Chief Executive Officer
Modern World Logistics Ltd
Solomon Addai is an accomplished business leader and the Chief Executive Officer of Modern World Logistics Ltd. With expertise in freight logistics, Solomon has played a pivotal role in the company’s success by offering a comprehensive range of services to clients worldwide. His knowledge of international trade, supply chains, and transparency has contributed significantly to the growth and success of Modern World Logistics Ltd.
Solomon’s career in the freight logistics industry began over 20 years ago as a Shipping Clerk and has undertaken various positions and roles in reputable companies, gaining extensive experience and knowledge in the field. In 2012, he founded Modern World Logistics Ltd and has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer. His commitment to excellence, industry certifications, and continuous learning has positioned him as a trusted expert in the industry.
Solomon’s professional accomplishments include coordinating the customs clearance of significant projects such as the MV FPSO Kwame Nkrumah’s arrival in Ghana’s Jubilee Field for its official commissioning ceremony. He has also led and coordinated the customs clearance and delivery of mining equipment, plants, and machinery, contributing to the establishment of mining sites in Ghana. Furthermore, Solomon has been involved in initiatives such as launching a subscription code to support childhood cancer treatment and authoring a tribute book to commemorate his daughter who died of leukemia and support children with cancer in Ghana with the proceeds from the sale of the book and through other fundraising initiatives.
Throughout his career, Solomon has witnessed the industry’s evolution, with a greater reliance on technology for managing operations. He recognizes the importance of embracing modern technologies and trends such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, and sustainability in shaping the future of the freight and logistics industry.
The industry faces challenges such as rising costs, security and safety concerns, environmental impact, and the need for adopting modern technologies. Looking ahead, Solomon envisions increased adoption of automation, advanced data analytics, machine learning, sustainable practices, and enhanced customer experience in the next 5-10 years.
Solomon advises individuals starting in the industry to develop a strong foundation by understanding its fundamentals, conducting thorough research, and building a network of industry professionals. He emphasizes the importance of gaining practical experience, focusing on the customer, and continuously learning and adapting to the industry’s changes.
Solomon approaches setbacks and challenges by maintaining composure, analysing the situation, communicating with the team and stakeholders, adapting to new circumstances, and leveraging the experience as an opportunity for growth and improvement.
Solomon draws inspiration from accomplished individuals in the industry, such as Dr. M.C. Vasnani and Mr. R. Baffo Dapaah, who have made significant contributions and served as role models.
Solomon enjoys playing minigolf, conducting research, and exploring the world through tourism, reflecting his curiosity and passion for personal growth.