Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi is the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, the owner, operator, developer and regulator of Abu Dhabi’s maritime infrastructure and Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD).
As CEO, he develops and directs the strategy and operations of Abu Dhabi Ports’ portfolio of assets and activities, and has successfully driven the transition from a project-focused organisation to fully operational, customer focused ports and industrial zones business (KIZAD).
A strong, determined and entrepreneurial leader, he leads Abu Dhabi Ports’ role in the government objective of diversifying the non-oil and gas economy while fulfilling the national goal of empowering Emirati talent.
Al Shamisi is an experienced maritime executive with more than 19 years of industry experience, demonstrating industry leadership regionally and internationally. He joined Abu Dhabi Ports in 2008 and has held key leadership positions including Executive Vice President for the company’s Ports Unit, where he was instrumental in restructuring this unit and rationalising its assets. He oversaw the completion and commissioning of the first phase of Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship port, Khalifa Port and of its adjacent Khalifa Industrial Zone.
Al Shamisi was recently appointed as a Board Member of Abu Dhabi Marine Operations & Services Company (ADMOS), Etihad Rail DB, the Federal Transport Authority - Land & Maritime and a member of the Board of Trustees to the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre. He is currently the Chairman of KIZAD Board of Directors. He served as a Board Member and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Terminals and as a Board Member of Etihad Airways.
Al Shamisi holds an MBA and Graduate Certificate of Management from the University of Tasmania, Australia and was recently awarded the Australian Maritime College’s (AMC) Peter Morris Prize for his significant contributions to the maritime industry.
He also holds an advanced Diploma of Applied Science (shipmaster) and has earned the AMC Baird Publication Prize for Best Performance in Navigation studies as well as the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence. In 2012, Al Shamisi was awarded Young Personality of the Year at the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards.