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.
IATA World Cargo Symposium , Istanbul, Turkey 12th -14th October 2021
World Breakbulk Expo , Shanghai, China 12th -13th October 2021
China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Supply Chain Fair (CILF) , Shenzhen, China 23rd -25th September 2021
Seamless Middle East , Dubai World Trade Centre 29th -30th September 2021
43rd Annual SAPICS Virtual Conference , Online 24th -26th August 2021
Global SC&Pro Influence Summit , Shanghai, China 20th -21st May 2021
Home Delivery Mena 2021 , Online 23rd March 2021
Pro Con Online Forum , Online 16th -17th March 2021