• #IAPH2023
  • 31 October – 2 November 2023 | Abu Dhabi, UAE

Eman Abdalla


Global Operations & Supply Chain Director

Eman Abdalla is Global Operations Director for Cargill Ocean Transportation, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She joined Cargill in 2021 and has over twenty years’ experience in shipping and logistics.

Eman has extensive commercial and operational experience in the shipping, mining, and metals industries, spanning across three continents: Africa, North America, and Asia. She has strategic stakeholder management expertise and has led, motivated, and developed multinational teams.

She currently manages a team of 150 people in six locations around the world, operating a fleet of 700 vessels, transporting approximately 200 million tons of various commodities globally. She is also responsible for Ocean Transportation’s sustainability agenda and is a board member for ZeroNorth, the Cargill representative for Sea Cargo Charter and is an active member in various DEI working groups within the industry.

Eman has an international background and has a master’s in international shipping and logistics from the Norwegian School of Management and the Norwegian Shipping Academy. Only through collaboration, her goal is to make zero harm and zero carbon shipping a reality underpinned by promoting crew wellbeing, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Furthermore, Eman is passionate about using digital transformations as an enabler to decarbonize supply chains.

Sessions With Eman Abdalla

Wednesday, 1 November

  • 09:00am - 09:45am (GST) / 01/nov/2023 05:00 am - 01/nov/2023 05:45 am

    Panel: Cargo Talks

    Cargo owners are the ultimate port users and will ultimately shape the reinvention of ports. In this session, leading global beneficial cargo owners will list the priorities on their agendas in terms of what they need from ports and port authorities.