Former acting CEO of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), Ali Shehab, is to join DNV, the world’s leading classification society, in the newly created position of Global Director of Special Projects and Services. From 1st July, Ali Shehab will become a key member of the maritime team in Dubai, strengthening DNV’s local presence in the region.
“We are honoured to have a person of Ali Shehab’s stature joining our global team,” says Trond Hodne, Sales and Marketing Director, DNV. “Ali is joining us after a very successful 36-year career at KOTC and DNV will benefit a lot from his extensive experiences, knowledge and unique insights into the global maritime industry and the Middle East region especially.”
In his new role, Ali Shehab will provide specialised advisory services to new and existing customers, manage initiatives, develop business sectors further and build new positions within the market, helping to raise the profile of DNV in the Middle East region, and in particular the GCC countries, still further.