TBY talks to Mourad Aoun, CEO, The Net Holding, on the sector.

Mourad Aoun

Despite a difficult political situation in the region, how are companies finding opportunities and contributing to the performance of the country?

The past year was difficult due to the political situation in the region that is directly affecting the industry and our presence in markets such as Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey, Dubai, and Syria. However, we firmly believe in a positive future and see in every challenge we face a possible new opportunity. We have established Net Priority, a new joint venture with Priority Worldwide Services, which specializes in humanitarian aid, emergency relief, and government services. Net Priority is collaborating with most of the NGOs and providing them with the required logistics support. Also, Net Express has been established to serve the growing e-commerce business in the region. Net Critical offers premium clinical trial logistics services and is currently expanding in the MENA region through local offices and agents. Net Logistics is now centered on general freight forwarding.