Board Of Trustees Details

  • Ahmed Essa Hareb Al Falahi
    Ahmed Essa Hareb Al FalahiCEO of Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM)


    Since 2006, Ahmed Essa Hareb Al Falahi has been the CEO of Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), considered one of the world’s most modern product and chemical tanker fleet operators. In the last decade, he has consistently and successfully steered the company to become a well-established and leading independent commercial product tanker operator in the Middle East. GEM is a joint venture partnership between Dubai’s Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), the Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Thales of France under the UAE Offsets program. Prior to joining GEM, Mr Al Falahi played a key management role at Etisalat, the UAE-based telecom giant and Fortune 500 company. He was with the company for eight years, specialising in mergers and acquisitions. Mr Al Falahi represents the UAE in the council of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO). He has been selected to be part of the Maritime Advisory Council established by Dubai Maritime City Authority and is also Vice Chairman of UAE Shipping Association. He studied at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a double major in Finance and General Business.