Ahmed Juma Al Shamsi

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Ahmed Al Shamsi

Mr. Al Shamsi has been appointed as Acting Chief Operations Officer for Abu Dhabi Airports in 2017, with focus on operational performance and coordination efficiency initiatives. Mr. Al Shamsi joined Abu Dhabi Airports in 2010 as Aviation Security Development Manager and to become the Head of Aviation Security where he successfully implemented Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) Security Master Plan, Airport Security Program and Airport Security Quality Program enhancing the maintenance of security measures and enhancement of the systems in collaboration with the government stakeholders. Mr. Al Shamsi took further the challenge by assuming the Vice President ADIA Operations and subsequently as the General Manager of ADIA Operations positions. Mr. Al Shamsi focused on passenger satisfaction and improvement initiatives where he had successfully implemented the Smart Airport Concept overcoming the challenges and integrating the systems and processes into a seamless passenger experience. Additionally, he enhanced the services level agreements with the key stakeholders. As results of his efforts, he proudly contributed to the airport’s awards positioning ADIA as best improved airport and first in Middle East Ranking. Mr. Al Shamsi assumed also the role of General Manager Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) for the new Midfield Terminal Complex project where he implemented new governance by establishment a robust structure and tools for the close monitoring of the operational readiness with focus on priorities, resources requirements, overcoming the challenges and operational risks. Mr. Al Shamsi started his career as Defaults Officer in Operation Section and continued as Customer Service Executive at the Emirates Islamic Bank – UAE from 2004 to 2007. He then pursued his specialization in the Aviation sector joining the Supervision Committee for the Expansion Abu Dhabi International Airport (SCADIA) and part of T3 project team as an IT Engineer in 2008 till 2009. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Al Shamsi worked as Security Manager in Etihad Airways at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Mr. Al Shamsi holds Higher Diploma of Computer Network Technology from Al Ain Higher Colleges of Technologies.

Other Senior Executive Management members

Bryan Thompson Othman KKhoori Maarten de Groof

Bryan Thompson

Chief Executive Officer 

Dr. Othman Al Khoori

Deputy CEO  

Maarten de Groof

Chief Commercial Officer

Sulaiman AL Siksek Mohammed Katheeri Saeed Al Zaabi

Sulaiman Daood Al Siksek

Acting Chief Programs Officer

Mohammed Al Katheeri

SVP Strategy & Communications

Saeed Khalfan Al Zaabi

Senior Vice President Procurement & Logistics

Iftikhar Khan

Iftikhar Khan

General Counsel & Board Secretary 



Award-winning Company

Since 2006 Abu Dhabi Airports has been receiving numerous prestigious awards from prominent international and local organizations in acknowledgement of its operational excellence, as well as marketing, training and corporate responsibility initiatives.

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