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Abdul Khaliq Saeed
CEO

Abdul Khaliq Saeed has 37 years of vast experience in the aviation industry.

Previously, Abdul Khaliq was a senior advisor at Mubadala Aerospace from 2010 to 2011, and was a member of the GAMCO Board of Directors from 2002 to 2006.

He started his aviation career with Gulf Air as a Trainee Engineer in 1974, and held management roles of increasing responsibility reaching the position of Vice President Technical from 2002 to 2007. He was instrumental in the airline’s aircraft purchasing negotiations, overseeing its development into a leading regional carrier, and its long-term maintenance contracts with OEMs.

From 2007 until 2010 he was Senior Vice President Engineering and Maintenance at Jet Airways in India, responsible for all maintenance activity for the airline, as well as its low cost sister airline, Jetlite.

He is an aeronautical engineer and holds a Diploma in Executive Management from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Administration (USA).

Uwe Jakob

Executive Vice President, Operations

Uwe Jakob

Executive Vice President, Operations

Uwe Jakob brings over 25 years of maintenance engineering experience to his role as Executive Vice President, Operations at ADAT, where he oversees all aspects of the company’s operations. He first joined the company in 2010 as Vice President, Planning and Technical Services.

Uwe began his career in 1986 with Lufthansa German Airlines in Frankfurt, Germany, when he joined the Systems and Maintenance Engineering, Propulsion Systems department. In 1991, he became Manager, Engineering and Quality Assurance / Propulsion Systems with Lufthansa CityLine in Cologne, Germany. In 1998, Uwe participated in a management exchange program between AlliedSignal and Lufthansa CityLine as Visiting Chief Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. In 1999, he represented Lufthansa in a joint venture with SunExpress Airlines in Antalya, Turkey, as Director Technical, Purchasing and Leasing. In 2001, he joined Farichild Dornier as Vice President, Technical Support in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. In 2002, he became Vice President, Technical for Eurowings Luftverkehrs AG, based in Nürnberg, Germany.

Uwe holds an Aeronautical Engineering degree from the University of Stuttgart in Germany with an emphasis in New Technologies. Uwe has participated in several management training courses and is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt and a Six Sigma Champion.

Belal Alabed

Chief Information Officer

Belal I. Al Abed

Chief Information Officer, CIO

Information Technology Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies, ADAT

Belal joined ADAT as Chief Information Officer in August 2009 to lead the major transformation of the ADAT IT role as a service provider of shared services to other Mubadala Aerospace subsidiaries, utilizing Oracle cMRO and executing other complementary applications such as E-Business Suite and eDocs.

Mr. Al Abed is leading the transformation in alignment with ADAT vision, growth strategy and Mubadala plans in the Middle East and the global MRO marketplace.

He has a proven in-career track record of six appointments. As a Program Manager, he delivers major programs of business transformation in international environments together with system integration programs, service delivery, and high-end strategies.

Being results-oriented, he aims to deliver results from business change, merged rapid transformation and IT programs. He understands the strategic direction of business and assists teams and stakeholders to identify critical success factors.

He graduated from University of Jordan with a B.Sc. in computer science in 1994.

Talal AlRiyami

EVP - Quality & Safety

Talal AlRiyami has been in the Aviation business since 1986, A UK trained & licensed Aircraft Engine & Airframe maintenance Engineer, 10 years at Gulf Air  included hand on experience during Heavy, light  & Line maintenance, he was also assigned as Technical Inspector based in Toulouse- France for the Airline Aircrafts inspection ( A320s & A340s) at the Assembly lines.

In 1995, Talal,  joined Oman air Engineering Quality Assurance Department.  As a Manager Quality Assurance; he played a role in the various development programs in the Engineering Division including obtaining EASA 145 recognition.   
In his recent position as Head of Quality & Safety at Oman air, Talal was responsible for the development & management of the company various corporate Quality & Safety programs.

Talal holds several Quality & Safety related Qualifications & memberships with relevant bodies.

John Ball

Chief Financial Officer

John Ball brings over 20 years of finance experience to his role of CFO, which he has held since July 2011.

John first began his career working for DHL in Brussels, Belgium where he worked for the global finance unit. He subsequently joined Philip Morris and later worked for GE Aviation in various senior finance and leadership roles in several European countries.In 2009 he joined the Mubadala HQ finance team. John has participated in numerous professional training courses over the years.

John holds a degree and masters in Business Studies from Trinity College Dublin and is a fellow of the The Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.

COL. FAHAD AL SHAMESI

CEO AMMROC (EVP MILITARY)

Ahmed Al Moosa

CEO TURBINE SERVICES & SULIOTIONS (EVP INDUSTRIAL)

Ahmed Al Moosa currently is the Executive Vice President - Industrial Business (IBB) in Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT).  ADAT is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, the strategic investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi. His responsibility is to drive ADAT-IBB ambitious growth strategy to become the foremost leading provider for Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Services on Rotating Equipment for the Oil & Gas and Power Generation Industries in the MENA Region.

Ahmed has more than 25 years of extensive experience. He began his career with the UAE Federal Ministry of Electricity and Water for 4 years where he became Director of Planning and Pursuance supervising erection and commissioning of electrical generation and distribution projects.

In 1988 he joined Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies - ADAT ( formerly Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company - GAMCO ) and has various management positions in Technical Support Services. He became the General Manager of the company in 1994/1997.

 

Ahmed is the founder of ADAT-IBB. In 1998 he was charged by the Board of Directors to establish the Industrial Business, the objective is to provide in country MRO services for the Industrial Gas Turbines operated in the Oil & Gas and Power Generation Industries.

In 2003 Ahmed was formerly selected to be a Board Member of the International Flight Academy ( Horizon ) for seven years period . He has also worked closely with General Electric in establishing Gulf Turbine Services LLC (GTS), a joint venture between ADAT & GE. GTS established as GE center of excellence for GE Frame support in the region and Ahmed currently sets on the board as Chairman of GTS.

Ahmed Obtained Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.