Mr. Ali Shehab Ahmad is the Deputy CEO of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), the maritime transportation arm of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). In his current role, he oversees KOTC’s fleet operations, New Building Projects, Marine Agency Branch and the LPG Filling Branch that supplies LPG to the whole of Kuwait.
Prior to assuming the Dty. CEO role in mid-2013, Mr. Ali Shehab successfully managed KOTC’s multi-billion dollar Fleet New Building Program that aims to expand KOTC’s tanker fleet to match KPC’s 2030 Strategic vision of 4 million barrels per day and also induct modern environment-friendly technologies on board all the KOTC vessels.
He also serves as the Chairman of KOTC’s Risk Operating Committee that oversees the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) implementation Program across the company, and as a distinguished Chairman and Board Member in KOTC’s subsidiary Shipping companies. He is also the Honorary Chairman of the DNV-GL Middle East Technical Committee since 2015.
Mr. Ali Shehab is a graduate from South Tyneside College (Marine College) in United Kingdom. As a KOTC Sea Cadet, he spent considerable time on board KOTC Vessels and sailed as a Marine Chief Engineer as well. His experience at sea, saw him lead the Fleet Personnel Group before taking over the critical New Building Projects.
He is also quite well-known for his passionate championing of Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in KOTC. As a leader, he has always placed great trust and faith in the inherent capabilities of his colleagues, and has always encouraged them to explore and develop and reach to their maximum potential.