Logistics ME Power List: No 17 Brian McHale
Chief executive officer of Wared Logistics
Brian McHale was appointed the chief executive officer of Wared Logistics in 2009, with a brief to develop the company as Saudi Arabia’s latest and most promising entrant to the global 3PL sector. For McHale, who has previously worked for the likes of Menlo Worldwide Logistics, Ryder Integrated Logistics and NFI Industries, this would be amongst the biggest challenges in his career to date. However, with healthy growth prospects for Saudi Arabia’s logistics industry, supported by US$32 million in initial capital, the scope for Wared Logistics is undeniable and its success will provide a boost to McHale’s power list ranking in future years. Earlier indications of the company’s success in Saudi Arabia are already apparent, with a network of 12 distribution centres established in cities such as Dammam, Medina, Jubail and Qassim, while plans have also been outlined by McHale for 40,000m2 facilities in Riyadh and Jeddah.