Adam Lalani is the Group Head of IT for the Tristar Group of Companies. Tristar is a fully integrated liquid logistics company servicing the downstream oil and gas industry with one-stop fuel logistic solutions offering surface transport, ocean shipping, dangerous goods warehousing, fuel farm management, Aviation, Petroleum Retail, Chemicals, and turnkey fuel supply operations. The company has a presence in 18 countries spread across the GCC, Africa, Asia, Pacific and Central America and employs more than 1,800 people.
In his varied career, he worked for one of the UK’s oldest high street chains tasked with a Y2K driven phase-out of old IBM AS/400 mainframes, before working on an automation project for 150 stores across the UK that provided real time sales data from each outlet.
Later, he worked as the IT Manager for Europe and the Middle East for the steel trading subsidiary of Arcelor Mittal (Macsteel) before joining ESHIPS as Head of IT & Administration – working on projects that included the early adoption of various cloud-computing technologies. He moved to Tristar as a result of their US$90 million acquisition of ESHIPS in March 2016. At Tristar, Adam led the implementation of the region’s first production Blockchain SCM solution as well as the Group’s various Digital Transformation efforts.
Adam is a certified ITILv3 Expert, a PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner, a Member of the British Computer Society and holds an MSc in Computer Network Management.