Aramex chooses new acting chief operating officer

By Backend Office, Desk Reporter
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    UAE based international express, mail delivery and logistics services company Aramex has chosen Othman Aljeda as the company’s acting chief operating officer. Mr. Aljeda will be replacing Iyad Kamal, who will be moving on from Aramex on May 31 after 29 years of exceptional service.

    Othman Aljeda is presently engaged with the firm as the regional CEO for Aramex in Europe, North America and Asia. He entered the organization in 1994 and developed within the global firm having started in the GCC and consequently moving to aid in building operations in the Far East region.

    In the last decade, Alejda performed a significant function in building Aramex’s Asia regional market, and ultimately managed the Asia market as CEO. Under his guidance, the firm’s customer base and orders grew in line with the long-term vision of the business.

    He will be the Acting COO as of May 31 until a perpetual successor is identified.

    “Throughout his tenure with Aramex, Iyad Kamal has been an invaluable member of the team. He was instrumental in strengthening our corporate strategy and global operations that helped us drive steady growth over the years.”
    Bashar Obeid, CEO – Aramex

    “Under his leadership, he envisioned the Aramex e-commerce journey and played a pivotal role in setting up and driving Aramex’s e-commerce operation, services and infrastructure. Most recently, he and his team have worked tirelessly to resolve the challenges our industry is facing in light of the global Covid-19 pandemic, and they have done so with resolute commitment. I have personally enjoyed a long partnership with Iyad and thank him for his service and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

    “I have full confidence that in his additional responsibility as acting COO, Othman Aljeda will continue to optimize our operations and maximize efficiencies, especially amid the current unprecedented operating environment. With Othman’s experience, deep knowledge of the company and industry, coupled with his solution-oriented mindset and strong work ethic, we will ensure a smooth transition into the additional role,” Mr. Obeid concluded.