Dubai, UAE, 19 June 2013: Global marine terminal operator DP World today (19 June) announced the appointment of Rado Antolovic as the Managing Director of its subsidiary, specialist ship services company P&O Maritime.
Mr Antolovic starts his new role with immediate effect and will oversee the development of the company in three core business areas – Government Services; Port Services and River Barging and Minerals.
He returns to DP World after previously working as Managing Director for DP World’s Russian, Black Sea and CIS operations, and as Managing Director of DP World Constanta, the largest container terminal in the Black Sea, between 2007 and 2011.
More latterly he was Managing Director/CEO for JSC group in Novorossiysk, Russia.
Announcing the appointment, Group CEO, DP World, and Chairman P&O Maritime, Mohammed Sharaf,said: “We are delighted to welcome Rado back to DP World. Following a review and restructure of P&O Maritime with a renewed focus on its three core business areas, his skills and over 35 years of experience in the sector will help steer a new course for the company under his stewardship.”
Rado Antolovic, Managing Director, P&O Maritime, said: “The P&O brand has a rich history and heritage and coupled with the reputation of DP World I believe we have great business opportunities ahead across our markets. The scope of our operations – from Australia, the Middle East and Europe to Latin America provides a firm base on which to build. The expertise, dedication and technical skills of our people are our key asset and I look forward to working with my colleagues to take the business forward.”
With over 35 years in the shipping and port industry across the world, Mr Antolovic has led corporate and terminal operations in Hong Kong, Malta, Italy and Australia. A former CEO of Asia Container Terminals in Hong Kong, COO at Malta Freeport terminals and General Manager of APL Mediterranean region in Italy he brings a wide and varied breadth of knowledge and expertise to his new position.
Earlier in his career during the 1990’s he worked for Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) in Sydney and was Operations Director for Union Shipping of Australia. He holds degrees in transport business, naval engineering and naval architecture, and a valid Master Mariner A1 unlimited certificate.