Rafael Vicens

Rafael Vicens

Head of Global Projects & Industry Solutions MEA DB Schenker Middle East

Rafael Vicens began his career as a civil engineer, working as senior site manager with Carbonell Figueras on projects for clients including 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. Moving to ALE in 2011, Vicens worked on a number of large projects in the MEAC, first as a project manager, progressing to contracts/business development manager and finally as regional commercial manager. Before joining DB Schenker in 2020, he was General Manager Heavy Lift & Projects Logistics in Al Majdouie Logistics and Regional Head of Projects MEAC for Panalpina. He holds an EMBA from London Business School, a MSc in Civil Engineering, a Master’s in Environmental Health and Safety and an Executive Program at Columbia University.

With around 76,900 employees at more than 2,100 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is the world’s leading global logistics provider, supporting industry and trade in international goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics, and supply chain management. Our value-added services ensure that the cargo reaches the final customers safely, seamlessly, and supply chains stay lean and optimized for success. Our business holds top positions in automotive, technology, consumer goods, trade fair logistics, special transports, and special events logistics.
In the Middle East and Africa (MEA), DB Schenker has been established for over 60 years, successfully serving customers in almost 40 countries. More than 1,700 logistics experts help clients with effective, specialized supply chain and transportation solutions throughout the region.