Dubai's Aramex appoints Othman Aljeda as new CEO
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Dubai’s Aramex appoints Othman Aljeda as CEO

Dubai’s Aramex appoints Othman Aljeda as CEO

Aljeda replaces Bashar Obeid who submitted his resignation to the board on April 29

Dubai-based logistics group Aramex has appointed Othman Aljeda as its CEO, it announced on May 6.

Aljeda replaces Bashar Obeid who submitted his resignation to the board on April 29. Bashar will work closely with Othman to support a smooth transition of responsibilities.

Read: Dubai-headquartered Aramex’s CEO Bashar Obeid resigns

Having joined Aramex in 1994, Aljeda has stepped up in several leadership roles to strengthen the company’s business in the GCC, Asia, North America and Europe, a statement said.

From 2007 to 2017, Othman set up Aramex’s first regional office in Asia and spearheaded its regional expansion plans, establishing major hubs in Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2015, he played a key role in leading Aramex’s acquisition of Mail Call in Australia and of Fastway Couriers in Australia and New Zealand a year later.

In 2017, he was named Aramex’s regional CEO in Europe, North America and Asia. Last year, in addition to his regional CEO responsibilities, he also served as interim chief operating officer for six months.

Captain Mohamed Juma Alshamsi, chairman of the board of directors of Aramex, said: “Othman’s knowledge and wealth of experience in the industry, coupled with his deep understanding of what drives Aramex and its people will help further progress our journey and reinforce our leading position in our core markets. In his new role, Othman will continue to focus on driving our ambitious growth strategy, build on our global partnerships and guide Aramex through this new and exciting chapter.”

“He [Othman] has been with Aramex for over 27 years, and we have worked closely together on strengthening Aramex’s network and presence in Asia and Europe,” noted Bashar Obeid, outgoing chief executive officer of Aramex.

Othman Aljeda added: “I look forward to working closely with the rest of our team to continue to develop the business and create stakeholder value over the coming years. Aramex is a trusted market leader with a powerful growth story and is well-positioned to navigate and thrive in these unprecedented times.”

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