19. Andreas Mohr, CEO, Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Company (JTC)
Since its launch as a Kuwait-based inland transportation company in 1979, Jassim Transport and Stevedoring Company (JTC) has emerged as one of the largest and most successful players in Middle East logistics. Similar to other veterans in the industry, diversification has played an essential role in the company’s transformation and the JTC brand is now active in several locations across the region, with a core focus on port operations, equipment leasing and contract logistics. With 20 years of experience in shipping and logistics, Andreas Mohr has received a series of promotions since becoming a member of the JTC team in 2003, including a jump to general manager in 2005, chief operating officer in 2009 and, most recently, chief executive officer in May 2010. To support the company’s growth, Mohr has launched a massive recruitment drive, with nearly 2150 employees already in place and another 400 in the process of recruitment.