Bryan Thompson

Chief Executive Officer

Bryan Thompson 

Bryan Thompson was appointed as CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports in August 2018. Bryan is an Australian/ South African aviation professional with more than 25 years of international experience in various areas of airport management and operations, including ANS, terminal operations, strategy and planning, in addition to infrastructure and corporate development. Previous to joining Abu Dhabi Airports, Bryan was the Senior Vice President- Development at Dubai Airports, and in his capacity he led the development of Dubai International Airport as well as Dubai World Central. In addition, he was involved in the programmes of Dubai 2020 and 2050 strategies. Earlier to that, Bryan played several key executive roles at the Australia Pacific Airports Corporation, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Launceston Airport, the GM of strategy, planning and development, and GM of assets and infrastructure planning at Melbourne Airport, in Australia, to name a few. Prior to this, Bryan held the positions of Director of Airport Operations and VP Terminal Management at Mumbai International Airport. He also held several Board positions for both Profit and Non-Profit organisations. Bryan started his career in the aviation industry as a principal air traffic controller, and later on he was appointed as Assistant GM for airport operations at Johannesburg International Airport. Bryan is a graduate from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and holds a Master in Business Administration, Strategy and Finance (2004) from University of South Africa, South Africa.

Other Senior Executive Management members

Othman KKhoori Maarten de Groof Ahmed Al Shamsi

Dr. Othman Al Khoori

Deputy CEO

Maarten de Groof

Chief Commercial Officer

Ahmed Juma Al Shamsi

Acting Chief Operations 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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