Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
Managing Director and AD Ports Group CEO
Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi is the Managing Director and Group CEO of AD Ports Group, the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, linking Abu Dhabi to the world.
In his role, he oversees the development of AD Ports Group’s portfolio of assets and activities as well as directs their strategy and operations. Under his leadership, the transition from a project-focused organisation to a fully operational, integrated business across 5 clusters – Digital, Economic Cities & Free Zone, Logistics, Maritime, and Ports connecting global maritime routes and international trading partners has been a remarkable success.
A strong, determined and entrepreneurial leader, he leads AD Ports Group’s role in supporting the government’s objective of diversifying the non-oil and gas economy.
A strong, determined and entrepreneurial leader, he leads the Group in accelerating the leadership’s vision of diversifying the non-oil and gas economy. Captain Al Shamisi is an experienced maritime executive with almost 20 years of industry experience.
He joined AD Ports Group in 2008 and has held key leadership positions within its portfolio, which include the Executive Vice President for the company’s Ports Unit, where he was instrumental in restructuring this unit and rationalising its assets. He also oversaw the completion and commissioning of the first phase of AD Ports Group’s flagship port, Khalifa Port and adjacent KIZAD.
During his management, AD Ports Group has won more than 40 prestigious local and international awards, including five categories of Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance 2017 which granted the company the Main Award.
In addition to serving as Managing Director and GCEO at AD Ports Group, Captain Al Shamisi is the Chairman of Aramex and Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) the Vice Chairman of UAE Sailing & Rowing Federation and is also a Board Member of MAKE A WISH Foundation UAE. He is currently the Chairman of KIZAD Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Arab Sea Port Federation. He previously served as a Board Member of Etihad Airways.
Al Shamisi holds an MBA, an advanced Certificate of Applied Science (shipmaster) and a Graduate Certificate of Management from the University of Tasmania, Australia.
Amongst his numerous personal accolades, Captain Al Shamisi was awarded the Peter Morris Prize from the Australian Maritime College’s (AMC) for his significant contributions to the maritime industry, as well as the AMC Baird Publication Prize for Best Performance in Navigation Studies, He is also the recipient of the Sheikh Rashid Award for Academic Excellence.
In 2012, he was named Young Personality of the Year at the Seatrade Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards has been ranked number 1 in the Logistics News Middle East CEO Power List in 2018, 2020 and 2021. Captain Al Shamisi has been recently selected by Forbes as one of the top CEOs in the Middle East.