COO, Parks & Zones - DP WORLD UAE
Ahmad Al Haddad
Ahmad Al Haddad is the Chief Operating Officer of DP World’s Parks & Zones in the UAE. Al Haddad joined DP World in 2006, after graduating from IESE Business School. He joined DP World as a Management Trainee serving various departments including finance, commercial, operations and Information Technology (IT). He was then promoted to the Director of IT in 2015, where he was responsible for implementing the IT transformation strategy of DP World UAE. This included establishing the IT infrastructure to enable 24/7 operations.
For the last four years, Al Haddad has been the Chief Operating Officer at our Jebel Ali Free Zone, often referred to as JAFZA. JAFZA is a DP World-owned company created in 1985 to promote trade and support container throughput at Jebel Ali Port. Today, it is one of the largest free zones globally and the region’s most efficient logistics hub. Home to more than 8,500 companies, including 100 of the top Fortune 500 Enterprises.
Al Haddad role involves setting the vision for the Parks and Zones aligning them with the overall strategy of DP World ensuring each zone attract customers, drives growth, and brings foreign direct investment into Dubai. He also oversees the National Industries Park (NIP), and Dubai Auto Zone (DAZ), aiming to drive global businesses to set up their bases in Dubai and use DP World's supply chain potential to connect with the world.
At DP World UAE, Al Haddad is known for delivering beyond excellence in a pitch-perfect fashion and he never comprises on quality. Al Haddad’s management expertise and leadership experience with the company has enabled DP World to rise as a global port operator and trade enabler.