Board of Directors

From left to right: Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Sir John Parker, Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, David Williams, Deepak Parekh, Cho Ying Davy Ho, Mohammed Sharaf, Yuvraj Narayan

 
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
Chairman

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since 30 May 2007. He was previously Chairman of Dubai World and in this role oversaw businesses in industries as diverse as real estate development, hospitality, retail, e-commerce and various commodities exchanges, as well as businesses associated with transportation and logistics. He previously served as Chairman of Port & Free Zone World FZE and he remains one of the two representatives of Port & Free Zone World FZE on the Board. He is a leading Dubai and international businessman, with more than 30 years’ experience in the marine terminal industry. A citizen of the United Arab Emirates, he is 57 years old.

 
Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah
Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman

Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah has served as a Director and Vice Chairman of the Company since 30 May 2007 and became a Non-Executive Director on 27 October 2009. He joined Dubai Ports in 1981 and, from 2001, led Dubai Ports Authority. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Etihad Rail (Abu Dhabi) and was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Emaar Properties PJSC on 23 April 2012. He previously served as a Director of Port & Free Zone World FZE and he remains one of the two representatives of Port & Free Zone World FZE on the Board of DP World. A citizen of the United Arab Emirates, he is 54 years old.

 
Mohammed Sharaf
Group Chief Executive Officer Ÿ

Mohammed Sharaf has served as Group Chief Executive Officer of the Group since 2005 and as a Director of the Company since 30 May 2007. He joined Dubai Ports Authority in 1992, and in 2001 he became Managing Director of DP World FZE. In this position, he oversaw the Group’s growth into an international business and performed central roles in developing its first international operations at the terminals of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Constanta (Romania) and Vizag (India) and in developing its national operations at Jebel Ali and Port Rashid terminals. He began his shipping career at Holland Hook terminal in The Port of New York/New Jersey and has more than 20 years’ experience in the transport and logistics business. He is also Chairman of Tejari World FZ LLC. A citizen of the United Arab Emirates, he is 51 years old.

 
Sir John Parker
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman DΦ♦

Sir John Parker has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Vice Chairman of the Company since 30 May 2007. He also acts as Senior Independent Director and is Chairman of the Company’s Nominations and Governance Committee and Chairman of the Company’s Remuneration Committee. He serves as Chairman of Anglo American plc. He is also Non-Executive Director of Carnival plc, Carnival Corporation and EADS Airbus. He previously served as Chair of the Court of the Bank of England, Non-Executive Chairman of BVT, Joint Chairman of Mondi plc, Chairman of National Grid plc, Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chairman and, subsequently, Chairman of P&O and as Vice Chairman of Port & Free Zone World. He was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Business Council for Britain. A British citizen, he is 70 years old.

 
Yuvraj Narayan
Chief Financial Officer Ÿ

Yuvraj Narayan has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Group since 2005 and as a Director of the Company since 9 August 2006. He joined DP World FZE in 2004. He serves as Non-Executive Director of IDFC Securities Limited. He previously served as Non-Executive Director of Istithmar World PJSC and as ANZ Group’s Head of Corporate and Project Finance for South Asia before becoming Chief Financial Officer of Salalah Port Services in Oman. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a wealth of experience in the ports and international banking sectors. A citizen of the Republic of India, he is 56 years old.

 
Cho Ying Davy Ho
Independent Non-Executive Director DΦ♦

Cho Ying Davy Ho has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 30 May 2007. Having retired from many of his Swire Group positions, he continues to serve as Director of several Swire Group entities relating to properties and cold storage. He previously served as Director of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, Modern Terminals Ltd and Shekou Container Terminals Ltd and as Chairman of the Shipping Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. A British citizen, he is 65 years old.

 
David Williams
Independent Non-Executive Director DΦ♦

David Williams has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since 30 May 2007. He is also Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee. He is currently Joint Chairman of Mondi plc and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Meggitt plc. He previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Tullow Oil plc and P&O and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of both Taylor Wimpey plc and George Wimpey plc. He has also served as a Non-Executive Director of Dewhirst Group plc and Medeva plc and as Finance Director of Bunzl plc. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. A British citizen, he is 67 years old.

 
Deepak Parekh 
Independent Non-Executive Director DΦ 

 Deepak Parekh was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company on 22 March 2011. He is the Non-Executive Chairman of HDFC Ltd, India’s premier Housing Finance Institution. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Infrastructure Development Finance Company and Siemens India and on the board of several other leading corporations including Mahindra and Mahindra, and The Indian Hotels Co Ltd. He has been a member of numerous Indian government appointed advisory committees and task forces on matters ranging from infrastructure reform, capital markets and financial services. In 2010, he became the first international recipient of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Outstanding Achievement Award, and received the “Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honour” one of the highest distinctions awarded by the French Republic. A citizen of the Republic of India, he is 68 years old.

 

D    Member of the Audit Committee

Φ    Member of the Remuneration Committee

    Member of the Nominations and Governance Committee

Ÿ         Member of the Executive Committee

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