Eman Elsayed Abdalla

Eman Abdalla is Global Operations Director for Cargill Ocean Transportation, based in Geneva, Switzerland. She joined Cargill in 2021 and has over twenty years’ experience in shipping and logistics. Eman has extensive commercial and operational experience in the shipping, mining, and metals industries, spanning across three continents: Africa, North America, and Asia. She has strategic stakeholder management expertise and has led, motivated, and developed multinational teams.

She currently manages a team of 150 people in six locations around the world, operating a fleet of 700 vessels, transporting approximately 200 million tons of various commodities globally. She is also responsible for Ocean Transportation’s sustainability agenda, the Vice-Chair of Sea Cargo Charter, on the Advisory Council of Bureau Veritas and is an active member in various DEI working groups within the industry.

Eman has an international background and has a master’s in international shipping and logistics from the Norwegian School of Management and the Norwegian Shipping Academy.

Her goal is to make zero harm and zero carbon shipping a reality underpinned by promoting crew wellbeing, diversity, equity, and inclusion, both onshore and offshore. Furthermore, Eman is passionate about using digital transformations as an enabler to decarbonize supply chains.

Read the Tradewinds article on Eman.