Anil Wats is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of DP World. He has more than 37 years of experience in the international shipping, ports and logistics industry.
After graduating with a degree in Business Management, Mr Wats started his career with Sealand Service, Inc. Over a period of 21 years he held a number of senior positions including VP and CEO responsible for the Group’s activities covering the Middle East and Subcontinent. Prior to this position, Mr Wats served as the VP-General Manager for the Mediterranean region.
Following the acquisition of Sealand by Maersk, Mr Wats became the CEO for the A.P. Moller group activities for Indonesia which included Maersk Sealand, various logistics companies and other business entities.
He was also on the Board of Directors for Thailand, Taiwan and Asia Logistics in addition to being an active member on various global Committees based at the Maersk headquarters in Copenhagen.
Mr Wats joined DP World in December 2003 with responsibility for business development in Asia and the Middle East in his role as Global Commercial Director at DP World, Dubai.
Consequently, in 2004 he moved to Hong Kong as the Senior Vice President & Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. In 2005 Anil assumed the position of Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for DP World based at the Corporate Headquarters in Dubai.