DP World unit appoints new MD
Dubai, June 23, 2013
Global marine terminal operator DP World has announced the appointment of Rado Antolovic as the new managing director of its subsidiary, specialist ship services company P&O Maritime.
Antolovic will be overseeing the development of the company in three core business areas – Government Services; Port Services and River Barging and Minerals. He returns to DP World after previously working as managing director for DP World’s Russian, Black Sea and CIS operations, and as managing director of DP World Constanta, the largest container terminal in the Black Sea, between 2007 and 2011.
Later, he was the managing director/CEO for JSC group in Novorossiysk, Russia.
Announcing the appointment, Mohammed Sharaf, the Group CEO of DP World and chairman of P&O Maritime, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rado back to DP World. Following a review and restructure of P&O Maritime with a renewed focus on its three core business areas, his skills and over 35 years of experience in the sector will help steer a new course for the company under his stewardship.”
On his new role, Rado said: “The P&O brand has a rich history and heritage and coupled with the reputation of DP World I believe we have great business opportunities ahead across our markets. The scope of our operations – from Australia, the Middle East and Europe to Latin America provides a firm base on which to build. The expertise, dedication and technical skills of our people are our key asset and I look forward to working with my colleagues to take the business forward.”
P&O Maritime provides specialist maritime service solutions through its ownership, operation and management of a fleet of vessels designed for customers’ specific long term requirements.
Following a restructure, the head office is now located alongside DP World corporate headquarters in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE.-TradeArabia News Service