John Lesniewski

Company: Etihad Rail
Position: Acting commercial executive director

Biography: John Lesniewski is acting executive director at Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Rail, which is overseeing the development of the UAE’s rail network. Lesniewski has several years of experience in the Middle East, previously serving as director of sales at Etihad Rail and spending 12 years in Kuwait in project management and product development roles.

He is a former vice-president at Pacer International, one of North America’s largest rail intermodal operating firms, where he led their business development, sales management, marketing, research and product development. Lesniewski also held the position of regional manager for freight planning at the US’ Wilbur Smith Associates.

The federal railway will be built in phases to link the principal centres of population and industry of the UAE, as well as to form a vital part of the planned regional railway network linking the countries of the GCC.

Contact Tel: (+971) 2 499 9999
Website: www.ethihadrail.ae