DP World ‘Future Maritime Leaders’ complete training course


A batch of 17 DP World, UAE Region senior executives has completed an advanced leadership development programme from Eller Executive Education at the University of Arizona in the United States.

According to a statement from DP World, the programme provides the executives with the key skills necessary for decision-making and problem solving, introducing them to the best business standards and practices in industry and commerce, especially the maritime sector.

Mohammed Al Muallem, chief executive officer & managing director, DP World – UAE Region, said: “It is important to grow a culture of excellence and innovation in our young leaders to strengthen their capabilities and provide the maritime sector with people of ability in the future.

“Our Leadership Development Programme introduces the latest innovations and trends in the maritime sector to our employees, enabling us to train new leaders capable of leading sustainable development in line with Dubai‘s vision and industrial strategy.

“We aim to train young leaders in modern management methods, employing technology and artificial intelligence in the maritime and logistics sector."

The programme included a range of modules on advanced business skills such as strategic workshops, project leadership, organisational thinking, risk management and finance. Business simulation, mentoring and coaching is also featured. 

As part of their activities, the participants visited Fortune 500 Companies, global logistics operators, manufacturers, strategy consultants, and bankers in San Francisco and Shanghai. The aim of the visits was to study strategic leadership and innovation in global business practice.