Maha AlQattan

DP World

Chief People Officer

Maha has been leading the HR Function at DP World since March 2017, as Group Chief People Officer. She is an experienced HR professional, who is passionate about driving strategic business value through culture, performance management, talent development, rewards, and technology. Maha has a wealth of international experience, introducing HR-led solutions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East across different industries, including Property Development, Healthcare, Power Generation Services, Ports, Logistics, and Trade. Throughout her career, Maha has led several business integrations and transformation processes at a global, regional, and local level, including Alstom (GE’s largest industrial acquisition), Jafza, Dubai Dry Docks, P&O Ferries, Unifeeder, and Nakheel’s Northern Project.

Maha is also a board member for companies located in Dubai, India, and Turkey, like Shuaa Capital, Dry Docks World Dubai LLC, Hindustan Ports Private Ltd (SCO), DP World Yarimca, and Member of the Board of Trustees for the Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II).

Maha has a master’s degree in Industrial and Labour Relations, from Cornell University (USA) and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Human Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 


Monday, 21 June

  • 02:25pm - 02:55pm (CET) / 21/jun/2021 12:25 pm - 21/jun/2021 12:55 pm

    Business Innovation

    Port Leaders of the Future


    Port Authority senior posts have traditionally filled by a mixture of politicians, engineers and maritime officers with merchant and naval seafaring backgrounds. The transformation of ports from landlords to critical hubs in the end-to end supply chain of raw materials, semi and fully manufactured as well as consumable goods requires a new profile of senior port executive. What sort of profiles will be needed to ensure success ?