Gamal is a Master Mariner and has 40 years of experience in the shipping industry. He was appointed CEO and Member of the Board of Directors after having served 3 years as Managing Director of Red Sea Marine Management, Dubai, one of Bihar International Co.’s companies, formerly Bakri Group of Companies. Gamal was formerly Manager, Vetting and Clearance at BP Shipping, London, where he served for 11 years. He was Regional Manager ME for Marine Assurance and seconded to The Supreme Petroleum Council of Abu Dhabi as a Marine Manager, where he set up ADNOC’s Vetting Department. He worked with Kuwait Oil Tanker Company for 24 years progressing from Cadet to Fleet Manager for the LPG and Products Fleet. Gamal has gained extensive practical shipboard, shore-based management and operational experience which enabled him to make a significant contribution to the shipping industry. He was awarded the Golden Global Helm of Excellence in 2015 for Middle East in Asset Integrity Management by the International Maritime Club (IMC).