Gulftainer, a leading privately-owned independent terminal operating and logistics company, revealed that its chief executive officer, Flemming Dalgaard, has been named the Industry CEO of the Year at the recent CEO Middle East Awards 2017, held in Dubai, UAE.
Currently in its 11th year, the annual award recognises the contributions of the region’s top CEOs in delivering outstanding results, and supporting the vibrancy of business sectors across the region.
Dalgaard’s strategic managerial vision and overall direction enabled Gulftainer to record a strong performance in 2016, through a two-fold investment strategy of capacity expansion and the acquisition of new ports, said a statement.
Under Dalgaard’s leadership, Gulftainer witnessed the launch of a corporate wellness programme to improve employee engagement and well-being, as well as the implementation of new technologies that enhanced operational excellence, it said.
In April 2017, Gulftainer won the ‘Technology Implementation of the Year’ category at the Logistics Middle East Awards, for the successful implementation of its new Marine and Container Handling (MACH) software, it added.
Speaking on the achievement, Dalgaard said: “I am truly privileged to accept the award, and extend my sincere gratitude to the organisers of the event for this prestigious commendation.”
“I also take this opportunity to thank our dynamic and dedicated team of employees at our company, who continue to believe in our strategic mission and work relentlessly in helping us achieve it,” he said.
Jeremy Lawrence, editorial director, CEO Middle East, said: “The awards recognises leaders who have made valuable contributions in their fields. We congratulate them and Dalgaard on winning the Industry CEO of the Year award.”
Flemming Dalgaard joined Gulftainer in August 2015 to manage its international operations. He was appointed CEO of the Group in February 2016, to oversee the company’s strategic growth across its ports and logistics businesses in the UAE and internationally across Iraq, Brazil, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the US.
Dalgaard has also been ranked among the top 10 most influential Supply Chain CEOs in the Middle East, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service