Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned independent port operator, headquartered in the UAE, has named David Casey its new group chief commercial officer.
The move is an important step in continuing to drive the growth of the company’s business and boosting its global portfolio.
In his new capacity, David is responsible for the development and execution of Gulftainer’s short- and long-term commercial and strategic plans to strengthen the company’s industry leadership.
Peter Richards, group chief executive officer of Gulftainer, said: “We are delighted to welcome David Casey, an industry veteran with vast experience across global supply chains, on board at Gulftainer. His diverse industry expertise will significantly boost our capability in developing tailored, innovative and flexible port solutions, as we continue to expand across markets, and deliver productivity and efficiency to our customers.”
With over two-and-a-half decades in high-profile leadership positions in the ports and logistics industry, David will be instrumental in steering the company’s growth and success globally.
In his previous roles, David served as senior director of port solutions for General Electric Transportation, prior to which he was director of logistics and transportation for the Coca-Cola Company, where he managed a team responsible for 19 concentrate plants on five continents.
David also served as director of development for the third-party logistics company Performance Team, and has held various posts at Newell Brands, V-Logic and American President Lines (APL) in the US and Hong Kong.
Speaking on his appointment, David said: “I look forward to this exciting opportunity to leverage Gulftainer’s strong global presence, as well as its vast customer base, robust operations, and solid track record in ports and logistics solutions to usher in a new era of growth and innovation.”