Business Development Director (MENA) DSV Panalpina
A highly educated project management professional with extensive experience, Rafael Vicens began his career as a civil engineer, working as Senior Site Manager with Carbonell Figueras on projects for clients such as Alstom and Siemens in Europe. The job of Deputy General Manager with Islas Engineering and Consulting brought him to the Middle East in 2010 to lead the company’s commercial activities, opening the India and the Egypt markets and bringing projects to the company in excess of US$15m. Moving to ALE in 2011, Vicens worked on a number of large projects in the MEAC, first as a Project Manager and later progressing to Contracts/Business Development Manager, before finally working as Regional Commercial Manager. Before joining Panalpina in 2018, he was General Manager Heavy Lift & Projects Logistics in Al Majdouie Logistics. He holds his MSc in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Environmental Health and Safety, along with Executive MBAs from the London Business School and an Executive Program at Columbia University.
DSV is one of the very best performing companies in the transport and logistics industry. It provides and manages supply chain solutions for thousands of companies every day, from small, family run businesses to large global corporations. Its reach is global, yet its presence is local and close to its customers. 60,000 employees in more than 90 countries work passionately to deliver great customer experiences and high-quality services. More than 1,500 offices, terminals and warehouses across the world enable the company to be close to local markets while taking advantage of a global perspective and network to secure the best possible service at highly competitive rates.