- 5 May 2021
- Transport / Logistics Services
Bashar Obeid, CEO of Aramex has announced his retirement after 28 years at the Middle Eastern express delivery company. His replacement has yet to be announced.
Obeid joined Aramex as a graduate and rose through the ranks to CEO in 2017. He has been behind the carrier’s growth strategy and success in recent years. He said: “I look back at the last 28 years with great pride. I am grateful and humbled to have had the privilege of growing within this organisation and serving as CEO. When I joined Aramex in 1993, I remember immediately being absorbed by the entrepreneurial and innovative culture. I have had the opportunity to learn, mentor, and spend time with so many talented people who are truly passionate about what they do and are unstoppable in developing seamless experiences that connect the globe. Working shoulder to shoulder with my fellow Aramexians and helping build the Aramex of the future is one of my most cherished experiences.
I am grateful to our Founder Fadi Ghandour, the Board and the Aramex Management team, who have played an integral part in driving the Aramex growth story. In a challenging global environment, our company is well-positioned to achieve its strategic vision, scale new heights and strengthen its place as a leading industry player in its core markets.”
Captain Mohamed Juma Alshamsi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aramex, said: “On behalf of the esteemed Board of Directors, I would like to thank Bashar for his visionary leadership, unwavering commitment and passion with which he has led the organisation. Bashar has played a crucial role in the growth and success of the Company and he leaves Aramex in a powerful position for continued growth and excellence. He has built a strong management team that will continue his legacy, driving our growth journey forward. On behalf of the Board, I thank him for his many contributions to the business and we look forward to receiving his ongoing expert advice and counsel.”