Mr. David Gledhill is the CEO of the Company since 1st April 2014. David has spent thirty five years in the Ports industry and has worked in most of the UK's largest Ports such as Dover, London, Harwich and Felixstowe. He has held senior management positions for businesses in Germany, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Portugal. He has extensive terminal experience last as CEO of Port of Felixstowe. David has an Honorary Doctorate from the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex. He has a proven ability to manage the relationship with a broad range of stakeholders: international shipping lines, strong owners, own organization, authorities, and unions. David is a very mature terminal leader who deploys a good balance between execution and strategy, a generalist with the ability to dive into detail when necessary.He is a great communicator, very good with people and is an excellent stakeholder relationship manager at all levels, internally as well as externally.
Mr. Ahmed Ali Akaak is the Deputy CEO of the Company. He has been with the Port since January 2000 where he has worked in several key positions including Chief Corporate Officer and General Manager for Human Resources. He brings to the position broad industry knowledge and executive experience in all aspects of management, including strategic planning and organizational development both locally and nationally.Mr. Akaak's background includes a bachelor degree in Economics from the US and Master Degree in Human Resources management.
Mr. C.S. Venkiteswaran joined Port of Salalah on 15th September, 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a Commerce graduate from Kerala University, Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Associate member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India with over thirty years' experience in managing financial affairs of industrial and port companies. . He has been with A P Moller Maersk group for 17 years and held positions as Head of Finance at Pipavav Port, Chief Financial Officer in Meridian Port Services, Tema, Ghana and CFO with Gateway Terminals India, Mumbai.
Mr. Jesse Damsky is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company since 1st November 2014. Jesse holds a B.S. degree in International Trade. Jesse joined the APMM Group in 2010 and comes to APMT with a background in freight forwarding but has also worked with project and contract logistics and heavy lift operations. He has previously worked with Dorian Drake International Inc. in the USA, as Project Manager, Agility Defense & Government Services and most recently as Program / Business Development Manager, Al-Elaf Group in Jordan
Mr. Joseph Schofield has joined as Chief Operating Officer CT w.e.f. from 1st January, 2016 and has 20 years of experience with Port industry in all aspects of terminal operations including planning port development, national operations efficiency and national system development. His last appointment was as 'Regional General Manager Operations' responsible for operations in 15 port and terminal facilities in 12 nations spanning Western Africa, the Gulf and Sri Lanka ,from the APM Terminal Africa & Middle East office located in Dubai.
Mr. Ahmed Suhail Ali Qatan is the Chief Operation Officer –GCT of the Company. He has been with Port since 2005. He worked as an employment manager for 2 years and since 2008 as Senior Manager HR. In 2010 he has been promoted to GM-HR. Since 5 years a member of the executive management team. He holds an MBA from Lurton University in UK. He has working experience of 27 years in the public sector that includes a director of field studies, director of coordination and director of hygiene in the local government in Dhofar region.
Mr. Ali Kashoob is GM HR. He has been associated with Port since 2003. He is a Bachelor of Port Management and Operations from Arab Academy for science and technology with honor. He has varied experience in Port Operations, commercial and training and brings vast industry knowledge.
Mr. Mohammed Al Mashani is the General Manager for Corporate Affairs at Port of Salalah. He holds a BSc in Safety Management from Central Missouri State University and an MSc in Facilities Management and Asset Maintenance from Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Over the last 15 years Mohammed has worked in different sectors: Oil and Gas where he worked in PDO in logistics and HSE. Petrochemicals, where he joined Aromatics Oman.For last 8 years at Port of Salalah where he started as HSE Senior manager. He has been through a CPMD program through APM Terminals in association with ESADE Business School and in 2015 was chosen for the first cohort of the Oman National CEO program.