Blue Ocean Corporation

Michael Proffitt

Former CEO – Dubai Logistics City &
Management Board Member of Dubai World Central

Michael Proffitt is a world renowned logistics and supply chain leader, and the Chief Advisor of the International Procurement and Supply Chain Conference. He is the Former CEO of Dubai Logistics City.

Michael has led global teams to support companies and projects in Europe, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico, India, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Iran. These projects have included the development of Free Trade Zones in Dubai, Mexico, India and Azerbaijan.

He has also been a member of the Management Board of Dubai World Central (DWC) from 2004 to 2009, the initial phase of planning and development for this project. Dubai World Central covers an area of 140sq km – the centre piece of which will be the new Airport of Dubai, capable of handling 160 million passengers when fully developed. DLC is a Free Trade Zone within DWC linked to the airport and the Jebel Ali port covering an area of 26sq km.

Michael is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and is a qualified Accountant.  He is involved in several representative bodies including the Director of the Supply Chain and Logistics Group in Dubai, a member of the Advisory Board for the Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain and a non-Executive Director of ECA International.