Maarten de Groof

Chief Commercial Officer

Maarten de Groof

Maarten de Groof joined Abu Dhabi Airports as Chief Commercial Officer in July 2018.

Mr. de Groof has more than 22 years of experience in executive roles sharpened by his strong entrepreneurial drive. He has worked in various industries and businesses that required change and development, including Aviation, Financial Services and ICT.

Most recent Maarten de Groof worked for Qatar Airways as Chief Subsidiaries Officer. Prior to that, from 2008 till 2016, Maarten was Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer and a member of the Executive Board of Schiphol Group N.V., based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In this position he was leading the commercial drive of Schiphol Group.

His responsibilities included Schiphol Group’s activities in Retail, Food & Beverage, Real Estate, Parking, Cargo, Airline Marketing and e-Business. Furthermore he was responsible for Schiphol Group’s regional airports in The Netherlands and travel retail and logistics activities abroad. 

During his time at the group, Maarten recorded many achievements, such as the further development of Schiphol Airport City, increased passenger satisfaction and spend, and the growth of the destination network of Schiphol Airport.  

Maarten holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology (1980) from the University of Nijmegen, a Master in Business Administration (1982) from Graduate School of Management, Delft, and an Executive MBA (2002) from Columbia Business School & London Business School. 

Other Senior Executive Management members

Bryan Thompson Othman KKhoori Ahmed Al Shamsi

Bryan Thompson

Chief Executive Officer 

Dr. Othman Al Khoori

Deputy CEO  

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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