Tarek Sultan is the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Agility. Sultan assumed leadership of Agility in 1997, spearheading the company’s expansion from a regional logistics company into a $4+ billion global business that has been designated a 3PL industry leader by Gartner. Sultan holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Economics from Williams College. Sultan sits on the Board of Trustees for Kuwait’s Silk City and Boubyan Island Development Project. Sultan is an active supporter of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is a member of the WEF’s Global Future Council on Humanitarian Systems, sits on the Boards of the WEF’s Supply Chain & Transport Industry Governors and Future of Production initiative, as well as serving as a trustee for the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation.
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Henadi Al-Saleh is the Chairperson of Agility’s Board of Directors, and has been designated one the most powerful businesswomen in the Middle East by Forbes Magazine. Al-Saleh oversees the company’s corporate governance program while safeguarding the interests of investors and stakeholders. She also leads 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.
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Essa Al-Saleh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Agility’s Freight forwarding, contract logistics and specialized supply chain business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL). Al-Saleh has been with Agility since 1998, where he led the sales organization and the expansion of Agility’s logistics business in the Middle East. He then built and led a team that pursued the global acquisition of more than forty logistics companies helping grow Agility into a global company operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Prior to joining Agility, Al-Saleh worked as an engineer with the Kuwait Oil Company as part of the team responsible for reconstructing oil fields damaged during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Al-Saleh has an MBA in Finance from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.
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Francesc Casamitjana is the Chief Executive Officer of Agility’s Americas region, overseeing 1,600 employees in eight countries, including agents in 21 countries. Casamitjana is responsible for continuing Agility’s growth in the Americas, which includes strong operations in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Casamitjana has had a distinguished career with Agility spanning more than 30 years, initially joining in a sales role. Prior to his current role, he was CEO of Area South Europe for Agility. Before that, he was CEO, Agility Spain. Casamitjana has a degree in Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Barcelona and speaks Catalan, French, Italian and Spanish.
Priscilla Leong is the Global Chief Operating Officer of Agility Fairs & Events. She manages a network of 400 professionals in more than 30 countries and serves concurrently as the Managing Director of Fairs & Events in Singapore. Leong has more than 10 years of experience in the banking industry, covering financial control aspects of investment and international banking, as well as external audit. Prior to joining Agility, Leong held senior finance roles and is an accountancy graduate from National University of Singapore and is qualified as FCA (Singapore) and FCCA (UK). She has served on the EXCO of Singapore Association of Convention & Exhibition Organizers & Suppliers (SACEOS) since 2011 and is currently the Honorary Secretary. She is also a member of many regional and global industry associations, such as AFECA, UFI and IELA.
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Elias Monem, CEO of Agility Middle East & Africa, is an expert on logistics, supply chain management and infrastructure in the Middle East and Africa. Agility, a global provider of logistics and related infrastructure for the consumer goods, oil and gas, life sciences and technology industries, is the No. 1 logistics provider in the Middle East and has an extensive footprint across Africa.
Mr. Monem, a 26-year industry veteran, manages 6,700 employees in more than 13 countries where Agility provides freight forwarding services and operates the region’s largest distribution centers and one of the largest truck fleets. He comments on supply chain industry trends affecting MEA markets, economies and infrastructure. Under Monem, Agility MEA has been recognized for logistics excellence.
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Liz Preston is the Chief Executive Officer of Agility Chemicals. Serving as CEO since September 2016, Preston is responsible for the leadership and development of the global Chemicals business. Her teams deliver integrated chemical solutions through a tailored suite of products and consultancy services. She has 25 years’ industry insight from a chemical manufacturing background and from her experience in global and strategic roles within Agility Chemicals. Prior to assuming this role, Preston served as SVP Europe & Global Ocean, VP Europe and Global Commercial Director. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Studies.
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Chris Price is CEO of Agility Asia-Pacific, the regional arm of Agility, a $5 billion global supply chain and logistics provider. Based in Singapore, he leads an organization of 7,000+ employees that provides freight forwarding, contract logistics, fairs and events, project logistics, chemical logistics and other supply chain services to customers in more than 20 countries. Before taking his current post, he led Agility’s business in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia.
Price is an expert in logistics, supply chain management and transportation. He comments on industry trends affecting Asia-Pacific trade flows, consumers, businesses and economies, particularly those in the region’s emerging markets.
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Grant Wattman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Agility Project Logistics, Inc., a specialized business of Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL). Agility Project Logistics’ mission is growth and delivery in the Capital Project, Oil, Gas and Marine Service markets. Wattman has more than 45 years of industry experience in leadership roles in the complex and volatile service, engineering, modal and industrial manufacturing sectors. He has tactical experience in project management and operations in more than 60 countries for government and commercial entities. Wattman holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies from York University, Toronto, Canada, where he is Chairman Emeritus of The Logistics Institute. He is an active member of Breakbulk Magazine Editorial Board, Exporters Competitive Maritime Council and other professional organizations.
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Geoffrey White is the Chief Executive Officer of Agility Africa and a member of the Agility Strategic Advisory Board. Employed in this role since 2014, White leads strategy for Agility Group companies and is responsible for driving investment and developing capacity across Africa to meet growing demand from Agility’s existing and new global customers. White has extensive experience of infrastructure development, retail supply chains, agri-business, and investment in African markets. White was previously the CEO of Lonrho Plc and earlier worked with BTR Plc, Asda Plc, Hilton International, Ford PAG, and a Middle Eastern private investment office. White has a BSc in Economics and Management Science.
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Nadia Akil is Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairperson of United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC), which she joined in July 2012. She is responsible for overall operations, including the management of more than 20,000 sqm of commercial and retail space in prominent locations such as the Kuwait International Airport, Sheikh Saad Terminal and the Discovery Mall. Under Akil’s leadership, UPAC has entered into a partnership to develop the $1.2 billion Reem Mall project in Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining UPAC, Akil spent six years at Agility, with senior roles in the Chairman’s Executive Projects Team and Agility’s Investment group. Akil’s early career included an associate position at the Global Wealth Management Group at Citigroup, London. Akil graduated with a Bachelor in International Affairs from Georgetown University and earned her Master’s degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
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Hassan El-Houry is the Group Chief Executive Officer of National Aviation Services (NAS). He has spearheaded NAS’ expansion into more than 30 airports in 17 countries worldwide, including India, Afghanistan, UAE, Cote d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Rwanda and Morocco. Today, NAS is recognized as the fastest-growing aviation service provider in the emerging markets, and has received numerous awards under his leadership. El-Houry has been with NAS since 2009, and also serves on the board of several emerging market companies, including United Projects Co. (UPAC), Royal Aviation, and National Real Estate Company (NREC). His debut book, Fly Africa, highlights how aviation could become one of Africa’s greatest strengths and is a best seller in the aviation and Africa category on Amazon.com. In 2014, El-Houry was honored by the World Economic Forum in Davos as a Young Global Leader for his contributions to aviation and airport services. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree from the American University of Beirut.
Eugene Mayne is the founder and group Chief Executive Officer of the Tristar Group. He has full P&L responsibility for all Tristar group activities, including the shipping business under the Eships brand. Since its founding in 1998, Tristar has grown to be the Middle East’s largest privately owned liquid logistics company with operations in 18 countries spread across the Middle East, Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Central America. Under Mayne’s leadership, Tristar has evolved from a local transport company to a fully diversified and integrated liquid logistics solutions provider that serves the downstream oil and gas industry. Mayne has consistently been listed among the top 25 most influential logistics executives in the Middle East for five consecutive years and is now ranked number 13. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Bangalore. Prior to setting up Tristar, Mayne completed a successful 22-year career with Caltex in Dubai.
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Major General Dan Mongeon, USA (Ret), became President and Chief Executive Officer of Agility Defense & Government Services (DGS) in June 2008. Gen. Mongeon joined Agility as Vice President, DGS, in January 2006 and was named President of PWC Logistics Services, Inc. Defense & Government Services in July 2006, a position in which he had overall responsibility for the business development and the operations and strategy functions relating to the defense sector. Prior to joining the company, Gen. Mongeon served in the U.S. Army for 34 years His last active duty position was the Director of Operations, J-3, of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, an office that provides policy oversight and supply chain management for acquisition, supply, distribution and property disposal. In addition, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, G-4, United States Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Georgia. He also served as the commander of the Defense Supply Center in Philadelphia (DSCP). Gen. Mongeon received his commission in 1971 as a distinguished military graduate from the University of Arizona, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration. He received a Master’s in Logistics Management from the University of Arkansas. Gen. Mongeon serves on the Advisory Boards of LOGTECH, NDTA and the Quartermaster Foundation as a subject matter expert. He is a member of the Board for Agility DGS.