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Nawaf Abdulla Nawaf Abdulla

DP World Limassol Announced Nawaf Abdulla as New CEO

DP World has appointed Nawaf Abdulla as DP World Limassol’s CEO, replacing Edi Cioran, who had been serving as the company’s interim CEO since December 2019 and will resume his responsibilities of regional operations director for DP World’s Europe region.

The appointment of the new CEO is expected to give a new impetus to DP World Limassol’s operations, as Abdulla has extensive experience in port management and held key positions within DP World globally.

During his time at DP World, he managed to establish strategic partnerships with important market players as well as improve the operational performance of the ports.

Abdulla, a UAE national, has been with DP World since 1997, and has held various managerial positions within the group. Most recently, he served as director of business development at DP World Asia Pacific Region, based in Hong Kong.

Abdulla has led and successfully carried out various development and expansion projects within DP World’s portfolio, mainly in the UAE, Africa and Asia regions.

He holds a diploma in maritime and port management from the Singapore Institute of Management. His deep understanding of the sector in unique combination with many years of commercial leadership will help broaden the appeal of DP World Limassol to the market.