Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

SpecialityManaging Director & Group CEO, AD Ports Group
DesignationManaging Director & Group CEO
CompanyAD Ports Group

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of AD Ports Group, the leading global facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade. Listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, AD Ports Group’s vertically integrated business approach covers Digital, Economic Cities & Free Zones, Logistics, Maritime, and Ports, with a diverse portfolio of assets that includes more than 25 ports and terminals around the world.

In his role, Captain Al Shamisi is responsible for the organisation’s strategy, direction and global operations, he also takes the lead on the growth and expansion of AD Ports Group’s assets and development activities. Under his premiership, AD Ports Group has emerged as one of the most dynamic and innovative companies in the maritime, logistics and trade sectors; he has led the growth of the organisation from a local company to a publicly listed global entity, with a perpetually expanding worldwide presence.

A strong, determined and entrepreneurial leader, with almost 20 years of maritime and trade industry experience, Captain Al Shamisi capitalises on his substantial executive knowledge to guide the Group toward accelerating the UAE leadership’s vision of diversifying the non-oil and gas economy. During his tenure, AD Ports Group has evolved into a significant driver for economic growth and diversification, contributing AED 152.8 billion to UAE GDP, which represents 13 percent of the UAE’s non-oil GDP.

Captain Al Shamisi joined AD Ports Group in 2008 and has since held key leadership positions, which include the Executive Vice President for the company’s Ports Unit. In this role, he was instrumental in a major strategic restructuring of the unit and the rationalisation of its assets. He also oversaw the completion and commissioning of the first phase of the flagship port, Khalifa Port and adjacent KEZAD, the largest integrated trade, logistics, and industrial business grouping in the Middle East.

In addition to serving as Managing Director and GCEO at AD Ports Group, Captain Al Shamisi is currently the Chairman of Aramex, and the Vice Chairman of UAE Sailing & Rowing Federation. He is also a Board Member of the Etihad Aviation Group, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and MAKE A WISH Foundation, UAE.

Captain Al Shamisi holds an MBA, an advanced Diploma of Applied Science (shipmaster) and a Graduate Certificate of Management from the University of Tasmania, Australia.

Amongst his numerous personal accolades, Captain Al Shamisi was awarded the Peter Morris Prize from the Australian Maritime College (AMC) for his significant contributions to the maritime industry, as well as the AMC Baird Publication Prize for Best Performance in Navigation Studies, He is also the recipient of the Sheikh Rashid Award for
Academic Excellence.

In 2012, he was named ‘Young Personality of the Year’ at the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards, and has repeatedly been ranked number one in Logistics News Middle East’s CEO Power List, achieving this accolade in 2018, 2020 and 2021.

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