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Bahri taps new CEO in diversification drive

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Saudi Arabia’s largest shipping line Bahri has tapped a livestock expert to become its new CEO starting on January 1.

Abdullah Aldubaikhi joins tanker giant Bahri from Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), where he served for the past six years. During his career spanning three decades, he has held various senior management roles at a number of firms including Afwaf Investment, Awalnet, and DowLog Technology Company, which he co-founded in 1993.

Bahri said in a release Aldubaikhi will be tasked with pursuing new revenue streams for the giant shipowner.

“Abdullah Aldubaikhi’s appointment as Bahri’s new CEO comes at a time when the company is gearing to enter a new phase of expansion and development on the back of our phenomenal growth over the past few months. By leveraging our unmatched technical and human resources capabilities, we have reinforced our strong foothold in the global maritime sector, and now are looking to the future with a renewed commitment to playing an even bigger role in strengthening the Kingdom’s position as a unique regional logistics gateway. Aldubaikhi’s extensive experience across diverse sectors, deep understanding of the evolving business landscape, and strong leadership credentials make him a natural choice to achieve our long-term business goals and align our strategy with Saudi Vision 2030 objectives,” said Abdulrahman Al-Mofadhi, chairman of Bahri.

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Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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