Faysal Khan Info
Faysal started his liner shipping career with Maersk Line in 1989 working in Export and then Import Sales.
In 1994 he joined Norasia Line and then the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia in various regional commercial/management roles. In 2000, Faysal became involved in pure logistics functions such as establishing international warehousing and distribution supply chains in America, Europe and Asia for a general trading company dealing mainly in pharmaceuticals based in Dubai.
He was Senior Logistics Manager in the Telecoms sector albeit briefly and since 2006, has been instrumental in establishing from scratch and running Operations and Business Development for Storall LLC, a 3PL multi-storage warehousing service provider in Dubai. In December 2011, he was awarded an MBA in Shipping and Logistics from the University of Middlesex in collaboration with Lloyds Maritime Academy through distance learning.
Faysal is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK as well as several middle east based logistics affiliations and brings over 22 years of hands on experience in management and technical functions to the table.
09/02/2014 What’s all the hoohaa with the EXPO 2020 about?
On the 27th of November 2013, something all of us who live in Dubai already knew came to become reality – i.e. Dubai had won the EXPO 2020 bid. Hurray. Hundreds if not thousands of bottles of champagne were opened, fireworks released into the grateful night sky and hugs and merriment of all kinds exchanged. I remember watching the live broadcast from Paris where a table had been set up on the rooftop of a prominent hotel and the flimsily clad compere and hostess sat in front of the cameras in probably near freezing temperatures wondering out aloud how nice it would be if Dubai did indeed win. And shortly thereafter it did.
24/09/2013 Should Customer Loyalty be Rewarded in the Real Estate Sector?
If it’s one thing I learned back in 1994 when I came to work and live in Dubai, it was that loyalty is always rewarded.
22/05/2013 Management Styles, which one are you ?
Management. The word conjures a myriad of sentiments on both sides of the job description line whether you are a General Manager or a Line Manager, a supervisor or an assistant, some of us feel it is their sworn duty to uphold the flag and ‘never be wrong’.
04/11/2012 The Joys (and pitfalls) of Psychometric Testing
Over my career, I must have done dozens of Psychometric Tests – or PT. But around two years ago, a very senior executive in the transport business invited me to come over to his office and take a PT which could have ostensibly led to a job in the mega-group he works for at country manager level.
13/06/2012 3PL Managers must teach the benefits of openness & transparency to prospective clients
The Middle East is a buoyant market comprising 150 million people and growing. Although it was endowed with Oil riches since the short historical span of 40 years – or 1960’s – the region is ever modernizing, upgrading and developing infrastructure in order to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalized business place
14/05/2012 Warehousing as a stand-alone business model
Over the past 22 odd years, from Shipping to logistics and supply chain management, one thing has become very apparent to me at least when looking at the concept of ‘Value Add’ in this sector.
03/05/2012 Five Forces Analysis for the Warehousing Industry in Dubai
Back in 2010/11 I had written a paper using Michael E. Porters Five Forces to analyse warehousing industry competition trends in Dubai. Since Dubai is clearly an industry leader by sheer cargo volume in this part of the world, it was thought to be a prudent ‘pulse’ on the regional market. In this paper, one looked at the various elements that comprise these Five Forces and the following are some interpretations.
07/03/2012 Implementation of Corporate Governance
The UAE Corporate Governance (CG) Code for Small to Medium businesses states in their introduction that in a survey in 2011, 75% of SME's "considered corporate governance to be either important or very important to their business
28/02/2012 Why such low logistics outsourcing statistics for the Middle East?
While recently researching for my MBA in Shipping and Logistics, I was keen to understand the mind-set and thought process of ME executives vis-a-vis outsourcing their logistics functions to ascertain what the percentages are and why. Something in my experience made me feel that there would not be such massive outsourcing..
22/02/2012 HR trends in Logistics in the ME
Many western companies would champion the concept of "our employees are our strength". What makes us in the middle east different?
16/02/2012 Establishing a precedent for Mentoring, Nurturing & Benchmarking
Kudos to Mr Fathi Hilal Buhazza, founder and chief executive officer of UAE based Maximus Air whose article titled ‘Internal rivalry in the UAE needs to end’ as posted by the Arabian Supply Chain.com website.