Power 25 2021: Ako Djaf, Vice President Contract Logistics/ SCM and Distribution, DB Schenker Middle East and Africa, Ranks 22
In his current capacity Djaf oversees all DB Schenker contract logistics and distribution activities across the Middle East and Africa and is responsible for setting its strategic directions and goals.
Since taking charge of Middle East and Africa back in 2013, Djaf has established new steps in several countries across the region and developed the DB Schenker footprint by more than 350,000 sqm.
Under Djaf the region has established its first and second mega green logistics centre in Dubai with 100% solar power supply and many other features of renewable energy – first in its kind within DB Schenker, globally – and has a third facility currently under construction which will be ready in 2022.
Djaf said to LNME: “With our ambition to be the regional leading logistics service provider in MEA, both in terms of innovation and sustainability, we will focus strongly within our new mega logistics centres on the topics of sustainability and technology, to be used in the right way making our service offering beneficial and attractive while also being environmentally conscious.”