Abu Dhabi Airports appoints new acting CEO
Abu Dhabi Airports has appointed Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi as acting chief executive officer, strengthening the airport group's senior executive management team.
With a background in aeronautics and advanced technologies, Al Hashmi's appointment supports Abu Dhabi Airports' vision of becoming the world's leading airports group through the implementation of cutting-edge technologies that enable the delivery of exceptional services and a smooth and seamless passenger experience.
He brings with him more than 20 years of experience in various areas of aerospace engineering, aircraft project management, technology development and implementation, defence and security. In his previous role as the chief defence strategic programs officer, and chief information security officer of the Tawazun Economic Council, Al Hashmi oversaw a wide range of programmes and initiatives within the UAE's defence and aerospace industries.
Prior to joining the Tawazun Economic Council, he served in a number of key executive and management roles within various organisations that include, The Supreme Council for National Security, Outlook Energy Investment, Presidential Flight, and Royal Jet.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "We are pleased to announce the appointment of Shareef Al Hashmi to the position of acting chief executive officer of Abu Dhabi Airports during this crucial period in our journey to becoming the world's leading airports group. I am confident that his excellent leadership and vast experience will empower Abu Dhabi Airports during this challenging time and further support Abu Dhabi's transformation into a destination of choice for local, regional and international travellers."
Shareef Al Hashmi said: "I am delighted to join Abu Dhabi Airports and look forward to building upon its strong foundations to further enhance its business and operations across the aviation sector."