UPS has announced the appointment of Hussein Wehbe as the managing director for the Middle East market.
Wehbe will report to Rami Suleiman, UPS president for Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA).
As part of his new role, Wehbe will oversee the business growth in the region by driving UPS’s innovation and industry leading solutions to customers and developing talent to further expand UPS’s footprint.
“Considering the strong performance of our business and the region’s economies, it’s exciting for UPS to have an experienced leader like Hussein help execute UPS’s growth strategy,” said Rami Suleiman.
“We are seeing unprecedented customer demand for our services in the Middle East and Hussein’s leadership skills and passion for great customer experience will leverage UPS’s position as a trade enabler within the Middle East and key international growth markets,” he added.
Given the anticipated growth associated with Expo 2020, the changing demands of customers, and the dynamic e-commerce trends, UPS continues to invest in expanding its services and strengthening its infrastructure with a team of logistics experts and external talent who bring industry knowledge.
With 17 years of experience within the logistics industry in the Middle East, Hussein will support UPS’s global and local customers’ demands.
“I am pleased to join a global logistics leader, especially at such an exciting time as UPS gears up for Expo 2020. From a brand perspective, I’ve always admired UPS from the outside. Being now part of this human network of more than 481,000 people that moves 3% of the World’s GDP every day is incredibly stimulating.” said Hussein Wehbe.
“As the logistics sector is significantly contributing to the economic diversification and opening further cross-border growth opportunities, we will continue to be ahead of the trends within the Middle East markets – for our customers and for us,” he added.
Hussein sits on several advisory boards and provides great support by mentoring several promising startups in the region, especially as SME’s in the Gulf forecast to see 156% growth by 2022.