Alcott Global Podcast: Lo...

Alcott Global Podcast: Logistics in Saudi Arabia and Development Vision for 2030

Sep 13, 2023

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In Episode #159 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Mr. Loay O. Mashabi, Deputy Minister for Logistics Services at the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services

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Key highlights of this episode:

  • Navigating a career both in the public and private sectors

  • Different regulations and policies to consider

  • Saudi Arabia's Vision for 2030

  • Why should companies invest in Saudi Arabia

  • Developing talents in the logistics sector

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In this episode, Mr. Mashabi shared his career journey in both the public and private sectors. A key factor in his decision to work in the public sector is its collaborative culture and the relationships he made there. He also discussed some of the achievements they had after the launch of the National Transport and Logistics strategy and the importance for the logistics sector to adapt to the ever-evolving business environment. Mr. Mashabi talked about some of their successes, including improving logistics performance, attracting foreign investment, and strengthening transit capabilities. Lastly, he shared some of the initiatives in developing talent and gave valuable advice to the younger generation planning their career. 

About Mr. Loay O. Mashabi

Loay Mashabi has been the Deputy Minister for Logistics Services at the Ministry of Transport and Logistics Services since April 2021. He has also been a board member of Saudia Cargo since August 2021 and a board member of Saudi Exports from June 2021.

Before his current position, Mashabi was the deputy governor for planning and development at Saudi Customs from September 2019 to March 2021. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Al-Soudah Development project, later known as Al-Soudah Development Co., at the Public Investment Fund, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, from February 2019 to August 2019.

About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast

Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast is one of Alcott Global’s projects focused on bringing some of the best thought leaders in the industry, picking their brains, and sharing their insights with as many interested listeners as possible. They want to connect you with global experts, thought leaders, and executives in the supply chain. They talk about Supply Chain and Logistics leading-edge technologies, leadership stories, and personal success habits.

Alcott Global connects and upgrades the supply chain ecosystem by finding the right talent through executive search, developing talent through learning solutions, and meeting supply chain technology needs through a comprehensive crunch base marketplace.

The host, Radu Palamariu, is the co-author of “From Source to Sold - Stories of Leadership in Supply Chain”. He has been named one of the top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencers on LinkedIn and was featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, WEF, Bangkok Post, and MIT Supply Chain Talent magazine. Radu invites executives to share stories and perspectives around technology, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain, and manufacturing, and their views on how the future will look, on his Leaders is Supply Chain Podcast channel. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

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