Hamdi A. Osman, Chairman, Solitaire IGT
Ranking second in the Logistics Middle East Power List in 2011 and regarded as one of the most influential figures in the Middle East logistics industry, Hamdi is the former Senior Vice President of FedEx Express Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa. He won the highest honour at FedEx, The Five Star award, no fewer than four times before retiring from the company in September 2011. Apart from being an inspirational business speaker, who has delivered his ‘Customer Experience and Customer Expectations’ presentation at more than 300 events over the past decade, he is also the worthy recipient of several other prestigious awards, including the 2011 LOG LEO Lifetime Achievement award, Hall of Fame Award from the Supply Chain & Transport Awards 2011 (SCATA) and the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business (MRM) Award for Supply Chain and Logistics in 2009.
Today, a well-connected chairman with outstanding credentials and a tonne of commercial experience, Hamdi is perfectly poised to lead Solitaire IGT’s expanding portfolio of businesses. His exemplary leadership and visionary qualities means he also holds the following honorary positions: Innoventures Education Board of Director; Member of the Presidential International Advisory Board (PIAB), The Brenthurst Foundation, South Africa; Rotary Club of Dubai Board of Director; Dubai Quality Award Board of Governor and Capital Club Board of Governor.
Furthermore, he has served on the American Business Council (President), American School of Dubai Board of Directors (10 years), Advisory Committee for Higher Colleges of Technology – Dubai Women’s College, American University of Sharjah’s School of Business Advisory Board, National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) board of directors, the Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) advisory board and Dubai Logistics City (DLC) advisory council.