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Power 40 2023: Dr Raman Kumar, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Logistics

Dr. Raman Kumar, the Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Logistics, is a seasoned Logistics professional with over 35 years of expertise in the industry. In 2021, Dr. Raman Kumar earned a prestigious Professional Doctoral Certificate in Global Leadership and Management from the European International University (E.I.U.) in Paris, France. This certification further underscores his dedication to enhancing his expertise and leadership skills, contributing to his successful career in logistics and accounting. Holding qualifications including an M.B.A., C.M.A., and post-graduate degrees in finance and management, he hails from Chennai, India. Furthermore, he is a valued member of professional accounting bodies in the U.S.A. and Australia, contributing to the global accounting community.

With a diverse team of 953 associates, his recent accomplishments at Al-Futtaim Logistics include pioneering technological innovations in A.I. driven transport management, introducing new services such as the mobility E.V. (electric vehicle) logistics, food security logistics, time-critical aerospace and exhibition logistics, and steering geographical expansions of warehouse operations into Saudi Arabia and Oman. Driven by customer-centric values, he has transformed the company into a diversified logistics service provider.
He introduced the Yard Management system for automotive logistics, reducing operational costs and order turnaround time.

Under Dr. Kumar’s leadership, Al-Futtaim Logistics has achieved many milestones, including ISO certifications, expansion into international markets, enhanced value-added services, and rapid decision-making. The company now offers diversified logistics services with a strong emphasis on customer experience and operational excellence.

Beyond the corporate realm, Dr. Kumar is deeply involved in community and environmental initiatives. He supports nationalization efforts and environmental and social causes and mentors university students. Al-Futtaim Logistics is also a voluntary member of Green Freight Asia, under Dr. Kumar’s stewardship, reducing its carbon footprint with biofuel-powered transportation and intelligent solutions for sustainable logistics.

Recognized with numerous awards, Dr. Kumar has consistently demonstrated his leadership and transformational abilities throughout his career. His remarkable achievements include awards for sustainability, innovation, and excellence in logistics.

Dr. Raman Kumar is a multifaceted professional who has left an indelible mark on the logistics and accounting industry and is committed to excellence and community engagement.