Since 2006, Ahmed Essa Hareb Al Falahi has been the CEO of Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), considered one of the world’s most modern product and chemical tanker fleet operators. For over nine years, he has consistently and successfully steered the company into becoming a well-established and leading independent commercial product tanker operator in the Middle East.
Al Falahi represents the UAE in the council of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC). He is selected to be part of the Maritime Advisory Council established by Dubai Maritime City Authority and is also the Vice Chairman of UAE Shipping Association.
Prior to joining GEM, Al Falahi played a key management role in Etisalat, a UAE-based telecom giant, for eight years.