Dubai: DP World, the Dubai-based port operator with terminals from Brazil to China, has appointed Sara Falaknaz as Chief Innovation Officer.

Falaknaz is currently the Vice President of Innovation for DP World and her new duties will expand the role in other directions. The company has created an online portal called “innoGate” to collect ideas from its 37,000 strong workforce across 40 countries. She will also lead exploration of investment in disruptive technologies and working practices.

The Emirati has held positions at Dubai Holding and the Innovation Machine