LNME Power 25 CEOs 2020: Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Managing Director of Dubai Industrial City, Ranks 15th
For our special feature, with close to 100 submissions from all over the GCC and the Middle East, the Logistics News ME team gives you a round-up of the Top 25 CEOs in the Logistics Industry.
Ranking 15 – Saud Abu Al-Shawareb, Managing Director of Dubai Industrial City
Saud spearheads Dubai Industrial City’s strategy and day-to-day operations to contribute to elevating Dubai into a global hub for advanced, innovative, and sustainable manufacturing in line with the UAE’s leadership’s vision of economic diversification for a more sustainable future.
Saud believes that the fourth industrial revolution is tipped to create major opportunities across logistics. Robotics will make warehouses smarter, interconnected and less labour-intensive and, alongside artificial intelligence, it will create new jobs moving forwards.
Across the industry, predictive analysis will empower warehouse operators to forecast volume demand for goods and identify risks in the supply chain at speed. Blockchain will add greater transparency and traceability to supply chains, making them more open, sustainable and secure. And enhanced data and analytics capabilities from the Internet of Things will improve productivity and profitability.
Logistics and manufacturing may have been among the unsung heroes during the pandemic, but the social and economic value of these critical non-oil sector kept the economy going during the lockdown and will ensure a swift recovery. As a catalyst for growth, Dubai Industrial City will contribute to this.
Saud concluded: “We are key enabler and strategic driver of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 and will work alongside our business partners to unlock the UAE’s potential to become a global platform for knowledge-based, sustainable, innovative industries.”