Serves as the Head of Cargo Planning & Compliance where he defines all facilities, systems, processes, and procedures required for cargo airlines, agents, and cargo freight forwarders in the existing Dubai Airports Cargo Village and the newly opened Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport. Authored and streamlined the Seamless Cargo Movements between DWC and DXB, Joe is also author and coordinator of standard operating procedures (SOP’s) for cargo movements between the various ports and free zones within the UAE. Among the Dubai team of DP World, dnata, DWC and Dubai Airports who mainstreamed the facilitation of the implementation of the first ever Multi-Modal Cargo Operation in Dubai. Joe streamlined the security processes for various cargo types and coordinated the necessary approvals from UAE Authorities including the development of processes to move military/special cargo along the UAE Roads and across the newly established Dubai Logistics Corridor. A Corridor designed for Air-Air movements along over 45 KM road-connecting Dubai’s two major airports. Joe established and cemented relationships among various stakeholders/strategic partners and Dubai Control Authorities to ensure all SOP’s and government regulations are in alignment with air/sea/road cargo operations. Youssef “Joe” posseses an MBA in Strategic Management, and currently enrolled with the UGSM-Monarch Business School in the research program for PhD and expected to graduate as a Doctor of Philosophy in 2016. He is a member of the Airport Security & Facilitation Committee, Chairman of the Air Cargo Security Facilitation Sub-Committee and member of the Dubai Airport Security Supreme Council. Previous positions included the Deputy Mayor of Dearborn, Michigan USA and Chief of Staff for the Iraqi Procurement Assistance Center responsible for the rebuilding of Iraq. Joe is a Lebanese American, married with four children. He is recipient of many awards for his achievements. Among these awards are: first place winner from Dubai Chief of Police, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Executive Office, Emirates Aviation Security Symposium, Dubai Airports Operations Excellence Award, and many more.