and logistics success story.
“My immediate priority will be charting short and long-term goals for Bahri while strengthening the company’s commitment to the Saudi Vision 2030 and ensuring a positive impact on the continued growth of the global maritime sector through ambition and innovation.”
A Saudi national, Aldubaikhi joins Bahri from Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), where he served in the same role for six years.
During his career spanning three decades, he has held various senior management roles at a number of firms including Afwaf Investment, Awalnet, and DowLog Technology Company, which he co-founded in 1993.
Aldubaikhi is a member of the joint business councils between Saudi Arabia and the nations of Canada, Russia and France, and sits on the board of directors of several local and global companies, including Bank Alkhair, Alessa Industries, Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co. W.L.L., G3 Global Grain Group (G3), and United Farmers Holding Company (UFHC).
He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Oxford in the UK, and a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia.