Abdullah Abdulrahman al-Shuraim

Company: Gulf Navigation
Position: Chairman

Biography: Abdullah Abdulrahman al-Shuraim was elected chairman of the board for UAE-based Gulf Navigation in 2006. Prior to joining the firm, he was the CEO for three years of Bahri subsidiary, National Chemical Carriers. He also held positions at Saudi Arabian Public Transport Company and Saudi Telecom.

Gulf Navigation was established in Dubai in 2003. It undertook an initial public offering in July 2006, making it the first publicly listed shipping company in the UAE. The firm is listed on the Dubai Financial Market and is owned 45 per cent by the founders of the company and 55 per cent by public investors.

In 2013, Al-Shuraim will be developing the company’s five-year strategy, which is focused on vessel expansion in the VLCC and chemical tanker segments. He is a qualified engineer and graduated from Purdue University in the US.

Contact Tel: (+971) 4 427 0104
Website: www.gulfnav.com