SAL names new chief; Hariri set to lead port authority

Engr. Hesham bin Abdulla Alhussayen will replace Omar Hariri, who will move on to Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) effective July 1.

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Eng. Hesham bin Abdulla Alhussayen, SAL’s acting chief executive

Saudi Logistics Services or SAL has announced the appointment of Engr. Hesham bin Abdulla Alhussayen as acting chief executive replacing Omar Hariri, who will move on to Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) as CEO effective July 1.

Alhussayen was formerly SAL’s chief operations officer, with 25 years of experience holding leadership positions at multiple prominent companies in Saudi Arabia.

“This transitional period SAL will not affect our operations at all and will serve as a new opportunity to enhance SAL’s logistics services at all of the Kingdom’s main airports,” said SAL chairman Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Fawaz.

“We are confident Eng. Hesham and his team will continue to deliver exceptional results and reach new milestones.”

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Outgoing chief Omar Hariri was commended by the board upon his departure. Under his leadership, SAL became an independent joint stock cargo ground handling company carved out from Saudi Airlines Cargo, which resulted in higher quality and more efficient services, the board noted.

“It has been a privilege leading SAL and strengthening its position as a major player in the Kingdom’s air cargo handling sector,” said Hariri.

“I leave the Company in a great place and in the capable hands of a truly high caliber management team that I had the pleasure of working closely with over the past two years. I am very pleased with our unprecedented financial and operational achievements and meeting the board’s expectations. I am fully confident in the ability of Eng. Hesham and his team to deliver on the Company’s growth strategy and wish SAL all the best.”

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