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Mr. Jesper Kristensen has more than 35 years of experience from the shipping and logistics business. He has worked for Unifeeder since 1990 and held management positions since 1999. In 2007 Jesper Kristensen accepted the role as Group CEO, a position that has still holds. Jesper Kristensen is in addition to his Group CEO role also the Regional CEO of the ISC. Jesper Kristensen is a director on various boards within the logistics sector.
Mr. Narayan has an extensive Senior Executive career with more than 24 years of experience in ports and international banking sectors. As Group Chief Financial, Strategy and Business Officer of DP World he has been instrumental in ensuring the success of a number of Group's strategic and transformational initiatives. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Served as Group Chief Financial Officer since 2005 and appointed to the Board as an Executive Director on 9th August 2006. Appointed as Group Chief Financial, Strategy and Business Officer in February 2020. Mr. Narayan is a director on various boards.
Mr. Rizwan Soomar, an accomplished leader with a career spanning over two decades in the maritime and logistics sector,spearheads DP World’s operations in the Indian Subcontinent region. He joined DP World in November 2017 and is responsible for driving commercial and operations strategy for the region.
Prior to joining DP World, Rizwan was associated with AP Moller Maersk Group where he held senior leadership roles including Managing Director of the Group’s logistics arm in Egypt as well as Managing Director for Maersk Line - India & Sri Lanka. After his successful stint in these regions, Rizwan took over the role of Vice President and Global COO of Svitzer, Denmark, which operates a fleet of more than 500 vessels across 130 locations.
Rizwan has an MBA degree from the Chicago Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in the USA and a Diploma from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) in London. He has also participated in Executive Management programs at INSEAD, Fontainebleau and IMD, Lausanne.
Aparna Chablani has overall an experience of 25 years as a Legal & Company Secretary. Her responsibilities included handling of international contracts, strategic alliances agreements , joint ventures, dispute resolutions and litigations, mergers and acquisitions, competition law, compliance and regulatory issues, government affairs, E-commerce and new business development projects. Prior to joining DP World in 1999, Ms. Chablani worked as a Assistant Company secretary with D.C.W. Home Products Limited in India where she managed the legal & company secretarial responsibilities. She is a fellow of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Government Law College, Mumbai and also a Certified Corporate Director from the Institute of Directors. Aparna serves as a director on the Board of various well-known companies.