Alumni Profiles

Yasar Arfat Anwar

Organization Information

Sharaf Group is a highly diversified business with operations in the areas of Shipping, Logistics, Supply Chain, Retail, Travel & Tourism, Information Technology, Financial Services, Hospitality & Real Estate, Education and Manufacturing.

The Group headquartered is in Dubai and operates in 40 countries across the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Asia. It employs more than 9,500 people drawn from a wide range of nationalities. Emirates Logistics LLC is a pioneer in providing Freight and Logistics solutions.Emirates Logistics, being part of the venerable Sharaf Group of companies, have had the advantage of our group company’s network, especially in Middle East and Africa.

Describe the work that you do in your role

The Sharaf Group comprises of ­­­­over 60 operating companies in more than 6 business sectors: Information Technology; Shipping; Retail; Real Estate; Financial Services; Consumer Products; Travel and Tourism and Construction Companies. The Group was founded by two enterprising brothers, Ibrahim Sharaf and Sharaffudin Sharaf, of U.A.E origin during the last quarter of the 20 th century.

The Sharaf Group is one of UAE's largest and most respected business conglomerates. Sharaf Group companies together employ some ­­­­­­2600 people. Among The Group's registered enterprises the standout names such as-- Sharaf Shipping Agency, Sharaf Industries, Sharaf Travels, Sharaf Enterprises, Sharaf DG, Sharaf Design and Information Dynamics — have a best presence in and around the Gulf Countries. The Group has experienced the sustained growth for years since its inception (1976) among other Arab business houses in the private sector. The Sharaf Group has operations in more than 20 countries across the continents.Emirates Logistics is ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety System and SEDEX’s SMETA (SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit) certified company.

Indicate previous experience and/or areas of career proficiency/achievenments

1- United Warehousing & Distribution Company.
2- Army Welfare Trust.
3- Muller & Phipps Pakistan Private Limited.
4- Abudawood Trading Company (IATCO Group)

Describe your success in your professional life and achievements

Talented professional More then 16 years of result-focused experience involving in supply chain management, warehousing, distribution, logistics and transportation management. Embraces a “continuous improvement “approach throughout daily task, Known as effective problem solver with unique ability to think analytically and creatively .special talent for handling adversity with enthusiasm and determination . self starter with ability to excel under minimal direction. Excel in collaborative as well as leadership roles. Ability to act as liaison between IT sales, operation & finance with strong SAP skill.
A part from Supply Chain experience, I also have diversified experience in Quality Management, Security and Administration.

Write your activities and achievement if you were member of any club or society in UMT?

Center for Supply Chain Research.
University Of Management & Technology Lahore Pakistan.

What do you remember about your time in ILM / IMT /UMT?

It was great and a real surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed the way that the course mixed lectures with collaborative activities, projects and case studies. It gave everyone a chance to learn from each other and share experiences. It also helped us to build some strong friendships too.”