Mateen Express & Logistics
has appointed Albert Soliman as Director, Commercial/Operations and Head
of Air Transportation Services.
In making the appointment, Majid Barzanji,
Chairman & Executive Director of Mateen Express, declared:
“Mateen Express continues to grow
its services for customers and I am very pleased to welcome Albert to
“The creation of this new role combined
with Albert’s broad experience, regional expertise and customer
centric focus are part of Mateen Express’ continued commitment to
excellence in any environment.”
Based at Mateen Express & Logistics
headquarters in Dubai, UAE, Albert is now responsible for all commercial
and operational cargo activities across the Mateen Group, which has branches
in China, Turkey and Iraq.
Albert’s appointment has coincided
with challenges from the escalating COVID-19 pandemic.
“Mateen Express facilities just like
the rest of Dubai at this time are closed, but our team continues hard
at work providing comprehensive, remote customer and operation services
24 hours a day, obtaining clearances and special permits and continuing
to find door-to-door solutions,” Albert declared.
Iraq and Kurdistan Specialists
“As example, our teams in Iraq and
Kurdistan, where we feature door-to-door service via Dubai have managed
to obtain special approval to clear more than 50 inbound shipments of
emergency supplies including healthcare, telecom, oil & gas equipment.
“Mateen has continued expediting
shipments door-to-door within Iraq and Kurdistan via our land transportation
fleet,” Albert said.
Albert Soliman has done many good things
in his 28 years of experience in freight forwarding, logistics and aviation
Maybe the smartest was marrying his wife
American-born Michelle, who moved from a career in the U.S. military as
a helicopter pilot to becoming the first female airport manager in the
history of the Middle East, serving as General Manager of RAK Airport
beginning in 2007.
Today Michelle is Aerodrome Ops Inspector
at General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), United Arab Emirates.
Good Hands For Cargo
Meantime, Albert having held senior roles
with Etihad Cargo and Etihad Airport Services, began his career with Australian
Airlines and is an Associate Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders
and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.
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