SINGAPORE – Dec. 24, 2014–Essa Al-Saleh, President and CEO of Agility Global Integrated Logistics (GIL),was inducted into the prestigious Supply Chain Asia Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in Singapore on Nov. 20.
The Hall of Fame award is given out by Supply Chain Asia, a leading professional group for the logistics and supply chain industry. It honors outstanding individuals from the industry who have demonstrated entrepreneurial and innovative thinking in achieving global success. Previous winners have included Ram Menen, Captain Wei, Luo Kaifo, and John Meredith.
Al-Saleh was nominated for his vision and direction in helping Agility grow from its origins as a local company in Kuwait to a global supply chain leader today. His contributions to the industry, which have come through sharing knowledge and insights at industry events, demonstrate his passion for the logistics community and his desire to raise the profile of the organization, along with his interest in expanding Agility’s footprint and presence in Asia.
Receiving the award from Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister, Singapore Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Trade & Industry and Home Affairs, Al-Saleh said, “It is a personal honor to be selected to join the Hall of Fame with the pioneers and innovators in the logistics industry. I would like to share this award with all Agility employees who have worked so hard to build the company into a global market leader in the logistics sector.”
In the Asia Pacific region, Agility is represented in more than 20 countries and with more than 7,000 employees who serve customers across a range of industries.
Supply Chain Asia is a Singapore-based not-for-profit organization that brings professionals from the logistics and supply chain industry together to share knowledge and create opportunities for collaboration.
The award judges included academic and industry leaders from across the Asia Pacific region, including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines.