Logistics ME Power List: No 14 Richard Bell
General manager of RHS Logistics
With around 18 years of experience in the supply chain sector, Richard Bell was appointed the general manager of RHS Logistics in September 1998, following previous roles at Taylor Barnard Distribution, Hays Distribution Services, NFT Distribution and Inchcape Marketing Services. Over the past decade, the 45-year old executive has developed RHS Logistics into a leading player in the United Arab Emirates logistics industry, with a world-class warehouse in Jebel Ali Free Zone and customers such as Hewlett Packard, Western Digital, Mothercare and Sergeant Major. Despite a market slowdown in the Middle East, Bell is proceeding with an ambitious development strategy for RHS Logistics in 2010, with a number of different options being considered, including an expansion of the existing warehouse in Jebel Ali Free Zone and the potential of constructing a new facility in Dubai Logistics City.