Career Talk With Rashid Al Hosani
Join the University of Manchester Middle East Centre career talk for MBA students and alumni with Rashid Al Hosani, Commercial Director, Maqta Gateway - Abu Dhabi Ports. In this session Rashid will share with the audience an outlook of the current job market, top skills sought after by recruiters, offer career advice and share lessons learned from his own journey.
About Rashid Al Hosani
Rashid Al Hosani is the Commercial Director at Maqta Gateway, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports and a central pillar of the company’s strategy to be at the vanguard of integrated, digital, global trade. As Commercial Director, he is responsible for developing and driving commercial strategies that will induce sustainable growth and enable Maqta Gateway to take its place among the top trade facilitation companies around the world.
Mr. Al Hosani is an experienced and focused leader, who brings to Maqta Gateway a wealth of Commercial knowledge and experience, with a particular focus on information and communication technology. Over the past decade, he served in a number of senior roles within the MENA region, which positions him well to help Maqta Gateway deliver on its core vision and corporate goals.
Specifically, as a Regional Director for Middle East and Central Asia at the Thuraya Telecommunications Company, he developed regional sales strategies for service partners and key stakeholders across diverse markets and geographies. Furthermore, he also served as a Commercial Manager at the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) for over five years, where he headed a team of country managers and oversaw business development activities in more than 20 nations in the African region.
Mr. Al Hosani began his career at Dubai World where, among other roles, he served as an Assistant Manager of Business Development. While at the company, he was responsible for designing and negotiating commercial proposals with government partners and agencies, which included maritime ports and free zones.