APM Terminals Nigeria appoints first Nigerian Managing Director, Mohammed Ahmed

Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed has been appointed as the new Managing Director of APM Terminals Nigeria. In this capacity, Ahmed will oversee the operations of the company in Nigeria, Benin Republic and Ivory Coast.

Ahmed who is the first Nigerian APM Terminals Managing Director, is an experienced leader with a demonstrated history of delivering strong financial results in shipping, logistics, maritime, ports, towage, light-offshore and oil and gas services across a number of markets and industries spanning Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe.

“I am delighted to be back in Nigeria to contribute my quota to the development of this great country. Nigeria is a huge market with a great potential for growth.

“We will work with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and other government agencies to reposition Nigerian ports for optimum performance and ensure efficiency and prompt service delivery to customers.

“We are also committed to supporting the Federal Government’s export drive to diversify the nation’s revenue base and reduce overdependence on oil,” Alhaji Ahmed said.

Ahmed holds a BSc in Economics and Social Policy, Birkbeck, University of London and brings about two decades experience into his new role.

Prior to his recent appointment, Ahmed served as the Managing Director of Svitzer for Asia, Middle East, Africa and Russia (AMEA) from January 2016 to December 2018, where he supervised the operation of a modern fleet of 90 vessels operated by over 1,200 highly trained and professional crew and onshore staff.

He also had full responsibilities for managing the company’s operations in India, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, U.A.E, Sohar (Oman), Muscat (Oman), Angola, Egypt, Morocco and Russia.