Mohammed Al Katheeri

SVP Strategy & Communications

Mohammed Katheeri

Mohammed has been appointed in March 2017 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Communications at Abu Dhabi Airports, managing four areas of Abu Dhabi Airports’ business: Strategy Department, Communications, Risk Management, and Business Excellence. He is in Charge of developing the corporate strategy and ensuring its consistency with the strategy and vision of the Government towards developing and sustaining the aviation sector, managing and leading the transformation of the strategic view of the organization into master plans and implementation plans, managing the corporate risk through developing a corporate and detailed risk matrix with necessary mitigation plans, and establishing the corporate functional KPI’s for major operating units. Prior to his current role, Mohammed was the Acting Chief Operations Officer, under which he managed the daily, short and long term operational plans for five airports under the company’s profile; that is Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport, Al Ain International Airport and two islands’ airports (Delma and Sir Bani Yas). Under his leadership, Mohammed enabled Abu Dhabi International Airport to achieve higher performance standards, in such short time as a leader of the operations division, especially during peak and seasonal bottle necks that confronts operations with high challenges. Previous to that, Mohammed was the GM of General Aviation Airports and Al Bateen Executive Airport, where he led the delivery of the VVIP Terminal and coordinated the successful take-off and landing of the Solar Impulse airplane from and to Al Bateen Executive Airport. Mohammed is an experienced leader, with highly developed technical and management skills in the field, experienced in developing and implementing strategic, business and operational plans. He has tangible accomplishments in all areas relating to air traffic control and services with implementation of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rules and regulations, ranging from operations to safety and quality. He is a qualified and certified Air Traffic Control Supervisor (obtained license #13 at the scale of the UAE) with more than 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry. Al Katheeri Holds 2 master degrees: Masters of Business Administration specializing in Aviation Management from Maastricht School of Management- Netherlands 2001-2003 and Executive Master in Public Administration from Zayed University in partnership with the University of California in Berkeley, Indiana University and Utah University-UAE (2007-2010)..

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

Ahmed Al Shamsi Sulaiman AL Siksek Saeed Al Zaabi

Ahmed Juma Al Shamsi

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Sulaiman Daood Al Siksek

Acting Chief Programs Officer

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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