National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has appointed Abdullah Aldubaikhi as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2018.
As explained by the company, Aldubaikhi will be responsible for setting and overseeing the implementation of Bahri’s core strategic direction “to further cement its … position in the maritime industry, and lead the company’s expansion into new growth markets while seeking new revenue streams.”
He will also lead Bahri’s ongoing efforts “to integrate innovation into its business model.”
The appointment was made at a time when the company is gearing to enter a new phase of expansion and development following its growth over the past few months.
“We have reinforced our strong foothold in the global maritime sector, and now are looking to the future with a renewed commitment to playing an even bigger role in strengthening the Kingdom’s position as a … regional logistics gateway,” Abdulrahman M. Al-Mofadhi, Chairman of Bahri, pointed out.
Commenting on his appointment, Abdullah Aldubaikhi said: “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.
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).