A delegation of academics from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania from the United States have visited DP World headquarters to research the company’s growth as a global trade enabler and to see first-hand the operations at its flagship Jebel Ali Port. Following a port tour, the delegation met with DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem to discuss how the business has grown into a major trade enabler on every continent and its partnership with the Dubai government.
The delegation was keen to learn of DP World’s strategy for attracting and retaining top talent and its future business plans.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem said: “Every day at DP World is spent creating value for all our stakeholders and our earnings surpassed the $1 billion mark this year for first time. “Global ports are realising the benefits of interconnectivity – of multi modal transport links and technological advancements. Dedicated industrial and logistics facilities adjacent to ports means that customers do not have to haul cargo hundreds of kilometres once unloaded and this is a model we are applying elsewhere in our network.
“The support of our leaders in Dubai and the UAE have also been key to our success, where we’ve worked in partnership to become a leading global trade hub. Similarly, our partnerships with governments around the world have helped us connect them to international markets and drive economic prosperity for the benefit of all.”
Photo Caption: DP World Group Chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem and a delegation of academics from Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, US, during their visit to Jebel Ali.