DP World announces changes in leadership in the UAE

After revealing robust financial results for the year-end of 2020 and an encouraging start to 2021, DP World will turn a new page with a transition in management in the UAE. Abdulla Bin Damithan has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of DP World, UAE Region and Jafza. He takes the reins from Mohammed Al Muallem, who has been promoted to Executive Vice President of DP World.

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DP World said: “DP World has been integral to Dubai’s economic success story, contributing more than a third of gross domestic product. Jebel Ali Port and Jafza account for nearly a quarter of all foreign direct investment into Dubai, and support 135,000 jobs. I am confident that the leadership of Abdulla Bin Damithan will take DP World, UAE Region to the next level of growth. I would like to thank Mohammed Al Muallem for his pioneering work and look forward to continuing to work with him closely.”

During his 20-year long career at DP World, Abdulla Bin Damithan has led various aspects of the maritime and logistics sectors to commercial success. This includes Ports and Terminals, Parks and Zones, and Trade Enablement.

“In my new role, alongside my accomplished colleagues, we aim to expand DP World, UAE Region and increase our contribution to Dubai and the country. Over the years, I have had the privilege of working under the leadership of Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Mohammed Al Muallem, and have learnt about the fundamentals of business in the region and around the globe.”

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Abdulla Bin Damithan, CEO & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and Jafza said:

Mohammed Al Muallem’s passion for the organisation and extensive knowledge of the industry made him invaluable to DP World’s success. Following his promotion, he will provide executive leadership to the company globally and will be responsible for DP World’s marine-based properties in the UAE, including Dubai Drydocks World, Dubai Maritime City (DMC), and P&O Marinas.

Mohammed Al Muallem, Executive Vice President, DP World stated: “I have had the privilege of leading DP World, UAE Region and I am proud of the relentless work our team has put in to build a better company and a better world and the positive impact we have made on the economy of Dubai. As I assume this new position, I would like to thank Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem for having the confidence in me.”

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