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New managing director and CEO for ambitious Abu Dhabi Airports


H.E. Jamal Salem Al Dhaheri is the new managing director and CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, his brief being to “continue the journey of success” achieved by predecessor, Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi.

According to Abu Dhabi Airports, the appointment is in line with the next phase of its development as it continues to transform and become a regional leader in airport management and operations.

Al Dhaheri brings more than 27 years of experience in leadership positions across several prominent companies in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi Airports operates five airports across the Emirate, including Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), and recently announced healthy passenger figures for the first six months of 2022.

It calls the upturn in traffic “a clear demonstration of substantial network and passenger traffic growth and a commitment to deliver a smooth and seamless passenger experience”.

In support of its vision to deliver world-class transport, logistics and free zone services through cutting-edge infrastructure, Al Dhaheri will oversee Abu Dhabi Airports’ ambitious air cargo masterplan to invest in the facilities and infrastructure at Abu Dhabi International Airport to ensure enhanced safety and efficiency of all airport and aircraft operations and processes.

Abu Dhabi Airports notes that AUH’s next-generation Midfield Terminal will increase capacity for passenger traffic and air cargo shipments that are vital to the airport’s future growth, and this will be one of the major elements in Al Dhaheri’s mandate.

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