DP World Names Manuel Martinez CEO of DP World Dominicana

Martinez’s appointment reflects the global port leader’s investment in enhancing its position as the leading trade and logistics center in the Caribbean.
Apr 16, 2024 10:00 AM ET

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 16, 2024 /3BL/ - DP World, a global leader in logistics and trade solutions, has named Manuel Martinez CEO of DP World Dominicana. Martinez’s appointment marks another milestone in DP World’s growth strategy for the country, which aims to position the Dominican Republic as a leading player in global trade and logistics. 

Martinez’s appointment comes during a time of significant growth and portfolio expansion across the America’s region and DP World’s businesses globally. Last month, DP World announced the opening of its 100th Freight Forwarding office as the company expands the range of supply-chain solutions offered to its global customer base. In 2023, DP World announced the launch of its new advanced air cargo logistics hub in Punta Cana. With air, land, and sea capabilities, the multimodal hub is positioned as the primary trade and logistics center in the Caribbean.

Martinez, who has more than 20 years of experience in global logistics and port management, joined DP World in 2010. He most recently served as General Manager of Terminales Portuarias Euroandinos (TPE) in Paita, Peru, where he was responsible for leading operational and commercial strategy. 

Prior to that, he served as Director of Operations for DP World Buenos Aires, where he oversaw operations, security, and the expansion of services in the cargo container and cruise terminals at Terminales Rio De La Plata (TRP). Martinez is a Civil Engineer and holds an MBA from Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina.

Morten Johansen, COO of DP World Americas, said: “Manuel's deep experience and understanding of port operations will significantly contribute to DP World’s vision for DP World Dominicana. I look forward to his leadership in driving our operations forward as DP World continues to set new benchmarks for excellence in the Dominican Republic.”

Manuel Martinez, CEO of DP World Dominicana, said: “I am deeply honored to assume the role of CEO for DP World Dominicana, particularly during this time of growth and expansion. I am eager to leverage DP World's global expertise to enhance our portfolio of supply chain solutions and contribute to the region's economic development.”

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DP World Americas Media Contact:

Melina Vissat, Head of Communications
M: (+1) 704-605-6159
E: melina.vissat@dpworld.com

About DP World 

Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally. 

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 108,100 employees from 161 nationalities, spanning 74 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future. 

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses -- Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades.

What's more, we're reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.