As a publicly traded company listed on the Boursa Kuwait and Dubai Financial Market, Agility is subject to securities laws and regulations of Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority and Dubai’s Securities & Commodities Authority. Agility’s seven-member Board of Directors consists of five non-executive directors and two executive directors.
Corporate Governance Framework
Corporate Governance Framework
Chair of the Board
Henadi Al-Saleh is the Chairperson of Agility’s Board of Directors, and has been designated one the most powerful businesswoman in the Middle East by Forbes Magazine. Al-Saleh oversees the company’s corporate governance program while safeguarding the interests of investors and stakeholders.
Al-Saleh also leads digital transformation at Agility. She oversees the company’s innovation arm, Shipa, and the company’s technology ventures team, which partners with start-ups and entrepreneurs that are reshaping the supply chain.
Before joining Agility, Al-Saleh was the head of debt/equity capital markets at NBK Capital in Kuwait. Al-Saleh earned a Bachelor of Economics from Tufts University. She sits on the Board of the Gulf Warehousing Company in Qatar.
Tarek Sultan is the Vice Chairman of Agility. Sultan assumed leadership of the company in 1997, and spearheaded company’s growth into a business with a market cap of $7 billion ⓘAs of August 2021. Agility is a pioneer in emerging markets, a leader and investor in supply chain services and innovation, and champion of sustainable business. Sultan is a member of the Board of Directors of DSV A/S, a global top-three freight forwarding company, following DSV’s acquisition of Agility’s global logistics business in 2021. Sultan has also previously served as advisor to the Singapore Economic Development Board, sat on Wharton’s International Advisory Council, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Gulf Bank and Burgan Bank. Sultan is an active supporter of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and is a member of the WEF’s International Business Council, which brings together 120 business leaders to represent global business from all industries. He is also a Steward of the WEF’s Stewardship Board of the Platform on Shaping the Future of Mobility and a Governor of the World Economic Forum’s Supply Chain & Transport Industry Community. Before taking on his leadership role at Agility, Mr. Sultan was the managing director of New York Associates, a regional investment banking services provider and an associate with Southport Partners, a U.S.-based corporate finance advisory firm specializing in the technology sector. Sultan holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Economics from Williams College.
Sultan Anwar Sultan Al-Essa
Sultan Anwar Al-Essa is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Union Real Estate Co. (UREC), a leader in developing, leasing and managing luxury apartments within Kuwait. Founded in 1975, UREC remains focused on providing the best service for its loyal customers.
Mr. Sultan has been with UREC since 2008. Prior to that, he worked at Petroleum Services Co., a privately owned company focused on supplying and servicing the oil & gas sector.
Mr. Sultan graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a degree in management.
Faisal Jamil Sultan Al-Essa
Faisal Jamil Al-Essa is the Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kuwait based National Real Estate Company K.P.S.C., one of the leading publicly traded real estate companies in the Middle East with more than $US 2 billion in assets under management and projects and offices in more than ten countries. Before becoming Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Al-Essa served NREC by leading its business development function and as a board member, chairman and MD of various subsidiary organizations.
He is also Chairman of Kuwait Agro Holding one of the leading fruits and vegetable, poultry and dairy companies in the Middle East.
Al-Essa is a graduate of US based Barry University with a degree in Management.
Naser Mohammad Fahad Al-Rashed
Nasser Mohammed Al-Rashed is Chairman of Aswaq Trading Company, a leading privately held retailer in Kuwait that carries successful in-house brands. Under his leadership, Al-Rashed established the company as a reputable retailer that offers high quality fashion brands to the Kuwait and Middle East markets.
Al-Rashed has strong management experience in both public and private sectors, with previous senior roles in the Civil Aviation Authority and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development. He also served as a director in several boards of publicly listed companies in Kuwait.
Khaled Abdullah Hussain Al-Fudhala is the Deputy Director for Pension and Social Security Affairs at the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS), Kuwait. Al-Fudhala joined the PIFSS in 1982 and has more than thirty years of experience in business management and development.
Al-Fudhala serves on the board of directors of a number of companies and institutions in Kuwait, including, but not limited to, the Industrial Bank, the Public Services Company and the Fujairah Cement Company. In addition, Al-Fudhala is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Petroleum Employees Pension Fund, the Committee of Determination of Exceptional Pensions in the Council of Ministers, the founding committee representing government agencies in the National Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises, and the Supreme Council for the Disabled.
Issam Musaed Mohammad Al-Mailam
Issam Musaed Al Mailam is a board member of Agility, one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Mr. Al Mailam has more than 20 years of experience in real estate development in Kuwait and abroad and has held several positions in a number of shareholding companies as well as governmental institutions. He has also served as Chairman and Managing Director of Nakheel United Real Estate Company, and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Utilities Management Company, among other executive positions.
Mr. Al Mailam is also the Chairman of Ahjar Holding Company, a Board member of Kuwait Petroleum International (Q8), and a member of the Committee for General Projects and Housing at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Al Mailam holds a Bachelor degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Miami, USA.