Khamis Juma Buamim

Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC

Khamis Juma Buamim is the board member, managing director and group CEO of Gulf Navigation Holding PJSC, he was appointed in April 2016. He also serve as a Board Member, Drake & Scull International PJSC., the Chairman of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (Dcmmiemirates), the specialized industry council formed to promote the interests of the offshore and maritime industry in Dubai and the UAE and the Chairman of the Federal Committee for the Revision and Update of the UAE Maritime Law.

Buamim is the former Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Drydocks world and Maritime world and Chairman of the Board of DDW-PaxOcean Asia PTE – Singapore and has successfully led the organization through its restructuring during the global financial crisis. His leadership and direction have been instrumental in the company being able to acquire several pioneering projects on a global scale. This leadership has seen the company move from close to financial failure, create major synergies, recognize potential and place the organization firmly on a path driven to sustainable profitability and growth.

Buamim, is a Leading veteran in the oil and gas industry worked with Conoco and ConocoPhillips for 26 years and held various corporate and management positions. He also served as the President and CEO of the Regional Clean Sea Organization (RECSO) the oil industry environmental arm in the Gulf region. He is also involved in a number of leading private & public organization, member of the Dubai Government Crises and Disasters Management Team, member of the Advisory board of Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef), Vice Chairman of the Federal Transportation Authority Technical Committee, Advisor to the Career Gulf Development and Senior Advisor in the Middle East and North Africa- Business strategies & International Energy.

Buamim has won many Awards and life time achievements, including being recognized as the most influential maritime top 50 personalities in the world by Tanker Shipping & Trade magazine of London, The "Outstanding Lifetime Achievement" award from Lloyd's List London, The year personality award in the field of marine and maritime industry by International Ships Techniques, Sword of Honors from the British Safety Council – London, The International Prize in Human Resource Management, The Archimedes Achievement Award "for excellence and exchange of knowledge" - United States of America and so many other.

Holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics - UK and the National Degree in Crises Management and Incident Command - USA and the High-accreditation on International Human Resources Management (IPM) UK.