DP World evolve program

Leadership development, business management and industry development are key components of DP World’s Evolve learning journey that kicked-off in June 2018 with its first ten-days-module at the Erasmus University Campus in Rotterdam. It will continue with two international modules in countries that are critical to DP World’s business performance and success.

The Evolve Leadership Program - designed and executed by a combination of Erasmus UPT, MEL and RSM Executive - will develop aspiring business units and regional heads across DP World’s global portfolio of 78 ports in 40 countries. It offers a tailor-made maritime and logistics leadership development program. The program is a perfect blend of the latest research and insights on industry specific topics combined with leadership and change development. MEL and Erasmus UPT bring a deep understanding of the complexity and dynamics of global supply chains and - combining this with the top-level experience of RSM in executive leadership education - create a unique environment for the development of our future business leaders.

Evolve has been specifically designed considering DP World’s business needs as it diversifies from the maritime and terminal’s business into new areas of the global supply chain. The program will provide participants with a wide range of innovative, active learning opportunities and feedback, combined with personal coaching to take an in-depth look at individual leadership challenges. Participants on this one-and-a-half-year learning journey will work together on strategic group projects, using their developing skills in enabling cross-functional collaboration and enabling company-wide innovation.

Our industry is advancing at unprecedented speeds and as our business strategy develops to include elements of the wider supply chain, the expertise of our people also needs to grow and ‘Evolve’. Our future leaders need to know how to integrate the latest technology for example into our business model today and be equipped with the right tools and confidence to think outside the box – to conceptualise innovative new ideas to help us lead the future of world trade.
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem
DP World Group Chairman and CEO