Mr. Ranjeev Menon has been GWC’s Group CEO since 2009, leading the company into becoming one of the fastest growing companies in the MENA region. Under his leadership, the company has grown its logistics infrastructure to nearly 2 million square meters, offering every supply chain solution across more than a dozen facilities and logistics hubs. Mr. Menon holds a Master's of Business in Supply Chain / Logistics Management from RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia. He has over 25 years’ experience behind him, and ignited his career with such esteemed companies as MESCO, DHL, and Agility in the UAE and Qatar.
Mr. Govindan first served as the Chief Financial Officer of GWC since 2008, and rose to serve as Executive Director of Finance and Shared Services in 2015, and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2018. He is a qualified Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, Kolkata and has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mahatma Ghandi University, Kerala. His experience in the field of accountancy and finance span for nearly 20 years. Before joining GWC he worked for Vodafone Essar, Reliance Communications Ltd., Escotel Mobile Communications Ltd., Shriram Investments Ltd. and Travancore Cochin Chemicals Ltd, among others. His strong acumen in financial analysis, budgeting, MIS, accounts, revenue assurance, fund management and team management has been instrumental in helping GWC’s growth since joining.
Mr. Nawaf joined the company in 2011, and has held many positions until rising to Executive Director of Government Relations in 2015. His focus is the development of business and relations with various government entities, and is responsible for enhancing the relationships between government organizations and authorities and existing departments of the company.
Mr. Mohammad Ali Dada joined GWC in 2021 as Chief Audit Executive. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, and also holds a Bachelors’ degree in Commerce. Mr. Ali has 20 years of experience, having worked in Etihad Airways (UAE), Monarch Travel Group (UK), KPMG (UK and Saudi Arabia) and Ernst & Young (UK). He has experience of leading Internal Audit, Risk and Business Transformation functions globally having worked in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Mr. Hicham joined GWC in March 2019 as Senior Director of Finance, and currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon university with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He brings over a decade of experience working for General Electric’s operations throughout the world, including the US, France, North Africa, and the Arabian Gulf. At GWC, his work has focused on developing general financial operations, investment opportunities, cost optimization, and other organizational changes.
Mr. Matthew Phelps joined the company in 2017 as General Manager of GWC. He holds a BSc (Hons) Transport Management and Planning from Loughborough University UK, and has thirty-five years of experience in a variety of industries, including automotive manufacture, logistics and supply chain. He has held senior management positions in Ford Motor Company, Wincanton, Deutsch Post (DHL) and ISS. He has significant international and multi-cultural experience, particularly in Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa.
Wilfried Hugebaert joined GWC in 2017 as Executive Director of Operations, and is now Executive Director of Strategy and Growth. He holds an MBA (logistics and supply chain) from Leicester University (UK), a Masters of International Business from ESC (France), and a Masters of International Trade from Evry University (France), in addition to other professional degrees and certifications. Wilfried has more than twenty years of experience in the Middle East and Africa in freight forwarding and express courier, including 18 years in leadership positions in operations, sales, and country management. Wilfried has a good background in sales growth and company transformation.
Mr. Nassar joined the company in 2005 with close to 33 years of experience, and is now the Senior Director of Commercial Services at GWC. Mr. Nassar has gained a deep familiarity with the Oil and Gas industry, having handled major projects such as Shell GTL, Ashghal, Lusail, and RasGas. Internally, Mr. Nassar has worked diligently to develop the company’s Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment practices and policies to the highest industry standards.
Mr. George has been with GWC since 2003 and currently serves as the Senior Director of Freight Forwarding, and has been key in growing the company’s freight operations into a growth driver for GWC. He has earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in public administration, and joined GWC with 15 years of experience in the forwarding industry, working with organizations such as The Orient Express Lines and Freight Systems Ltd. In Dubai; Al Jazeera Simatech Shipping in Qatar; and Samsung Corporation in Qatar.
Mr. Kambrath joined the company in 2004, and is now the Senior Director of Contract Logistics and Records Management in GWC. He holds a bachelor degree in academic and legislative law, and has graduated from the INSEAD Leadership Program for Senior Executives (ILPSE) from INSEAD Business School- Paris, and has two decades of rich expertise in the fields of third and fourth party logistics, business process engineering, and in supply chain management.
Mr. Khatchikian joined the company in 2007, and is now the Senior Director of Transport at GWC, with thirteen years of experience earned before joining the company. He has been highly effective in the meticulous management of the Transport division, achieving high levels of efficiency, economy and safety in operations.
Mr. Maaz has been with GWC since 2015 and currently serves as the Director of Business Transformation at GWC. He has played a key role in GWC repositioning the UPS brand in the country after becoming the authorized service contractor in 2015, and steadily growing the market share in the Express segment. He has nearly 2 decades of experience in the airlines/cargo industries, working with organizations like Air India, Ethiopian Airlines, Jet Airways, and FedEx. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Bangalore University, a Masters in Cargo and Courier Management from Trade Wings Institute of Management, and a diploma in Leadership Skills for Top Management from the Indian School of Business and other specializations.
Mr. Hamdan Abdulla Merchant joined the company as the director of business process development in 2015. He has worked to imbed a culture of continuous improvement throughout the company, emphasizing the values of Lean Kaizen, with the aim of empowering employees and facilitating their work through improved processes, thereby adding value to the services provided to clients. He has eleven years of experience working with various industries such as retail, manufacturing, distribution, and warehousing. He earned his Master’s of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – Lean Sensei.
Mr. Capp joined the company in 2017 as Director of Fine Art in GWC. He holds a bachelor degree in in Tourism Management at South Bank University in London, and has 17 years of experience in the fine art industry working with Constantine Limited, in addition to 4 years with Japan Airlines, which he has put to use developing the fine art industry standards for GWC in Qatar.
Mr. Mohammed Al-Sahlawi is the Head of Public Relations and has been working with GWC since Feb 2011. His work has been instrumental in developing awareness of the GWC brand, its service offerings, and its facilities within the State of Qatar and beyond.
Jawaher joined the GWC family in 2020 as the Director of Marketing and Communications. She comes with more than 14 years of professional experience in the field of Marketing, Communications, Media & Public Relations. She has worked with some of Qatar’s leading entities including Qatar National Tourism Council, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Msheireb Properties and the 2006 Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee. Her expertise encompasses different aspects of strategic communications including creating and implementing successful internal and external communication programs, community engagement, media relations, crisis management, corporate social responsibility, advertising, events, sponsorships, social media, internal communications. Jawaher has been completed her education in Visual Arts from McMaster University in Canada.
Mr. Nasser joined GWC in 2020 as Director of Human Resources. He holds a master degree in international human resource management and Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the UK with experience of more than 15 years working in Government, Semi-Government and Private sectors. He brings expertise in Business Development and Human Resources Management, responsible for developing and implementing HR strategies that support the business objectives.
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Puthillath joined GWC in 2021 as a Senior Director - Shipping services. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in commerce from the Calicut University and the Shivaji University respectively. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) and a Companion of Nautical Institute - London. Mr. Pradeep has over 35 years of experience in the Shipping industry having served several reputable shipping agencies across the Gulf region and Asia at large. At GWC, Mr. Pradeep brings on board his expertise in managing various facets of Shipping Services including Liner Agency, Tramp/Ro-Ro Agency, Logistics management, Freight operations and Principals, Client Relationship Management among many other services.