Logistics ME Power List: No 19 Khalid Al Shirawi
Executive director of Global Shipping & Logistics (GSL)
Despite a recession, and the obvious impact on supply chains, it seems Global Shipping & Logistics (GSL) has continued to develop at full pace in the last year, under the watchful eye of executive director Khalid Al Shirawi. With over 20 years of experience in the distribution business, Al Shirawi has captured a sizeable share of the temperature-controlled and cold storage market in the UAE, with GSL customers including Baskin-Robbins, Federal Foods and Coldstone Creamery. As a result, the company recently doubled its warehousing space at Dubai Investment Park and completed the certification process in four different categories from the International Standardisation Organisation (ISO). Moving forward, Al Shirawi is now contemplating an entry for GSL into other Middle Eastern countries and will overlook a further expansion at Dubai Investment Park.