MOHAMED AL SHAMISI
Group Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Ports
Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi Ports, the operator and the manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as Fujairah Terminals and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).
In his role, he oversees the development of Abu Dhabi Ports’ portfolio of assets and activities as well as directs their strategy and operations. Under his leadership, the transition from a project-focused organisation to a fully operational, customer focused ports and industrial zones business (KIZAD) has been a remarkable success.
A strong, determined and entrepreneurial leader, he leads Abu Dhabi Ports’ role in supporting the government’s objective of diversifying the non-oil and gas economy.
Al Shamisi is an experienced maritime executive with almost 20 years of industry experience, working to ensure Abu Dhabi Ports continues to hold a prime position in the region’s commercial maritime whilst boosting the profile of Abu Dhabi globally.
He joined Abu Dhabi Ports in 2008 and has held key leadership positions within its portfolio, which include the Executive Vice President for the company’s Ports Unit, where he was instrumental in restructuring this unit and rationalising its assets. He also oversaw the completion and commissioning of the first phase of Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship port, Khalifa Port and of its adjacent Khalifa Industrial Zone.
During his management, Abu Dhabi Ports won more than 40 prestigious local and international awards, including five categories of Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance 2017 which granted the company the Main Award.
Al Shamisi is a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Marine Operations & Services Company (ADMOS), Etihad Rail DB, the Federal Transport Authority – Land & Maritime, and MAKE A WISH Foundation UAE. He also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees to the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre. He is currently the Chairman of KIZAD Board of Directors, and has served as a Board Member and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Terminals and as a Board Member of Etihad Airways. He has been recently appointed as the Vice Chairman of Arab Sea Port Federation.
Al Shamisi holds an MBA, an advanced Diploma of Applied Science (shipmaster) and a Graduate Certificate of Management from the University of Tasmania, Australia.
He has received the Peter Morris Prize from the Australian Maritime College’s (AMC) for his significant contributions to the maritime industry, as well as being awarded the AMC Baird Publication Prize for Best Performance in Navigation Studies, He is also the recipient of the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence. In 2012, Al Shamisi was also named the Young Personality of the Year at the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards. Recently, he came in the first position of the 2018 Logistics News ME 25 CEO Powerlist in the Middle East