Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi
ADNOC Logistics & Services
Capt Abdulkareem Al Masabi is the CEO of ADNOC Logistics & Services. Formed in 2017 from three ADNOC Group companies (ADNATCO, IRSHAD, ESNAAD), ADNOC L&S is now the largest integrated maritime logistics services provider in the region and by serving ADNOC Group and external customers, the company ensures sustainability of the supply chain of Abu Dhabi Hydrocarbon commodities. Under Capt Abdulkareem’s leadership, ADNOC L&S has expanded significantly. The company now owns the most diversified fleet in the Middle East, operating more than 240 owned and chartered vessels. ADNOC L&S is also a leader in integrated logistics solutions and has secured strategic partnerships with major industry players.
Before assuming his current role in April 2018, Captain Abdulkareem Al Masabi was the Executive Vice President of the Ports Unit at Abu Dhabi Ports and the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Terminals. He was responsible for all of Abu Dhabi Ports’ day-to-day operational activities and provided operational leadership for the ports’ growth. His work there led to Khalifa Port being named Port of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Prior to this role, Al Masabi was Vice President at Khalifa Port and was directly responsible for operational readiness during the port construction phase. He joined Abu Dhabi Ports as Senior Operations Manager in 2009 with over 11 years’ experience in the shipping and ports industry.
Before joining Abu Dhabi Ports, he was fleet operations manager with the National Gas Shipping Company, an ADNOC Group company. Prior to that, he was a senior marine superintendent with Gulf Energy Maritime. Between 1995 and 2006, he served with NGSCO, where he rose through the ranks on board the company’s LNG/Oil tankers, from his cadetship program to master/chief officer.