- Posted by bushraa
- On December 11, 2017
Chairman and CEO, FMP Associates Ltd
Michael has gained extensive Board and General Management experience since achieving his MBA at Cranfield in 1976.
He is now Chairman and CEO of FMP Associates Ltd – a specialist advisory company focused on three key areas:
– supporting Management teams to significantly improve performance in their supply chains
– assisting underperforming businesses to restructure and reorganise to achieve their full potential
– planning and developing Free Trade Zones
Michael and his team have supported companies and projects in Europe, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico, India, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.
Michael was the CEO of Dubai Logistics City (DLC) and a member of the Management Board of Dubai World Central (DWC) from 2004 to 2009. Dubai World Central covers an area of 140sq km – the centrepiece of which will be the new Airport of Dubai, capable of handling 160 million passengers when fully developed. DLC is a Free Trade Zone within DWC linked to the airport and the sea port covering an area of 26sq km.
Prior to joining DLC Michael held senior management positions in Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN/DHL) following the acquisition of Danzas by DPWN, where he was Executive Director of the Logistics Division and a member of the Danzas Board.
Prior to his role in Danzas Michael was on the Board of Hays plc, with responsibility for Logistics, and also held a number of positions in the Ocean Group – his final position being as CEO of McGregor Cory.
Michael is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics And Transport and is a qualified Accountant. He is involved in a number of representative bodies and is a non-Executive Director of ECA International.
Michael Proffitt will be appearing in the following sessions:
- Rising Opportunities: Regional Economic Transformations and their Potential for GCC Logistics & Supply Chain Industry, Day 1 - 13th February 10:50–11:25, Talk & Panel Interactive Session
The Silk Road, Emerging Africa, Impact of VAT on supply chains, move from oil to services, regional competitiveness, etc.