Khalid Bichou is a ports, maritime, and transport logistics consultant with advanced qualifications and over 25 years of international experience including periods in executive positions and as Consultant and Advisor to global carriers and terminal operators, 3PLs, IFIs, insurance and law firms, Governments, and multilateral development agencies. Following 17 years of formal international career in the industry, he has operated for the past nine years as an Independent Consultant. He has been involved in around 150 cons ulting projects and advisory services in over 100 countries. He has also been active in professional training and capacity building and has designed and delivered over 100 workshops and specialist courses for the ports, maritime and transport logistics ind ustries.
Parallel to his consulting and advisory activities, Dr Bichou has a strong interest in academic research and teaching. He is the co-founder of and adviser to Port Operations, Research and Technology Centre (PORTeC) at Imperial College London and the Global Port Research Alliance (GPRA) between 9 prestigious international universities. He is Visiting Professor at several prestigious universities notably Imperial College London, UCL, City University London, MIT, and Hong Kong Poly U; where he teaches subject courses in graduate and research programmes, undertakes collaborative research and supervises PhD and Masters students. He has published 8 books and over 150 academic papers and policy reports.
Dr. Bichou is an international authority in his field and he is regularly called upon to advise private and public bodies. His latest advisory appointments include port advisor the Global Economic Forum, senior transport advisor to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, ports and maritime transport advisor to the World Bank, specialist port adviser to the UK House of Commons, port supply chain specialist to UK Trade and Development, transport logistics advisor to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, maritime logistics advisor to the MEDA Forum, port policy advisor to the European Parliament, international advisor to the Supply Chain and Logistics Group, and international advisor to the Container Security Laboratory.
Founded in Dubai/UAE, SCLG is a membership driven industry business group with 200+ corporate members. SCLG is expanding internationally to continuously enhance its global foot-print.
Managing supply chain and logistics more effectively shall contribute to positive growth of economy in range of 3% to 5% (GDP terms).
Impact of climate change on managing supply chain should be on agenda of all supply chain professionals.
Oil and Gas industry should enlarge its theme to manage supply chains of larger energy domain.
Reduction in current level of wastage in food supply chain shall help mitigate poverty.
Managing Fresh water supply chain needs attention of all.
Sophisticated demand forecast and planning for sure helps improve efficiency of supply chain.
7th Black Sea Ports and Shipping 2018 , International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, Varna, Bulgaria 08th -12th May 2018
Inflection Summit, Awards 2018 - Digital Manufacturing Supply Chain , Delhi, NCR 12th September 2018
IOT World Asia , Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 18th -20th September 2018
2nd LAST MILE ASEAN Conference & Expo , BITEC, Bangkok 20th -21st September 2018
2nd Baltic Ports & Shipping 2018 , Radisson Blu Latvija Conference & Spa Hotel, Riga, Latvia 25th -27th September 2018
4th China International Internet & E-commerce Expo , Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center 11th -13th October 2018
Supply Chain and Logistics Conference , Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh 15th -16th October 2018
East Africa Utlities Expo , Kenyatta International Convention Center Nairobi, Kenya 25th -27th September 2018
3rd Annual Saudi Freight & Logistics 2018 , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 22nd -23rd October 2018
15th Trans Middle East 2018 , Intercontinental Aqaba Resort, Jordan 23rd -25th October 2018
Procurement 4.0 , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
2nd Annual Modern Warehousing , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
4th Annual Fleet Management , Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit, Thailand 24th -25th October 2018
UAE-INDIA Economic Forum , Dubai, UAE 24th -25th October 2018
Global Illicit Trade , Abu Dhabi 30th October 2018
FoodEx Saudi 2018 , Jeddah Centre For Forums And Events Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 12th -15th November 2018
7th Annual Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2018 Asia Pacific , Singapore 15th -16th November 2018
20th Intermodal Africa 2018 , Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana 27th -29th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World China 2018 , Beijing, China 05th -07th November 2018
Refining & Petrochemicals World Thailand 2019 , Bangkok, Thailand 23rd -24th January 2019