Jaafar Shawwa



  • Over 15 years of experience in procurement and supply chain management.
  • Holds a CPE in Law from BPP Law School, London, UK and a degree in Business Management with Languages from King’s College, University of London, UK.
  • Begins his career in private banking.
  • Moves into the manufacturing sector and has several senior business development and sales & marketing roles.
  • Founds Spree Trading, a global procurement and procurement supplies company, in 2004.
  • Joins Wilben in 2019, when Spree Trading is acquired by Wilben.

    Established in 2014 and headquartered in Dubai, Wilben is an independent merchant trading and logistic house focused on commodities, capital equipment and precious metals, sourcing from and supplying to established and emerging markets globally.