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Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi

Almost two decades after he first enrolled in a deck-officer cadet course, the CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports has received AMC’s annual alumnus award for his contribution to the maritime industry.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi was awarded the Peter Morris prize in recognition of his leadership in developing Abu Dhabi’s flagship port, Khalifa, as a mainstay facility for regional and global trade.

AMC Principal, Professor Neil Bose, explains how his efforts have benefited not only the emirate of Abu Dhabi but also the regional and global trading industry.

In his role as CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi has worked tirelessly to deliver on his vision of developing the region into an international shipping hub.

This has not only provided vital infrastructure for the maritime industry and promoted the flow of imports and exports, but has also supported local communities, sustainable businesses, and the wider economy.

“We are extremely proud of what he has achieved since graduating from the Australian Maritime College; his success demonstrates the world of opportunity accessible to our graduates.”  

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi enrolled at AMC in 1997, completing the initial phases of his training as a deck-officer cadet.

With study interspersed with periods of practical training at sea, he completed the Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Ship Master). In 2004 he was awarded the Australian Maritime College’s Baird Publication Prize for Best Performance in Navigation Studies (2004). He continued his studies at the University of Tasmania, graduating with a Graduate Certificate of Management (2005) and Master of Business Administration (2007).  

Capt. Mohamed Al Shamisi is now an experienced maritime executive with more than 19 years of industry experience. As CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports—the master developer, operator and manager of the ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi—Capt. Al Shamisi develops and directs the strategy and operations of Abu Dhabi Ports’ portfolio of assets and business units, and has successfully driven the transition from a project-focussed organisation to fully operational, customer-focussed ports.

Furthermore, Al Shamisi was recently appointed as a board member of the Federal Transport Authority (Land & Maritime) and as a member of the Board of Trustees to the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre. He is currently the Chairman of Kizad Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Cruise Development Committee.

Published on: 09 Jan 2017