Region Director | COO | Executive Director Resume
|Desired Industry: Transportation/Air, Sea & Land
|Desired Job Location: Tampa, Florida
||Date Posted: 8/23/2017
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
|Desired Wage: 180000
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO)
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 50-75%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Visionary and success-driven executive, recognized for extensive experience in all facets of operations management, project coordination and implementation, IT, and business development within the transportation industry. Accomplished with laden background in improving processes, promoting innovations, decreasing operational costs, and boosting revenues. Expert at establishing relationships and working with government and private sectors. Effective communicator, collaborator, and leader; bilingual in English and Arabic.
Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC) Kuwait City, Kuwait
Executive Director for Operations Affairs | Executive Director for Projects and Logistics Services 2014–Present
Lead the execution of the transport and project sectors within the company operation framework
Identify and report key performance indicators (KPIs) within public transportation operations, contracts, maritime transport, engineering, and project management areas to the chief executive officer
Establish relations with public and private sector institutions to determine revenue growth opportunities
Assess quality standards of control and verification and apply necessary actions
Assume accountability of following-up internal audit observations related to transport sector affairs
Interface with the Audit Bureau to discuss various issues and processes
Drove efforts in improving company performance through the following:
Development of periodic reports
Assessment of public transport share in Kuwait as well as processes to update buses;
Automation of the fuel management system; and
Creation of specification for the operating system and technical specification for buses
International Association of Public Transport (UITP) Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium
Head, UITP MENA Regional Office | Director, MENA CTE 2010–2014
Served as a member of the UITP MENA Executive Committee, in charge of improving public transport research initiatives in MENA as well as administer UITP’s diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and knowledge sharing
Led operations of UITP MENA CTE in collaboration with the Steering Committee, Executive Board, and Policy Board to build and cultivate stakeholder relations with members and strategic partners for UITP MENA division
Played a pivotal role in driving the following initiatives:
Creation of UITP Mena Youth aimed to rally MENA youth groups, advocate public transport as a lifestyle, and connect groups to international youth affiliations;
Management of over 30 official meetings;
Administration of over 15 urban transport training programs;
Establishment of UITP Taxi Working Group; MENA CTE, a research and knowledge center for the MENA region;
Organization of over 20 events;
Development of public transport for large summit events, which led in winning the bid to host FIFA World Cup 2022;
Publication of the first Arabic PTI magazine; over 12 publications and research; and
Attainment of over 100% membership increase for the UITP MENA region
Managed the MENA region in hosting the UITP 59th World Congress 2011 held at Dubai UAE, which was the first time since 1885 for the event to be held at MENA region
Kuwait and Gulf Link Transportation Company (KGL) Kuwait City, Kuwait
Chief Operations Officer 2006–2010
Functioned as a part of the Executive Advisory Board of the KGL Holding Company (KSCC)
Managed the support functions of human resources, manpower planning, personnel, government formalities, payroll, and general service areas providing services to over 2,500 staff and 5,000 assets
Directed passenger transport services operations including public transportation, international line, inner-city transportation, airport limousine service, city taxi, government contracts, daily lease, and VIP services, and terminal management
Redeveloped the public transportation service to operate in peak hours as well as decrease kilometer and manpower utilization in non-peak hours, thus decreasing overall public transport operations costs by 30%
Oversaw the implementation of a state of the art labor accommodation housing for over 2,000 personnel
Pioneered a Safety and Training program for personnel able to accommodate up to 50 drivers a day
Successfully recruited over 2,000 professional mission-capable drivers from various locations including India, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Georgia, and Turkey
Implemented a home-to-airport limousine service that increased revenue by 50%, saving the financially threatened Airport Limousine Service project
Planned specification for the transport management system to reduce freight cost through sufficient utilization, which enhanced management visibility and control while enabling real-time shipment
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering ▪ University of South Florida | Tampa, FL
Kuwait 2040 Master Plan, Consultant
Al Ahlea Circle Cleaning Company, Vice Chairman
Public Authority for Road and Transport Kuwait, Consultant
UITP Taxi Working Group, Member
MENA CTE Steering Committee, Member
UITP MENA Executive Committee, Member
Kuwait Overland Transport Union, Member
Kuwait Engineer Society, Member
International Association of Public Transport (UITP), Member
KGL General Services, Chairman
Electrical Contracting Company (ECC), Consultant
Operation Committee Kuwait Public Transport Company (KPTC), Member
Data Gathering and Analysis | Strategic Planning | Rapid Conflict Resolution | Logistics
Operational Leadership | Regulatory Compliance Administrative Functions | Marketing
UITP MENA PTOA Seminar, Kuwait Government
Public Transport Fundamentals Training, International Association of Public Transport UITP
MENA Youth for Public Transport, Sohar University
Would Congress, International Association of Public Transport UITP
UITP Middle East and North Africa Congress and Showcase
Finance for Directors and Executives, Harvard University
Stepping into Leadership, Harvard University
UITP Regional Business Forum, Emerging Markets for Public Transportation Industry
Team Concept Training Program, KAMCO
Customer Care Program, KAMCO
Public Transportation Regulation, International Association of Public Transport UITP
Public Transportation in Emerging Markets, International Association of Public Transport UITP
Business Strategy Workshop, Kuwait University
Building Leaders in Urban Transport, World Bank
Awards and Honors
Certificate of Appreciation
For outstanding dedication and contribution toward the successful implementation of Oracle ERPC Business Suite
Certificate of Appreciation: UITP
For support and cooperation to UITP
Certificate of Excellence: Management and Organization of the 3rd UITP General Conference 2012
For the distinguished effort and valuable contribution
Certificate of Appreciation: The 1st UITP MENA Public Transport and Large Events Summit
For valuable contribution to the success of The 1st UITP MENA Public Transport and Large Events Summit
Certificate of Contribution
For contribution to Middle East North Africa Transport Congress and Exhibition in April 2014
Certificate of Contribution
For contribution to the 2nd UITP MENA Public Transport Organizing Authorities Seminar
Obtained numerous Letters of Appreciation for the following:
Worthwhile attendance and substantial contributions in the First International Conference of Urban Bike
Initiatives and support rendered for Sohar University
Bringing awareness of the importance of public transportation system to all MENA members
Contributions to the growth of the UITP MENA division as well as hosting a world congress
Little League Basketball Coach
MENA region public transport Youth group, Pioneer
Unique and heritage inspired Bus stop with sustainable solar system, Designer
Microsoft Office | ERP for human resources | Various operational management systems (Fuel management system, public transport operating system, fleet management system, and public transport ticketing system)
Naser, A. (2003). Kuwait Public Transport Company Achievements. Road and Logistics Conference, Manama, Bahrain.
Naser, A. (2012). Transport Future Energy Effect on the MENA Region . Future Energy Summit, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Naser, A. (2012). Public Transport Impact on the Future of a City. 1st UITP MENA Urban Bus Conference, Riyadh, Saudi.
Naser, A. (2012). MENA Region PTOA Best Practice and Benefits. 1st UITP MENA PTOA Seminar, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Naser, A. (2012). Public Transport as Life Style in MENA. 1st MENA Youth for Public Transport, Sohar, Oman.
Naser, A. (2012). Sustainable Transport . International Biking Conference, Tehran, Iran.
Naser, A. (2013). Public Transport Development MENA Region. Transport Capacity Building, Seoul, Korea.
Naser, A. (2013). Public Transport Excellence MENA Region. 60th UITP World Congress, Geneva, Switzerland.
Naser, A. (2013). Bus as a Public Transport Solution in the MENA Region. 1st UITP MENA Bus Seminar, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Naser, A. (2014). Gulf Cooperation Council GCC Public Transport . Land and Infrastructure Technology Fair, Seoul, Korea.
Naser, A. (2014). Kuwait Urban Transport . Kuwait Road Safety Society Seminar, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Naser, A. (2014). Kuwait Public Transport Arthurites Solution. 2nd UITP MEAN PTOA Seminar, Kuwait City, Kuwait.
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