Dubai, UAE : Aramex (DFM: ARMX), a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, announced today the appointment of Othman Aljeda as the Company’s Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO), replacing Iyad Kamal, who will be leaving Aramex on May 31, 2020 after a long and fruitful 29 years of service.
Aljeda currently serves as the Regional CEO for Aramex in Europe, North America and Asia. He joined the Company in 1994 and grew within the global network having started in the GCC and thereafter moved to help build the Far East operations. For ten years, between 2007-2017, Alejda played a crucial role in establishing Aramex’s Asia regional business, and eventually led the Asia business as CEO. Under his leadership, the Company’s client base and operations grew in line with the long-term strategy of the business. He will assume the role of Acting COO as of May 31, 2020 until a permanent successor is named.
Bashar Obeid, Chief Executive Officer of Aramex said: “Throughout his tenure with Aramex, Iyad Kamal has been an invaluable member of the team. He was instrumental in strengthening our corporate strategy and global operations that helped us drive steady growth over the years. Under his leadership, he envisioned the Aramex e-commerce journey and played a pivotal role in setting up and driving Aramex’s e-commerce operation, services and infrastructure. Most recently, he and his team have worked tirelessly to resolve the challenges our industry is facing in light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and they have done so with resolute commitment. I have personally enjoyed a long partnership with Iyad and thank him for his service and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
“I have full confidence that in his additional responsibility as Acting COO, Othman Aljeda will continue to optimize our operations and maximize efficiencies especially amid the current unprecedented operating environment. With Othman’s experience, deep knowledge of the Company and industry, coupled with his solution-oriented mindset and strong work ethic, we will ensure a smooth transition into the additional role,” concluded Obeid.
Aramex (DFM: ARMX) is a leading global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. Established in 1982 as an express operator, the company rapidly evolved into a global brand recognized for its customized services and innovative multi-product offering. Traded on the NASDAQ from 1997 to 2002, Aramex today is a publicly traded company on the Dubai Financial Market, employing more than 15,500 people in over 600 locations across more than 65 countries and leads a strong alliance network providing global presence, and bringing together 40 independent express companies from around the world. The range of services offered by Aramex includes integrated logistics solutions, international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, secure records and information management solutions, and e-services, including e-business solutions and Shop and Ship. www.aramex.com
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